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Becoming a Member of the PADDC

PADDC Council and Committee members play a vital and active role in the life of the organization.  Through the link below, please learn more about how people can become involved with the our organization as a commitee member or council member.  After reading the Nominations “Frequently Asked Questions” you will be able to link to […]

Council Housing Project Creates Model Accessible Home

Affordable One Level Living! Model Home – First of its kind in the Region! Posted on June 3, 2015 Washington, PA. – Accessible Dreams, a not for profit developer of accessible homes, teams with Dream Homes, Inc., a local distributor of Champion Homes, and Progressive Mobility, a supplier for assistive technology and mobility aids, to […]

Report Issued Outlining Bills of Interest to Pennsylvanians with Disabilities from the 2013-14 Legislative Session

As part of our PIE (Policy Information Exchange) grant, the PIE team compiles and distributes a legislative summary to each legislator in the General Assembly detailing bills that impact people with disabilities from the pass legislative session. This provides an opportunity for legislators to become more familiar with PADDC and with issues that impact people with […]

Apply for Funding From Our New Grassroots Grants Program

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to apply for funding from our new Grassroots Grants Program. Before making your application, you are invited to a Question and Answer Conversation with Council staff where you will have an opportunity to ask questions, present your ideas and get feedback from the Council and fellow applicants. Please […]

Public Forums On Issues For Pennsylvanians With Disabilities

We want to hear from you! The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families. How can we improve supports, services, your community, advocacy, training, and rights for people […]

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council Recognized by PA State Senate

Harrisburg, PA – March 18, 2014 – The Pennsylvania State Senate last week adopted a resolution to honor the work of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC). Developmental Disability Councils in each state were first authorized and funded in the Federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act passed in 1963, up until the most […]

Law Center Releases Spanish Language Version of Inclusive Early Childhood Learning Guide

The Education Law Center recently released a Spanish language version of its Family Guide to Inclusive Early Childhood Learning in Pennsylvania: Guía sobre el Aprendizaje Temprano Incluyente para Familias Residentes en Pennsylvania. The guide is a quick and easy resource to inclusive early childhood learning programs in Pennsylvania for parents of children with developmental delays or disabilities. […]

Transition to Adult Life Grant at the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council’s four-year Transition to Adult Life grant was awarded to the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) in order to develop a replicable approach to the transition to adult life for young adults. The program has also been designed to educate stakeholders on the need for systemic change in the […]

Charter School Fact Sheet For Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Education Law Center, through a grant from the Council, has created a charter school fact sheet for parents of children with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Please click the link below to download the file: Ten Things Parents Should Know About Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities

New Publication on Consent and Decision-making

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the publication of Consent, Capacity, and Substitute-Decision Making.  This project has been supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.    To make decisions for oneself is a core human and civil right, and for too long too many people with disabilities have […]

Funding Alert: Emergency Preparedness

We have released a Supplemental Request for Proposal Booklet in order to reissue our Emergency Preparedness RFP.  Complete information is in the file.  Please note, the preproposal meeting is being held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM (see the RFP for details). Proposals are due on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. PADDC Supplemental RFP […]

Breaking Barriers – Dialogue about impact of disabilities in Latino families

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is proud to announce the availability of a two part video entitled Breaking Barriers (Rompiendo Barreras).   Breaking Barriers is an intimate dialogue about disabilities as it affects Latino families.  The videos are available in both Spanish and English.  The Breaking Barriers video was produced through a collaborative project of the […]

Helping Schools Make a Difference for Youth in Foster Care

Schools can dramatically improve education outcomes – and thus life outcomes – for children in the child welfare system. While students in foster care often struggle educationally, they can excel in school when they receive the right support. Juvenile Law Center and Education Law Center of Pennsylvania have developed a set of tools to help […]

NEW: A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Childhood Learning in PA

The Education Law Center is pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Childhood Learning in Pennsylvania (Guide).  This project has been supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. This guide is designed to be a quick and easy resource to inclusive early childhood […]

New Request for Proposals Book

Our 2012 Request for Proposals Book has been mailed and is now available on the website also. We will be funding 10 new objectives this year.  Below is a list of Preproposal Conference dates and times along with the weblink to the companion Preprosal Conference webinars.  The Preproposal Conferences are an opportunity for grant writers […]

Seeking Nominations

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council seeks nominations for membership of its committees. Committee members are appointed for one year terms by the Chairperson of the Council and form the group from which nominees for full Council membership are normally drawn.  Committees include Achievement, Empowerment and Engagement. Council began operating under a new structure as of […]

New Immigrant Disability Policy Campaign

Through a grant from the PADDC, AGAPE African Senior Center, Inc. is hosting “New Immigrant Disability Equality Campaign” on Saturday July 7, 2012.  The event, being held at The Park at the Corner of Elmwood Avenue and 65th Street in Philadelphia, will have refreshments, entertainment, health screenings, and information tables.  Zeye Tete & her Cultural […]