Advocacy Groups Celebrate Gov. Wolf’s Intellectual Disability/Autism Funding

first_img Press Release,  Round-Up Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that $260 million in CARES Act funding will be distributed to the providers of services supporting Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and autism was received with praise by advocacy groups.“We will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis strongest if we continue to take care of one another, and that includes vulnerable Pennsylvanians,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will help ensure Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities or autism receive the high-quality care they deserve, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also support the hardworking Pennsylvanians who have dedicated their lives to caring for these individuals and provide peace of mind to the families of these individuals.”Richard Edley, President and CEO, Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association (RCPA):“Throughout it all, this administration has shown needed flexibility in both policy administration and financial support, and that truly has made a world of difference for providers and families. This additional funding is absolutely critical because the challenges these agencies face won’t simply disappear when the pandemic ends.”Cherie Brummans, Executive Director, Alliance of Community Service Providers:“The Alliance of Community Service Providers supports and appreciates the allocation of CARES Act funding as this relief is critically important to sustain the services to some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens.”Sherri Landis, Executive Director, The Arc of Pennsylvania:“The Arc of Pennsylvania is grateful to Governor Wolf and Secretary Miller for their leadership in allocating CARES funding for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to continue to receive the support and services they need to live and thrive in the community. The $260 million dollars is a lifeline to the 50,000+ individuals with I/DD and their families who live in the community and receive community-based supports and services. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the community-based system has tirelessly continued to provide individuals with the life-sustaining services in their communities.”Mark Davis, President and CEO, Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR):“The Governor and lawmakers in both chambers have lifted the lives of tens of thousands of our state’s most vulnerable individuals, as well as the Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who provide the lifesaving care to individuals with ID/A. Our members and the families they serve are enormously grateful.”Patrick DeMico, Executive Director, The Provider Alliance:“Today our members are receiving notice of these essential funds. We are extremely grateful to the Commonwealth for acknowledging the tireless efforts of those supporting people with intellectual disabilities and autism. All have faced challenges and difficulties to sustain services providing needed care and support throughout the pandemic. Our gratitude to all who have advocated with us, and to our partners in government to obtain their support and understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by those with disabilities. We thank and applaud Governor Wolf, DHS leadership, and our lawmakers for their support and action on our behalf.”Ver esta página en español. June 16, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Advocacy Groups Celebrate Gov. Wolf’s Intellectual Disability/Autism Fundinglast_img read more

Cow Bells

first_imgYou probably wonder what cow bells have to do with sports.  Well, I recently saw an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer that stated the Florida Marlins are encouraging people to bring noise makers to their baseball games next season.  They hope this will bring more enthusiasm and increase the attendance figures at Marlin games.People taking noise makers to the game would sit in a designated area.  This might help the noise situation somewhat, but I think it would be annoying to the average fan.  I know I would not like it.  I hate those air horns that people bring to some of the high school events.  It will be interesting to see if the noise makers will help what has been traditionally a team with low attendance figures.last_img

Man Utd considering Monaco striker ahead of Osimhen

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Most Beautiful Modern Chinese ActressesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It Is8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Before this season was ended prematurely in France he had notched 19 goals in 30 games and would have played a big role in France’s squad for Euro 2020. The report adds that Ben Yedder could be available for as little as £40m after Monaco failed to qualify for European football, a price that would represent a bargain in today’s inflated market. However, he is not the only attacking player on United’s radar ahead of what could be a busy summer of ins and outs at Old Trafford. Osimhen is also of great interest to the Red Devils, although the Lille star is also a transfer target for Liverpool, Chelsea and now Newcastle. And long-time target Moussa Dembele is still under consideration after scoring 16 goals for Lyon this season. Meanwhile, United are reportedly close to completing the signing of highly-rated Sunderland striker Joe Hugill, beating Tottenham and Arsenal to the youngster. read also:Don’t look any further, Enyeama urges Osimhen to remain with Lille The north London duo, along with the likes of Wolves and Leeds, have all expressed a strong interest in landing the 16-year-old this summer, but the Manchester Evening News claims that United are poised to sign the teenager for £300,000 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Manchester United have reportedly made contact with the entourage of Monaco striker, Wissam Ben Yedder, ahead of the summer transfer window for Nigeria and Lille hitman, Victor Osimhen. Monaco’s French forward Wissam Ben Yedder  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was tipped to sign the France international frontman 12 months ago, when he was at Sevilla, but it appears the Norwegian has renewed his interest in the prolific 29-year-old. The Red Devils chief is in the market for a new central striker, after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku last summer, although the addition of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho remains his top priority. But that hasn’t stopped Solskjaer looking for a bargain option to lead the line, even though Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and loanee Odion Ighalo have all done respectable jobs through the middle this season. And Le10 Sport, as cited by the Daily Express, claims United have made contact with the entourage of Monaco hitman Ben Yedder in recent weeks. The report claims they have entered talks with Ben Yedder’s agent to ‘gauge the mood and find out whether he’d be interested in making a switch’. Ben Yedder has been prolific over the past two seasons, notching 30 goals in his final season in Spain before moving to Ligue 1 in a €40million deal last summer.last_img read more