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August 11, 2020 - Students with IEPs and the 2020-21 School Year: What Families in PA Need to Know

July 6, 2020COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

June 30, 2020 - Guidance and Answers to FAQs on COVID-19 Compensatory Services

June 26, 2020 - Resolution of Federal Civil Rights Complaint Raises the Bar in Prohibiting Medical Discrimination Against People With Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 16, 2020 - Advocacy Groups Celebrate Gov. Wolf’s Intellectual Disability/Autism Funding.  Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that $260 million in CARES Act funding will be distributed to the providers of services supporting Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and autism was received with praise by advocacy groups.

May 27, 2020 - Check out The Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Individual Transition Guide. This guide can also be used by individuals, families, and providers to prepare for reintegration activities.

May 27, 2020 - Your Roadmap Back into the Community can assist family members and caretakers in assessing critical community re-entry criteria for individuals. Your Roadmap Back into the Community acts as a guide to supplements a similar transition guide that supports coordinators and counties use to assess community transition readiness. Families may use this guide to prepare for community re-entry and SC assessments.

May 23, 2020 - PA Department of Health issues GUIDANCE ON HOSPITALS’ RESPONSES TO COVID-19: A hospital, through its visitor policy, cannot deny access to an attendant, caregiver or family member of a patient who has an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability, communication barrier, or behavioral concerns.

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