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Lancaster artist shares how he uses art to overcome his disability, upcoming documentary by F&M artist tells his story and others

James Hollenbaugh, Lanacaster documentary filmmaker of A Life Like This and artist-in-residence at Franklin & Marshall College, and David Nolt, an artist featured in the film, joined us on The Spark Tuesday to tell us about the documentary, its impact, and the stories within it.

By Aniya Faulcon

Adults living with autism have difficulty finding support services, a Pennsylvania nonprofit has a solution

At the age of 21 many adults living with the disability have difficulty receiving support services. On The Spark Thursday we discussed a local nonprofit organization that is attempting to address that challenge with Laurie Howard, founder and director of A Place for Jacob and Michelle Miller, grandmother and caretaker of a child living with autism.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Pennsylvania service dog owners share how their dogs have made an impact on their lives

Kelsey Parsons, Susquehanna Service Dogs training director, Ramon Selove, assistance dog owner and his son, Nathan Selove, assistance dog owner, joined us on The Spark Tuesday to share their stories and discuss Susquehanna Service Dogs and their impact.

By Aniya Faulcon

Report: Pennsylvanians living with a disability faced more significant hurdles during pandemic

The Arc’s Executive Director Sherri Landis, indicated many people living with disabilities were forgotten during the pandemic.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Pennsylvania will delay closures of two institutions for people with intellectual disabilities

The centers are slated to close Nov. 30, later than originally planned, “due to challenges with the pandemic,” state Department of Human Services officials said.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Central Pennsylvania organization aiding Ukrainian refugees living with disabilities

Keystone Human Services, which was born in Central Pennsylvania, has worked for 50 years to support people living with disabilities, autism and mental health conditions. Now the organization is helping Ukrainian refugees with disabilities.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Remote work is commonplace now, and workers with disabilities stand to benefit

A silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people with disabilities might now have more employment options since the prevalence of and attitudes around remote work have shifted.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Not Going Quietly

An inspiring and sobering story about disability, activism and family featuring rising star in progressive politics and a new father, Ady Barkan whose life was upended when he was diagnosed with ALS at age 32.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Becoming Helen Keller

Revisit the remarkable career and life of an icon who became a human rights pioneer.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF