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Handicapped community threatens legal action against city

Read the full article on the Williamsport Sun-Gazette Advocates for the handicapped in Williamsport said Thursday they were preparing a civil action in U.S. Middle District Court against the city for failing to make City Hall accessible and for violation of civil rights. The representative for the Center for Independent Living handed out a letter co-signed by two attorneys representing the group to council and the administration Thursday night. After the distribution, council discussed the issues and then voted 4-2, with one councilman absent, to reject bids for an elevator modification and accessible ramp at City Hall. The chambers then …

Letter in Opposition to Moratorium on State Center Closure

From The ARC Pennsylvania (download a pdf of the letter):   October 25, 2019 To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate   RE: Vote No on Senate Bill 906 and House Bill 1918 We are writing to ask you to VOTE NO on Senate Bill 906 and House Bill 1918.  Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the right to live within their own communities and not be restricted to a segregated life. State institutions have been closing over the past several decades under both Republican and Democratic governors.  It is now time for our current administration to move away from …

LIFT’s 1st Annual Fine Arts & Culture Exhibition

October 5, 2019 Elk County Catholic High School 11:00am to 9:00pm For more information, call Hope at (814) 781-3050 Sponsored by: St. Mary’s Insurance Agency Fine Arts: Photography, Woodcarving, Painting, Sketching and Pottery Performing Arts: Hourly performances by Vocalists, Musicians, Dancers and Actors Culinary Arts: Caterers, Cake Decorators, Candy Makers, Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Tasting and Products for Sale!

Assistive Technology (AT) Makers’ Fair: Making AT for All Conference & Expo

Join Us for the Make AT for All Conference and Expo! The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies. Join us! Novice to veteran makers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Visit www.atmakersfair.com for full information. Features: Conference kick off with inspiring AT maker movement leaders Hands-on learning workshops AT Invention Contest Make AT Café Makerspace Exhibition hall …

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Job Opportunities within the PA CIL Network

Center for Independent Living of North Central PA Quality Compliance ManagerLocation: Williamsport, PAType: Full TimeTo apply: Please submit resume to jbausinger@cilncp.org    Long Term Services and Supports—Service CoordinatorLocation: Williamsport, PACoverage Area: Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Tioga, Sullivan and Union counties.Type: Full TimeTo apply: Please submit resume to jbausinger@cilncp.org  Center for Independent Living of Central PA Nursing Home Transition Specialist Location: Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Huntingdon Counties, PA    Type: Part Time Abilities in Motion in Reading Service Coordinator – Abilities in Motion Location: Philadelphia, Berks, Lehigh, Dauphin, Lancaster Counties, PA    Type: Full Time Accessibility Coordinator – Abilities in MotionLocation: Berks County and surrounding Counties, PAType: …

Schedule of Events for Disability Pride Week

Disability Pride Week Philadelphia

Visit disabilitypridephiladelphia.com for full information. 2019 CALENDAR of EVENTS…so many exciting events to attend!! Disability Pride Flag Kick OFF June 10, 2019 / 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Apron, Philadelphia 4:30-6:30 PM Flag Raising, Poetry, Live Music, and PRIDE https://dppflagraising.eventbrite.com Help us get a count of how many people will be attending by registering! Thank you! FREE​   Piss on Pity: The Story of ADAPT June 11, 2019 / 100 South 12th Street, Kline Institute on Trial Advocacy, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Doors open @ 5 PM, Movie starts @ 6 PM snacks provided, Q&A immediately following https://pissonpity.eventbrite.com FREE register @ EventBrite   Arts …

Job Opportunity: Director of the Mayor of Philadelphia’s Commission on People with Disabilities

1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA Full-time Company Description With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the …