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.
The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities for organizations and individuals.
The first opportunity is for Community Response Projects. These projects are supported for up to $5,000 over a 6-month timeframe and will be awarded to community-based organizations that provide supports to people with developmental disabilities who have been affected by a local, statewide, or national, natural disasters. This can include, but is not limited to, addressing concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community Response Projects will support organizations in developing training or increasing accessibility to information for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. Eligible categories for application include, but are not limited to the following:
The second new funding opportunity is for Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Fund (LEAF) Scholarships. This program provides scholarships of up to $750 per person, per year, to assist individuals with disabilities and their family members to attend conferences, training sessions, and comparable activities directly related to skill development in the areas of self-advocacy, leadership, and education.
To be eligible, applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania AND an individual with a developmental disability, a family member of an individual with a developmental disability, or a guardian of an individual with a developmental disability. Examples of eligible events include training in self-advocacy, leadership, self-determination; education that expands your knowledge of rights of individuals with disabilities; training that will assist you in accessing services, support, and other assistance; parent training and information; or events that address Council goals outlined in the State Plan.