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Living Well With A Disability is a free resource that is available to individuals with any type of disability, living in certain counties of Pennsylvania. By calling our Living Well With A Disability hotline (1-877-TO-LIV-WELL), you will be connected with a qualified Living Well specialist who will conduct a survey that focuses on all aspects of your life. The Living Well specialist will assist you with identifying your needs and goals, and developing a plan for meeting them. [read more]

Jesse Swoyer works with LWWD members during a training session.

Jesse Swoyer Recognized By PFP Magazine as a Top 15 Finalist for the National Trainer of the Year Award

Camp Hill, Pa., (March 19,2015)- The Center for Independent Living of Central Pa. (CILCP) is proud to announce that Jesse Swoyer, Fitness Center Director for the organization’s Living Well With… [read more] [read more]
2014 Highmark Walk

The results are in! CILCP raises awareness and support with Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.

CILCP shares successes from Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community and thanks participants for raising support with event’s 3,000 participants. [read more]
Walk For A Healthy Community

Join CILCP for the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

CILCP is honored to be a participating organization in the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Join us on Saturday, May 17, at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., to get active and show support for healthy living and a healthy community. [read more]
4 Wheel City

4 Wheel City: Hip-Hop Music to Inspire, Educate, Advocate and Entertain

Living Well With A DisabilitySM Conference & Expo is excited to announce that hip-hop sensation 4 Wheel City will join the list of must-see presenters at the event this… [read more] [read more]

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Support CILCP in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community to raise funds for the Living Well Transport Service!

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A cool tool to hold your iPhone or device!

iPhone Lanyard Case - Apple iPhone® iPod Touch® Lanyard Skin Case & Cover by Lanskin | Lanskin.com

Find your sophisticated side with our unique iPhone & iPod Lanyard Skin Case for the iPhone 3G(S), 4, 4(S), 5, 5(S), 5C, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 6se, 7, 7 Plus and iPod Touch 4th, 5th & 6th Gens.

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Here's a link to a new line of shoes we've discovered that could be beneficial for those struggling with the fine motor skills that are needed to tie laces! With the zipper design, consumers have found it much easier to get these shoes on and off! Plus they're cool looking!

BILLY Footwear

With Daylight Savings Time, how about a 25% OFF discount on all of our BILLY Footwear products? Use promo code LIGHT25 for instant savings. Offer expires 3/27/17. Hear co-founder Billy Price describe the genesis of BILLY Footwear and how his shoes are fashionable, functional and promote universal design, meaning they appeal to and work for everyone. Learn more here: http://billyfootwear.com/

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Wow! Here are some dream vacations that are totally accessible! Go see the world!

How to ski, safari and scuba dive as a wheelchair user

Disabled Access Day took place at the weekend (from 10-12 March), when places from airports to museums opened their doors and held special events for people with disabilities. But for the other 362 days of the year, travelling with a disability isn’t such a breeze.

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Check out this cool article about service dogs!

Guide dogs help serve as their owners' eyes, but a video shows it's much more than that.

"I'm putting my life in the paws of a dog." #PromotedPost

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DUE TO SNOW, WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING OUR LUNCH & MOVIE PLANS! New date will be TUESDAY, MARCH 21! Our peer support group, Living Well Together, would like to plan an afternoon at the movies! We will be seeing a movie at Cinema Center and meeting beforehand at the Lower Allen Diner for lunch. As of now, plans are as follows: What: Lunch and Seeing the movie “The Shack” Where: Lower Allen Diner 3449 Simpson Ferry Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 Cinema Center 3431 Simpson Ferry Rd, Camp Hill PA 17011 Date: Tuesday March 21st Time: Meeting for lunch at 1:00pm at Lower Allen Diner Movie at 3:30pm, meeting inside lobby at 3:00pm Cost: Price of your lunch, Movie is $5 and concessions are half off Who: ANYONE! Invite your friends and family if you’d like! Please let me know if you plan to attend by Friday March 17th as I will contact you directly if there is any change in plans! If you need any assistance setting up transportation, I can assist with that as well! For those using public transportation, the movie is 2 hours and 12 minutes long so plan your ride accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you there! Contact: Erin Gaul 717-731-1900 Ext 263 egaul@cilcp.org

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Did you know?!

Ai-Media

Time to bust a few myths about sign language.

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One man's perspective 😉

Upworthy

He's not a spokesperson for everyone with cerebral palsy, but he has a few (humorous) things he's hoping everyone can learn. (And no, Ethel, he doesn't know your grandson.😂 ) (via Cerebral Palsy Foundation)

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Living Well Together will be getting together for Lunch and a Movie and would love for you to join us! What: Lunch and Seeing the movie "The Shack" Where: Lower Allen Diner 3449 Simpson Ferry Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011 Cinema Center 3431 Simpson Ferry Rd, Camp Hill PA 17011 Date: Tuesday March 14th Time: Meeting for lunch at Lower Allen Diner (in same parking lot as theater) at 1:00pm Movie at 3:30pm, meeting inside lobby at 3:00pm Cost: Price of your lunch, Movie is $5 and concessions are half off Who: ANYONE! Invite your friends and family if you'd like! Please contact Erin Gaul 717-731-1900 #263 with any questions or if you need assistance accessing this activity!

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Check out this inclusive fashion website showcasing style for everyone! Thanks Ag Apparel!

Ag Apparel, Adaptive clothing with no boundaries

Ag Apparel : - DRESSES MADE 2 MEASURE TOPS SKIRTS PANTS JACKETS ALL PRODUCTS SKIRT: DESIGN YOUR OWN CARDIS/WRAPS SCARVES THE ONESIE MULTI DRESS SWIM CAPES SHORTS

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Incredible words from some incredible people! Check out these TedTalks highlighting examples of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities!

7 talks highlight people with disabilities breaking down barriers

In these seven talks, activists, advocates and educators share how they are working to build a society that works for people with disabilities: For more than 30 years, Judith Heumann has fought for...

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Are you a young person with a disability, age 26 or under, who wants to attend an amazing conference? Scholarships are now available to attend the 2017 NCIL Conference, focused on developing opportunities and independent living skills. Apply Below! Also, if you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund, please email kings@ncil.org https://ncilforms.wufoo.com/forms/2017-ncil-youth-scholarship-application/

2017 NCIL Youth Scholarship Application

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Kevaleen

Amazing #ThisIsHowI video showcasing life with disability! Nice work, AbleThrive! Couldn't help but notice all the #AbilitiesExpo footage. :)

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Support the #I Want To Work campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and on their website (website link below)! How are you helping to break down barriers for people with disabilities in the work place?

#IWantToWork

A self-advocacy campaign

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Here are a lot of great ways to make your devices accessible!

Access and Inclusion through Technology

A round up of news from the world of accessible technology by David Banes

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Check out this awesome App for iOS and Android phones!

David

This weeks free and low cost technology of the week is tap tap see - great object recognition suitable in a range of settings home, education and work.

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For those who are students or parents of students, see this post for information about the Teresa Haven Scholarship for students with disabilities!

The Teresa Haven Scholarship for Students with Disabilities | ATHEN

Dr. Teresa Lynn Wells Haven’s professional career in disability services included work at the University of Arkansas, the University of Hawaii at...

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This accessible vehicle is only one of more to come as the CILCP starts the Living Well Transport Services. You can help get it started sooner than later by participating and raising funds for this year's Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. The CILCP's Board of Directors has approved all funds raised will be solely used to implement this much-needed transport service for people with disabilities. The objective is to make accessible, affordable taxi service for late evening hours and weekends. Register and give today at http://hcf.convio.net/CILCPWalk

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Information about FREE Tax services for Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties! If you need any assistance requesting accommodations or making an appointment, please contact Erin Gaul, Living Well Specialist at 717-731-1900 #263 or egaul@cilcp.org

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Center for Independent Living of Central PA

If you are like me you can recall a time when Service Coordination meant that you had someone who genuinely fought on your behalf. Living Well Your Way is bringing that time back again. Contact them today and see for yourself! http://www.livingwellyourway.org Phone: 717.836.7449 E-mail: Sakakpo-martin@livingwellyourway.org

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A free service to list and find affordable homes and apartments across PA: www.PAHousingSearch.com

PAHousingSearch.com | Pennsylvania Apartments | Pennsylvania Rental Homes

Pennsylvania's housing search site. Renters search for free, landlords list rental housing for free.

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This shows you the different in living independently versus living well independently!

The View

In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, we gave U.S. Navy vet Timothy Birckhead the surprise of a lifetime! His unbreakable spirit gives us all a reason to celebrate.

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I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, along with Scoleosis, COPD, and an issue with my heart. My health seems to be getting worse, so we could use all the help we can get. It might save my life. Please at least share if you cannot donate.

Click here to support Doctor's visits/medical by Lilith Morrigan Black

My name is Sharon Ann and I am a 23 year old that has to live with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, coupled with Scoleosis as it often is, I also have COPD, congenital heart disease, a tracheostomy, and a stomach tube. In May I went into cardiac arrest and had to spend a month up in Chapel Hil...

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A great family is selling a 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Van, modified by Rollx for wheelchair accessibility with a retractable ramp. With only 25,000 miles, this vehicle is loaded. It has grey interior with leather seats, sunroof, entertainment system including DVD and CD players, and is equipped with Sirius XM. This minivan has a V-6, seats for six (one seat is removable) in addition to wheelchair passenger; bluetooth capability, navigation system and climate control. There are many standard features that come with the Touring Elite model such as back up camera, passing notification and chill box in the front dash panel. The Rollx Conversion includes; dropped floor, rolix power door, power ramp, and electric kneeling. Serious buyers can inquire about selling price by calling Gary @ (717) 608-6089

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Hearing Loss Expo 2016! The only one of its kind in PA! Did you know… Estimation--1.1 million Pennsylvanians have a hearing loss. American Sign Language is not universal. Hearing loss is the 3rd most common physical condition after hypertension & arthritis. Speechreading is not effective—only catch up to 30 % of message. For information & schedule go to www.dli.pagov/odhh and like us on FB @PAODHH

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The Freewheelers is an adaptive sports program that seeks to unite athletes with and without disabilities in the Lehigh Valley in an effort to build confidence, endurance, strength, and respect for athletic ability in all people. http://www.lvcil.org/freewheelers

Freewheelers - Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2016 Pennsylvania to Host Art Contest for Artists with a Disability Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania will celebrate the creativity of artists with a disability with its second statewide art contest, Art: the Universal Language. Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit images of their paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, or multi-media pieces. Artistic expression offers unique opportunities for people to appreciate and understand the talent and perspectives of Pennsylvanians with a disability. A team of judges will choose winners based on originality, imagination, visual interest, and skillful use of materials. The art contest is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services (DHS), The Arc of Pennsylvania, PA Mental Health Consumers' Association, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. "The creation of art in all forms provides the ability to communicate one's creativity, personality, and passions in a very unique and individualized way," said First Lady Frances Wolf. "I commend the Department of Human Services, the Council on the Arts and all of the partners that made this contest possible. And I wish the best of luck to all those participating." When the contest was held in 2014, artists submitted more than 350 works of art, including textiles, watercolors, oils, sculpture, jewelry, photographs, and mixed media pieces. Information, contest entry form, and winning artwork from the previous contest can be found here. Deadline for submitting materials is Monday, August 15, 2016. Winners will be honored at a ceremony this fall. MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Kostelac, 717-425-7606 # # #

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CILCP still needs your help with our annual fundraiser. We are only halfway there with 11 more days to go before the Walk. Give TODAY - http://hcf.convio.net/CILCPWalk

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North Central Sight Services, Inc.

Today marks the day of a state-wide campaign called the Stigma Project. Visit the official Stigma Project website www.LetsThinkAgain.org to find out more! #LetsThinkAgain #StigmaProject

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Micheal

This is "Micheal" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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The Royal Story Teller

Okay, so that sounds like a pretty cool job. A royal story teller. Like, you get to go to the castle, tell people interesting stories, have the king’s full attention, and be admired far and w…

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ODHH brings you Hearing Loss Expo 2016! It is free & open to the public. For more information, go to www.dli.pa.gov/ODHH or visit our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Office-for-t…/timeline

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Message from Theo, CEO of CILCP This year has been fast pace for the CILCP. There have been lots of wonderful accomplishments that made a positive difference in the lives of people with all types of disabilities and their families. For example, for the first time in PA, the CILCP has implemented a statewide program for persons who are DeafBlind to have access to paid support service providers. If you have been following the CILCP on social media or one of our many ongoing visitors to our local office in Camp Hill, you know first hand about these great accomplishments. Too many to mention in this short message. I am so thrilled about the great opportunities still to come in 2016! Do your very best to be safe out there as you celebrate the new year and on behalf of the CILCP board of directors, staff and many volunteers, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

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We Need Changing Places in the Usa and Internationally

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We Need Changing Places in the Usa and Internationally

THE USA ADA RULES ON ACCESSIBLE REST ROOMS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERY DISABLED PERSON WE NEED CHANGING PLACES OR SIMILAR FACILITY

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It is hard to dispel myths, but it can be done! Please watch - http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/12/17/institution-disabled-provail-cerebral-palsy/77459046/

'Myth' the most severely disabled can't thrive outside institutions

Christy Poe was born three months early with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She was a twin. Her sister, Candace, didn't survive. Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, Christy was left severely disabled, both physically and intellectually.

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This dance company is made up entirely of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. How do they develop a rhythm? It all starts with feeling the music. (via AJ+)

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Checkout our WheelChair Poncho, A necessity for anyone in a Wheelchair or Scooter that needs full coverage and protection, whether it be for transport or outdoor activities.

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pa-independent-living

PA Independent Living Online Radio by PA Independent Living

Join The Arc of Luzerne County Fridays at 12:00 PM EST/EDT for discussions on a wide range of topics related to independent living in Pennsylvania for individua

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Send in your photos to #CrappyCurb

Rooted in Rights

Do you have a crappy curb in your neighborhood? Post photos in the comments below with the hashtag #CrappyCurb and the name of your city! Curb cuts allow people with mobility disabilities to safely get on and off sidewalks - they are a big piece of making a city accessible to everyone. But around the country, they are either missing or in such bad shape, nobody can use them. There are tens of thousands of crappy curbs that Seattle has failed to fix or install. Today, Disability Rights Washington , along with co-counsel, is filing suit against the City of Seattle. We sent our cameras out in downtown Seattle to see for ourselves in our new Rooted in Rights original video: More about Seattle curb cuts at http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/curb-cuts #disability #disabilityrights #disabilityjustice #accessible #transportation #streets #curbramps #curbcuts #GoPro

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Comcast Launches American Sign Language Tutorial Videos for Closed Captioning Settings

Comcast is making a series of American Sign Language (ASL) tutorial videos available across each of our platforms.

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CILCP staff provided some acting talent in assisting Institute on Disabilities at Temple University in the production of this video that trains police offers in communicating with people with significant speech disabilities. A special thanks to the City of Harrisburg police officers who volunteered their time in the making of this video.

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Good afternoon, RE: Invitation for the Community Alliance Summit, Thursday, September 17, 2015 You are receiving this email because you and/or your organization an interest in making our communities more welcoming for all people. The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among organizations that are led by and/or provide services for diverse cultures and populations throughout Pennsylvania. For more information on the Community Alliance Summit and to register, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-collaboration-alliance-summit-tickets-17921336199 Sincerely, Graham Mulholland; Executive Director Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

Community Collaboration & Alliance Summit

Community Alliance Summit When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Harrisburg Hilton, One North 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pa (717) 233-6000 Who is invited: The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of ne…

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MANILA, Philippines – Triathletes from around the world participated in the Cobra-Ironman 70.3 triathlon on Sunday, August 2.

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New technology helps the blind navigate campus fb.me/1KOsGVe2x

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http://www.witf.org/myths-about-people-with-disabilities/2015/07/how-becoming-a-diabetic-became-a-fortunate-thing.php

How Becoming a Diabetic Became a Fortunate Thing!

Today, I decided to write about a particular issue that I have struggled to understand for many years. Only recently, after undergoing some personal challenges, did I finally decide the issue must be addressed publicly. I am not sure if anything will change based on my writing about this particular…

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Want your home modifications done right from start to finish, contact Lynn Stewart- Krieger,Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)Certified EnvironmentalAccess Consultant (C.E.A.C.)Director of Home Modifications and AccessE-mail: lstewart@cilcp.org

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Featured article in New Mobility Magazine: The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear? http://www.newmobility.com/2015/06/crisis-in-personal-assistance/

The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear? - New Mobility

Two disability rights powerhouses find themselves on opposite sides of a dilemma about how home care is managed and funded throughout the US.

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Pam Auer posted this video documentary and I am so glad she did. It is a very power interview of two of the most influential leaders in the the Disability Movement, Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann. Listen to what they had to say. Really life-changing lessons, if you truly listen and apply: https://vimeo.com/29471050

Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann in 1984 interview

Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann together in a historic interview in Stockholm in January 1984. Invited by Adolf Ratzka to participate in a three day conference on Independent…

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Home Modifications for Aging in Place

Jill Horner speaks with Lynn Stewart-Krieger, Director of Housing, Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (www.cilcp.org and www.livingwellwithadisability.org ) about home modifications and new construction allowing the elderly and disabled to age in place instead of having to move to…

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Today is a milestone, the Living Well with a Disability's Facebook page received 1000 Likes!

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Hitachi now has a solution which enables our veterans with disabilities to work with machines!

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Inclusive Post Secondary Education for persons with Intellectual Disabilities: http://www.millersville.edu/careerlifestudies/

Millersville University - Career & Life Studies

Welcome to Career & Life Studies where individuals with an intellectual disability can obtain a high-quality, individualized postsecondary education that will lead to social and professional networks, careers and a bright future. Millersville University is particularly suited for this program as a s…

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DeafBlind Living Well Services (DBLWS) recently trained 19 individuals in becoming Support Service Providers (SSPs) in the Pittsburgh area. We are now coming to the Philadelphia area. On February 26, 27 and 28th, DBLWS will be conducting our second regional SSP training at Liberty Resources at 714 M…

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Did you know you can participate in this event as a virtual walker? Click Virtual Walker when you register.

Center for Independent Living of Central PA

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Hyman's Homecare Agency, Llc

Senior Home Care Agency Llc January 25 . Hello! I'm looking to connect with organizations that help seniors. It would be great if you could please like my page, so we can follow each other to help seniors more. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/SeniorHomeCareAgencyLlc Senior Home Care Agency Llc Senior Home Care Agency Llc Services provides specialized care for all people with complex needs related to life-changing illness... Nursing: 2,288 like

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Hyman's Homecare Agency, Llc Services provides specialized care for all people with complex needs related to life-changing illness...

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Pennsylvania DBLWS Announcement: SSP Trainings: Become a Support Service Provider for people who are Deaf-Blind. DBLWS offers professional training throughout the state. To be registered on Pennsylvania’s SSP Registry list, you are required to attend and successfully complete the free SSP training programs listed below. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- When: Thursday February 26, 2015 6pm-8pm Friday February 27, 2015 8am-4pm (Lunch will be provided) Saturday February 28, 2015 8am-4pm (Lunch will be provided) Location: Liberty Resources Inc. (LRI) 714 Market Street #100 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Trainer: To be determined! DBLWS encourages you to wear comfortable clothing and shoes to participate in the training. Sign up for SSP training ASAP, Space is Limited! February 13, 2015 is the deadline to reserve your seat. Please contact Donald Gordon, DBLWS Program Manager at dgordon@cilcp.org or Videophone: 717-255-0124. Changing the way you experience the world!

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Need inspiration? need a reminder? Life is a challenge and some rise to the occasion...click the flick...

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Center for Independent Living of Central PA

Start 2015 off right! Visit your local Center for Independent Living! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for the following diseases and conditions like: • Coronary heart disease • Stroke • Type 2 diabetes • Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon) These are just a few diseases associated with being overweight. Your health and your weight are connected. This is why doctors weigh and measure height of a patient every time they visit. However, this is not the case for persons who use motorized wheelchairs, scooters or who are unable to stand. Doctors will often ask these persons to estimate their weight. As a result, their actual weight is never accurate and every day they may be at risk not knowing their weight or how to measure increased or decreased weight gain or loss. The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) may have a solution! The CILCP has available a fully accessible weight scale that allows a person who uses a wheelchair or scooter the ability to roll onto the scale and be weighted. Here is what you will need to do to get your actual weight: Step 1: find out how much your wheelchair or scooter weighs. This can be found in the owner’s manual or by calling the durable medical provider where the chair was purchased. Step 2: call the CILCP's office and make an appointment to be weighed Step 3: visit the office, sign in and you will be taken to the accessible scale Step 4: roll up on the scale and see the combined weight of you and the chair Step 5: subtract the actual weight of your chair from the combined weight and you will have your actual weight. It’s just that simple! From that point on you can occasionally stop by and just roll on the scale to get your combined weight for ongoing weight monitoring! You will never again need to estimate your actual weight when visiting your doctor. Liv Well in 2015!!

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The Box of Red Marbles

The Box of Red Marbles is a children’s picture book about a special small elementary class written for children with special needs. The classmates are close friends. They find a marble that is not like all the other marbles. From it they learn that each person, even if they are different from everyo…

Posted: 10:44 2014-12-13 ⋅ Comment

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Autism Baby

Hi Everyone, I believe parents of autistic children are looking for answers, and should have information about and access to the best possible treatments for their autistic child. In 2004, I co-founded a program with Carol Smith M.Ed., called Autism Baby that is near and dear to my heart. I have recently updated the Facebook page for Autism Baby with photos of me demonstrating a few of the exercises we use with children, and a lot of written material about the concepts behind the program in the Notes section. I’d appreciate it if anyone who is interested would take a look at it. Thanks so much. All the best, Suzanne Alexander suzannealexander3@yahoo.com

Posted: 20:19 2014-12-08 ⋅ Comment

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Pam Auer

Hi All, Unfortunately Senator Teplitz had to cancel our appointment for November 17, 2014. We will reschedule with him for a date yet to be determined.

Posted: 16:03 2014-11-10 ⋅ Comment

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Living Well With A Disability

News for Immediate Release Oct. 29, 2014 Pilot Grant Awarded to Fund First Statewide Program of Support Services Providers (SSPs) for Pennsylvanians Who Are Deaf-Blind Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing have partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) to fund the first statewide program of Support Service Providers (SSPs) for individuals who are deaf-blind. “With SSP services, people who are deaf-blind can lead empowered, independent lives,” said Gov. Corbett. “This grant will help individuals access the services they need to thrive in their daily routine, and ultimately live a productive and fulfilling life.” SSPs provide services that promote independence and enhance environmental cues that allow individuals who are deaf-blind to make informed decisions. This is accomplished by providing both visual and environmental information, such as describing the set-up of a room to allow the individual who is deaf-blind to decide where to sit or who they would like to talk with, reading food labels during a trip to the grocery store, or acting as a guide on the way to a doctor’s appointment. “This first statewide program will increase outreach and services to an underserved population of Pennsylvanians,” said Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway. “Making trained Support Service Providers available to help individuals who are deaf-blind will allow them to access information, make informed decisions and achieve independence.” This pilot grant is a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) initiative funded with federal and state dollars. The funding will be used to administrate the SSP program, and train and pay individuals to become qualified SSPs to work with Pennsylvanians who are deaf-blind, at least 18 years old and have completed high school. The SSPs are independent contractors and individuals who are deaf-blind will interview and hire the SSPs who best meet their needs. The Center for Independent Living of Central PA works to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services. For 26 years and through numerous programs and services, CILCP encourages, motivates, and supports people with disabilities to achieve goals, meet challenges, and fulfill dreams, and ultimately, to live well. For more information on CILCP, visit http://www.cilcp.org or http://www.livingwithdisability.org. For more information on the new SSP program, contact CILCP Director Theo Braddy, 717-731-1900, ext. 211 or email theobraddy@cilcp.org. Media contact: Valerie Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116 Sara Goulet, Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530 ###

Welcome to Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania

Here at the Center for Independent Living we are committed to working w/ people w/ disabilities to help them fully participate in society.

Posted: 9:59 2014-10-29 ⋅ Comment

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Center for Independent Living of Central PA

News from CILCP: We're Hiring! Living Well Specialist Position Email Marilyn Zarrieii, Director of Human Resources for more details at mzarreii@cilcp.org or call at 717.731.1900.

Posted: 9:30 2014-10-27 ⋅ Comment

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IbMilwaukee - Industries for the Blind

This Washington D.C. Government Sensitivity Training Video is an amazing point of view from people with disabilities. Have you watched it? No Transcription is available for this video. But the video does provide a voiceover for people with visual impairments. www.ibmilw.com / www.ibexp.com

Posted: 12:52 2014-10-23 ⋅ Comment

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Pam Auer

Fall Festival Perry County Area Agency on Aging Sponsored by Perry County Area Agency on Aging invites seniors and adults living with a disability to join in a Fall Festival. Time to say goodbye to Summer and to welcome Fall with community friends. The event will include games, fun activities, hot lunch, door prizes and entertainment featuring The Sinceres. Please join us in saying Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Fall. The cost to attend the event is $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Centers or Perry County Area Agency on Aging between August 5, 2014 through September 12, 2014. No Tickets will be sold the day of the event. For more information, contact Larry or Trudy at 717-582-5128 or 866-926-5118.

Posted: 13:07 2014-09-11 ⋅ Comment

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Anchors away! Learn about the benefits of adaptive sailing!

Sailing

Sailing allows participants to enjoy the freedom of movement and independence – whether it’s a lazy afternoon on an inland lake, mastering the wind in recre

Posted: 6:30 2014-08-20 ⋅ Comment

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“People tell me I’m inspiring… but to me, I’m just riding a dirt bike.” Learn more about Darius Glover’s story.

Whatever it Takes: Meet Motocross Rider - Darius Glover

Inspiring and motivational best describe Darius Glover. Darius has been riding dirt bikes since he was 7 years old. At 15, everything changed when he suffere...

Posted: 9:26 2014-08-18 ⋅ Comment

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The results are in! Learn how CILCP raised awareness and support with Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Thanks to all who participated! http://ow.ly/Aexxu

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Posted: 6:39 2014-08-12 ⋅ Comment

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Buffalo, New York, shoots & scores! 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool will be held at the HARBORCENTER in 2015. http://ow.ly/AcNWL

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Posted: 12:20 2014-08-11 ⋅ Comment

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Pam Auer

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that if you want to have a say in the types of activities we do, you need to come to the Activities Group meetings! We had a great time at Little Buffalo State Park last Thursday and would like to continue planning for the next events. The next meeting of the Activities Group is August 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Please join us in the CILCP conference room. See ya there! Pam

Posted: 12:12 2014-08-04 ⋅ Comment

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5 parenting tips from Washington Post. Do you have any to add?

Five ways to help your child with autism cope with summer’s relaxed schedule

Summer fun can sometimes turn into summer overload for kids who thrive in the structured school environment. Lauren Kenworthy offers suggestions on how to keep the meltdowns to a minimum.

Posted: 10:56 2014-07-16 ⋅ Comment

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Just a few days left to register for Camp Friendship in Dubois, PA for children and young adults with autism.

The Arc's Camp Friendship

A fun filled summer day camp program of The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties. Open to children in our area who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Posted: 7:54 2014-07-15 ⋅ Comment

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New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has recently drafted a 10 year plan that could completely change the city – for the better! The plan is designed to increase the number of accessible cabs from the current 800 to over 16,000. Read more about this exciting step towards a more accessible city!

Accessible Taxi | SPORTS 'N SPOKES

More NYC taxis to become wheelchair accessible

Posted: 14:00 2014-07-09 ⋅ Comment

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Have you ever tried adaptive yoga? What did you think?

Mind & Body

People with SCI are joining the yoga craze in adaptive classes that boost mental and physical wellness.

Posted: 13:45 2014-07-07 ⋅ Comment

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Happy 4th of July, from our family to yours! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

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Posted: 8:00 2014-07-04 ⋅ Comment

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Jordanne Whiley is ready to take home her third consecutive win at the Wimbledon wheelchair doubles event this week! Let's cheer her on with some "likes!"

Jordanne Whiley goes for third time lucky in Wimbledon wheelchair tennis

The Briton, who is also aiming for her third consecutive grand slam title, has reached the semi-finals in SW19 twice before

Posted: 12:00 2014-07-03 ⋅ Comment

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We hope you enjoy this great article from New Mobility Magazine, highlighting the talent of 4 Wheel City!

4 Wheel City: Rapping Rehab - New Mobility

4 Wheel City — two paraplegic hip-hop performers — are bringing "rap therapy" to young people.

Posted: 12:35 2014-07-02 ⋅ Comment

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Children and veterans partner to live well together! Like if you enjoy!

Home Run: Children with Disabilities Play Ball With Wounded Warriors - NBC News

At the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team’s Kids Camp, one week each summer 20 children get the chance to feel like stars. They are selected from across t...

Posted: 6:39 2014-06-24 ⋅ Comment

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Disability Benefits

FREE Valuable information to those who are too ill or injuries to work- The HypoGal and Disability Benefit book shares our family's medical odyssey and provides resources for the chronically ill. This bestselling book is FREE on Kindle from Friday, May 23- Monday, May 26. Please help spread the word. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/HypoGal-Disability-Benefits-Received-Million-ebook/dp/B00J0R3Y70/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1400797516&sr=1-1&keywords=hypogal+and+disability+benefits 12 reviews with an average 5 star rating Here is where you can find me online. Website: https://www.HypoGal.com Blog: https://blog.hypogal.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HypoGal Twitter: https://twitter.com/HypoGal101 Thanks for letting me share this free book promotion. Hopefully, the book may help someone in need.

HypoGal and Disability Benefits: Learn How She Received Over A Million Dollars In Disability...

Everyone thinks that disability, like any of life's difficulties, will always happen to the other person. Take control of your future with Attorney at Law David Gorlick’s must-read guide, HypoGal and Disability Benefits. Driven by his wife’s experience with chronic illness, David sh...

Posted: 22:11 2014-05-25 ⋅ Comment

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Your generous donations really do make a difference! Read this inspiring story of how one life has changed for the better: http://www.livingwellwithadisability.org/2014/05/accessible-fitness-center-helps-member-lose-more-than-100-pounds/

Accessible Fitness Center Helps Member Lose More Than 100 Pounds | Living Well With A Disability

Highmark Walk proceeds to benefit and impact more lives “I feel great, I have more energy and I do more now,” says Howard DeHart. “I can even speak

Posted: 7:35 2014-05-15 ⋅ Comment

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Here's one man's story of how the Living Well With A Disability Fitness Center changed his life. Help us impact even more lives by supporting the Highmark Walk for A Healthy Community!

Accessible Fitness Center Helps Member Lose More Than 100 Pounds | Living Well With A Disability

Highmark Walk proceeds to benefit and impact more lives “I feel great, I have more energy and I do more now,” says Howard DeHart. “I can even speak

Posted: 7:34 2014-05-15 ⋅ Comment

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We're making progress! See how you can positively impact lives by supporting the Center for Independent Living of Central PA in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community - Harrisburg this Saturday! http://www.livingwellwithadisability.org/2014/03/join-cilcp-for-the-2014-highmark-walk-for-a-health-community/

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Posted: 17:30 2014-05-12 ⋅ Comment

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Join us on May 17 for Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!

Join CILCP for the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Health Community | Living Well With A Disability

CILCP is honored to be a participating organization in the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Join us on Saturday, May 17, at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., to get active and show support for healthy living and a healthy community.

Posted: 6:54 2014-05-12 ⋅ Comment

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Let's get outside and enjoy spring!

Track Vehicles: Open Up the Outdoors - New Mobility

Track vehicles — also known as tank wheelchairs — are becoming more widely available.

Posted: 9:45 2014-05-08 ⋅ Comment

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“Resourcefulness. It’s one of the qualities most tested by a spinal cord injury…” Bill Fertig is finding solutions, you can too!

NSCIA Members in Action: Bill Fertig, Jennifer Wolff - New Mobility

As the new voice of National Spinal Cord Injury Association, New Mobility has the scoop on chapter, members and more.

Posted: 7:35 2014-05-07 ⋅ Comment

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Planning for natural disasters is crucial—check out what you can do to ensure you and your family’s safety via New Mobility Magazine.

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities - New Mobility

Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities is changing slowly but surely. Where are we now?

Posted: 13:10 2014-05-06 ⋅ Comment

Accessible Fitness Center Helps Member Lose More Than 100 Pounds

Highmark Walk proceeds to benefit and impact more lives “I feel great, I have more energy and I do more now,” says Howard DeHart.  “I can even speak much better,”… [read more]

Able to Travel to Share Tips for the Road, Air and Sea at Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo

Everyone loves a vacation. Whether relaxing on the water with warm summer breezes or going on an adventure in a new city, traveling can build confidence and strengthen independence.  It… [read more]

Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo Exhibitors Bring Resources Under One Roof

If you’ve ever wanted to visit one place to find all of the resources available to help you reach your goals, the Living Well With A DisabilitySM Conference & Expo… [read more]
 
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