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PRESS RELEASE – Mission Empower launches a new program: Mission Employment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact: Alan Dunfee Director of Mission Employment Phone # 814-825-0788; ext. 104 Cell #
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Registration Open for Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2016  Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities today announced the opening of registration
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SAVE THE DATE! A Family Guide to Understanding Evaluation/Re Evaluation Reports

Save The Date Flyer - Click Here! This session will guide families in understanding the updated Annotated Evaluation/Reevaluation (annotated) forms. Families will gain
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U.S. Department of Education Announces $2.5 Million in Grants to Operate Centers for Parents of Children with Disabilities

AUGUST 31, 2016 The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of $2.5 million in grants to operate 23 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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