The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (PASILC) partnered with the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) to focus on strengthening community partnerships and coalitions. This is to assist people with disabilities with the goals of increasing independent living options, community access and expand the network of strategic community building groups to advocate for systems change.
Consumer feedback was gathered through town hall meetings and a survey regarding barriers to people with disabilities according to the PASILC’s Disability Agenda in 8 areas, including Assistive Technology/Durable Medical Equipment, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Home and Community Based Services, Housing, Medical/Dental Coverage, Transportation and Voter Access.
For a brief overview of the project’s highlights, please view the presentation below! Information and resources related to the 8 topics can be found in the subtabs.