Senate Panel Plans Public Hearing on Changing Stations for Children and Adults with Disabilities

HARRISBURG – The Senate Labor and Industry Committee will host a public hearing on Wednesday in Harrisburg to gather testimony on a bill that would require some public places to include changing stations for children and adults with disabilities, according to Committee Chair Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Room 8E-B of the Capitol’s East Wing.

Testifiers include:

  • Christina Abernethy of Achieving True Self/Love Hope & Autism/Changing Spaces Pennsylvania.
  • Katie Yost, Director of Government and Chapter Relations for The Arc of Pennsylvania.
  • Lisa Butler, a parent of disabled child.
  • Heidi Ondek, Executive Director and Superintendent for the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children.
  • James Mehaffey, of the American Institute of Architects.

Video and testimony will be available following the hearing at


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