Advocacy

PACC is a member of PAR

PAR collectively represents the majority of autism and intellectual disability services and supports in Pennsylvania. PAR Provider Members provide nearly $2 billion of community services and supports to individuals who have intellectual disability or autism in Pennsylvania, along with their families. Our members support tens of thousands of people in nearly 9,000 locations throughout the state and employ over 50,000 Pennsylvanians including a large Direct Support Professional Workforce. 

Visit the PAR website to see the latest in advocacy and legislation. 

Tell your Senator to vote YES for the ACE Kids Act!

Tell your Senator to support the IMPROVE Act!

Fix the DSP Crisis!!

Pennsylvania’s Intellectual Disability and Autism system is facing a workforce crisis where over 8500 Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions turn over each year and 3500 positions are vacant. 

Direct Support Professionals are required to provide amazing service with the love and care of a family member. They are required to complete many 

TAKE ACTION NOW!!

PACC cannot find enough people to fill our own vacancies in our DSP positions!

The PA Waiting List Campaign:

END THE WAIT!

As of June 30th, 2018 there were 13,532 total people with intellectual disabilities on the waiting list for services in Pennsylvania. 

As of June 30th, 2018 there were 3,252 total people in Pennsylvania on the waiting list for autism services. 

Your VOTE can show legislators how important it is to you to END the waiting list for these life-altering services. Follow the link in the heading to learn more about the legislators that are dedicated to ending the waiting list!

Paid Family and Medical Leave for PA!

Register to VOTE!!

It is too late to register as a first-time voter if you want to vote in the November election. HOWEVER, register NOW for the NEXT election in May!