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Pennsylvania – The Keystone State

 Updated 5/2005

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Accessible PA

The Center at the University of Pittsburgh Community and Regional Resources for Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania

Institute on Disabilities/UAP

People with Disabilities (Three Rivers Free-Net)
Advocacy & Legal Rights
Center for Disability Law & Policy (CDLP)

Mid-Atlantic Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center

Pennsylvania ADA Coalition

Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy (PP&A)

Speaking for Ourselves [link updated 2/20/02]

National Resources
AARP in Pennsylvania

ElderWeb Pennsylvania

Mental Health and Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

National Resources
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Pennsylvania

National Resources
Very Special Arts Pennsylvania

National Resources
Assistive Technology
Access for People with Disabilities – Assistive Devices at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Center for Assistive Technology at the University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Department of Education – Assistive Technology

Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library

Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)

National Resources
Autism Society of America

Berks County Chapter

South Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Autism Support and Advocacy in Pennsylvania (ASAP)


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – Autism Center

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network – Autism

Pocono Autism Society

Summer Autism Institute

National Resources
Blindness and Visual Impairments
Associated Services for the Blind (ASB)

Delco Blind/Sight Center

Golden Triangle Council of the Blind (GTCB)

Greater Pittsburgh Supported Employment Association (GPSEA)

Keystone Blind Association

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Philadelphia)

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Pittsburgh)

National Federation of the Blind Pittsburgh Chapter

North Central Sight Services

Overbrook School for the Blind

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS)

Pittsburgh Vision Services

Radio Information Service (RIS)

Tri-County Association for the Blind

Visual Impairment and Blindness (VIABL) Services of Northampton County (IABL)

Visually Impaired Pittsburgh Area Computer Enthusiasts

Western PA BOLD (Blind Outdoor Leisure Development)

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Westmoreland County Blind Association

York County Blind Center

National Resources
Brain Injury
National Resources
Cerebral Palsy
MECA United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy Offices in Pennsylvania

…of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties

…of Philadelphia and Vicinity
National Resources
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, Multi-Service Agencies, specific disabilities

The Center for Creative Play

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

The Children’s Institute

Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA)

The Early Learning Institute

Kids Together

NICHCY State Contact Sheet

Parent Education Network

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health – Special Kids Network

Pennsylvania Parents and Caregivers Resource Network

The Pressley Ridge Schools

Special Kids Network

Watson Institute

Wesley Institute

National Resources
Communication Disorders
See also Deaf-Blindness, Deafness and Hearing Impairments

Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA)

Pennsylvania Telecommunication Device Distribution Program

Temple University Speech-Language-Hearing Center

National Resources
Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Association – Pennsylvania Chapters

National Resources
See also Communication Disorders

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Deafblind Project

National Resources
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
See also Communication Disorders

DePaul Institute

DHCC (Deaf Hearing Communication Centre)

Greater Philadelphia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

PARID (Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

NEPARID (Northeast Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) [ added Link 6/2004]

Pennsylvania Educational Resources for Children with Hearing Loss (ERCHL)

Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf

Raising Deaf Kids[ added Link 6/2004]

Raising Deaf Kids – translated in Spanish

Scranton State School for the Deaf (SSSD)

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People – Pittsburgh Chapter

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

National Resources
Developmental Disabilities
See also Children, Multi-Service Agencies, Residential Facilities

Allegheny University Child and Family Studies Program

ARC Pennsylvania

Local chapters
Camphill Soltane

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Retardation (OMR)

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation

National Resources
American Diabetes Association – Serving Pennsylvania

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Central Pennsylvania Chapter

National Resources
Down Syndrome
Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania

Down Syndrome Parent Network

Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center

National Resources
See also Children

Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children

Pennsylvania Department of Education – Special Education

Watson Institute

National Resources
Education, Higher
Hiram G. Andrews Center

Penn State Rehabilitation Counseling

Pennsylvania State University, Office for Disability Services (ODS)

Temple University Disability Resources and Services

National Resources
See Vocational Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities

National Resources
Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Epilepsy Foundation Western Pennsylvania (EFWP)

National Resources
Financial Assistance
Arc Family Trust of Southeastern PA

Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

National Resources
Health (General)
Pennsylvania Special Health Care Programs

National Resources
Heart Disorders
American Heart Association – Pennsylvania Chapters

National Resources
See also Residential Facilities

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Housing Financy Aging – Accessible Apartment List

Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania

National Resources
Independent Living
Abilities in Motion (Reading)

Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (Camp Hill)

Community Resources for Independence (CRI) (Erie)

Liberty Resources (Philadelphia)

Center for Independent Living Opportunities

Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living (Scranton)

Three Rivers Center for Independent Living (TRCIL) Pittsburgh

Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living (TRIPIL) (Washington)

National Resources
Learning Disabilities
Bucks County Learning Disabilities Association

International Dyslexia Association – Pennsylvania Branch


Learning Disabilities Association – Pennsylvania

Berks County chapter

Bucks County chapter
Pennsylvania State Resources (LD OnLine)

Pennsylvania State Resources Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NALLD)

National Resources
Mental Illness
KEN State Mental Health Resources – Pennsylvania

Mental Health and Aging

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania


Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania (PIN)

National Resources
Mental Retardation
See Developmental Disabilities
Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Allegheny District Chapter

Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
National Resources
Multi-Service Agencies
Barber Center


Easter Seal Society

Allegheny County

Eastern Pennsylvania

Franklin and Adams Counties

South Central Pennsylvania

Southeastern Pennsylvania
McGuire Memorial


Mon Yough Community Services

Parents with Disabilities
Project STAR Parents with Disabilities Program

National Resources
See Sports and Recreation
See also Vocational Rehabilitation

HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital

Magee Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council

National Resources
Residential Facilities
See also Multi-Service Agencies

The Emmaus Community

Passavant Memorial Homes

Residential Care Services, Inc.
Respite Services
Pennsylvania Respite Programs (National Respite Locator Service)

National Resources
Speech Impairments
See Communication Disorders, Stuttering

National Resources
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association

Delaware Valley chapter

Lancaster County chapter

Western Pennsylvania (SBAWP) chapter
National Resources
Sports and Recreation
Pennsylvania State Parks – Reduced Campsite Prices Program for People with Disabilities

Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Allegheny Chapter

Area P

Capital Area M
National Resources
See Communication Disorders

Stuttering Foundation of America – Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Resource/Referral List

National Resources
Tay Sachs Disease
National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley

National Resources
Tourette Syndrome
Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome

National Resources
Paratransit in the Philadelphia Area (Liberty Resources)

Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program

Pennsylvania Rural Transportation For Persons With Disabilities

Pennsylvania Transportation Alliance

Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Pennsylvania Cities

National Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation
AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Advisory Council

National Resources
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia

National Resources