Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP), a leader in disability rights legal and advocacy services for nearly 40 years, is hiring a Community Advocate for the western region of Pennsylvania. The Community Advocate will provide advocacy to adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and who may also have co-occurring mental illness, physical disabilities, communication needs, etc. to […]
Friends – The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) has changed its name to Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) effective immediately. The name change coincides with the release of a new logo. In addition to the name change, DRP also has a new website address, and staff have new email addresses. To read more about these […]
Essential Functions Reviews and processes external invoices and internal expense invoices for payment following specific policies and procedures. Requirements/Skills Essentials: Strong intuitive skills, applied to obtain and assure accuracy and completeness of support documentation Ability to work with Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel Demonstrate strong organizational and written/oral communication skills and attention […]
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is pleased to announce that Chava Kintisch, Esquire, has assumed the new position of Director of Civic and Government Affairs. She directs the civic engagement and government relations efforts of DRN to advance the rights of adults and children with disabilities through public policy at the local, state, […]
The Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania proudly announces the appointment of Peri Jude Radecic, Esq. as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Radecic is currently employed at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (the state Protection and Advocacy), where she serves as the Executive Director. Before becoming Executive Director, she served in […]
On May 6, 2013, DRN filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA against DPW Acting Secretary Beverly Mackereth claiming that DPW’s failure to allow Trevor Schaid to apply for PA Medical Assistance and the Attendant Care Waiver violates his fundamental constitutional right to interstate travel. Mr. Schaid […]
Today, the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania filed a complaint in the U.S.D.C. for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the Department of Corrections on behalf of prisoners with serious mental illness held in solitary confinement. The press release is available to read here and the complaint is available to read here.
The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN), together with Community Legal Services and private co-counsel, filed a lawsuit on October 1, 2012 in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to challenge the constitutionality of Act 80 of 2012. Act 80 eliminated General Assistance cash benefits effective August 1, 2012 and created the Pilot Block Grant Program. The Pilot […]
DRN and the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) reached a settlement in Mosley v. Alexander, a federal class action lawsuit. DRN filed the lawsuit on behalf of individuals who sought to apply or did apply for the Attendant Care Waiver, the Independence Waiver, the OBRA Waiver, the COMMCARE Waiver, and the AIDS Waiver. The lawsuit […]
DRN’s Priorities for FY 2013 Ready for Community Comment Comments and input are being sought on DRN’s proposed Priorities for FY 2013. To review and comment on the proposed Priorities, click here. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 3, 2012.