News & Events

David Marks Honored with UniqueSource Achievement Award


On June 13 UniqueSource® Products & Services (UniqueSource) hosted an evening filled with inspiration during the Embrace the Abilities Dinner, which also served as the organization’s 60th Anniversary celebration. A highlight of the event was the recognition of 25 outstanding Pennsylvania workers who were honored with UniqueSource Achievement Awards for the exceptional character they demonstrate … Continue reading David Marks Honored with UniqueSource Achievement Award

WCBA Charity Event for Orlando Tragedy Victims


In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida our Adult Training Facility individuals have requested to hold a Bake Sale/Lunch with all proceeds being donated to the victims and families. This charity event will be held on Friday, June 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Westmoreland County Blind Association parking lot … Continue reading WCBA Charity Event for Orlando Tragedy Victims

Employee of the Year Award Nominee


Congratulations to our colleague, Clyde Bittner on being nominated for the 2016 Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award. Each year, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) honors an individual who is blind and employed in NIB’s network of associated nonprofit agencies. Clyde was nominated based upon his qualifications and accomplishments measured by criteria … Continue reading Employee of the Year Award Nominee

Visions of Springtime


Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s fundraiser! There was some nice coverage of the event at “TribLive – Out and About“. Put away those coats, hats & gloves! Dust off those dancing shoes! And join us for an entertaining evening at the Westmoreland County Blind Association’s Visions of Springtime! Date: Friday, April 15 Time:
 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading Visions of Springtime

Proposed Work Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations


We have a few concerns about the proposed Work Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations. The expanded qualifications issued to the definition of ‘competitive integrated employment’ may negatively impact the WCBA’s efforts and the individuals we work with who have intellectual disabilities. Please consider voicing your concerns! You can download the sample letter then find the … Continue reading Proposed Work Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regulations

Services for Sight-Impaired and Intellectually-Challenged Individuals


The Westmoreland County Blind Association provides services and programs for individuals with visual, intellectual and physical disabilities and delivers business services such as embroidery and document destruction. This video offers an overview of our programs and services for sight impaired and intellectually challenged individuals.