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Jewish Disability Advocacy Day Opening Ceremony

Your involvement starts here. Listen to some of our remarkable community members living with disabilities who share their personal stories of challenges faced – and overcome. Get motivated by frontline representatives as they share examples of the life-improving impact that Jewish Federations and our partner organizations are having on the daily lives of people living […]

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Hear from leading members of congress, disability advocacy champions, and experts who will help you to better understand the obstacles to inclusion. Learn about promoting national legislation and implementing grassroots strategies that will help lift millions of people with disabilities out of poverty. Get the tools and coaching to advocate for disability rights in real-time. […]

Success in the Workplace: Engaging People of All Abilities

Zoom Online Meeting

Inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace is not only good for the community – it’s also good for business! Join us virtually on Monday, February 28th from 5:30-6:30 PM for a conversation exploring the benefits of a diverse workforce with: Jeremy Shapira, Chief Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Officer at Giant Eagle, Inc. Lee […]

The Impact of COVID on Teen Mental Health: A Local Expert’s Perspective

COVID has forever changed our lives and the effect of COVID on the mental health of teens and young adults has been particularly acute. Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:00-6:00 PM for a candid conversation with Erin Barr, Clinical Coordinator for UpStreet, JFCS Pittsburgh’s innovative mental wellness program for teenagers and young […]

Free

Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor’s Journey to Broadway’s Biggest Stage

Virtual

Free livestreaming event. Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor’s Journey to Broadway’s Biggest Stage is Mickey Rowe’s story of growing up autistic and pushing beyond the restrictions of a special education classroom to shine on the stage. As an autistic and legally blind person, living in a society designed by and for non-disabled people, it was […]

Annual Inclusive Postsecondary Education Symposium

Shippensburg University, Ceddia Union Building Student Union Building, 408 Lancaster Dr., Shippensburg, PA

Join Pennsylvania Inclusive Higher Education Consortium’s Annual Inclusive Postsecondary Education Symposium for two days of exploring inclusive postsecondary educational resources and supports, meeting interesting people, learning about initiatives across Pennsylvania, thought-provoking keynote speakers, and discussion sessions. Free for students. Scholarships available.

$25

September Self Advocate Spotlight Series

Zoom Online Meeting

The Self Advocate Spotlight Series highlights how self advocates are demonstrating their own leadership skills, while also using their voices to mentor others. Featured for September: Mark Steidl Mark is founder of Self Advocacy Voices, a self advocate led organization in Western PA. This session will be moderated by Self Advocacy Voices co-founder Lilly Abreu. Join Zoom […]

Supported Decision Making Panel Discussion

Zoom Online Meeting

Supported decision making allows a person with disabilities to make their own decisions. It is an alternative to guardianship. Supported decision making is meant to be flexible in how it is applied from individual to individual and even how it is applied to the same individual over time. Join the PADDC for this panel discussion […]

Disability Summit 2022

Temple University Howard Gittis Student Center 1755 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

This year’s conference highlights enabling and assistive technologies; as well as adaptations and smart devices, that create greater independence for people with disabilities. The Summit features a keynote address by Dr. Shea Tanis, Associate Research Professor at the Kansas University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; along with breakout tracks from various leaders in the […]

Speaking for Ourselves “Bridge to the Future” Conference

Holy Family University Technology Center 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Find your voice! Advocate for your future! Meet great people! Conference topics sessions will include: Leadership, Voting, Relationships, Employment, Civil Rights, …and more! Box lunch, refreshments, & dance party are included! (Scholarships Available)

$20

Speaking for Ourselves 40th Anniversary Conference & Celebration!

Holy Family University Library 9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Find your voice! Advocate for your future! Meet great people! Conference topics sessions will include: Leadership Voting Relationships Employment Civil Rights ...and more! Invited speakers: Chester Finn (Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered) Max Barrows (Green Mountain Self-Advocates) Kristen Ahrens (Pennsylvania Office of Disability Programs) Kleckner Charles (Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE […]

$20

October Self Advocate Spotlight Series

Zoom Online Meeting

The Self Advocate Spotlight Series highlights how self advocates are demonstrating their own leadership skills, while also using their voices to mentor others. Featured for October Oscar Drummond Oscar (and a support staff), co-founder of Self Advocates United as One (SAU1), former SAU1 Board President, and Lead Ambassador/Lead Power Coach. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81349897271?pwd=dtXOC194FpMOejkqNsNhhZ6G0B3h8D.1 Meeting ID: 813 4989 […]