Brush Up on the Special Education Basics
Understanding the special education process is important for families of children with disabilities to make sure schools are complying with the regulations set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
School districts are required to provide special education and related services to eligible children with disabilities. Special education is a set of services that children with disabilities receive to support their success at school. The services each student receives are based on their unique needs—and parents are allowed to give consent for the school to provide some services but not others.
Are you familiar with the process and what rights you have by law?
The Arc’s online Special Education Advocacy Curriculum provides the information you need to navigate the special education system. You will get an introduction to IDEA and early intervention services, learn what Section 504 is and who qualifies, find out what procedural safeguards are available for parents, and more.
Start the training now for only $99 and gain the knowledge to advocate for your student to receive the services and supports they need to succeed.
|For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities|
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Join us at the bilingual Disability Resource Fair! Friday, March 24 from 9:30am – 2pm
|The event will feature bilingual presentations from disability organizations, including Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, HUNE Inc., Inglis, the Philly Autism Project, Parent to Parent, and many more, as well as assistive technology demonstrations. |
Come learn about funding options for assistive technology, accessible gaming, and how generic smart home technology can help people with disabilities live more independently, and much more!
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Exploring the Ticket to Work Program to Elevate Employment for Job Seekers with Disabilities
Estate Planning for Special Needs Families
This webinar is Presented by PennCares and Bellomo & Associates
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Audio is available either
by computer or phone
The link to the webinar will be sent to you within 48 hours
2.0 Social Work CEUs Pending Approval*
Sometimes, estate planning involves protecting our beneficiaries either from themselves, future creditors or protecting them so that they do not lose any government benefits that they would be receiving at the time they would inherit. An effective way to offer this protection is through a special needs trust. In this training you will learn how to protect those with disabilities to ensure they do not lose any support or benefits when their caretaker dies.
Objectives Learn about the two types of special needs trusts Learn how to protect beneficiaries either from themselves, future creditors or protecting them so that they do not lose any government benefits that they would be receiving at the time they would inherit CEUs* “Pending approval from NASW-PA Chapter to be a co-sponsor of this workshop. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”
Wednesday, February 8
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PA Link Lebanon County Partner Meeting 2-3-23 at 8:30 am
Join our “Spotlight presenters” from The Arc of Lancaster Lebanon Maureen Westcott, Executive Director and Amy Fisher, Advocacy and Family Support
Via zoom on Feb. 3, 2023 at 8:30.
We will be inviting partners from Lebanon and Lancaster to participate.
|They will provide an overview on The Arc of Lancaster Lebanon and a presentation for Life Course Tools.The Arc’s Facing Forward Program works with families of transition aged students (14-21) using the Charting the LifeCourse Framework to develop a vision for what a good life looks like and identify the path to get there by discussing goal setting, employment, independent living, waiver funding, natural and paid supports, social security, guardianship, financial planning, safety and security, and discussions among families about their successes and challenges.|
|Nicki Habecker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.|
Topic: PA Link ADRC Lebanon County Monthly Partner Meeting
Time: Feb 3, 2023 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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211 Day Summit – Register Today!
|Reserve your spot for 211 Day!Join us in-person for a day of knowledge sharing, learning and relationship building on Friday, February 10th from 9am to 5pm at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (850 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster)|
|We are excited to welcome U.S. Senator Bob Casey in person this year to speak about legislation he has sponsored championing 211 and providing the transformative resources needed to meet the great social service challenges of our time through better referral communication. We will also be revealing a major digital transformation whose pilot has been supported byThe High Foundation, which will now scale up due to the senator’s support. Event details are still being finalized, but the day’s agenda will be as follows:|
|211 Day Summit |
8:30-9:15 – Registration Open, breakfast available
9:15-9:30 – Welcome Remarks by Kevin Ressler, President & CEO of United Way of Lancaster County
9:30-10:00 – Welcome Remarks and Overview by Patricia Espinosa-Vargas, PA 211 East Director
10:00-10:45 – 1st Workshop Session
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:45 – 2nd Workshop Session
11:45-12:00 – Break
12:00-1:00 – Lunch and Keynote Speaker
12:00-12:15 – Grabbing lunch and getting seated
12:15-12:30 – U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Keynote Speaker
12:30-12:35 – Kevin Ressler offers thank you
12:35-1:00 – Demonstration of Closed Loop System (with Q&A)1:00-1:15 – Break
1:15-2:15 – 3rd Workshop Session
2:15-2:45 – Closing Remarks and Networking
Level Up & Launch Announcement
3:00 – Begin Level Up & Launch event, food/drinks served
3:15-3:25 – Explanation Remarks by Kevin Ressler
3:25-3:45 – Video Presentation
3:45-4:00 – Panel Q&A about Level Up & Launch grants
4:00-5:00 – Networking
|PROPOSALS STILL ACCEPTED FOR 211 DAY WORKSHOPS!|
|We are inviting our local community organizations to facilitate workshops in the focal areas of economic mobility, education, health and wellness, and capacity building. An honorarium will be paid to workshop presenters.Join the workshop presenters below, with more to come:Age-Friendly Lancaster CityCentral Pennsylvania Food BankCommunities in Schools of PennsylvaniaCommunity Action Partnership of Lancaster CountyHunger-Free Lancaster CoalitionLancaster County Housing & Redevelopment AuthoritiesLancaster Works, LLCRivera-Santos ConsultingPennieUnited Way of Lancaster CountyYWCA LancasterWorkshop proposals are due by Friday, January 20, 2023.|
|UNITED WAY OF LANCASTER COUNTY’S2023 LEVEL UP & LAUNCH GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT|
|Stick around as we announce United Way of Lancaster County’s Level Up and Launch Grants for 2023 following the 211 Day Summit!The announcement, which will begin at 3pm, will feature live entertainment, time for networking, and hors d’oeuvres.Level Up and Launch Grants invest in innovative and scalable projects that address systemic challenges and advance the education, economic mobility, and health & wellbeing of the Lancaster community.|
|Registration Fees——————————————————————————————————————*LIMITED TIME: Thanks to the location sponsorship from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, the first 100 registered attendees will receive free admission. When registering, attendees should use the promo code “THANKSLGH” at checkout.——————————————————————————————————————Half Day Ticket – $25 (either 211 Day or Level Up & Launch – 211 Day includes breakfast and lunch, Level Up & Launch includes live entertainment and hors d’oeuvres) Full Day Ticket – $50 (includes both 211 Day and Level Up & Launch), includes breakfast, lunch, live entertainment and hors d’oeuvresIf the registration cost presents a challenge, you can make avolunteer service commitment of two hours or more to a local nonprofit organization to cover your registration. Please contact email@example.com to find out more.|
|Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.We look forward to seeing you at 211 Day!|