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  • Opportunities That Change Lives

    It hardly seems possible but that this month we are celebrating the 75th year of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and recognizing 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. This year’s NDEAM events and activities… Read More

  • The Most Important Job I’ve Ever Had

    September 13-19 has been designated Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, saluting a direct support workforce that is the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities. I have a unique understanding of the myriad tasks and challenges that DSPs… Read More

  • The Hidden Heroes Among Us

    This month we are putting the spotlight on Penn-Mar’s Program Managers, the people who frankly have what I believe to be one of the most difficult roles of any position in our organization. As a group, they are one of… Read More

  • Let’s Not Forget Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

    In the midst of all the uncertainties that come with the COVID-19 virus, a faltering economy, and social justice movements, even the experts are often at a loss for answers. But here at Penn-Mar, we need to have a good… Read More

  • A One-Of-A-Kind Hero

    On April 20th, in the midst of the pandemic, my cousin Benjamin Miller quietly passed away. He was only 44 years old but lived 43 years longer than anyone thought he would. Ben was born with Zellweger spectrum disorder. As… Read More

  • A Time for Embracing Innovation and Collaboration

    The challenges continue. Trying to adjust to extended sheltering-in-place orders that have upended households and temporarily suspended routines and relationships. Acclimating to home schooling for the kids and home offices for the adults. Worrying about paying bills with reduced income… Read More