Provider Member Benefits

Networking
Network at the PAR Solutions Conference! The PAR Solutions Conference is the only conference of its kind in Pennsylvania, heralded by many as the must-attend conference of the year for those interested in Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability and Autism (ID/A) Services. Each fall, the three-day event brings 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. Our last Solutions Conference welcomed over 640 attendees. Check out the brochure from last year’s Solutions Conference: Mindfulness!

Network at the Policy Conference! Each Spring PAR will host a two-day Policy Conference focused on current hot topics and advocacy followed by a hill day and rally. Day one will consist of informative sessions at the Harrisburg Hilton, and hill day/rally will take place on day two at the Harrisburg Capitol building. Don’t miss the chance to meet with your local legislators!

Network at a General Membership Meeting! Our average General Membership Meetings host approx.130-140 CEOs, CFOs, and Executive Directors from across the state. All new members receive a membership plaque at the next General Membership meeting, along with a few minutes to introduce yourself and your organization to all those in attendance. These meetings are held quarterly.

Advocacy
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, along with FixTheDSPCrisis.com.

100% ANCOR Membership
Upon joining PAR, you will automatically receive full membership in ANCOR – our national association! Outside of PAR, ANCOR membership would cost your organization thousands of dollars. After a year of working out the details, PAR was the first I/DD association in the country to finalize this agreement with ANCOR. You will receive ANCOR news and email updates from the Federal level, you’ll have access to ANCOR’s Friday briefings, get involved with committees, webinars and more!

NADD Discount
PAR has established a partnership with NADD to help its members build capacity to better support people who are dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability and a mental illness. PAR and NADD signed an agreement that gives PAR members, that are also a NADD member, a substantial discount toward NADD certification -- the largest discount NADD has ever given (20%), and it is exclusively for PAR members.

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, Mark leads an in-depth update on CPS and Transportation. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and give feedback at the end of each call.

PAR Website 
Your organization will be added to PAR’s Provider Member Directory with a link to your website and your contact information.

Free Meeting Space
PAR offers meeting space to all of its members at the PAR office, which is only a five-minute drive from the Capitol in Harrisburg! PAR’s Large Conference Room offers seating up to 30 and our Small Conference Room offers seating up to 16. Both rooms offer wireless screen-sharing, accessible outlets for charging portable devices, and the option to have lunch delivered. If you are interested in reserving space at any time, please email [email protected]. Reservations are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

PAR Mail 
All PAR members receive PAR Mails, an electronic publication that keeps members informed about policies, practices, action alerts, and upcoming events related to Intellectual Disability and Autism services in PA.

Committees & Workgroups
PAR supports a growing number of committees and workgroups that focus on a variety of different issues that have been identified by our members as important to address. Check them out here!

Continuing Education
PAR offers Continuing Education credits, free of charge to its members, for attending conferences, General Membership Meetings, and committees and workgroup meetings. PAR works with the following accreditation agencies for approvals: State Board of Accountancy, Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - PA Chapter, State Board of Nursing, and Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). PAR also offers Certificates of Participation, which can fulfill agency and regulatory requirements.

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