2015 PSAD Conference


 129th Annual Conference and 134th Anniversary

Hosted by Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PSAD
at Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia
260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
August 6-9, 2015

General Meeting and Exhibition are open to the public.
Combo includes: Program book, workshops, Friday and Saturday activities.
Friday night: Welcome Receptions with Appetizers with an optional of playing a game of poker or bingo.
Saturday night: Dinner and entertainment
Thursday – Valley Forge Tour ($20) **First come, first serve (up to 33 seats)**
Friday – Poker ($20)
Friday – Bingo ($20)

Conference Flyer and Registration Form (updated 3/10/2015)
Click here to view Flyer and Registration Form

Exhibitor Form (added 3/9/2015)
Click here to view Exhibitor Form

Conference Advertisement, Sponsorship and Donation Letter  (added 3/26/2015)
Click here to view letter.

Sponsorship (added 3/26/2015)
Click here to view Sponsorship Form page 1.
Click here to view Sponsorship Form page 2.

Conference Donation (added 3/26/2015)
Click here to view Conference Donation Form.

Program Book Advertisement  (added 3/26/2015)
Click here to view Program Book Advertisement Form.

If you have any general question about the conference/combo, Please contact Charles McGowan via email: chasmcg.psad2015@gmail.com


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PSAD Board of Manager Election Upcoming This Summer

Dear PSAD members,

Our PSAD conference will be coming this summer! It is time to think
about applying if you wish to be on the Board of Managers.
Election will be held during the PSAD conference at Crowne Plaza in King
of Prussia, PA on August 8, 2015.

There will be four vacant positions on PSAD Board of Managers. If you are
interested in serving on the Board, please submit your intention to
candidates@psadweb.org by June 8th.

At this time, these board members will expire in August:
1. Harry Marchese
2. Evy Williams
3. Mark Marcellino
4. Gerald Penna

Please send your candidate application and criminal background check
report to Elissa Clark at 111 Catherine Court, Lewisberry, PA 17339 or via
email at candidates@psadweb.org.

Thank you,

Elissa Clark
PSAD Secretary
Deadline June 8, 2015

Three links are below.  Click on it to view it (PDF).
letter about board candidate 2015

PSAD Board of Managers Candidate Review Application

SP4-164_Request_For_Criminal_Record_Check 2013

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Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of PSAD Chapter Meeting – May 9, 2015

Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of PSAD
Chapter Meeting
May 9, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Please bring your ideas and concerns to our meeting.
Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf Clubhouse
1854 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Proudly winner of 2014 PSAD Outstanding Chapter Award

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Bingo Hosted by PSAD 2015 Conference Committee – Sat May 2, 2015

PSAD 2015 Conference Committee
Hosting Bingo
On Saturday May 2, 2015
Walker IOOF (Odd Fellows) Lodge Hall
1290 Southampton Rd.
Philadelphia, PA  19116-1447
Doors open at Noon
Game starts @ 1pm
Food and Drinks will be sold.
Admission: $15 each person
Any questions, please contact Mark Marcellino by sending an email to 72MarkMM@gmail.com or 267 331 4368

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PSD Alumni Association Pingo & Luncheon – This Sat April 25

PSD Alumni Association

Pingo & Luncheon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Door opens at 12 noon

Luncheon starts 1 pm

Game starts at 2 pm



100 W. School House Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144

Admission: $35 Per Person – $40.00 Per Person at the door

PLEASE NOTE: Adults Only (18 years old and up)

*************************NO REFUND!!************************

DEADLINE: April 18, 2015

Assorted Party Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw

Pickles, Olives, one drink and one dessert

Beverages and Baked Goods will be on sale.

Any questions, please call to:

Chairperson Greta Thomson, (484) 554-2054

Co-Chairperson Rachel Alburger, VP 215-543-3099

Click Here: PSD Alumni Pingo and Luncheon April 25, 2015

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Legislative Training June 13, 2015- West Chester, PA

NAD Legislative Training

Presenter: Kim Bianco-Majeri

Workshop will be held at:

Christ the King Deaf Church in Calvary Lutheran

730 South New Street

West Chester, PA  19382

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Do you want to learn:

How ideas become law in NJ and PA?

How to influence rule-making?

How to develop a community action plan?

The difference between advocacy and lobbying?

How to propose or identify potential legislative solutions, and more!

After the workshop, we will have:

Meet and Greet Deaf State Representatives

from PSAD, NJAD and NAD Staff

from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

$10 for dinner

Hot Roast Beef sandwiches and Hot Meatball sandwiches

Potato salad, chips and beverage

Dessert Auction and Prize Raffles*

(Samsung tablet and…)

RSVP deadline by: June 5, 2015

Kathie Gray-Plotkin at psadkg@gmail.com

Michelle Cline at NJADGreen@gmail.com

Click here for more information:

PDF Format: Legislative Training-6.13.15 in West Chester, PA

PDF Format: Meet and Greet Deaf State Representatives on 6.13.15 (6-9pm)

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PASILC Executive Director Job Opening

Click here to see Job Announcement (PDF).

Resumes can be sent to:

PA Statewide Independent Living Council

Attn:  Susan Tomasic

207 House Avenue Suite 107 Room 14

Camp Hill, PA  17011

Or emailed to: info@pasilc.org

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Hearing on Services for Adults with Disabilities – April 16

From: Chava Kintisch <ckintisch@drnpa.org>
Subject: April 16 Hearing on Services for Adults with Disabilities
Date: March 30, 2015 11:45:53 AM EDT
To: Chava Kintisch <ckintisch@drnpa.org>


The House Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on Thursday, April 16, “Public Hearing on the Adult Disability Services System in Pennsylvania.”  The hearing is from 10:00 a.m. to noon and will be in Room 60, East Wing of the Capitol.

The purpose of the hearing is to educate lawmakers on the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) services systems for adults with disabilities. Perspectives from the Department of Human Services, providers, and consumers and self-advocates will be presented. We need a good turnout to show the importance of our services.

Witnesses will include consumers and self-advocates, family members, and independent living advocates. Please come to the hearing to support the witnesses.

The witness list is set. You can, however, submit written testimony to the Committee if you wish to share your input. Here is the Committee’s website:http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/index.cfm?Code=56&CteeBody=H.

Thank you for your support and for helping us to fill the hearing room. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need more information.



Chava Kintisch, Esquire
Director of Civic and Government Affairs
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 238-8070, extension 210 (voice)
1-800-692-7443 (toll free)
(877) 375-7139 (TDD)
(215) 772-3126 (fax)


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Hiring 2 Parent Guides – Pittsburgh and Philadelphia APRIL 15th deadline

From: Anne Gaspich
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 9:36 AM
To: Anne Gaspich
Subject: Hiring 2 Parent Guides – Pittsburgh and Philadelphia APRIL 15th deadline


Hi All –


I would greatly appreciate your help in recruiting Parent Guides for both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.  The Guides need to be willing to provide unbiased support to families in the city and surrounding counties in that region of the state through home visits and technology.  Reliable transportation and willingness to attend training overnight in Harrisburg is required.  Please share this announcement with families and colleagues in those regions.


More information can be found at www.tiu11.org at the bottom of the homepage.


Title Guide By Your Side
Job Information Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side of PA is a parent matching program linking parents of infants and toddlers with hearing loss throughout the state with trained and experienced Parent Guides. Parent Guides are parents of children with hearing loss and are therefore uniquely able to work with parents of children newly diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing, by providing home visits or other parent to parent contact and support.  Parent Guides provide parents with opportunities to establish a supportive relationship with another parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing; unbiased information regarding communication options for their child; an understanding of the unique needs of infants who are deaf/hard of hearing; links to resources that are local, regional, statewide, and national; and effective connections with early intervention services.

Two part time positions (<20 hr/month), one in Southeast and one in Southwest Pennsylvania

Complete Job Description available:  Click Here Please

April 15th – deadline to submit resume and letter of interest via email to agaspich@pattan.net

Candidates selected to interview will have an application emailed to them for completion.



Anne Gaspich

Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side™ of PA Program Coordinator


6340 Flank Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17112-2764

717-580-0839 (cell)

800-360-7282 (toll free in PA only)

fax: 717-657-5895





Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side™ of PA is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Guide By Your Side has an office at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network and shares resources with Early Intervention Technical Assistance/PaTTAN.

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Spring Festival Party – Greater Harrisburg Association of the Deaf

Spring Festival Party

Luncheon Buffet & Games sponsored by

Greater Harrisburg Association of the Deaf

       Everyone Welcome! (GHAD Members and Non-Members)

Cash Prizes

 Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

at the American Legion Post 272, 505 North Mountain Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, at I-81, Exit #72, Linglestown

Donation: GHAD member: $20.00 or Non-member: $25.00

Luncheon Menu: Carved Rare & Well Done Sirloin of Beef, Carved Baked Ham, Filled Chicken Breast, Broiled Whitefish, Green Beans Almondine, Steamed Fresh Vegetable Medley, Home Made Mashed Red Potatoes, Roasted Red Potatoes Garden Salad, Choices of Dressings, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade & Dessert

Frank Korpics, Chairperson

Any questions, Contact Frank Korpics at 717-303-3673 VP or e-mail him at FMKorpics@sprint.blackberry.net or rubypanda@aol.com.

Checks payable to GHAD and Mail to Frank Korpics, 4092 West Tilden Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112-2135

Deadline date: April 4, 2015

————————————————- Cut & Mail Slip —————————————————

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

City: __________________________ State: ___________ Zip Code: _________________

E-Mail: _____________________________________ VP: _____________________________________

How many: ____ X $20.00 GHAD member(s)   $_______   
How many: ____ X $25.00 Non-member(s)  $_______

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