Press Conferences

April 24, 2020 Press Conference Recording

May 5, 2020 Press Conference Recording (Lehigh Valley)

May 14, 2020 Press Conference Recording (Western)


News Articles

November 20, 2020: With $1.3 billion in COVID-19 cash left to spend, the Pa. government might be the big winner

May 18, 2020: Our elected leaders can’t overlook the intellectually disabled during COVID-19, Op Ed in the Penn Capital Star by Kathy McHale

May 11, 2020: Coronavirus Impact - Interviews with Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Allegheny, Brock McCleary, Harper Polling President, Mark Davis, Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability President & CEO (scroll down to the FREE TO WATCH - Coronavirus Impact section and click the thumbnail with Sen. Pam Iovino. Mark Davis is featured at minute marker 24.)

May 8, 2020: ‘Running out of time’: Pa. group homes for intellectually disabled warn of financial ruin – Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer

May 6, 2020: A Message to DSPs from Governor Tom Wolf

May 5, 2020: Helping People with intellectual disabilities for poverty-level wages –  Op Ed by Ruth Siegfried, InVision Human Services, published in The Morning Call. Also featured in:

May 5, 2020: Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and autism may go without essential care if the agencies that support them don’t get financial help from the state – Article by Jen Hill, WLVR FM (NPR Affiliate)

May 5, 2020: ‘They’re the front lines'; Staff care for adults with disabilities amid pandemic, funding challenges – Article by Ron Southwick, PennLive

May 5, 2020: Out of money and out of time: Pa. agencies serving those with disabilities face financial crisis – Article by Ron Southwick, PennLive

May 3, 2020: They have Down syndrome, can't leave their group homes & struggle to understand shutdown – Article by Mike Argento, York Daily Record

May 1, 2020: If Pa. leaders love front line workers, why do they pay them poverty wages? – Op Ed by Ruth Siegfried, InVision Human Services, published in the DelCo Times

May 1, 2020: Workers who care for people with autism & intellectual disabilities struggling in pandemic – Op Ed by Peter Teague, Jessica and Friends, published in the York Daily Record

April 27, 2020: 'It's hard on all of us': Providers for the disabled worry about protective equipment, changed routines, financial strains – Article by Katie Giammarise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 27, 2020: If state leaders love front-line workers, why do they pay them poverty wages? – Op Ed by Ruth Siegfried, InVision Human Services, published in the York Dispatch. Also featured in:

April 25, 2020: Advocates urge more help for places like St. Joseph's Center – Article by Kathleen Bolus, The Times Tribune

April 25, 2020: Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine Addresses Intellectual Disability/Autism Services

April 24, 2020: A Message to Direct Support Professionals from Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller

April 23, 2020: Scott nonprofit continues to serve individuals with developmental disabilities – Article by Harry Funk, The Almanac 

April 9, 2020: Showing compassion to those with disabilities during coronavirus pandemic – Article by Brian Sheehan, CBS 21

April 7, 2020: Letter: Help for DSPs – Op Ed by Ann Couldridge, The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties, published in Cumberlink

April 7, 2020: Party of Four: Taking care of individuals with intellectual disabilities during COVID-19 – Article by Sarah Gisriel, ABC 27

March 28, 2020: ‘These are the heroes among us’ – Op Ed by Ruth Siegfried, InVision Human Services, published in the Altoona Mirror

March 25, 2020: Help workers who help disabled – Op Ed by Robert Stack, featured in the Washington Times

March 22, 2020: The unsung heroes during a pandemic – Op Ed by Ruth Siegfried, InVision Human Services, published in the Post Gazette