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Vision for EQuality Night at the Phillies

Please join us for Vision for Equality Night at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, September 26, 2014 when the Phillies host the Atlanta Braves at 7:05 pm.

When purchasing your tickets please use this website: www.phillies.com/vfe

We have reserved seats in the following areas:

Outfield (sections 101-107) at $38 per ticket

Pavilion (section 201-205) at $30 per ticket

Pavilion Deck (section 301-305) at $20 per ticket

Remember the promotion code: VFE

Vision for EQuality is a registered non-profit organization that was established in 1996.  Vision for EQuality promotes Quality and Equality and “One Community for All.” We are a unique organization committed to supporting people with disabilities and their families to have a full life in their homes and communities. We work diligently to bring the values of an everyday life to insure that all people have the right to live and work where they choose. We daily assist people and their families by advocating for their rights; we monitor people to assure quality services are provided; we train self advocates and families so they can understand the disabilities laws and guidelines which direct their services. People with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and their families reach out to us for assistance and we work to strive for full inclusion for everyone.

 Vision for EQuality has been providing life-changing solutions for individuals with disabilities so they can gain greater independence. Our programs and services give families the guidance and assistance they need along with the hope for a more independent future.

How do we all benefit if you purchase your tickets with the site/promotion code VFE: Based on the ticket sales we are given funds back to support Vision for Equality, Inc’s work in the community. Vision for Equality, Inc. will receive a rebate check back based on how many tickets we sell through the site. Share this event with your friends on Facebook and encourage everyone to come out to the game and support this fundraiser.

Come support Vision for EQuality and the Phillies on September 26!

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Public Forums on Issues for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

 

We want to hear from you!

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University need your input about the issues that matter most to Pennsylvanians with disabilities and their families.

How can we improve supports, services, your community, advocacy, training, and rights for people with disabilities and their families?

CLICK HERE for printable flyer with dates, locations and details

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Action Alert

For any families with a member currently in a waiver-funded program, including:

•Adult Autism Waiver •AIDS Waiver •Aging Waiver •Attendant Care Waiver •COMMCARE Waiver •Consolidated Waiver •Independence Waiver •Infant, Toddlers and Families Waiver • OBRA Waiver •Person/Family-Directed Support Waiver

Summary here: http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Long-Term-Servcies-and-Supports/Home-and-Community-Based-Servcies/Downloads/HCBS-setting-fact-sheet.pdf

Please read, and comment on the state’s plan to implement NEW federal regulations (“Final Rule”) that will affect living, work and day programs. You only have 13 days to provide written opinions.

Do you agree or disagree with people in a waiver program having: Free access to food at all times, the ability to lock their own door with only certain staff people having a key, and the ability for any resident to have any visitor at any time, day or night?

How to provide written comments: from the PA DPW website:

“Submitting Written Comments and Feedback

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding this notice and the proposed transition plan. Comments should be addressed to April Leonhard, Department of Public Welfare, Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Policy and Regulatory Management, P.O. Box 8025, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8025. Comments may also be submitted to the Department at the Final Rule Mailbox at ra-pwhcbsfinalrulepl@pa.gov. Commenters are instructed to use header “TP Final Rule” when submitting electronic comments. Comments must be submitted by September 16, 2014.

Persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aid or service aid or service may submit comments using the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).”

http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Long-Term-Services-and-Supports/Home-and-Community-Based-Services/Downloads/HCBS-setting-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 

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Recent Events

IDS Lifesharing Family Fun Day – July 18, 2014

 

The Annual IDS Lifesharing Family Fun Day was held on Friday July 18, 2014 at Mermaid Lake in Blue Bell, PA. Fun in the sun was had by all. This fun-filled event provided everyone with an opportunity to meet lifesharing providers, lifesharing provider agencies and people who are seeking to reside in a lifesharing setting.

 

Everyone was able to connect, exchange information, ask questions all while enjoying activities such as music, dancing, singing,. They had raffle giveaways, basketball, tennis, swimming, ping pong, word search challenges and line dancing. Good times were had by all while everyone had time to hear stories of those in lifesharing settings.

 

The Lifeshraing Family Fun Day is all about people we love and  we live with.  Promoting Lifesharing while celebrating the success of Lifesharing families and service providers.  

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 Disability Pride 2014

 
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, hundreds of people attended the Disability Pride  Philadelphia Event. It was truly a memorable day with lively musical and artistic  performances, notable speakers and of course, the March/Parade to the National Constitution Center.  This year’s event celebrated the launch of the Community Integration Act.

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