In The Spotlight
We are very please to invite you to join us for the symposium and launch of the edition titled: SOCIAL IMPACT AND INNOVATIVE MODELS TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN on March 23, 2017, from 2-5 PM with a reception to follow from 5-7 PM at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) located at 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA:
The Social Innovation Journal has joined forces with Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)’s PersonLink, Woods Services, and Bancroft as well as businesses, government, nonprofit experts, academics and leading social innovation practitioners to discuss the most promising innovations in and for the I/DD community. The Social Innovations Journal thanks our sponsors Delta-T Group; General Health Care Resources, Woods Services, Bancroft, and Public Health Fund for their generous support to make this publication and launch conference possible.
Context: There are seven million individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the United States, however only 25% receive services through publicly-funded programs. The other 75% of individuals are supported by their family through informal and private services paid for with their own resources. As the health and human services system moves to a model of home and community-based services, families who have been supporting their family members at home are turning to the public system for support. Additionally, as caregivers age they need more and different innovative supports to maintain care in the home. Similarly, there are subgroups within the I/DD community with severe medical and behavioral needs whose complex needs are unmet currently in the community and whose interests may be protected by person centered and not monolith regulations. Given these trends, there has never been a time in history where innovative community programs, services and devises are needed to support the I/DD population and their families.
While services and the quality of life for individuals with disabilities has improved as a result of advocacy by families and self-advocates, available innovative technologies and services have not yet reached the I/DD population. There is still much more work to be done to fully support and include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our society and to support their families in their caregiver role. As an entrepreneurial society, we have yet to embrace and support social innovations and technologies that can help to transform the lives of the I/DD community in healthcare, housing, education and the workforce.
There has never been a better time than now to present a new vision of how to facilitate and support choice and self-determination for the I/DD community. This edition and symposium will discuss how we continue to innovate services and products to better support the I/DD community and their families with partnerships between government, public and private sector, as well as highlight innovative practices that demonstrate integration, collaboration, and effective resource allocation
Tine Hansen-Turton, SIJ Founder
Nick Torres, SIJ Founder
Edition Launch Event
Thursday, March 23, 2017
2 - 7 P.M.
Public Health Management Corporation
1500 Market Street, Centre Square East, Lower Mezzanine,
Philadelphia, PA MAP>
2 - 2:15 P.M.
Registration and Networking
2:15 - 2:30 P.M.
Nick Torres and Tine Hansen-Turton, SIJ Co-founders
Sara Molina Robinson, Public Health Management Corporation
Toni Pergolin, Bancroft
2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Nancy Thaler, PA Deputy Secretary, Office of Developmental Programs
Scott Spreat, President of Woods Programs and Research, Woods Services
Amy Goldman, Co-Executive Director at Institute of Disabilities, Temple University
3:30 - 4:45 P.M.
Tine Hansen-Turton, SIJ & Woods Services
Toni Pergolin, Bancroft
Scott Spreat, Woods Services
Denise Taylor Patterson, Director of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Services, City of Philadelphia
Michelle Reynolds, Director, Individual Advocacy and Family Support at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Institute of Human Development
Stephen David, Director, PersonLink
Margie Austin, Parent
Carolyn Reichenbach, Family Advocate
4:45 - 7 P.M.
Closing Reception & Networking
- 23 March 2017 - 23 March 2017
- Public Health Management Corporation
- 1500 Market Street
Bob Beitcher, CEO of The Motion Picture and Television Fund
Steve Harmelin, Dilworth Paxson
Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Urban Affairs Coalition
John Moore, ImpactPHL
Denise Crossan, Swarthmore College
Don Kramer, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads
Sandra Ryan, Walmart Retail Clinics
Bill Green, School Reform Commission and Dilworth Paxson
Jennifer Zapf, UPENN Graduate School of Education
Rick Sauer, Phila. Association of Community Development Corporations
Kimberly Allen, Wells Fargo
Paul Ferdas, Lantium
Bernard Brown, National and Community Service
Rahim Islam, Universal Companies
Yael Lehmann, The Food Trust
Rich Negrin, District Attorney Candidate
David DiStefano, Exude
Rue Randau, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
Thaddeus Squire, Culture Works
Dr. Arthur Evans, Commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service
Dermot Murphy, Halloran Philanthropies
Patrick Morgan, Knight Foundation
Barbary Bungy, Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers
Tine Hansen-Turton, Social Innovations Journal
A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of this edition! Your support of Greater Philadelphia’s Social Innovators work does not go unnoticed. Thank You!
Finally, in the spirit of maintaining the Social Innovations Culture movement we are happy to announce the launch of a VIRTUAL Social Innovations Institute & Lab™ (www.socialinnovationsinstitute.com) that serves as a tool and resource for Social Innovators and Entrepreneurs across the globe. The Social Innovations Institute & Lab™ takes participants through a process of innovation that transforms both emerging and established leaders and their companies into sharper, smarter, better versions of themselves. The Social Innovations Institute & Lab™ is an intensive sustainable innovation process that includes idea exploration, testing and plan execution to hone entrepreneurship and innovative thinking skills while developing, and eventually executing, new or improved business models.
In conclusion, Steve Jobs once said that Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. We congratulate Greater Philadelphia’s Top Social Innovators! You are collectively leading the charge to solve society’s toughest problems by harnessing entrepreneurship, innovation and capital to power social improvement. It is only through our collective energies that we will achieve these goals.
Yours in Innovation,
Nicholas Torres, Co-Founder
Tine Hansen-Turton, Co-Founder
Very truly yours,
Nicholas Torres, Co-Founder
Tine Hansen-Turton, Co-Founder
Dear Social Innovations Journal Readers and Partners:
Wilbur Wright once said, "It is not really necessary to look too far into the future; we see enough already to be certain it will be magnificent. Only let us hurry and open the roads."
Expanding the Journal Nationally and Globally
The Social Innovations Journal is thrilled to announce that we, too, are ready to take flight with the re-launch of our Journal and an expanded focus into national and global markets. Without our regional advisory board and investors, we never would have made it past our own start-up phase; nor would this growth be possible without the tireless support of our national and global partners. Together and regionally, we have had an incredible eight years, as the first to enter the space of social innovation, helping to create a cultural and social innovations movement, and inspiring thousands to believe in themselves and thereby launch their social sector ideas.
To achieve a national reach, we will be launching editions across the country, with our first launch focused on Chicago’s social innovations. The Social Innovations Journal will maintain its regional focus approach, true to our core belief that a region’s social innovations are the driving force for new and improved services and products, and through sharing and collaboration across the globe we increase the social impact for all of us. Our national and global partners will continue to publish articles on proven social innovations/enterprises and national trends within social sector categories and business industries.
Please join us for CHICAGO’s Inaugural Social Innovations, Enterprise, and Partnership launch event. This emerging sector and innovative leaders are already bringing significant advances in areas such as reducing prisoner reoffending, literacy, access and improved healthcare, caring for children and the elderly, community regeneration, financial inclusion, and supportive housing and has the potential to generate great benefits in developed as well as developing countries.
Social Innovations Journal has joined forces with the Chicago Public Library and Forefront to publish a special edition and discuss the most promising innovations within the Greater Chicago Area.
ON APRIL 26, 2017 from 2-5 PM with a reception to follow from 5-7 PM at the Chicago Public Library, the Social Innovations Journal (SIJ) will present CHICAGO SOCIAL INNOVATIONS, ENTERPRISE, AND PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
- 26 April 2017 - 26 April 2017
- Chicago Public Library