The Breaking Barriers video was produced through a collaborative project of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and Manos Unidas, and was supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

Breaking Barriers Part 1

Rompiendo Barreras (Breaking Barriers) is an intimate dialogue about disabilities as it affects Latino families. Moderated by members of the mental health team at Disability Rights Network of PA, in Part One two mothers and a provider discuss the barriers encountered in trying to find appropriate services for their children, the stigma associated with having a disability and the language associated with it, and the establishment of the support group Tocando Puertas (Knocking on Doors). Resources in Adams County are identified for individuals in need of help or who want more information.


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Breaking Barriers Part 2

In Part Two of Rompiendo Barreras the moderators and participants discuss in greater depth the challenges they have faced in addressing their needs and how they have been able to overcome the barriers. This discussion touches more intimately upon the lived stories of adversity, acceptance and triumph.

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Community Organizing

An interview with two community organizers on how they got started in community organizing and their successes in advocating around accessibility issues.  They will provide you with tips of what worked and what were the barriers they faces as community organizers.  Community Organizing is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Express Talk: Passing the Americans with Disabilities Act and Moving it Forward

Hear how the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and how it changed our society and how it changed the way individuals with disabilities are perceived in our society today.  Learn from the experts how you can advocate for your rights using the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Express Talk: Passing the Americans with Disabilities Act and Moving it Forward is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Financial Powers of Attorney

This video addresses what a financial power of attorney is and other common questions.

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Grant Writing 101

Get answers to the questions you have about grant writing.  C. Lu Conser, MPH, presents on what you need to know to start applying for a grant; how to build a relationship with funders; how to effectively communicate when applying for a grant; and how to start looking for funders locally.

 

Guardianship

This video addresses what guardianship is, alternatives to guardianship and other common questions related to guardianship.

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Health Care Substitute Decision-Making

This video addresses common questions related to health care substitute decision-making.

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Lobbying Rules for Non-Profits

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective ways for nonprofits to advance their missions.  Whether to influence the state’s budget, protect Medicaid, or pass or block new laws, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities may choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals.  Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities to lobby with generous limits.  Nationally recognized experts, Alliance for Justice presents Lobbying Rules for Nonprofits.

 

Media Advocacy

Most people get their information and often form opinions based on reports from the news media—newspapers, television and radio.  Successful advocacy groups know how to work with the media to deliver their messages and educate members of their communities, as well as policy makers and key decision makers.  Marie Yeager, an Emmy Award winning television news producer and communications consultant, will help workshop participants learn to use media to attain your goals.

 

Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People


Videos and documents related to, Rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People may be viewed here.

 

Social Media for Advocacy

Learn how to use social media tools effectively to get your message out and enhance your current advocacy strategies.  What social media tools are there?  How do I incorporate social media with my advocacy strategy?  How do I know if my social media strategy is effective?  Get answers to these questions and more.

 

Trusts & Estates

This video addresses different kinds of trusts and other common questions related to trusts and estate planning for individuals with disabilities.

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The link below takes you to a video just released about Dennis Huculiak, son of DRN Board Member Mary Ohl.  It’s short but sends a good message about the community and one individual’s life in it.  Dennis’s journey was not made alone and many people made it possible.  Mary and Dennis are all about inclusion and living your dream.

We hope you enjoy this very inspirational video and please share with anyone you wish.

Thank you.

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