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Developing accessible content, a guide by NLS

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Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) provides high-quality legal services and community legal education for those who are low-income and vulnerable in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties.  FISA Foundation awarded funding to NLS to provide legal assistance to people with disabilities who needed help getting criminal records expunged.  This project was … Read More >

New video: Abuse of people with disabilities

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People with disabilities are abused at least three times more often than people without disabilities.  This includes a broad range of physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and financial exploitation.  But rarely do people with disabilities get the education they need to recognize abuse or know what to do. Three of FISA’s … Read More >

NEW REPORT: Employers Address Partner Violence In the Workplace

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Recently, FISA Foundation, United Way, STANDING FIRM and Southwest PA Says No More convened civic, corporate and community leaders for the 2022 Leadership Breakfast to Prevent Domestic Violence to discuss how domestic violence can be identified and addressed in the workplace.  A new report summarizes recommendations that employers can take to make a difference. Read More >

Grantee convening: race, gender and disability

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Throughout the last couple of years, FISA and many of its grantees have focused on being more intentionally addressing racism and ableism.  In January, they reconvened for a progress update.  More than 40 individuals attended. FISA provided an update about some of the changes it has made over the last … Read More >

Upcoming webinar: Cradle to Prison Pipeline

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This upcoming webinar explores the systematic exclusion of kids of color and kids with disabilities from early childhood education and preschool programs. Learn about this pattern and what can be done to create welcoming and inclusive early education programming. Read More >

New Report: Student Arrests in Allegheny County Schools: The Need for Transparency and Accountability

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FISA Foundation is proud to have supported the ACLU of PA in developing Student Arrests in Allegheny County Schools: The Need for Transparency and Accountability. FISA believes it’s imperative that school administrators, school boards, parents and advocates examine their own data about student arrests and use it to inform policy … Read More >

Come check in with peers: Action Steps on Undoing Racism and Ableism

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Have you been attending the RACE + DISABILITY webinars? Are you struggling to get started on your journey to address racism and ableism? Or have you taken some steps you’d like to share with others. Join us for this lunchtime conversation on December 13, noon-1:30 pm ET, where you’ll have … Read More >