PACC is excited to bring you more choices and activities in 2019!!
Check below for our schedule of activities we are offering in January.
Our FAMOUS YELLOW BOOK will be going out in January.
If you have never received a YELLOW BOOK and you would like to, please email your mailing address to: AIannarelli@paconnectingcommunities.org

North Hills

For more info on North Hills events contact Penny Bayer at (412)335-3914

Day Activities- 10 AM to 2 PM

1/15 West Penn Rec

1/15 Inventionland Session 1

1/16 Ross Park Walk the Mall

1/17 Zone 28

1/17 West Hills Pottery and Painting*

1/18 Performing Arts

1/21 Cooking Class at BLC

1/21 Lightning Bug Entertainment Center*

1/22 West Penn Rec

1/22Pittsburgh Mills Mall Glo Golf

1/23 NH Tour and Lunch at Giant Eagle

1/24 Zone 28 AND West Hills Recreation and Service Day*

1/25 Performing Arts

1/28 Cooking Class at BLC

1/28 NH Kindness Club*

1/29 West Penn Rec Center

1/29 Penguins Practice and Tour

1/30 NH Pretzel Factory

1/31 Zone 28


Night Activities- North Hills

1/9 NH Performing Arts starts

1/31 West Hills Pizza and Movie Night


*New dual-locations listed below*

#1639 NH Kindness Club
Where: 11175 Perry Hwy Wexford, PA 15090. 
Dates: Jan 14th, Jan 28th
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: Free for all attending with PACC hab staff/ $15 without. Please bring money for lunch.

Meet us at Dunkin Donuts for a sweet breakfast treat, and then we will work on a fun service project together in the community! 

#1643: West Hills  Recreation & Service Day

Where: The Landing, 330 Hookstown Grade Rd, Moon, PA 15108
Dates: Jan 10, Jan 24
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: Free for all attending with PACC hab staff/ $15 without. Please bring money for lunch at the Landing Café. 

Join us for an hour of sports and recreation in the gymnasium, and then we will have lunch at the Café there, and work on a service project together out in the community!

 #2790: West Hills Pottery and Painting 

Where: Kolor-N-Kiln, located in the Mall at Robinson. 1230 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Dates: Jan 17th
Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: Pottery pieces are $7 and up. There is no sitting fee. No additional cost for anyone attending with PACC staff/ $15 without pacc hab.

Come and create a masterpiece with us! Lunch in the community; pack or buy at the mall food court.

#2791: NH Lightning Bug Entertainment Center

Where: 170 Scharberry Lane Mars, PA 16046
Dates: Monday, January 21st, 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: $10 with PACC hab/ $15 without. Includes a round of indoor mini golf, pizza and a drink. Arcade games additional cost. Join us for indoor Glow Golf and a pizza party! 


South Hills

For more info on South Hills events contact Jennifer Ghelarducci at (412)621-6151 Ext.2014

Day Activities- 10 AM to 2 PM  

1/15 That Pottery Place

1/16 Performing Arts

1/17 Brookline Rec

1/18 Heidelberg Community Room

1/21 Westminster Church

1/22 Philly Pretzel Tour($10)

1/23 Performing Arts

1/24 Brookline Rec

1/25 Heidelberg Community Room

1/28 Westminster Church

1/29 Bridgeville Library

1/30 Performing Arts

1/31 Wesley Spectrum Music Class


South Hills Tuesday dual-locations will start in February 2019!


There are No activities for Beaver/Westmoreland/Washington Counties in January 2019


Did You Know?   PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES provides the following services through the Office of Developmental Programs:

Transitional Services W1424 (1:1): directed toward supporting individuals in transition to integrate, completive employment through work. PA Connecting Communities Transition services can be thought of bridging the gap between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living and community participation. 
Supportive Employment Services W7235 (1:1): There are 2 components: 1) Job Support: Some functions of job support include training of individuals in job assignments, periodic follow-up or ongoing support. Other activities include support to relearn a job, training to assist individuals to use transportation for work, maintenance of appropriate work behavior on the job.  2) Job Finding: Development of skills, outreach to potential employers, training of job tasks and other such tasks to assist an individual in acquiring a job Some functions of job finding include interview assistance, employer outreach and orientation, resume preparation, job skill development. 
Home and Community Habilitation Services W7058 (1:3), W7059 (1:2), & W7060 (1:1): Clients receive services that help them learn, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate safely and effectively in their local community. This service may be made available to individuals in their own home or in other residential or community settings not subject to licensing regulations. 
Behavioral Services: W7095 (1:1) Clients receive behavioral support from specialists based
on a personalized assessment. Specialists help the client, and those closest to them, identify behavioral triggers, replacement behaviors, and crisis prevention. The provision includes the training of individuals, staff, relatives and caregivers. 

Did You Know?   PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES provides the following services through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) at our new vocational center located at 800 North Bell Ave, Building 6 Suite 200, Carnegie, Pa 15106.  We have a contract with OVR to provide:
Evaluations & Assessments: to assess the individuals’ skills and interests.
Supportive Employment can be provided at a 1:1 staff-to-client ratio to assist with job development of obtaining and retaining employment.
CBWA (Community Based Work Assessment): allows the individuals to work under supervision with a group of individuals at a community site before being placed on a job.
PWAT (Personal Work Adjustment Training) (1:1): short-term work experience designed to help an individual develop the skills needed to obtain competitive employment including work behavior and social skills.
Extended Services: beyond the 90-day typical training period. Soon to come a Job Readiness Training Center! All waivers, contracts and school district funding sources will be considered.

Did You Know?  PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES provides the following services through the Bureau of Autism Services.
Behavioral Specialists 96150 & 96151 (1:1): Provides specialized behavioral support for individuals who demonstrate behavioral challenges because of limited communication skills, social skills, limited or impaired sensory systems. The behaviorist will develop the initial plan from the FBA, a crisis intervention plan, and on-going support which includes training.

Community Inclusion W7201 (1:1) Clients receive assistance in acquiring communication, socialization, self-advocacy and adaptive skills necessary to reside in the community. This service includes activities to improve the participants’ capacity to perform activities of daily living. Services may be furnished in a participants’ home or other community locations.
Job Assessment & Finding W7071 (1:1): Clients receive the support necessary to assist in obtaining paid or volunteer work in the community. This includes job assessment and job development. Clients are also provided on-going support once work is obtained. Supportive Employment W7200 (1:1) Clients receive on-going assistance in developing the communication, socialization, self-direction, self-help and adaptive skills necessary to maintain employment in a community setting.
Transitional Work Services W0011 (1:1 – 1:3) Clients are provided with community employment opportunities in which the participant is working along-side other people with disabilities. The intent of this service is to support individuals in transition to integrated, competitive employment.

Did You Know?  PA CONNECTING COMMUNITIES provides the following services through the Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) 
Support Services, Waiver Support Services, or Waiver is a shortened term for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Program. This program provides funding for supports and services to help you to live in your home and community. Waivers offer an array of services and benefits such as choice of qualified providers, due process and health and safety assurances. The name waiver comes from the fact that the federal government “waives” Medical Assistance/Medicaid rules for institutional care in order for Pennsylvania to use the same funds to provide supports and services for people closer to home in their own communities.  Each waiver has its own unique set of eligibility requirements and services. Pa Connecting Communities offers the following waivers from OLTL: Attendant Care/Act 150 If you have a physical disability, the Attendant Care Waiver and state-funded Act 150 program may be available to you to continue to live in your home and community with support and services. COMMCARE Waiver  A Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). If you have a medically determined diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the COMMCARE Waiver can help you remain as independent as possible. Independence Waiver.  If you are an adult with a severe physical disability, the Independence Waiver may be able to help you live or remain in the community and remain as independent as possible. OBRA Waiver is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that may help you if you have a developmental physical disability to allow you to live in the community and remain as independent as possible.