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ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns to Pittsburgh

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FISA Foundation and JFilm are proud to co-present the 4th annual ReelAbilities Film Festival which showcases films about the lives, stories, and artistic expression of people with different disabilities. The Festival, which takes place in October every year, features films that have been selected for their quality, diversity and for … Read More >

ACHIEVA ANNOUNCES HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY VIDEO RELEASE
Video: Access to Healthcare for Women and Girls with Disabilities

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Twenty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many medical provider offices are still not accessible and countless medical professionals are not prepared to treat women with intellectual, mobility, communication and sensory disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities often have trouble finding basic medical care-especially gynecological care and preventative … Read More >

FISA Foundation Presents GIMP by Heidi Latsky

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In recognition of our 100th anniversary, FISA Foundation presented GIMP, a Heidi Latsky dance production on October 15, 2011. Watch this slideshow of the stereotype-shattering performance that celebrates inclusion and the range of human ability.

Disabled hail opportunity to narrow employment gap

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Damian McCoy starts working today as a computer network troubleshooter at FedEx Ground headquarters in Moon. It’s a great job opportunity for anyone in today’s sagging economy, but perhaps more so for McCoy, who has multiple sclerosis. Disabled Americans lose jobs six times faster than those without disabilities, and fewer … Read More >

FISA’s Centennial Celebration was a Success!

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Heidi Latsky Dancers perfomed Saturday to a sold out house at August Wilson Center for African-American Culture. It was the culmination of a week’s worth of outreach activities, including: A public forum at Rodef Shalom Congregation Master classes at Point Park University, Slippery Rock University and the Center for Theater … Read More >

AFP-WPA Announces 2012 Diversity Fellows Program

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP-WPA) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for its 2012 Diversity Fellows Program. The Diversity Fellows Program is an outreach initiative of AFP-WPA, which extends scholarship opportunities to minority and underrepresented populations for inclusion in the chapter’s membership. AFP-WPA will … Read More >

Rehabilitative Service Insurance Coverage Survey

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The ITEM coalition is collecting information on typical coverage of rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices by employer-sponsored health insurance plans. They are particularly interested in things like physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. and devices (durable medical equipment) and things like orthotics, prosthetics, or other assistive devices. If … Read More >

Breaking Down Barriers: Prevalence of Disabilities Grows Worldwide

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By Tina Calabro Published in the Post Gazette Monday, September 12, 2011 It doesn’t take much to imagine that people with disabilities in poor countries are worse off than their counterparts in wealthier ones. Or that better-off nations still have a long way to go in addressing unmet needs and … Read More >

Survey for Parents of Children with Disabilities

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The Pennsylvania Health Law Project is asking parents of children with disabilites to take an online survey relating to their out-of-pocket health care expenditures. This information with be summarized and presented to DPW. Please consider completing the survey – www.surveymonkey.com/s/S7JLQ88