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PADES PA Summit Organizers - Pennsylvania Conference on DIsabilities

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Department of Public Welfare
www.dpw.state.pa.us
Department of Public Welfare
Our mission is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively.
The Arc of Luzerne County
thearcofluzernecounty.org
The Arc of Luzerne County
The Arc of Luzerne County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities throughout their life.
Office of Developmental Programs
www.dpw.state.pa.us
Department of Public Welfare
The mission for the Office of Developmental Programs is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and their families the services and supports they need and the opportunity to make real choices about living, working and options for social activities to enable them to live in and participate fully in the life of their communities.
The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities
www.portal.state.pa.us
The Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities
The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities was established to make recommendations to the Governor on policies, procedure regulations, and legislation that assist people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. The Cabinet serves as a liaison to this specific population, and serves as a resource to entities under the Governor’s jurisdiction, ensuring equality for people with disabilities in all facets of state government within the commonwealth.
AHEDD
AHEDD is a private, non-profit organization which was founded in 1977 to assist businesses in hiring and training persons with a disability. The mission is to serve the community as a catalyst in the employment and development of persons with disabilities. Programs currently operated by AHEDD target in-school youth (at least 16 years old) as well as adults with a variety of disabilities.

 

PA Business Leadership Network
www.blnofpa.org
PA Business Leadership Network
The PA Business Leadership Network (PA BLN) is a statewide, employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace.  The emphasis of the PA BLN is to create opportunities where employers can communicate, peer-to-peer, to provide candid and frank assessments of hiring successes and challenges.  This network not only provides employers with access to a network of their peers, it also provides opportunities for training, positive public relations, an increased number of applicants with a disability, and a centralized source of information.  There are 55 chapters of BLNs in about 32 states.

 

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
www.portal.state.pa.us
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Our mission is to secure and maintain employment and independence for people with disabilities.