: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will hold a public hearing on the value and necessity of residential choice for individuals with severe and profound disabilities, including intermediate care facilities, congregated care living and the Pennsylvania State Developmental Centers.
: DiGirolamo; members of the Human Services Committee; Susan Jennings of Keeping Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Safe (KIIDS); Dr. Lee Wachtel, psychiatrist at the Kennedy-Krieger Center; Hugo Dwyer, executive director of A Voice of Reason; Amy Lutz, president of Ending Aggression and Self-Injury in the Developmentally Disabled (EASI) and board member of the National Council of Severe Autism; Dan Torisky, past president of the Autism Society of America; Tom Kashatus, president of White Haven Friends and Families; Irene McCabe, president of Polk Center Friends and Families; Trudy Sheetz, family member of a Selinsgrove Center resident and KIDDS representative; Mary Wills, president of ACE at the Ebensburg Center; and Patty Degan, family member of a White Haven Center resident.
: Tuesday, April 30, 9 a.m.
: Room G-50 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.
: The hearing will be streamed live at GeneDiGirolamo.com
Media contact: Tracy Polovick, 717.260.6358, firstname.lastname@example.org