CANCELLED - PA Chapter IARP - 8th Annual Spring Conference

Disability Advocacy and Technology in Rehabilitation

PA Chapter’s 8th Annual Spring Conference scheduled for April 16, 2020 is NOW CANCELLED. Those who have registered will receive a full refund.

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Attendees will participate in discovering:

  • Disability Advocacy, the Why, the How, and the Now
  • The #IWantToWork Campaign for Persons with Disabilities and How it is Changing Outcomes
  • Ethics in Access to Healthcare: Meeting the Needs of Patients with Disabilities
  • The Legal Perspective of Disability Advocacy
  • Assistive Technologies for Disabled Persons, from the university research arena.
  • Advances in Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) as a Therapeutic Intervention in Post-Acute Rehabilitation

Designed forVocational Rehabilitation Professionals, Rehabilitation Nurses, Rehabilitation Students, Nurse Case Managers, Human Resource Professionals, Life Care Planners, and Allied Professionals

Pending Continuing Education Creditsmay earn 6.5 credits (CRC, CDMS, CCM, and ABVE credits have been applied for), including

1.0 CEU for Ethics

Vendors include Encompass Health, Presque Isle Rehabilitation Service; ReMed, Comp-X, Support Claim Services, and others

Conference Committee: Mark Heckman, Roy Patton, Carolyn Buick, Rose Marie Antonucci, Michelle Moore, Jim Rossi, and David Zak


7:45 – 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Welcome

8:30 – 9:30 Reverend Sally Jo Snyder, Consumer Health Coalition:
Advocacy With Persons with Disabilities: The Why, The How, and The Now

9:30 – 10:30 Dr. Josie Badger, DHCE, CRC, #IWantToWork Campaign:
From Paper to Policy: How #IWantToWork is Changing the Outcomes

10:30 - 10:45 Break, visit Vendors, and Networking

10:45—11:45 Ashli Molinero, DSc. Director of the UPMC Disability Resource Center:
Ethics in Access to Healthcare: Meeting the needs of Patients with Disabilities

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch, Networking, and visiting exhibits

12:30 – 1:30 Michael Quatrini, Esquire
Injured and Out of Work: Understanding the World of Disability and Injury Benefits Advocating for the Injured and Disabled

1:30 – 3:00 Jon Pearlman, PhD and Mark Schmeler, PhD, University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering & Research Laboratory:
An Overview of Assistive Technologies and Related Services

3:00 – 3:15 Break, visit Vendors, and Networking

3:15 – 4:15 Elizabeth Stebbins, Outpatient Therapy Manager; and Gabriella Siefbold, OTR, ATP of Encompass Health Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital: Advances in E-Stim as a Therapeutic Intervention in Post-Acute Rehabilitation

4:15 to 4:30 Closing comments, evaluation, and CEU distribution

$50 for IARP/PARP members
$75 for non IARP/PARP members
free for students

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Encompass Health Harmarville Rehabilitation
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Event Date(s)

When:  Apr 16, 2020 from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Pennsylvania Chapter

Event Contact

Roy Patton