First Responder’s Handbook

Posted on March 9th, 2016, in AdvocacyVideos

Pittsburgh City Planning posted the video about First Responder’s Handbook. Video posted by ADA PGH on YouTube.


Disabilites Resource Center

Posted on February 7th, 2016, in AdvocacyProvidersTopic of InterestVideos

If you are a person with a disability who will be a patient at a UPMC facility and will need an accommodation; then view this brief video


First Responder Communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Citizens

Posted on January 29th, 2016, in AdvocacyTips for CommunicationTopic of Interest

Deaf and Hard of hearing persons and first responders such as police officers and emergency medical personnel often have great difficulty in communicating on their first encounter. This may be a time of high stress for everyone. Learn more about how to safely communicate in a video borrowed on permission from a workgroup in Spokane, Washington.


Advanced Directive Care

Posted on November 16th, 2015, in Physical HealthTopic of InterestVideos

1003 Advance Care Planning is the process of making decisions now for what you would want in the future if you get sick. Dr. Julie Childers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center discusses this topic in the following health segment which is available in English and American Sign Language.


What is Trauma?

Posted on May 3rd, 2015, in Behavioral HealthHealth EducationTopic of InterestVideos

1825 Learn how bad events can change your life. Find help for yourself if such a trauma has happened to you.


Mental Health First Aid Training – 2015

Posted on April 19th, 2015, in Behavioral HealthHealth Education

  Are you interested in learning more about mental health? Does your job require you to help others who may be dealing with emotional or behavioral problems? Come to learn more on this two day training May 13th and 14th  in Wilkinsburg. The training will be in ASL RID credits will be offered See the […]


What is Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side

Posted on April 2nd, 2015, in Helpful InfoParentingTopic of InterestVideos

Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side™ of Pennsylvania (GBYS) is dedicated to directly supporting families and their infants and toddlers who are newly identified with hearing loss by offering them the opportunity to talk to or meet face-to-face with a Parent Guide.


Suicide: What You Can Do

Posted on February 22nd, 2015, in Behavioral HealthHealth EducationVideos

Learn more about what you can do to prevent suicide if you or a loved one is suffering or stressed


Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Allegheny County

Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Local and State Government Agencies

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers […]


Private Practitioners: Gretchen Hoffer, MA, NCC, LPC

Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Therapy services for Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. Address: Village Center for Holistic Therapy, 68 Wabash Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Phone (v): 412-455-6890 ext, 4 Fax: 412-455-6891 Website: Contact Person: Gretchen Hoffer, MA, NCC, LPC Population Served: Provide servifes for both Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol therapy for ages 12 […]


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