The intellectual disability and autism fields regularly face challenges as the result of external regulatory, legislative, legal and financial actions. These factors frequently have a direct impact on the delivery of services to the children and adults served, their families and service providers.
Stay up-to-date on current topics affecting the field, and to find out about advocacy strategies and action items, please check this page regularly.
We are asking you to call or send an email requesting an across the board rate increase of 2% for intellectual disability provider services. It's quick and easy - click here for a step-by-step guide.
Governor Tom Corbett has nominated Beverly D. Mackereth as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Congressman Pat Meehan of the 7th district (Delaware County), continues to show strong leadership for autism research and supports.
Article details why many think "welfare" no longer belongs in Pennsylvania Department of Welfare's name.
Legislation which would create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.
County Administrators from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties attend MAX Conference.
On Tuesday, February 19th, Melmark was honored to host Pennsylvania State Representative, Joe Hackett.
A bill introduced by Representative DiGirolamo (R - Bucks) that would restore $84 million to human services funded by state-only dollars in the FY12-13 budget was voted out of the House Human Services Committee last week. Only 4 legislators opposed the bill.
Advocacy Through Facebook & Twitter
As budget cuts threaten the quality of life for people diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it is becoming even more important for you to speak up for those who often cannot speak up for themselves. And social media is providing new and easier ways to advocate.