PIE Info: Disability Employment Outreach Day — October 7, 2015


August 27, 2015 
PIE Info: Disability Employment Outreach Day — October 7, 2015

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission is proud to partner once again with the Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration to provide our third annual “Disability Employment Outreach Day” to guide individuals with disabilities in their search for Commonwealth employment.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Headquarters, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Join us for employment presentations at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.  The same information will be offered at each session, so please choose the one that best suits your schedule.
This is an informational event only.  No interviews or hiring will take place.  Attendees will learn about the Civil Service application, testing, and hiring processes, and other available accommodations and services.  Recruitment specialists will also be available following each presentation to give personalized assistance to individuals who are interested in learning more about specific employment opportunities for which they may qualify.  Individuals who would like this service should bring an up-to-date resume.  Representatives from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) will also be on site.  OVR’s mission is to help Pennsylvanians with disabilities find and maintain employment.
All individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate.  ASL services will be provided.  Please contact the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission at (717) 787-6127 by September 21 to request other accommodations for this event.
Please share this e-mail and the attached flyer with anyone in your network who may know of individuals who could benefit from participating in this event.  Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.
Directions:  Turn at the traffic light at the intersection of Elmerton Avenue and State Farm Road.  The Fish and Boat Commission will be just ahead on the left.
We look forward to seeing you on October 7!
Paula K. Marinak | Recruitment Specialist | Bureau of Employment Services
Strawberry Square Complex | P.O. Box 569| Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569
Phone: 717.214.4933 | Fax: 717.787.5731 | TTY: 717.772-2685 |

Alerts, job postings, information and attachments sent out through the Policy Information Exchange (PIE) e-mail system are for information only and do not necessarily represent the position of the PIE or the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.  PIE forwards information and alerts to fulfill the requirement of the federal Developmental Disabilities Act to enhance self-advocacy on policy related matters by helping consumers, family members and others communicate with each other and disseminate timely information.

It is the mission of the Policy Information Exchange (PIE) to educate and inform Pennsylvanians with disabilities, their families and advocates, and the general public, regarding public policy issues and to further the exchange of policy information between the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and federal, state and local policy makers.
The Policy Information Exchange is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. Website: www.paddc.org

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NAD Opposes FCC Collection of SSNs


Source: http://nad.org/blogs/08/04/2015/nad-opposes-fcc-collection-ssns

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Election of Officers and 2015-2017 Board of Managers

Officers who were elected at the 2015 PSAD Conference

Evy Williams

Mark Marcellino

Harry Marchese


PSAD Board of Managers

2015 – 2017

Grace Shirk-Emmons – President

Jeffrey Yockey – 1st Vice President

Sharon Antal – 2nd Vice President

Elissa Clark – Secretary

Mark Marcellino – Treasurer

Harry Marchese – Member at Large

Evy Williams – Board Member

Jerald Cohen – Board Member


Click here to view Officer and BOM Announcement Letter in PDF

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PSAD Young Adult Program (YAP) – Grant info and Coordinator job announcement

We added a new menu named “PSAD Young Adult Program”.  When we have new information, it will be added to PSAD Young Adult Program page.

In the link below are Grassroots grant information and job opening announcement for Coordinator in YAP.

Click here to view PSAD Young Adult Program page

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Updated PSAD Membership Form – valid until October 4, 2015

Below is a link to an updated PSAD Membership Application Form April 5, 2014 – October 4, 2015. Lifetime member membership fee is $25.00 until October 4, 2015. After the deadline, the rate will go back to $125.00

Click here to view Updated PSAD Membership Application Form

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PSAD Board of Managers Executive Director Position Opening Announcement

The Board of Managers passed a motion to open and fund the position of PSAD BOM Executive at its April 25, 2015 Board meeting.

By direction of PSAD Board of Managers has authorized the creation and funding for this position not to exceed one year and is renewable as close as possible to the one year anniversary date.  The Home Office Funds will be utilized to pay for this position.

The Executive Director shall provide assistance to all members of the Board, its committees as directed by the President or designee.  This includes all correspondence, information inquiries, filing, assuring time lines are followed.  This is in addition to assisting with communications.  This part time position salary will be determined based upon experience and the desired salary of the applicant.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the specifications for this position attached.

Deadline for submitting letter of interest with resume is September 15, 2015.

For more information, please click on the links below.

Click here to view Job Announcement for Board of Managers Executive Director (PDF)

Click here to view Job Description for PSAD BOM Executive Director (PDF)

Click here to view Executive Director Application

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PSAD Land Camp Director Position Announcement

PSAD Land Camp Director

PSAD Board of Managers is seeking candidates to fill the position of PSAD Land Camp Director.

1. This person will coordinate all projects, repairs, and maintenance of PSAD Land.

2.  Responsible for coordinating volunteers to perform tasks.

3.  Supervise All PSAD Land Camp activities  with the assistance of PSAD Land Committee, and its chairperson.

4. Submit reports to Board of Managers on a quarterly basis.

5.  PSAD Land Camp Director is expected to adhere to all PSAD Land and PSAD Board of Managers Standard Operating Procedures.


This is a volunteer position.  All expenses (mileage, meals, out of pocket expenses) will be reimbursed in accordance with PSAD and PSAD Land Policies.

Please submit a letter of interest which includes a statement of qualifications and a resume to Jerald Cohen, via camp@psadweb.org

Deadline for submission is September 12, 2015. 


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2015 PSAD Conference Video

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Henry P. Senft

PSAD is saddened to inform you of a death of our member, Henry P. Senft who died peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2015.  Below is his obituary.

Henry P. Senft

FRANKLIN, OH Henry Paul Senft, Sr., 97, formerly of York, died peacefully Thursday, August 6, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born in York, on January 7, 1918, to Guy and Mabel (Mummert) Senft. He was employed with Masell Manufacturing and retired in 1983. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy A. Senft; mother, Mabel M. Senft; wife, Rose Senft; brothers, Guy Senft, Robert Senft, and John Senft; sisters, Mildred Gross, Henrietta Duke, and Dorothy Moore; and granddaughter, Coleen Senft. Henry is survived by his two sons, Jack Senft and Henry P. Senft, Jr.; brother, Russell Senft; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grand-daughter. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Etzweiler Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Trout officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. To send an online condolence, please visit www.anderson-fh.com

Funeral Home

Etzweiler Funeral Home
1111 East Market Street York, PA
(717) 843-0216

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2015


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Fall PSAD Land Camp October 2-4, 2015

Click Camp out registration form 2015 to see flyer and registration form in PDF.  (Same information shown below)



Primitive Campground Area with SHOWERS!!!          

2834 Spring Run Road, LaJose, PA 15753

Kriston Pumphrey & Crystal Performance and TWO workshops on Creative ASL!

Fall Camp out

October 2nd – 4th  (Friday – Sunday)

Natures Art Contest ~ Hiking ~ Prizes ~ Adult & Children Games ~ Old Fashion BBQ~ Camp Fire Stories ~ Silent Weekend (no voice) for all PSAD Members, friends, family, campers, students, and visitors ~

Hosted by the PSAD LAND Committee ~ Benefits the Camp Fund

To help pay for maintenance, and expenses

Free coffee/Tea will be self-served each morning between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 (While supplies last)

DELICIOUS Breakfast will be sold Saturday and Sunday mornings 8:00 – 10:00

Old Fashioned BBQ Dinner of Chicken, Beef and Pork will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Cake and Ice Cream will be served in the evening.


P SAD P resident Concession Stand

Hot dogs, Hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches, snacks, bottled water, soda and juice will be sold at the concession stand.

Bring your own charcoal/propane grill ~ No electric cooker or skillets in the cabin area are allowed.


Bring your own camping equipment, air mattress (twin size for cabin), blankets, pillows, and gears for trailers, RV, cabins, and tents. Small camping generator is permitted

NO construction or emergency style generators are allowed.


Registration Form for PSAD Land Campout

EACH camper must complete this form.  (All must register)

ONE form per camper

Full Name:_____________________________________________________________________

Address:  ______________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip Code: ______________________________________________________________

Email Address:  _______________________________________  VP: _______________________

Are you a member of PSAD?  ___________                              Age:________


Registration Rates: (Full weekend includes ALL activities and Saturday Dinner, Saturday rate includes dinner)

Advance Registration At Door Friday Saturday Total cost
PSAD Member $40 $45.00 $15.00 $30.00
Non-PSAD Member $55 $60.00 $20.00 $35.00
Children under 12 $10.00 $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
College Student Day RateIncludes Saturday DinnerFull Weekend Rates apply for all students) $22.00 $27.00


Accommodation Rates:                                                              

Total Cost
RV Site with Water and ElectricUp to 4 people $45.00 for weekendFriday to Sunday  5th, 6th person$5.00 each person per day Daily rate (Friday or Saturday)$30.00
RV Site NO water NO Electric hook up to 4 people $40.00 for weekendFriday to Sunday  5th, 6th person$5.00 each person per day Daily rate(Friday or Saturday)$25.00
CabinUp to 4 people $45.00 for weekendFriday to Sunday  5th, 6th person$5.00 each person per day Daily rate $35.00 (Friday or Saturday)
Tent SiteUp to 4 people $30 for weekendFriday to Sunday  5th, 6th person$5.00 each person per day Daily rate $15.00 (Friday or Saturday)

For your group staple the pages together so that we know you are a group renting a site.   UP to 6 people per camp site.

Are you sharing the accommodation? YES NO
If YES – How many people in your accommodation ?

Total cost for ONE individual Camper:  $_______________

Pets welcome, but they must be on a short leash at ALL times ~ You are responsible for cleaning up the mess.

ALL overnight and day guests at the camp are required to fill out registration form.  Follow registration and overnight accommodation application instructions.

Any NOT registered persons who arrive at camp must register at the registration desk – Cash or charge only!

Make ONE check payable to PSAD

If you wish to pay with credit card: 

Name on Card Visa or MC Credit Card # Expiration Date CRV # on back




Questions?  Concerns? Special Requests? Tell us in EMAIL
 We have a limited number of cabins and RV sites available; those who register in the order received will get the sites.  IF we fill up you will be contacted for other options.  

Mail to:

Mark Marcellino, Treasurer

113 Ridgefield Road

Philadelphia, PA  19154


  • NO cooking in cabins or tents allowed.
  • Charcoal/propane cooking permitted in approved areas.
  • Cabins have LIMITED electricity – a light. NO plugs.
  • Arrival time 9:00 am Friday
  • Checkout time 12:00pm Sunday
  • You are responsible for cleaning up your rental space.
  • NO smoking allowed in cabins or tent s.   NO cigarette butts on the ground.
  • NO Dumping of grey or black water permitted at the camp.
  • Small camping style generators permitted.  Gas MUST be in approved containers
  • NO construction or emergency style generators are allowed.


Camp Address:  2834 Spring Run Road, LaJose, PA 15753

Questions:  Email:   PSADCamp@psadweb.org              VP:  561-290-1141



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