Associate Membership Levels

PAR now offers three (3) Associate Membership levels to best support your business needs. Which, in return, gives our Provider Members access to the very best products and services you have to offer! 

Take a look at the membership benefits that are included in each membership level below to see which option is best for you.

Insider 

  • Discounted pricing on PAR Meetings and Event Registrations
  • Discounted Exhibit Opportunities
  • Your company listed on PAR’s Website Member Directory
  • Invited to attend quarterly PAR General Membership Meetings
  • Access to PARedu – Trainings and Webinars
  • Receive Tuesday News Review
  • Receive PAR Mail + Friday News You Can Use 
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Annual Dues: $1,500

VIP

  • All Insider benefits listed above, PLUS:
  • Communicate with other members through over twenty Committee Forums
  • Post your company’s available management level positions on the PAR Job Board
  • Your company listed on PAR’s Website Member Directory, along with your contact info and linked to your company’s website
  • Participation in Friday Morning PAR Talk
  • Annual Dues: $3,500

Elite

  • All Insider and VIP benefits listed above, PLUS:
  • One exhibit table at an in-person PAR event includes one registration OR one spot on PAR’s Virtual Exhibit Wall which includes one 30-minute video on PAR’s website during one conference event of your choice (Policy or Solutions) for the duration of one month.
  • Opportunity to hold one (1) educational webinar presentation for PAR membership per year
  • PAR will market your educational webinar through PARedu which includes PARedu branding, announcements on Friday Morning PAR Talks by PAR staff, and marketing PAR Mails. Please note that your webinar must be educational and not promotional.
  • Opportunity to feature your company’s news and events in the “Elite News” section of our News You Can Use PAR Mail that is sent out to our entire membership every Friday afternoon.
  • Annual Dues: $5,500 

Explanation of 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.

Committees
PAR offers and supports a growing number of committees, which over 700 PAR members are active in, that focus on a variety of different issues that have been identified by our members as important to address. 

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 as a VIP or Elite Associate Member, we simply ask that you not promote or market your business in any way.

Sponsor a meeting! All members are welcome to sponsor a meeting at any time. Sponsorships allow you to market your services and products! View our list of committees here and let us know if there is anything you’d be interested in sponsoring.

Email [email protected] for more information about sponsoring a meeting!

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. 

Network + Exhibit
PAR very much enjoys networking and being able to offer networking opportunities to both our members and non-members. PAR events bring together stakeholders and decision-makers 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 by attending, or exhibit, at one of these PAR events:

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

Email [email protected] for more information and pricing!

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] if you’re interested in sponsoring a training!

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. Provider 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. VIP and Elite Associate Members are welcome to join and participate. We simply ask that you not sell or market your business within the forum. 

PAR Talk 
PAR Talk is a members-only call that takes place every Friday at 8:30 a.m. that offers timely and confidential high-level updates from President & CEO, Mark Davis, and other PAR staff. Immediately following PAR Talk, Lisa Mathis, Director of Policy & Administrative Relations, leads an update on CPS and Transportation. At the end of each call, members have a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

Sponsorships 
PAR offers a number of sponsorship opportunities to its membership, and also to non-members. However all sponsorships are offered to PAR members at a significantly discounted rate. Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

  • Conferences – Solutions (Fall), Policy (Spring)
  • Committee Meetings (members only)
  • General Membership Meetings (members only)
  • PARedu Trainings (members only)

Email [email protected] for a list of upcoming sponsorships and pricing!

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.

Website + Member Directory
Information regarding just about everything above lives on PAR’s website, par.net. In addition to a plethora of information, your organization will be added to PAR’s Associate Member Directory. If you are a VIP or Elite Associate Member, we will link to your website and your contact information.

Apply for Associate Membership