Associate Member Benefits 

Advocacy – State & Federal
Stay in the loop! PAR works closely with its Provider Members to keep them informed about policies, practices, action alerts, and upcoming events related to ID/A services in PA. To learn more about PAR’s current advocacy priorities, we encourage you to visit our websiteFacebook, and Twitter pages, and read on to see how you may get involved.

PAR supports a growing number of committees that focus on a variety of different issues that have been identified by our members as important to address. There are two great ways for PAR Associate Members to get involved:

  1. Attend and Participate! We welcome all members to join our open committees. Associate Members, such as yourself, add great value and knowledge and can also benefit from the information discussed during our member-only committee meetings. If you are participating, we simply ask that you not promote or market your business in any way.
  2. Sponsor a meeting! Sponsorships allow you to market your services and products! Take a look at our list of committees here and let us know if there is anything in particular you’re interested in sponsoring.

Email [email protected] for sponsorship info.

Discounted Registration Pricing
As a PAR member, you pay much less when attending PAR conferences and PARedu trainings. We also offer group discounts!

Job Board
PAR now offers a place for members to list open management level positions within the ID/A field in Pennsylvania. Positions remain listed on PAR's website for 30 days or until filled. Click here to visit the Job Board!

Networking + Exhibit
PAR very much enjoys networking and being able to offer networking opportunities to both our members and non-members. Network virtually at our next event! 

PAR events bring together stakeholders and decision-makers (i.e. CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and Directors) from across the state and country, including providers of ID/A services, self-advocates, family members, community allies, business partners, state officials, and others who are interested in learning about solutions and updates in ID/A services.

Network at one these PAR events:

  • Solutions Conference: Three-day event held in October.
  • Policy Conference: Two-day event held each April.
  • General Membership Meeting! One-day event held quarterly. 

Email [email protected] for sponsorship info.

PARedu Trainings
PARedu offers a combination of educational trainings, development programs, and informative webinars available to both PAR members and non-members. All trainings are open for sponsorship. 

Email [email protected] for sponsorship info.

PAR Mail + News You Can Use
All PAR members receive PAR Mails, a reliable and timely electronic publication that keeps members informed about policies, practices, action alerts, and upcoming events related to Intellectual Disability and Autism services in PA. PAR Mails are sent out daily and are available to everyone in your organization! If you miss one, no worries. You can capture it all in PAR’s News You Can Use that goes out every Friday! News You Can Use is a compilation of the week’s PAR Mails and other important information, including but limited to, news from ANCOR, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), and Office of Child Developmental and Early Learning (OCDEL).

PAR Online Community
PAR’s Online Community is a hub for member collaboration. It features forums assigned to PAR committees that are dedicated to specific policy areas. Members, which includes all staff employed by the member, can join the forums to see updates posted by PAR staff and other members, ask questions and share resources with each other. Associate members are welcome to join and network. We simply ask that you not sell or market your business within the forum.

PAR Talk 
PAR Talk is a members-only call that PAR hosts every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. lead by PAR President & CEO, Mark Davis. This members-only briefing brings you critical updates and up-to-date information from the PAR Policy Team along with other staff updates. Immediately following PAR Talk, Lisa Mathis, Director of Policy & Administrative Relations, leads an update on CPS and Transportation. At the end of each call, you have a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

Sponsorships allow you to market your services and products!

Sponsorshop opportunities:

  • Conferences – Solutions, Policy
  • Committee Meetings
  • General Membership Meetings
  • PARedu Trainings

Email [email protected] for sponsorship info.

Town Hall 
PAR’s Town Hall Series is designed to give providers and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the reopening process as our state navigates through the pandemic. Discussions focus on sharing strategies and experiences dealing with COVID-19 pandemic as ID/A service providers. Tune in to stay in-the-know on what our Providers are going through and what their needs are.

Tuesday News Review 
PAR sends out a mid-week two-minute video update on critical news you need to know. Tuesday News Review is sent out via PAR Mail every Tuesday and posted to PAR’s Facebook and YouTube.

Information regarding just about everything above lives on PAR’s website, In addition to a plethora of information, your organization will be added to PAR’s Associate Member Directory with a link to your website and your contact information.


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