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Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

On April 17, the 17th Annual EIFLE Awards were presented to 13 recipients during the Annual Conference on Financial Education (ACFE). The judges presented the awards to individuals and organizations for their distinguished accomplishments in developing, implementing, and promoting successful financial literacy education worldwide [read full article].

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Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a statewide nonprofit organization that is searching for its next CEO. PATF’s mission is to provide education and financing opportunities, and advocacy for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire the assistive technology (AT) devices and services that improve the quality of their lives. Founded in 1998, PATF is Pennsylvania’s Alternative Financing Program (AFP) as designated by the federal Assistive Technology Act.

In 2012, PATF became a state-accredited and federally-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation awarded to organizations that have financial products and services that positively impact low-wealth communities. PATF was the nation’s first AFP to receive grant funding as a CDFI.  In 2021, PATF created a wholly-owned subsidiary, Appalachian Assistive Technology Loan Fund (AATLF) to expand microfinancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Appalachian region. PATF’s office is located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and the CEO must have a presence in the King of Prussia office.

View the job description here. Interested applicants should send a cover letter/letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@patf.us by May 15, 2022.

Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s new waiver program for people with physical disabilities or a brain injury, and older Pennsylvanians.

Join Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation and Pennsylvania Health Law Project for a webinar on CHC Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

You will learn:

  • WHAT CHC is and WHO may enroll.
  • HOW individuals with disabilities and seniors can join CHC.
  • WHAT services are available in the CHC Medicaid Waiver.
  • HOW to get the services you need through CHC and HOW to challenge service denials.

This webinar is for anyone who works with people with physical disabilities, brain injuries, and older Pennsylvanians who are dual eligible. Register here to participate.

Hosted by: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) and Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP), and funded by a generous grant from the HealthSpark Foundation.

This live, recorded webinar will include captioning and time for Q&A. If you have any questions, please contact Josephine Tramontano at 888-744-1938 or via email.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has announced the release of the 6th edition of its financial education book, Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management. This new edition contains updates to all the topics covered before, with the addition of a new chapter about housing, and a new section on supported decision-making. Topics covered include:

  • Money mapping (budgeting);
  • An overview of where to keep your money;
  • How to save safely, including information about PA ABLE and a comparison with Special Needs Trusts;
  • Borrowing money and understanding credit;
  • Housing, including information about insurance;
  • Funding your assistive technology;
  • Adult decision-making, including a new section on supported decision-making; and
  • A Financial Independence Checklist for transition-age youth.

Cents and Sensibility, 6th edition is available for download as a 508 compliant PDF on their website.