|ASDNext is an initiative of the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training (ASERT) Collaborative. It was developed to help fill the growing need for resources and support to help teens and young adults with autism transition to “adult” life after school.
|ACHIEVA advocates for, empowers, and supports people with disabilities and their families throughout their lives. The organization provides many supports and services in the Western Pennsylvania area and serves as a primary advocacy source.
|Attendant Care Program
|information on a range of options, services and funding sources for home and community based services, alternatives to nursing homes.
|Blind and Visual Services
|assists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.
|Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental Programs
|Department of Human Services’ efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers, includes program and waiver information.
|State, Transition, Independent Living
|Carousel Connections builds community and promote the development of transition related skills for teenagers and young adults with disabilities.
|Country Primers on Disabilities
|State, Diversity and Minority Interests, General
|This resource highlights country background and resources for refugees and immigrants with disabilities in their country of origin. Specific to the countries of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Syria, these resources focus on what education and services were available to people with disabilities in that country, and the stigma associated with having a disability in that culture. The intent of the resource is to educate providers working with refugees and immigrants with disabilities.
|Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
|provides information related to hearing loss, such as services, technology, sign language interpreters, or laws that require equal access for people who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
|Department of Human Services
|Disability Education and Advocacy Network
|Advocacy, State, Self-Advocacy
|Disability Education and Advocacy Network (DEAN) is a cross-disability organization led by disabled people who are experts in the fields of inclusive disability education and advocacy.
|Disability Rights Pennsylvania
|Abuse & Personal Safety, State
|protects and advocates for rights of people with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation.
|Early Intervention Services
|Early Intervention supports and services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development
|The group is made up of self-advocates from around the Pittsburgh area. Driven by the voices and interests of the members, participants meet for opportunities to learn new things, have fun, and meet new people.
|HUNE Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales
|provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children.
|Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
|Pennsylvania’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service; learns from and works with people with disabilities and their families in diverse communities across Pennsylvania to create and share knowledge, change systems and society, and promote self-determined lives so that disability is recognized as a natural part of the human experience.
|Intellectual Disability Services
|information about accessing community residential and day support services within PA for individuals with intellectual disabilities
|Kids Together, Inc.
|The Goals of Kids Together, Inc. include a desire to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities. The organization support the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities.
|An acronym for the Voice Of Inclusion for Children Everywhere, Mikayla’s Voice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires kids of all abilities to share the message of inclusion.
|State, Community Involvement & Community Living, Employment
|NEPA Inclusive is a provider of support services for those with an ID Waiver in areas such as In Home and Community Habilitation Companion Services, Respite, and Supported Living services. NEPA Inclusive is a Vendor for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Community Based Work Assessments, Job Finding and Job Coaching. It is a provider of services for those with an ID Waiver through Supported Employment. Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) in Community Based Work Assessments, Job Shadowing, and Work Based Learning Experiences and direct contract with local school districts. The organization serves Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties.
|Office of Child Development and Early Learning
|focused on creating opportunities for the Commonwealth’s youngest children to develop and learn to their fullest potential.
|Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
|provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.
|PA Department of Education
|includes information about early intervention and special education
|PA Department of Health
|PA Department of Labor
|PA Health Access Network
|State, Health and Insurance
|Statewide consumer-driven organization working to expand and protect access to high-quality, equitable, affordable healthcare for all Pennsylvanians.