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Solicitation of Public Comment on the Pennsylvania Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan for 2020—2024

[51 Pa.B. 7805]
[Saturday, December 11, 2021]

PA L&I WIOA 2022 Update Link & Information to Offer Comments From December 20, 2021 Through January 18, 2022

Some disability areas for possible commentary include:

  • OVR: District Offices, Pre Employment Transition, Services, under/un served populations (specific disabilities of groups; ESL issues (Spanish, Chinese, Russian languages, etc.), collaboration with other state agencies (PA DHS for OLTL, OMHSAS and ODP populations; PDE-Bureau of Special Education);
  • PA Career Links (including physical & programmatic accessibility, which are required under the Federal WIOA passed in 2014 with 2016 regulations put forth);
  • Home or vehicle modifications (policies, process, and waiting lists);
  • Deaf Blind Services (SSP), which are state funds only at this time (no federal funding); and
  • Movement away from sheltered workshops and segregated employment settings towards competitive employment per Federal guidance put forth earlier this year.

You can also see more from the Federal Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) on what they are looking for from states.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT,
1:00 pm–2:00 pm MDT, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT

Cora Collette Bruener, MD, MPH, FAAP
Instructor Bio:

Dr. Cora Breuner is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breuner earned her MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She received her master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington.

Dr. Bruener is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well as in sports and trauma-related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness, and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache, and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.

Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will:

  • Identify age appropriate expressions of sexuality, what to expect, and how to support it;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Physical Disability and Sexuality;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Cognitive or Intellectual Disability and Sexuality; and
  • Identify red flags / risk for abuse in this population.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this session.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.