Join us for Self Advocacy Day 2014!

New Adventures For Self Advocates!

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Pocono Inne Town, 700 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

This day is an opportunity for self-advocates from Carbon-Monroe-Pike Counties to share with other self-advocates and those who support them with what they need to live an Everyday Life.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who have developmental disabilities, identify themselves as self-advocates, and wish to learn about the lives of other self-advocates. Those who support persons who have developmental disabilities are also encouraged to attend.

Following Your Dreams

Ernie Roundtree will speak about his experiences as a Special Olympic athlete and following his dream as a runner for the past 12 years.

Let’s Talk About Leaders

Who are some leaders in the struggle for people’s rights? What leaders do YOU know? What ways are there to be a leader? How do people become leaders? What can help you become a leader? Let’s talk about all of this and more! When we are done, you will be able to start on your own path to become a leader.

To register for this conference contact the Advocacy Alliance toll-free at 1-877-315-6855 or by email





The Pennsylvania Training Partnership Announces a Free Training

The Many Faces of Abuse

Presenter: Beverly L. Frantz, Ph.D.

People with disabilities are often targets of abuse. Abuse can take many forms: physical, emotional, financial, sexual.

The goal of this two-part training is to reduce the risk of abuse in the lives of people with disabilities and you will learn:

  • Awareness of the many types of abuse
  • To recognize the warning signs of abuse
  • How to teach a family member ways to increase safety
  • How to support someone who has been abused
  • Every participant will leave with at least 3 concrete safety strategies!

DATE: Friday, May 9, 2014 (Registration deadline May 7th)

TIME: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Wyoming Valley Airport Conference Room, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704

Hosted by The Arc of Luzerne County and presented by VISION FOR EQUALITY. This session is led by Partnership trainers.

TO REGISTER: Contact Emily Key at 717-233-2424 or by email at When registering, ask about any necessary: ACCOMMODATIONS, ALTERNATE FORMATS (request 2-3 weeks before session), REIMBURSEMENT (mileage, tolls, parking and childcare expenses may be covered), CREDITS (Act 48 – $10 processing fee).

NOTE: Light lunch will be provided. Registration deadline is May 7th.

All training participants receive The Gold Book—Understanding the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania: Intellectual Disability and Autism Services.

FREE Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday benefits Make-A-Wish


Fern Hall Inn Fundraising Event to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter with the whole family? Hop on down to Fern Hall Inn & Restaurant, located on Route 247 in Clifford, PA, for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2:00 PM.

The Easter Egg Hunt is free to the public, with donations accepted on behalf Make-A-Wish®. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of April, Fern Hall Inn & Restaurant is hosting a Wish Dish from 5:00 -9:00 PM, with a portion of the cost of the menu items benefitting Make-A-Wish®. Make-A-Wish® Stars will be sold at the bar and Pro Shop for $1 each.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, ages 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 15,000 wishes.

For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at


Statewide Art Contest for Individuals with Disabilities

First Lady Susan Corbett announced a new art contest − a partnership between The Arc of Pennsylvania, the commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts − that will showcase artwork from Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

“Art is a language that transcends ability,” Mrs. Corbett said. “Pennsylvanians with disabilities have a lot to overcome, but it is their abilities and talents that we often overlook. That’s why I am proud to announce a new partnership between The Arc of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the commonwealth to launch a statewide art contest entitled ‘Art: The Universal Language’.”

The contest is open to any Pennsylvanian of any age with a disability.

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A free event for ANY man or woman who wants to better understand the masculine style of grief!

This is a free event for ANY man or woman who wants to better understand the masculine style of grief! This event takes place on the Saturday before Father’s Day. This could be a source of support, and comfort to those will be facing the holiday with empty arms.

Mens Grief final (2)

Epilepsy Support Group

Come Join Us for a Casual Gathering of Friends, Family, Caregivers and People Dealing with Epilepsy

Meetings are held at the Hawley Senior Center, 300 Park Place, Bingham Park, Hawley, PA from 6:00 – 8: 00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of every month starting on April 22nd.

For more information contact or

Linda Olsen support group