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Grants Available for Eligible Homeowners with Disabilities in Rural Western PA

Kevin Huwe, Administrator of Community Resources at Disability Options Network (DON), is also a PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator for the Southwestern region of Pennsylvania. Kevin has been providing support for… [ Read Grants Available for Eligible Homeowners with Disabilities in Rural Western PA ]

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5 Types of Assistive Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed Until COVID-19

Contributors to this blog include PATF Funding Assistance Coordinators Katie Krum, Katherine Reim, and Carmella Rynearson As we adjust to our new reality during this pandemic, one thing is certain:… [ Read 5 Types of Assistive Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed Until COVID-19 ]

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Control Your Home, Control Your Life

Smart Home Technology is Helping People with Disabilities Live with Greater Independence These days, most of us are using some form of generic smart home technology to help manage our… [ Read Control Your Home, Control Your Life ]

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Practical Ideas for Health and Safety at Home with a Disability during COVID-19

Written by Susan Tachau, PATF CEO Please note: This article contains links to products mentioned for informational purposes only, and does not represent an endorsement or specific recommendation made by… [ Read Practical Ideas for Health and Safety at Home with a Disability during COVID-19 ]

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Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program

Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program Thursday, March 26, 2020 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s new waiver program for people with physical disabilities… [ Read Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Community HealthChoices Waiver Program ]

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Assistive Technology Spotlight: Active Hands, A Gripping Aid for Exercise and More

Written by Ralph Aurora, former Coordinator of Accessibility Programs at Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) and PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator (Note: This blog article contains a link to… [ Read Assistive Technology Spotlight: Active Hands, A Gripping Aid for Exercise and More ]

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Cab Cameras for Safety and Success

Written by Abbie Spackman, AgrAbility PA Project Assistant and PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator; Dwight Heller, OTR/L, CHT; and Susie Daily, PATF Communications Director Is an injury, pain or a disability… [ Read Cab Cameras for Safety and Success ]

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Adaptive Cycles Available Through Free BikeShare Program, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Written by Carmella Rynearson, PATF Funding Assistance Coordinator “It’s just like riding a bike… you never forget.” This phrase is often used in reference to activities that come easily, perhaps in… [ Read Adaptive Cycles Available Through Free BikeShare Program, Lackawanna Heritage Valley ]

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Resources for Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities

Written by Bonaia Rosado, PATF Program Manager Trying to find and utilize the range of services for children with disabilities can be overwhelming. Add to that a language barrier and… [ Read Resources for Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities ]

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Jobs and Homes Aren’t Enough: The Missing Link in Promoting Independence for People with Disabilities

A lot of progressive work has been done over the last several years to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and in housing. Legislation like Employment… [ Read Jobs and Homes Aren’t Enough: The Missing Link in Promoting Independence for People with Disabilities ]