Vision for Equality and PA Family Network Events | May 2022

SIBLING Good Life Group

Virtual PA

Attention:  Adult Siblings of People with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism Join the PA Family Network’s Sibling Advisor for the  monthly SIBLING Good Life Group!  This group of adult siblings will have the opportunity to guide the groups direction, network with other siblings, talk about your lived experience, hear from experts on topics relevant to sibling life, have open and informative discussions, and plan for a future that holds true potential for you and your family.

Using LifeCourse to Plan and Problem Solve Workshop

Virtual PA

Join the PA Family Network in this Zoom workshop to plan and problem solve for your loved one with intellectual disabilities and/or autism:

  • Connect, network and join with other families and caregivers
  • Identify services/supports so your loved one can live a good life
  • Learn to use the LifeCourse framework and tools to plan and problem solve for the ISP/IEP

L.E.A.D. the Way to Healthy Relationships Workshop

Virtual PA

Join the PA Family Network Advisors Zoom Workshop as we plan and problem for your loved one with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to have successful relationships by:

  • identifying possible ways to apply LifeCourse Framework and Tools and in a useful, flexible, and simple ways;
  • discussing strategies on how to define a friend and establish appropriate boundaries in relationships;
  • introducing consent and sharing steps to help mitigate their risk of being taken advantage of;
  • suggesting information to adapt our loved one’s level of understanding and ideas for application in real life

Long Term Planning Workshop

Virtual PA

Join the PA Family Network in this workshop to plan and problem solve if/when we cannot support our loved one with intellectual disabilities and/or autism:

  • Connect and network with other families
  • Get information and strategies on handling Long Term Planning* (*We Cannot offer legal or financial advice)
  • Discuss and receive guidance on how to identify and share what is most important to our loved ones to live a meaningful and good life
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Safety in the Community Workshop

Virtual PA

Join the PA Family Network Advisors Zoom workshop, as we plan and problem solve for the safety of your loved one with intellectual disabilities and/or autism by:

  • sharing practical skills and strategies for safety at home, work, and in the community;
  • identifying possible ways to apply LifeCourse Framework and Tools in useful, flexible, and simple ways;
  • supporting each other by discussing steps toward a vision for remaining safe within our community while living a meaningful and good life
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Forum with Guest Speaker

Virtual PA

Families, join the PA Family Network with our guest speaker: Darcy Elks, PA Family Network Advisor Presenting: An Exciting Option:  Inclusive Post -Secondary Education!

  • learn about options for inclusive post-secondary education
  • where you can find exciting opportunities
  • how waiver funding may be able to assist
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 1 Workshop

Virtual PA

Waiver Basics* (101) is a 2-Part Workshop. NOTE: This date and time is for Part 1 Only. *Target Audience: Families with individuals just entering the system.

  • Address the importance of having a vision of your loved one’s needs to live a good life
  • Basic information of how to register, apply and access waiver services
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waiver Basics (101) Part 2 Workshop

Virtual PA

Waiver Basics* (101) is a 2-Part Workshop. NOTE: This date and time is for Part 2 only. *Target Audience: Families who are interested in services a waiver can provide.

  • Individual Services Plan (ISP) Basics
  • Overview of waiver services
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Using the LifeCourse Framework for Transition

Virtual PA

What happens when the bus stops coming? Do you need a Vision and Plan? Join PA Family Network Advisors for an interactive workshop to:

  • discuss thought-provoking questions surrounding a new day to day plan
  • obtain information and resources to be used during this time of change
  • address questions and concerns specific to Transition Age
  • Utilize the LifeCourse Framework and Tools in useful, flexible, and simple ways
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SAPNA - Self Advocacy Power Network for All Events | May 2022

Let’s Speak Up!

  • Do you know your rights?
  • Are you getting what you want need?
  • Join Us to learn all about speaking up
  • Tell us ways YOU speak up!

Friday May 6th – 12:30pm to 2:30 pm 

All about Relationships!

  • The different kinds and how we make them
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
  • What is Abuse?
  • What to do About Abuse?
  • Ways you can Learn More!

Wednesday May 11th – 10a to 12pm

All about Jobs!

  • Your Rights
  • Planning to work
  • Finding and Keeping your job
  • Workplace Accommodations
  • ODP Funded Services
  • Other Supports
  • Work and Your Benefits

Thursday May 19th  1p to 3pm

All about Rights!

  • Human and Civil Rights
  • History of Rights
  • ODP Services
  • Rules about People’s Rights
  • Complaints about Services
  • Speaking Up for Your Rights

Friday May 27th – 11am to 1:30pm