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PADES, PA Disability Employment Summit, aims to bring together employers, related government agencies, service providers, and people with disabilities interested in becoming successfully employed, to discuss challenges, opportunities, case studies of programs of excellence, advancements in adaptive technology, supports, suggestions for systems improvements, and other important topics.

PADES

Background
The PA Department of Public Welfare and The Arc of Luzerne County are co-presenting a comprehensive, progressive summit on employment of individuals with disabilities, October 4-6, 2012, in Hershey, PA. The PA Disability Employment Summit – PADES – is organized in collaboration with The Governor’s Cabinet & Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities, AHEDD, PA Business Leadership Network, PA Office of Developmental Programs, and PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Letter from Governor
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett encourages PADES participation with a letter:
Letter from Governor Tom Corbett

Scholarships
PADES is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to Self-Advocates and their families for reimbursement of the cost of lodging at the hotel. At this time, the scholarship is being offered only to residents of Pennsylvania. You can apply for scholarships here.
We look forward to a dynamic event that brings everyone important in the statewide discussion about employment for individuals with disabilities to the table – we hope you’ll join us. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us.