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Join us for a day of presentations and discussions about what Finally Home could mean for you, your loved ones, or those you support.

We will:

  • Be energized by opening speaker Erica McFadden, Director of Independent Living at the Administration for Community Living;
  • Hear the experiences of people on their Finally Home journey;
  • Learn how you can get involved from David Gates;
  • Discuss the role of technology in our Everyday Lives; and
  • Be inspired by Kristin Ahrens, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs, as we close our day.

Registration is required. You can register for the event here. For questions or accessibility accommodation requests, please contact Maryann via email or (610) 565-5177.

2022 NADSP Advocacy Symposium: Amplifying The Voices Of Direct Support Professionals
March 9–10, 2022
Register Now!

Over 300 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), self-advocates, and family members from almost every state in the country are set to embark on NADSP’s first ever national advocacy event next week on March 9 and 10. The purpose of this virtual event is to bring the DSP perspective to the forefront of Congress and the Administration during a time of unprecedented workforce challenges.

The NADSP recognizes the previous absence and critical importance of lifting the voices of DSPs to federal policy-makers so that public policy can be informed by the people who are on the frontlines of supporting people with disabilities to live, work, and thrive in the community. This 1.5-day virtual symposium will culminate with virtual meetings with Congressional leaders and staff to educate and advocate on NADSP’s public policy priorities for 2022.

Registration will close TONIGHT, March 2, 2022, at 8:00 pm EST. 

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The Alzheimer’s Association will be conducting a virtual dementia caregiver symposium on December 14, 2021, from 10:00 am–2:00 pm. Please refer to the information below and the link to register.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 
10:00 am–2:00 pm

Register Today!

Register today to join the Alzheimer’s Association for a special half-day Virtual Dementia Caregiver Symposium. This program affords caregivers the opportunity to connect with peers and professionals while enhancing their caregiving skills. Attend to learn practical tips as well as how to connect to vital community-based resources.

Featured Topics:

  • PERSPECTIVES ON CAREGIVING PANEL highlighting practical strategies and tools from varying outlooks. Moderated by Amy Goyer, AARP’s national family and caregiving expert.
  • RESOURCES IN MY COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSION with experts from the PA Caregiver Support Program and Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources. Moderated by Matt Trott, Division Manager for the Greater Erie Community Action Committee.

PLUS… Learn about a new state law that helps expand benefits for Pennsylvania’s unpaid caregivers, and gain strategies for managing dementia-related symptoms and behaviors.

Mark your calendar, register to join, and invite others!
To learn more, call the 24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 800-272-3900.

In partnership with:
PA Department of Aging

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With the increase in stimulant and polysubstance use in the commonwealth, the symposium, being held December 1–2, will serve as a platform to learn about the dangers associated with the misuse of psychostimulants while discovering tactics for preventing widespread psychostimulant use disorder, protecting individuals and communities, and teaching effective treatment. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.

More information is available here.

Questions about the symposium should be emailed here.

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The ASD@PSU Symposium will highlight the scope of work being done across the university to advance our understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurodiversity. Invited speakers will discuss their work that ranges from large genomic studies to targeted clinical interventions. There will be opportunities for discussion and brainstorming about how to create collaboration opportunities for Penn State to better meet the needs of the neurodiversity community.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
9:00 am–3:00 pm 

Register in advance for the symposium. Check here for more information on the symposium.

The Penn State Autism and Developmental Disorders Collaborative (ASD@PSU)
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