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This site is designed to empower the whole community to make where we go to school, work, live and play, welcoming for all people.

We all have a part in making our communities more diverse and inclusive places for people with disabilities.
Whether you are a young person with a disability, parent, teacher, business owner, or member of the community who wants to make a difference, you will find tips and activities to assist you in your journey of promoting inclusion.
Please use this site as a tool to help you change the community, along side Mission Empower, to integrate all youth with disabilities into their community.

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JULY 2016: Disability Inclusion Month

This month the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will focus much of its storytelling on how national service
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New Parent Resources from Mercyhurst University Civic Institute

Andrea Bierer from Unified Erie and Mercyhurst University Civic Institute wanted to make sure you had the following two documents for
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2015 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2016 is Thursday, May 5. The 2016 national event will take place on
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Free Media-Smart Youth Program Materials from NIH

Media-Smart Youth is an evaluated, NIH-developed program that combines  content about healthy eating and physical activity with teaching youth how
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Department of Human Services Initiative has Trained More than Two Thirds of Pennsylvania Magisterial Judges about Autism

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2016   Department of Human Services Initiative has Trained More than Two Thirds of Pennsylvania Magisterial Judges about
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Erie SD: Pennsylvania 2015-2016 Budget Impasse Ends

  23 March, 2016 "This long drawn out budget crisis could an example of why we need to empower parents to be
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Youth Scholars Volunteer with ServErie

  03/08/2016 by Joseph Phelps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, Mission Empower On February 27th, over 450 individuals from faith based and non-faith based organizations met at
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