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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Achieva Family Trust Webinar Series

Charting the LifeCourse
Thursday, September 23, 2021
10 a.m. – 12 p.m

The intent of the webinar is to provide an overview of Charting the LifeCourse and how the process can enable people with disabilities to plan for their future understanding their choices and goals, as well as their needs for supports to achieve their goals.

Presenters: Anne-Marie Quealy, Priority Planning Supervisor, Allegheny County DHS/Office of Developmental Supports; Jack W. Butler, Director of Person-Centered Supports, Achieva; Kathy Davis, Promising Practice Team Supervisor, Allegheny County DHS Office of Developmental Supports; Lynn Pugliano, Eligibility Supervisor, Allegheny County DHS, Office of Developmental Supports; and Candida Walton, Supporting Families Statewide Initiative Coordinator, Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Programs

Successful Strategies for Self-Advocacy Part 1
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The target audiences for this webinar are providers, family members, and people with disabilities. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the basics for successful strategies when advocating for issues of importance for people with disabilities. The basic strategies relate to advocating across disability groups.

Presenters: Nancy Murray, Senior Vice President of Achieva and President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh; Luciana Randall, President, Autism Connection of PA; Nikki Dawson, MSW, Advocacy Director, NAMI Keystone PA; Aleta Barnett, Adult Mental Health Advocate, NAMI Keystone PA; Katie Smith, Independent Living Coordinator, Disability Options Network

Successful Strategies for Self-Advocacy Part 2

Come hear how this panel of self-advocates discusses the importance of the involvement and support for self-advocates in advocacy efforts. They will review the principles of self-awareness, self-advocacy, and self-determination for optimal outcomes.

Date in November and panel to be determined

More information to follow.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm