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Planning commission recommends DON project

May 14, 2020

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DON to consider thesis ideas for East Side project

May 14, 2020

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

March 23, 2020

This message is for Caregivers of DON Services:  If you or any individual for whom you are providing care are showing symptoms related to COVID-19 (such as fever, cough or shortness of breath), or have been potentially exposed to someone …

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Talking to Children About COVID-19

March 16, 2020

A new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, is causing an outbreak of respiratory (lung) disease. It was first detected in China and has now been detected internationally. While the immediate health risk in the United States is low, it is …

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New Homes Being Built in New Castle

July 18, 2019

Our team at DON (Disability Options Network) and our community partners had a vision to revitalize the Lower East Side of New Castle. A large part of this project is the new homes being built in the Court Street area. …

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DON Services purchases Central Building

January 14, 2019

  DON Services purchases Central Building; plans include offices and housing. View the full article here.

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DON Enterprises, Inc. Chosen as Grantee

December 20, 2018

DON Enterprises, Inc. Chosen as Grantee (LAWRENCE COUNTY, PA) – DON Enterprises, Inc. (DON), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is proud to announce that Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) has recently awarded $375,774 in grant funds, under FHLBank’s Affordable …

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Bob Casey and Tom Ridge: Don’t disempower fellow citizens

December 21, 2017

Americans with disabilities deserve a chance to work and live in their communities Click here to read more

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Aging, disabled consumers may be clueless about state’s new long-term care program

October 19, 2017

Libby Powers, a 29-year-old disability rights counselor born with spina bifida, understands the state’s pending Community HealthChoices program better than most of the other 80,000 southwestern Pennsylvanians soon to be affected by it. To the Sewickley resident whose mobility problems …

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Center for Independent Living Returns to Allegheny County

September 29, 2017

Center for Independent Living Returns to Allegheny County Disability Options Network Chosen as Grantee (Pittsburgh, PA) – Disability Options Network, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties, has been awarded a grant from the Administration for …

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Proper Smoke Detector Disposal

September 29, 2017

About Smoke Detectors There are two types of smoke detectors: ionization and photoelectric. Ionization smoke detectors, the most common type, use a small amount of radioactive material known as Americium-241 to detect smoke. Photoelectric types do not contain any radioactive …

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Community Health Choices

September 22, 2017

Community Meetings

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PA ABLE Community Event

September 21, 2017

Including an Enrollment and Resource Fair Pittsburgh | September 28, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. Resource and Enrollment Fair Opens 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Community Event

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July Safety Committee Newsletter

July 28, 2017

Newsletter July 2017

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June Safety Committee Newsletter

July 28, 2017

Newsletter June 2017

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Dyslexia Training

July 6, 2017

What is Dyslexia? A description of symptoms and interventions. July 20, 2017 9:00-11:00am PST Location: online Fee: $25.00 In this two hour webinar you will be introduced to the signs and symptoms of dyslexia and learn about many popular myths. …

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Safety Committee Newsletter – April 2017

June 22, 2017

Newsletter April 2017

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Safety Committee Newsletter – March 2017

June 22, 2017

Newsletter March 2017

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2017 Fair Housing Newsletter

May 31, 2017

2017 Fair Housing Newsletter

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DRP Primary Election Day Hotline – May 16, 2017

April 26, 2017
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PA ABLE Savings Program Webinar

April 26, 2017
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Let’s Talk about Voting!

April 26, 2017
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Community Health Choices

April 25, 2017

What is CHC? View the CHC Fact Sheet Here  

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act and How Businesses Can Get Involved

April 19, 2017

On July 22, 2014, the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was signed. It is meant to streamline, consolidate and improve workforce development and training services for youth with disabilities. Locally, there are renewed efforts to help youth move from …

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CIL Winter 2017 Newsletter

April 19, 2017

2017 Winter Newsletter

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Understanding Community HealthChoices vs. HealthChoices

April 19, 2017

The Wolf Administration is committed to serving more people in the community. Community HealthChoices (CHC) is a new initiative that will increase opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. CHC was developed to: …

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January Safety Committee Newsletter

February 3, 2017

Newsletter January 2017

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Safety Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2016

Safety Committee Newsletter 2016

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Independence!

November 1, 2016

Quarterly Newsletter of Disability Options Network : Fall Edition 2016   Vote! Vote! Vote! Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Your vote is important. Please vote. If you have questions about your rights, the law, accessibility, poll watchers and …

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Child and Youth Programs

October 28, 2016
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New Ideas In the Advocacy for Disabled Persons

October 9, 2014

New Mobility Magazine published an article February fourth by Laura Hershey, arguing that employment for people with disabilities should be at the top of the priority list for disability advocates. In the United States only 37% of peoples with disabilities …

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Restore Your Vision with Stem Cells

October 9, 2014

The North East England Stem Cell Institute, located in Newcastle, has developed a treatment in which stem cells taken from one eye can be used to repair the other. This procedure was used on eight human test subjects in the …

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Eye Damage Caused By Tanning Beds

October 9, 2014

We have been warned for years about the harmful effects of ultra violet rays, given off naturally by our sun and produced artificially by tanning beds. Its common knowledge that too much of these rays causes burning and in more …

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LOCAL PA ADAPT ACTION – Robbins Continues to Use the Disabled Community as a Political Pawn

October 9, 2014

During a visit to Senator Robbins Harrisburg office in June, 2009, PA ADAPT activists were asked to leave his office and not return. Robbins supported the cuts to vital human service programs that were established in SB 850 back in …

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LOCAL PA ADAPT ACTION – Ignore Them and They’ll Go Away

October 9, 2014

On August 4, 2009 the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 195-3 to pass Senate Bill 850 to pay workers. As written, S.B. 850 makes deep cuts to key programs that would force more disabled people out of their homes and …

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Texas ‘fight club’ trial begins

October 9, 2014

By Andy Gallacher BBC News, Miami A former worker at a Texas state school for mentally disabled people has gone on trial accused of organising fights between the residents. Jesse Salazar is charged with injury to a disabled person in …

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Less Expensive In-Home Care Best Option for Disabled and Budget

October 9, 2014

In “a tough budget year,” or any year for that matter, it clearly makes sense to pass a budget that will save taxpayer money and maintain revenue streams by keeping people working who pay taxes. “Any budget cut to services …

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Can Lasers Be the Key?

October 9, 2014

New discoveries in the benefits of laser therapy are making waves in pharmaceutically dependant medical world. We live in a world that for decades has fantasized about a future with flying cars and laser guns. Now lasers have begun to …

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Obama Administration Continues Institutional Bias in Healthcare Reform

October 9, 2014

On July 6, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, sent a letter to Sen. Edward Kennedy, Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, expressing President Obama’s support for Kennedy’s “CLASS Act,” which would allow middle …

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Fund People First

October 9, 2014

Last month, the state Senate passed a budget bill that would have made deep cuts to education, health care, services for the elderly and disabled, and countless other areas. It would have spent $1.7 billion less than Governor Ed Rendell’s …

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