Apr. 29, 2019

WHAT: 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.

WHO: 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 9 a.m.

: Room G-50 Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at GeneDiGirolamo.com.

Media contact: Tracy Polovick, 717.260.6358, tpolovick@pahousegop.com