Category Archives: Disabilitiies

The Arc Lancaster Lebanon

Your donation to The Arc Lancaster Lebanon during ExtraGive
supports our Sib Talk program!

Every month our Program Manager, Amy Austin, hosts children who have a sibling with a disability at our office for games, snacks, crafts, and comradery. It is a time for them to feel important and valued but also a safe place to openly talk about their feelings and emotions. That might not happen anywhere else. We talk about the challenges around having a sibling with a disability, and we definitely also stress the positive side of just being a sibling. Many times, the siblings feel overlooked as attention is given to their sister or brother for medical care or other needs. The Sib Talk program gives them “their” time!

Parents have this to say about our program:“Yesterday was my daughter’s first time at the Arc’s Sib Talk. I was hoping she’d find it helpful but I was cautiously optimistic. I’m pleased to report that she had a blast! Her only wish was that the group met weekly. I’m ecstatic. Thank you again for inviting her to join the group and for helping this mom support her child.”“She loves Sib Talk – can’t wait for each meeting.”“My child is building a community of peers.”“My kids have a lot of fun with their friends and treat their little brother well.”“I feel they have benefited from having time with other kids that have a sibling with disabilities.”The kids give these reactions:“I wish the meetings were longer.”“It is super duper fun!”
October was National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Employment Coalition in Lancaster County recognized those who have shown outstanding accomplishments in the area of employment.

Employee Awards: 
Employee of the Year: Jared Slagle
Newcomer: Maurice Riggins
Progress: Lynsi Szymanski

Employer Awards: 
Small: Tiny Town and Primitives By Kathy
Large: Oregon Dairy

Employment Specialist: Kell Stiner, Vista Autism Services

Abilities in Motion Transportation Options Information Session

Berks County: Win a Stairlift!

Penn Cares Upcoming Webinar

Join the PA Link for Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Counties mini-summit in person or virtually!

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2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway

The Arc Lancaster Lebanon Friends and Family

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We are excited to have Marilyn Vizcaino join our team, allowing us to serve those who speak Spanish. Marilyn will be assisting with outreach to Spanish-speaking communities, event participation, and translation service provision during Advocacy meetings and IM4Q surveys.   Facebook   Copyright © 2022 The Arc Lancaster Lebanon, All rights reserved.
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Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

Save These Dates!
Highmark Walk – Lehigh Valley
Saturday, June 4, 2022
DeSales University – Center Valley, PA
  Grey Matters…Jamming for BIAPA
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Moss Mill Brewing Company
Huntingdon Valley, PA

BIAPA Annual Conference
June 26 – 28, 2022
Lancaster Marriott – Lancaster, PA

Brain Injury Challenge: Race for Recovery
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Tyler State Park – Richboro, PA
________________________________________ BIAPA Annual Conference
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The 2022 BIAPA Annual Conference is approaching fast. This year it will be held in person at the Lancaster Marriott & Convention Center located in the heart of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This exciting event kicks off on Sunday, June 26th and wraps up on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The conference offers: 16 CEU In-Person Conference Opportunities 7 Bonus On-Demand CEUs Available Post Conference Experts present on Ethics, Headaches, Sleep, Opioids, Supports and More! In addition to the many educational opportunities available at the conference, there are also many fun, social events such as The Sunday Night Movie featuring the “Best Summer Ever” Musical. Monday evening features a Dinner Reception and Silent Auction as well as Coffee House with Cristabelle Braden.

We’d love to see you at the conference! There will be no walk-in registrations accepted at this conference. Register Today
Certified Brain Injury Specialist Review Course BIAPA will be holding a virtual 4-Part review course for those preparing to become Certified Brain Injury Specialists on June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20, 2022 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm each day. The CBIS Preparation Course will cover topics contained in the Essentials of Brain Injury Guide, Edition 5.0. It was pre-recorded by CBIS Trainers, and will include live Q&A sessions with the CBISTs at the end of each session. 

For additional information and details on how to register for this course, please CLICK HERE
Employment Opportunities NeuroResource Facilitator
BIAPA, in collaboration with the PA Department of Health, is working to connect individuals with brain injuries to care across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This project aims to connect individuals with treatment, resources, and benefits, as well as to build natural supports in the community. BIAPA is currently seeking to hire two part-time NeuroResource Facilitators in western Pennsylvania to take on this important work.

Clinical Research Data Collector:
Re-Entry Assistance from Community to Home (REACH)
BIAPA is currently seeking a part-time Clinical Research Data Collector for our REACH Project. The Data Collector will conduct follow-up outcomes data collection with research participants at predetermined intervals according to a research protocol. The Data Collector will contact participants by phone, conduct interviews to collect information needed, record data into the study’s database, and communicate with study team members as needed.  

For additional details on these employment opportunities, please CLICK HERE
pampered%20chef.jpeg Pampered Chef Online Fundraiser for BIAPA BIAPA volunteer Joan Steinberg is hosting an online Pampered Chef fundraiser for the BIAPA team participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in the Lehigh Valley.  During the month of May, Pampered Chef will donate to BIAPA 30% of all sales made through Joan’s online store.  Follow this link to explore Pampered Chef’s irresistible kitchen and food items. Today is the last day to place your order.
Support Group Corner The topic for the BIAPA online support group in May was the Brightway app that features more than 100 live virtual group classes across the country each month free of charge! Special guest Yannick from Brightway Health demonstrated the app.  Members of the group were enthusiastic about the potential to find fun activities and made a plan to test out specific sections and report back to the group next month.  The app can be downloaded free of charge from google play or the apps store and used on smart phones and tablets. In addition to reviewing the experiences of members using the Brightway Events app, the June meeting will feature special guest Jennifer Lynn Robinson, a person with brain injury who delivered the TEDx talk “From Fighting for Breath to Fighting for Life”  in March 2020. She will share her inspiring story and lessons learned with the group. The BIAPA online support group will meet on Thursday, June 16th at 5:00 PM. Please email if you would like to be included on the distribution list to receive an invitation and link to the Zoom meeting.  A full list of all of Pennsylvania’s support groups, with contact information for each, is on the  BIAPA website’s Support Group Listing Page. If you are aware of groups that are meeting through videoconferencing, please contact Candace Gantt, BIAPA Board member, at, so we can let others know about them.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners Platinum Partners
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Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania
947 Wayne Avenue, No. 110
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone/Fax: 833-242-7248 

Abilities in Motion Event – June 17