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Here is an invitation for you to attend the 2014 Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges Conference.

I hope you can attend this free conference, and know that the program will provide you with information and knowledge on the critical medical, legal, funding and educational issues that face families who have children with disabilities. You can register online at or call Maggie at 866-369-5092. You can also click on the invitation below and register at the very bottom of the page.

Tools for Meeting Lifes Challenges Conference


ODP’s Seeking Your Input for Training Areas Needed for Direct Services Providers of ID Services


Please join ODP on November 3rd, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00, for a conference call to share your recommendations for current and future provider training needs. Additionally, you are asked to reference any training resource you are aware of that addresses the topic you recommend, if applicable.

In September 2014, ODP invited all stakeholders to submit training topics and resources to a dedicated mailbox. Following this call, ODP will collate the list of recommended topics from the mailbox and this call then compare and contrast it to current training requirements for possible gaps in our current training resources. Any suggested resources will be explored.

To register use the link below or enter the web address:


CLICK HERE for printable flyer




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PPD and the Keystone Coyotes

will be battling it out to raise money for Vision for Equality, Inc., an organization Empowering People with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities

Date:           Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time:          4:30 pm

Place:          NE Flyers Skate Zone

                      10990 Decatur Road

                      Philadelphia, PA  19154


Ticket Price:  $10.00 per person (Kids Under 5 FREE)

Raffles, 50/50 and Door Prizes

CLICK HEREfor printable flyer

To purchase tickets: 

Contact:  Colleen Rissling by email:  or call (267) 773-5282

or  Liz Brown by or call (267) 765-0300


Recent Events


14th Annual Points of Transformation Awards – September 30, 2014


CLICK HERE to enjoy a video slideshow of the 14th Annual Points of Transformation Awards!

A Celebration of Direct Service Professionals & Supports Coordinators who exemplify our motto: “It’s all about community!”

Vision for EQuality Night at the Phillies


The Philadelphia Phillies put their best foot forward on Friday night September 26th when Vision for Equality hosted their first Phillies Fundraising event at Citizens Bank Park where the Phillies won over Atlanta 5 to 1. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all in attendance.

Pictures of the Field from up above show a delightful evening Marisol Ramos, Joel Pacheco and Ana Pacheco had along with Troy and Ryan Fillers in the Phanatic hats make us laugh. The smiles on all of their faces tell the story. We look forward to hosting another Phillies event again next Season!

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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.  


 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.