The Vision

Networks for Training and Development, Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to promoting inclusive communities through quality training, technical assistance, and demonstration for individuals with disabilities, families, businesses, neighborhoods, and communities.​

Networks’ vision has evolved as evidenced through our various services, our responsiveness to current realities, and our “push” to birth social change in creating a more just world for everyone: people with disabilities, their families, friends, organizations and communities.​

Our Culture

Networks is a small non-profit organization where like-minded passionate visionaries can work together in a collaborative and fun way. Our team designs training and consultation as 'learning events' where all involved can acquire knowledge and insight from each other, through self-reflection, and from  the facilitator.

We are an organization with a rich history...

1992

  • Networks incorporated November 12th

1993

  • First contract, statewide PA Person Centered Planning Survey for organizations

1994

  • Left Horizon House's ‘nest’
  • Became fully on our own

1995

  • "Dreams Coming True" celebration
  • CareerNet Employment Demonstration Project started

1996

  • First Employment Supports Symposium in Philadelphia

1998

  • Begin offering Communication Support training and technical assistance

2001

  • Transfer CareerNet to SPIN

2002

  • Valley Forge office becomes our official corporate headquarters

2004

  • "All Our Own" Microboard Project begins

2005

  • Communication Mentors' Courses take off in multiple counties via multiple CCAP Grants
  • Transition Planning Projects begin

2006

  • Sunbury office opens in Northumberland County

2007

  • Philadelphia Employment 1st Initiative, "Vision for Employment 2010" PATH launches

2008

  • Excel-based CIE Data System developed
  • Wholistic Practices Services started

2009

  • Employment Mentors' Course launched
  • Statewide Employment Symposium held
  • Co-Founder / Executive Director Mike McAllister passes away

2010

  • MIG statewide employment strategic planning stakeholder group meetings
  • Shauna Roman takes the helm as Executive Director
  • PA Employment 1st Initiative
  • Updated Philadelphia Employment 1st Initiative, "Employment 1st, Philadelphia!" PATH (2010 - 2015)
  • Networks' online learning takes off in earnest

2011

  • EmployStat (CIE data system) goes online!

2012

  • Networks' Facebook presence launches
  • Networks' closes Center-City Philadelphia office

2013

  • Networks pitches EmployStat to ODP for statewide implementation

2012

  • Networks & Philadelphia host APSE Conference
  • ACRE SE 101 Course Approved
  • Networks offers its first CESP exam
  • Updated Philadelphia Employment 1st initiative "Employment 1st, Employment NOW!" PATH (2015 - 2019)

2016

  • Networks starts a two-year transition project with students and staff at Olney Charter high School

2017

  • Non-Profit Incubator services formally established
  • Las Aquas formally supported via Networks' Non-Profit Incubator
  • Transiton Curriculum created as a result of work with Olney Charter High School

2018

  • Networks' 25th anniversary... a year of thank you's and final celebration!