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Disability News: Pennsylvania Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Pennsylvania category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

  1. Pennsylvania DHS to Help More People to Live in the Community
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announces plans to close Hamburg State Center for people with intellectual disabilities in Berks County and civil section of Norristown State Hospital in Montgomery County - Published: 2017-01-19
  2. Pennsylvania Libraries Expand Accessible Reading Opportunities
    Pennsylvania Libraries partner with Benetech/Bookshare to expand accessible reading opportunities for patrons with print disabilities - Published: 2016-08-02
  3. Helping Seniors and Those with Disabilities Live Where They Choose
    Wolf administration to provide loans to help seniors and those with disabilities in Pennsylvania to live where they choose - Published: 2016-02-05
  4. Property Tax & Rent Rebates for Seniors & Disabled - Pennsylvania
    Senior homeowners, renters and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania will be issued rebates starting July 1, through the Property Tax - Rent Rebate Program - Published: 2015-07-04
  5. Voice Guided Television: Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania
    The talking guide on the X1 platform reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings - Published: 2015-03-12
  6. Federal Employment First Program Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania selected to participate in Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program - Published: 2014-12-19
  7. PA Gov. Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day
    Governor Corbett announces Disability Employment Outreach Day event for Oct. 31 and declares October Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month - Published: 2014-10-27
  8. $223M to be Distributed to Pennsylvania Seniors and Residents with Disabilities
    Homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania will be issued rebates starting July 1 through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program - Published: 2014-07-01
  9. Additional Funding to Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania partnering with feds to help meet the goal of improving community-based support to older Pennsylvanians and adults with disabilities - Published: 2014-06-27
  10. Pennsylvania Governor Honored for Commitment to Intellectual Disability Community
    Governor Tom Corbett recognized with an award from advocates for continued commitment to reduce waiting list for Pennsylvanians living with intellectual disabilities - Published: 2014-03-18
  11. Pennsylvania 2014-15 Budget - Priorities Include Healthcare, Education and Jobs
    The Pennsylvania proposed budget for 2014 - 2015 focuses on key areas of education, jobs, and health and human services - Published: 2014-02-04
  12. Veteran's Disability Payments - Divisible Marital Property
    Circumstances where veterans disability benefits could be considered marital property subject to equitable distribution - Published: 2013-11-02
  13. Programs for Pennsylvania Seniors to Benefit from Governor's Proposed 2013 - 14 Budget
    Secretary Brian Duke speaks about Governor Tom Corbetts 2013 - 14 proposed budget spending and funding - Published: 2013-02-14
  14. Pennsylvania Meets Federal IDEA Act Requirements for Persons with Disabilities
    U.S. Department of Education has determined Pennsylvania has met the highest level rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Published: 2012-08-30
  15. Enhanced Approach to Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Pennsylvania
    Enhanced direction for the services for people with intellectual disabilities which moves toward family and community care - Published: 2012-06-07
  16. Free Potassium Iodide Tablets in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvanians who live work or attend school within a 10-mile radius of nuclear power plants can get free potassium iodide or KI tablets - Published: 2011-08-08
  17. Protecting PACE and PACENET Prescription Benefits for Seniors
    New law ensures thousands of older seniors enrolled in PACE and PACENET program will not lose their coverage as result of small increase in their Social Security benefits - Published: 2011-08-08
  18. $235 Million in Property Tax and Rent Rebates to Seniors and Disabled
    More than 498000 senior homeowners renters and people with disabilities will be issued rebates totaling $234.2 million starting July 1 through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program - Published: 2011-06-28
  19. Videophone Service for the Deaf Available for Unemployment Claims
    Videophone service enabling deaf to communicate directly with an unemployment compensation claims representative - Published: 2011-03-14
  20. Pennsylvania to Offer Free Nicotine Patches
    Department of Health will offer free nicotine replacement therapy kits to help Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco - Published: 2011-02-11
  21. Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Programs Now Available
    Seniors must reapply for rebates by June 30 each year as rebates are based on property taxes or yearly rent paid and annual income - Published: 2011-02-10
  22. Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline
    For eligible older adults and people with disabilities that Dec. 31 is the deadline to apply for rebates - Published: 2010-12-06
  23. Governor Rendell Signs 22 Bills
    Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell signed into law the following bills - Published: 2010-11-25
  24. Free Dental Care to Pennsylvania and Maryland Adults
    Providing Free Dental Care to Pennsylvania and Maryland Adults in October - Published: 2010-10-01
  25. Uninsured Pennsylvanians With Pre-existing Conditions Will Benefit From Health Care Reform
    Affordable Care Act provides uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions the opportunity to get health insurance - Published: 2010-09-30
  26. Rep. Fattah Stands Up for Workers, Supports Governor Rendell's Executive Order on Home Health Aides
    Executive Order 2010-04 will give home-care workers ability to organize fight for fair wages and gain access to health benefits - Published: 2010-09-25
  27. Pennsylvania Seniors Get Rebate Checks to Help Pay for Prescription Drugs
    Governor Rendell Highlights Success of Health Care Reform Act as Seniors Get Rebate Checks to Help Pay for Prescription Drugs - Published: 2010-09-23
  28. Pennsylvania Schools Receive Grants for Increasing Physical Activity
    Nine schools in Pennsylvania Receive $15,000 Grants for Increasing Physical Activity in school - Published: 2010-09-22
  29. Governor Rendell Proclaims 'Employ Older Workers Week'
    Employ Older Workers week in Pennsylvania to recognize the significant contributions of older workers across the state - Published: 2010-09-20
  30. Governor Rendell Signs Executive Orders to Improve Agriculture and Healthcare
    Governor Edward G. Rendell signs orders that will enhance home healthcare services for seniors and people with disabilities - Published: 2010-09-15
  31. Workers Compensation Benefits in Pennsylvania
    Under Pennsylvania law an injured worker may agree to settle for a lump sum payment instead of receiving compensation benefits gradually - Published: 2010-09-12
  32. Pennsylvania Qualifies for Federal Assistance for Retiree Benefits
    Pennsylvania employers accepted into a federal program to help offset the rising health care costs for retirees - Published: 2010-09-09
  33. Trauma Center Status Update for Pennsylvania
    Trauma centers are hospitals that provide surgical intervention to reduce likelihood of death or permanent disability to injured patients - Published: 2010-09-04
  34. Pennsylvania's First Human Case of West Nile Virus of 2010
    This years first human case of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania - Published: 2010-08-25
  35. Pennsylvania Receives Grant for Home Visiting Programs
    Pennsylvania Receives Federal Grant for Home Visiting Programs to Improve Well-Being of Families - Published: 2010-08-19
  36. SafeLink Wireless Free Minutes of Talk Time for Pennsylvania Low Income Families
    250 Minutes of Free Talk Time for Pennsylvania Eligible Low Income Families - Published: 2010-08-16
  37. Liability in Teen Drunk Driving Accidents
    Victims and their families often wonder who is responsible for harm caused by drunk driver accidents in Pennsylvania - Published: 2010-08-14
  38. Appropriate Services for Pennsylvanians with Intellectual Disabilities - Lawsuit Settled
    Department of Public Welfare Settles Lawsuit - Agrees to Provide Appropriate Services for Pennsylvanians with Intellectual Disabilities - Published: 2010-08-03
  39. Call for Nominations to Recognize Accomplishments and Contributions for People with Disabilities
    The Awards will recognize individuals and organizations in the Central PA area that truly demonstrate what it means to live well with a disability - Published: 2010-08-03
  40. Pennsylvania Lottery - Increase in Profits to Senior Programs
    PA Lottery Posts Increase in Profits to Senior Programs; Releases Fiscal Year 2009-10 Sales - Published: 2010-08-01
  41. New Policy on Reverse Mortgages - Pennsylvania Departments of Banking
    Pennsylvania Departments of Banking, Aging Announce New Policy on Reverse Mortgages to Help Protect Older Homeowners - Published: 2010-07-21
  42. Garden for Seniors in Philadelphia Receives Grant
    Community Garden for Older Adults in Philadelphia Receives Grant from PA Department of Aging - Published: 2010-07-15
  43. Project to Identify Philadelphia Seniors Eligible for Food Assistance
    New Pilot Project Will Help DPW Identify Philadelphia Seniors Who are Eligible for Food Assistance - Published: 2010-07-09
  44. Excessive Heat Warning Philadelphia Seniors Heatline
    Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will operate its Heatline beginning at noon today - Published: 2010-07-05
  45. Property Tax/Rent Rebates for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities - Pennsylvania
    More than $230 Million in Property Tax/Rent Rebates to be Distributed Starting July 1 to Older Adults, Residents with Disabilities - Published: 2010-07-01
  46. Pennsylvania Seniors Deadline to Join Expanded Food Program
    PA Ag Secretary Reminds Eligible Older Adults of June 30 Deadline to Sign up for Expanded Food Program - Published: 2010-06-14
  47. Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended
    School District Property Tax Bills to be Eliminated for 120,000 Senior Pennsylvania Homeowners - Published: 2010-06-03
  48. Visit Pennsylvania Governor's Residence Gardens
    The Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg and is accessible to individuals with disabilities - Published: 2010-06-02
  49. Adaptive Driving Evaluation Training Services Grantees - Pennsylvania Disability News
    $1.3 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Pennsylvania Services to increase mobility for people with disabilities - Published: 2010-05-29
  50. Pennsylvania Homebuyers Have Numerous Options Available
    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides Pennsylvania families with affordable housing - Published: 2010-05-27
  51. $3 Million in Grants to Vocational Rehabilitation Providers to Improve Job Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities - Pennsylvania
    $3 million in grants for development of job creation projects to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities - Published: 2010-05-20
  52. SeniorLink Launches Nationwide Teen Recruitment Campaign - Pennsylvania Disability News
    SeniorLink sponsors youth leaders to connect to older generations and seeks to build a stronger sense of community - Published: 2010-05-20
  53. Individuals Recognized for Welfare-to-Work Achievements - Pennsylvania Disability News
    Rendell Administration Recognizes 11 Individuals for Job-Training, Welfare-to-Work Achievements - Published: 2010-05-19
  54. Pennsylvania Begins Implementing Health Care Reform
    Pennsylvania has applied to manage the state's high risk health insurance pool that will be established under the federal health care reform - Published: 2010-05-12
  55. Nutritional Support to Pennsylvania Seniors
    A federal food program will serve more than 32,000 older Pennsylvanians in every Pennsylvania county - Published: 2010-05-06
  56. Opening of School of Practical Nursing in Philadelphia
    Opening of NewCourtland School of Practical Nursing for low-income seniors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Published: 2010-04-30
  57. Department of Public Welfare Discriminates Against Deaf Pennsylvanians with Intellectual Disabilities
    Montgomery and Allegheny are counties in Pennsylvania that currently have community residential programs for deaf individuals with mental retardation - Published: 2010-04-30
  58. Support for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Services - Pennsylvania Disability News
    Candidates for governor of Pennsylvania pledge to support services for people with intellectual disabilities - Published: 2010-04-23
  59. Developing New Housing Options for Adults with Autism
    Adults with autism often have unique characteristics that impact their housing needs - Published: 2010-04-23


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