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FREE Event for Individuals with IDD/A, Families, and Professionals

This FREE event is open to all…individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism, families, direct support staff, professionals, and anyone who supports people with IDD/A


Join us this Spring for our Summits on Participant Directed Services!

See the flier attached and visit our website for more information-


Creating an Everyday Life using Waiver Services comes with some exciting opportunities and challenges. Many individuals use Participant Directed Services to pursue their Vision and create the life they want. Join the PA Family Network and local experts as we explore more about Participant Direction and offer resources and information. Each Summit will be held from 11:30am-7:30pm. Join any summit convenient to you to hear from experts focused on the experience of people with intellectual disabilities/autism and their families.


Topic: Participant Directed Services


Family Friendly Hours!


PLEASE NOTE: There are three registration types to accommodate all schedules. Each session will contain new information, nothing will be repeated. The registration types are Afternoon, Evening, and Full Day. The Afternoon session is from 11:30am-3:00pm. The Evening Session is from 3:00pm- 7:30pm. The Full Day Session is from 11:00am-7:30pm.


Some sessions will include…

  • “How Participant Directed Services can make a Person-Centered Plan come to Life, Morning Keynote – Join us as we welcome Bob Sattler to dive into making a PDS plan come to life. When a person and their family have control, the life you choose can come true!

  • Sustaining Participant Directed Services, Afternoon Keynote-  Join us as we welcome Attorney David Gates to learn how to sustain Participant Directed Services long-term and beyond a time when caregivers are available to manage the services.

  • “What to Expect from a Professional Supports Broker” – Learn what a Supports Broker can/cannot do for you and more importantly what you should expect them to know and do when they are supporting your loved ones wants and needs!

  • Hear from an Agency With Choice provider and PPL on “The Ins and Outs of Agency with Choice & Vendor Fiscal models”! – Hear the things about AWC  & Vendor Fiscal that you need to know, but no one else tells you!

  • Hear from a Panel of Experts with lived experience – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism will be joined by their Service and Support Professional (SSP) to talk about their experiences, and will take questions.

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