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Join us for a conversation with Dolores Frantz, Quality Management Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Dolores serves as Project Manager for ODP’s strategic Futures Planning process, where internal and external stakeholders join together in identifying and translating long-range goals for Pennsylvania’s developmental disabilities system into near-term, achievable priorities and results.
We'll talk about what Futures Planning is, Dolores's role in coordinating the person-centered long-range goals that have been established, eight near-term objectives that have been identified, and high-level action plans for implementation and success. We'll also discuss how individuals and families contribute to the process, and how to become involved.
You can visit the ODP Futures Planning page for more information. Reach out at RAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join us for a conversation with disability advocate, Madelaine Sayko. We'll discuss cognitive, neurological, and psychological disabilities in the workplace, implementing comprehensive return-to-work programs, and how to foster better collaboration among organizations that provide services to individuals with brain injury.
Madelaine is President of Cognitive Compass, where her work is directed towards improving employment outcomes for challenged individuals in both the veteran and civilian community. She sits on the board of The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-Pa) and is the Community Education Coordinator for Delaware County, PA. Madelaine authored a significant portion of the ABIN-Pa peer-to-peer training manual: Building a New Life After Brain Injury, and is a contributor to the brain injury guidebook: You Look Great, by John C. Byler. She has also written a caregivers guide that was used in brain injury training for social workers, and served on the Governor’s Brain Injury Recovery Task Force as Chair for Cross Collaboration of Services, and as a representative on the Stakeholders Committee.
**Here is the link to PA ODP Futures Planning Forums mentioned on today's show.
PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EST/EDT by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.
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Join The Arc of Luzerne County live to talk with Fred Lokuta, Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs. He has served the Commonwealth for over 28 years in DPW’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and started his career as a Direct Support Worker. We'll discuss the evolution of opportunities for individuals with I/DD during the past three decades, Fred's goals and aspirations at the beginning of his career and how they compare with the reality of today. We'll also talk about possible next steps in achieving greater independence for residents of the Commonwealth with I/DD.
Host Brian Duffy will discuss why Ohio’s political parties are killing our state and why they are actually working toward the same end, keeping us divided and increasing federal government influence in our lives.