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The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is one of the sixty-seven University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) working toward a vision of self-determination, independence, productivity, and community inclusion for people with disabilities throughout the lifespan.

Our Vision

A society where all people are valued and respected, and where all people have the knowledge, opportunity and power to improve their lives and the lives of others.

PDS Virtual Forum August 12, 2020

Wednesday August 12, 2020, 11 AM – 1:30 PM

  • Supports Coordinators are encouraged to attend this virtual lunch and learn format
  • Great for busy common law employers, family members and people with disabilities


  • Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
  • Marian Frattarola-Saulino, Values Into Action
  • Gladys Stefany, Certified Independent Supports Broker

Accommodation requests must be made by August 5. Please email Jamie at or indicate in the form below.

Please register for access to the webinar link:

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PDS Webinar: Self-Direction and the CHC Waiver July 27

Monday July 27, 2020,10 AM – 11 AM

Speaker: Attorney David Gates, PA Health Law Project
Moderator: Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
About: Person-Directed Services online event for service coordinators and people using the Community-Health Choices (CHC) Waiver in Pennsylvania

Please request any reasonable accommodations by emailing Jamie at by July 21, 2020.

Please register for access to the webinar link:

Institute on Disabilities logo Pennsylvania Health Law Project logo with outline of the stateThis project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant #1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.