Senator Vance visits UCP Central PA's Program Highlighting the Use of Technology

We are thrilled to have one of our Partner Programs highlighted in this month's Vance Report. We hope you enjoy seeing the final product as much as we did: the segment of the Vance Report related to Pathways Academy and SimplyHome products.

HARRISBURG – The May edition of the Vance Report will spotlight the Pathways Academy in Monroe Township, said host Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York).

This pilot program, which began in March, provides an intensive nine to 18 month residential training program for those with intellectual disabilities. The program is an outgrowth of an adult day program, which teaches communication and social skills, functional math and reading skills, home and personal living skills, and employment skills.

“Everyone desires the opportunity to live as independently as possible, and Pathways Academy will provide the tools and knowledge necessary for those with intellectual disabilities to succeed,” Vance said. “The home uses technology to gradually reduce needed oversight by alerting providers if someone fails to take their medication, elopes or forgets to turn off appliances. These technologies then can be utilized once a consumer graduates and begins to live on his own.”

Vance’s show can be viewed through Local Video on Demand (Get Local) on Comcast Cable. It also airs at a variety of times on WHBG-TV 20.

Vance’s district includes all of Cumberland County and Carroll, Fairview, Franklin, Monaghan, Warrington and Washington townships and Dillsburg, Franklintown and Wellsville boroughs in York County.