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Committee to Examine Issue of Deaf, Blind Support Services
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2069, sponsored by Reps. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) and Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia), that would put into law an expiring grant program which has provided a lifeline for many deaf and blind Pennsylvanians by providing access to support service providers who facilitate communication and provide sighted guidance. This program has since allowed many more deafblind Pennsylvanians to access their communities and avoid costly in-home care or nursing home placement.

WHO: DiGirolamo and members of the Human Services Committee. Among those expected to offer testimony are Marsha Drenth, Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania; Renee Fisher, Support Service Provider (SSP); Zenola Tyson, an SSP patron; David DeNotaris and Ryan Hyde, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry; and Thomas H. Earle, Liberty Resources Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,
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