Public Hearing Announcement


Hello! I have a message for you, ok? I want to inform you that the Statewide Independent Living Council, Center for Independent Living, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation are all in partnership with one another. Why? We want to give you an opportunity for us to learn about you as a person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, owning a Cochlear Implant, Deaf Blind, whatever. Why do we want to know? We use your information in the development of the State Plan for Independent Living, or SPIL.

Now, you have RIGHTS, R-I-G-H-T-S as a person who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing…anyone with any kind of hearing loss in Commonwealth. You know? We want to provide an opportunity to inform us, share your opinion or life experiences. We will include this information in where? Our first draft of our SPIL. But but but! You need to send this information to us before we send this to where? Federal Government. Now, if you want to request reasonable accommodations or another format, call SILC. Number for the phone, (717) 364-1732. You must call two weeks before your hearing day. If not, we can’t promise your accommodations. Maybe yes, we can provide it for you, but maybe not. I don’t know. Either way, its not guaranteed. Make sure you request early enough.

Now, when is your deadline for accommodations? Depends on the place you go. We have three areas.

First area: April 21th, 2016
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
713 N. 13th Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Second area: April 26th, 2016
Time: 12pm – 2pm
2900 Beale Ave, Suite #118
Altoona, PA 16601

Third area: May 5th, 2016
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Avalon Erie Hotel & Conference Center
16 W. 10th St
Erie, PA 16501

Now, when can you request accommodations? Depends on the area. If you’d like the first area, requests are due April 7th. If you want the second area, requests are due April 12th. If you’d like the third, requests are due April 21st. Perfect. Now, you can send your response for the first draft through May 5th. What does that mean? After that, we can’t accept submissions. If you want to send through mail, address you know:

207 House Avenue Suite 107,
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Well, that’s all I have for you! Thank you for your attention.