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New Board Member

Kate Jirik, PHD - Researcher and scholar in deinstitutionalization

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posted on: 5/29/2021 12:24 PM


Elwyn Institute Documentary

A 1968 film about moving folks from institution to community was just unearthed.

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posted on: 5/22/2021 8:43 AM


Debbie Robinson joins PMPA board

Debbie is the Executive Director of Speaking For Ourselves

posted on: 7/23/2020 2:16 PM


New Pennhurst book now available

The new book, "Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights" co-authored by PMPA board members Dennis Downey and Jim Conroy and published by Penn State University Press, can be pre-ordered now from Amazon and Penn State University Press. The book is a must for everyone in the disability field.

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posted on: 5/18/2020 10:29 AM


Nancy Thaler joins PMPA Board

Nancy is the former Deputy Secretary of PA Office of Developmental Program; former provider administrator for and former houseparent for Pennhurst class members

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posted on: 10/28/2019 4:32 PM


Heather Pollack joins PMPA Board

Heather is the Executive Director, Community Options, Inc. of Bucks County, PA

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posted on: 10/28/2019 4:29 PM


David Mack-Hardiman joins PMPA Board

David Mack-Hardiman, who oversees the only existing museum dedicated exclusively to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people who have disabilities, has joined the PMPA Board.

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posted on: 10/18/2019 7:57 PM


1967 Pennhurst documentary uncovered

A 1967 Pennhurst documentary narrated by Henry Fonda has been recently uncovered

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posted on: 9/4/2019 9:21 PM


Bill Bronston joins PMPA Board

Dr. William Bronston, a leader in disability advocacy and former physician at Willowbrook, has joined the PMPA Board of Directors. Dr. Bronston is leading the California effort prmoting universal health care for all Americans.

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posted on: 5/15/2019 9:36 AM


New Pennhurst Documentary by Jodie Alexandra Taylor

A new in depth documentary about the social, ethical, moral, and historic significance of Pennhurst is being released - Trailer is HERE.

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posted on: 2/23/2019 9:25 AM


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