Committee to Examine Issue of Day, Work Choices for Individuals with Disabilities
The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on a recent requirement that would significantly reduce the amount of time that a person with disabilities could spend in a day center or sheltered workshop under the Office of Developmental Programs. The hearing will include testimony of those affected, along with a potential compromise worked out between lawmakers and officials with the Department of Human Services.
DiGirolamo and members of the Human Services Committee. Among those expected to offer testimony are Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas; Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler, Office of Developmental Programs; Steve Suroviec, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Division, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association; Ted Kopas, Westmoreland County commissioner; Amy Lutz, EASI Foundation: Ending Aggression and Self-Injury in the Developmentally Disabled; and Scott Spreat, Wood Services.
Monday, March 13, 11:30 a.m.
Majority Caucus Room, 140 Main Capitol, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.
The hearing will be streamed live at GeneDiGirolamo.com
Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094, firstname.lastname@example.org