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DHS Announces Heating Assistance Program

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, PA Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown, LIHEAP Advisory Committee Chairman Patrick Cicero, and representatives from local utility companies recently announced the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2018-19 season. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for renters and home-owners. Crisis and regular LIHEAP applications begin November 1, 2018 and end April 12, 2019. Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Online applications for LIHEAP can be completed at www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are available thorugh local county assitance offices, or interest applicatns can down load and print an application from Benefits.gov.

Campuses with ‘Special Needs-Focused Centers’

CollegeChoice.net compiled a list of college campuses that offer “special needs-focused centers” that are professionally staffed and open every weekday. The website says it “combined stats from the most reliable national databases with metadata aggregation from a wide array of other college ranking and review sites.” There are a few Pennsylvania campuses listed. Visit the list of College Choices’s 50 “disability friendly college and universities” at https://www.collegechoice.net/50-best-disability-friendly-colleges-and-universities/.

Practical Resources for adults with intellectual disabilities:

Renter’s Rights

Guide to remodeling your home

How disability-friendly is your city?

Career Exploration

Health and Wellness

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Elk and Cameron Counties

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