PAR Mail 2018-104 | June 15, 2018
Register for July 12, 2018 PAR General Membership Meeting
Housing Strategies, Healthy Relationships, Budget Update
Register and Join us for the July 12, 2018 PAR Membership Meeting.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Click here to book a room at PAR's room block. The deadline for room block is June 19, 2018.

Join us for updates on budgets, housing strategies, regulatory updates and various other provider issues.
Learn about additional housing supports and strategies from DHS/Housing

Ben Laudermilch, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Executive Director for Housing, will present on housing services in conjunction with these broader housing strategies and how people with intellectual disabilities and autism can benefit from this strategic initiative.
The PA Department of Human Services’ (DHS) five-year housing has designed a comprehensive plan and strategy to connect Pennsylvanians to affordable, integrated and supportive housing. DHS will leverage internal and external resources and collaborate with all levels of government and private agencies to make housing resources and services more accessible and available to a wide range of individuals served by DHS.

Key elements of the five year plan include focusing on:

  • Individuals who live in institutions but could live in the community with housing services and supports
  • Individuals and families who experience homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness
  • Individuals who have extremely low incomes and are rent-burdened
Healthy Relationships, Risk Management

The issue of sexual abuse and how to prevent it remains a top priority for PAR members. Facilitating and supporting healthy relationships is a critical part of everyday lives.

A panel of providers will discuss how through PAR committees, members are coming together to focus on a sustained effort on abuse and harassment, and building healthy environments that promote healthy relationships and lessen the risk of potential abuse.
Executive Report

Shirley Walker, PAR President and CEO will discuss emerging issues and provider concerns on various topics including:

  1. Implementation of New Regulations and Rates within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and their impact upon serving people with ID/A and significant disabilities
  2. The successful passage of Employment First legislation
  3. The emergence of Remote Supports for people with ID/A and its potential utilization in PA
  4. PAR's upcoming 2018 Solutions Conference: IT'S ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
To Register for the Meeting, please click here.

For Hilton Hotel Reservation, click here .
A block of rooms have been reserved for PAR Members.
The deadline for the room block is June 19, 2018
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