Welcome to our new PSAD Webpage


President Grace Shirk-Emmons welcome video transcript:

Hello I am Grace Shirk-Emmons, PSAD president I am excited to welcome you to our new PSAD Website. www.psadweb.org – Everything is new and it’s very exciting. We will use VLOGS from now on with many different events. We will also have bylaws available on webpage all the time. Conference information will be there. Most exciting part of all is that you can pay online using PAYPAL process. Everything is new and events will be posted. You can use paypal also. Will save you time to do it online. In past, we have to print paper and fill out information and mail the credit card info. I am thrilled with the new webpage. I want to thank our 1st Vice President Jeffrey Yockey for working on it and set it up. THANK YOU!! ILY


DeafBlind Living Well Services Support Service Provider Training Flyer

Center for Independent Living of Central PA

DeafBlind Living Well Services (DBLWS)

Announces 2-Day TRAINING for Support Service Providers!

Become a Support Service Provider (SSP) for people who are deafblind.

· Must be 18 years of age or older.

· Must have access to a computer, internet, text messaging, printer, and email.

· Ability to communicate through sign language a plus, but not necessary.

· Ability to travel independently for assignments.

· Must participate in both criminal and ChildLine background checks.

When: Friday, November 4, 2016- 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 2016- 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(Lunch will be provided on both days, Dinner on Friday, and snacks


Location: Harrisburg PA

Trainers: Shannon Wright – Nationally Certified American Sign Language Interpreter, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.

Marsha Drenth – DBLWS Program Manager, Social Worker, and a person who is DeafBlind.

Space is limited! To be considered for this training, applications MUST be submitted before October 15, 2016 by contacting Marsha Drenth, DBLWS Program Manager, by email at DBLWS@cilcp.org.

Participants who successfully complete the full training will receive a Statement of Training Completion and be added to an approved SSP Statewide Registry. SSPs are compensated $20 an hour for approved activities with consumers who are deafblind.

Persons who cannot participate or are not selected for this training will be placed on a waiting list for future trainings.

Deaf-Blind Living Well Services is made possible by a joint partnership. The PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)/Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), PA Statewide Independent Living Council (PASILC), and PA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) joined to support the goal to “Increase outreach and services to unserved and underserved persons who have a dual sensory loss of both vision and hearing, also known as deaf-blind.” This pilot grant is a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) initiative funded with Federal and State monies.