Welcome New Assistive Technology Reuse Partners
Following a competition, PIAT selected partner programs to enhance the availability of reused equipment to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Read more about the reuse partners
Request for Proposal - Enhancing AT Services
A program of the Institute, Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, announces three competitive Requests for Proposals to provide funding for enhancing the scope of assistive technology services available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on November 7, 2016.
November 2nd and 9th: Presentations on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule
Presenter Alison Barkoff will explain the new HCBS settings rule, its implementation, and other aligning federal policies.
November 10: Adaptive Designer and Fabricator Alex Truesdell Presents on Adaptive Global Design
In this event, Adaptive Design Global: Build for One, Engage Everyone, Change Everything™, attendees will learn the principles of creating custom adaptations to reduce barriers and the impact of assistive technology.
Institute Reuse Request for Proposal
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology announces a competitive Request for Proposal to provide funding for enhancing the scope of assistive technology reutilization available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. on September 15, 2016.
Apply Now for the C2P2 Early Intervention 2016-2017 Session
Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking, for Families of Children in Early Intervention: Four 2-day sessions provide free leadership development training for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.
Learn more/Apply online for C2P2
Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes - A Make and Take Workshop
In this workshop, participants will learn to use everyday tools and materials to fabricate solutions in minutes to support people with disabilities. Three dates/locations: September 26, 27, or October 5, 2016.
Read more/Register for workshop
RESCHEDULED: Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities
Registration is now closed. Day-long training session will bring together people with disabilities and their families with emergency planners.
More information about the preparedness training
New Film Spotlights Professor and His Groundbreaking Theory
A recently released film, "Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization," focuses on the principle of normalization and Professor Wolf Wolfensberger, who used this principle to challenge the basis of assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities.
Learn about this film
College of Direct Support - Supporting People in Developing More Fulfilling Lives with the Power of Knowledge
The online curriculum—designed for those who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities—is administered in Pennsylvania by the Institute on Disabilities.
More about the College of Direct Support
Employment Here and Now! Open House
The Employment Here and Now! open house will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Learn about this employment program for eligible people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the application process.
More about program/eligibility