Sending a BIG thank you to Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Farry for your genuine care and concern for individuals with disabilities. Keep up to great work! Watch him discuss choice here.
RALLY & Hearing Information
As you know, the Rally will be on March 13th at 10:30 a.m. There is going to be a hearing at 11:30 a.m. as well. The location of the Rally is the East Wing Rotunda, Main Capital Harrisburg.
We are anticipating approximately 750 – 1,000 to attend. Many individuals will be wearing white hats and red shirts with the “My Work, My Choice” logo.
It is recommended that you utilize the rear entrance to the Capital (East side) near the fountain. This is the closest entrance to the Rally and Hearing. It is also the entrance to utilize for individuals in wheelchairs.
East Wing Entrance
500 Commonwealth Avenue
There is parking lot information available for those interested.
Please contact Tim Miller at 724-309-9056 with questions or if you need assistance on the 13th.
My Work, My Choice
Action Needed – My Work, My Choice
PLEASE take time to comment on Proposed Changes that the Commonwealth is planning to make on individuals with an intellectual disability.
These changes will eliminate an individual’s CHOICE on where they want to work.
The deadline to comment is January 17, 2017.
Here is the information that you can use to comment on these changes.
As a concerned resident of the Commonwealth, I would like to take this opportunity to Comment on Appendices A through H of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waiver Renewals, effective July 1, 2017 (PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 16-2086). My comment will specifically focus on Appendix C pertaining to the service known as “Community Participation”.
I firmly believe that ALL individuals with developmental disabilities should have a CHOICE to achieve greater independence and opportunity in their lives. As you are well aware, this is also the mission of the Office of Developmental Programs. The most important piece of this statement is CHOICE. I do not agree with limitations placed on ones CHOICE in Appendix C pertaining to Community Participation.
The following limitations placed on attendance in Vocational or Adult Training Facility settings take away ones CHOICE.
- From 1/1/18 to 6/30/18, a participant may not receive Community Participation Support services in a licensed Adult Training Facility or a licensed Vocational Facility for more than 75 percent of his or her support time, on average, per week.
- From 7/1/18 to 12/31/18, a participant may not receive Community Participation Support services in a licensed Adult Training Facility or a licensed Vocational Facility for more than 50 percent of his or her support time, on average, per week.
- Starting 1/1/19, a participant may not receive Community Participation Support services in a licensed Adult Training Facility or a licensed Vocational Facility for more than 25 percent of his or her support time, on average, per week.
The amount of time an individual wants to attend Vocational or Adult Training Facility settings should be the CHOICE of each individual and should not be mandated.
Please contact Governor Tom Wolf at Office of the Governor, 508 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120 or call 717-787-2500 or fax 717-772-8284.
You may also email your comment to RAemail@example.com
If you want to get more involved, contact Tim Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 724-837-1250, ext. 16