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Disability Rights PA

Disability Rights PA (DRP) is collaborating with Penn State to conduct a project that seeks to learn about the experiences of people with disabilities when voting. You can view the flyer with information about the interviews as well as contact information to participate in the interviews, which are being conducted by researchers at Penn State.

Interviews are happening now over the next two weeks, and there are still spots remaining to be interviewed. DRP and Penn State would very much like to hear from voters with disabilities about their experiences and any barriers they have faced in voting.

Public forums have been scheduled throughout September and October 2019 in various locations throughout Pennsylvania in order to receive input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families. Written comments can also be submitted by October 4, 2019.  Comments can be submitted to: Pennsylvania Disabilities Council, 2330 Vartan Way, Suite 130, Harrisburg, PA 17110 — Attn: Listening Tour, or via email.

Specifically, they would like to hear your ideas about:

  • The disability and social issues they should pursue to better support people with disabilities and their families and provide information and education for all Pennsylvanians.
  • How they can ensure that civil and human rights of people with disabilities are protected.
  • The training opportunities they should make available for people with disabilities and family members, for people who provide supports, and the general community.
  • The research needed in Pennsylvania to guide policy; improve services, supports, systems, and communities; and ensure civil and human rights.

These listening sessions are extremely important as the feedback received from stakeholders will guide development of the 2022–2026 Five-Year State Plan. For dates and locations of the sessions, please see the announcement.