Pennsylvania Disability Services

See also Multi-Services Agencies
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 ResourcesBlindness 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 ResourcesBrain InjuryNational ResourcesCerebral Palsy

MECA United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy Offices in Pennsylvania

…of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties
…of Philadelphia and Vicinity

National ResourcesChildren

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 ResourcesCommunication 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 ResourcesCystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Association – Pennsylvania Chapters

National ResourcesDeaf-Blindness

See also Communication Disorders

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Deafblind Project

National ResourcesDeafness 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 ResourcesDevelopmental 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 ResourcesDown Syndrome

Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania

Down Syndrome Parent Network

Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center

National ResourcesEducation

See also Children

Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children

Pennsylvania Department of Education – Special Education

Watson Institute

National ResourcesEducation, Higher

Hiram G. Andrews Center

Penn State Rehabilitation Counseling

Pennsylvania State University, Office for Disability Services (ODS)

Temple University Disability Resources and Services

National ResourcesEmployment

See Vocational Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities

National ResourcesEpilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Epilepsy Foundation Western Pennsylvania (EFWP)

National ResourcesFinancial Assistance

Arc Family Trust of Southeastern PA

Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

National ResourcesHealth (General)

Pennsylvania Special Health Care Programs

National ResourcesHeart Disorders

American Heart Association – Pennsylvania Chapters

National ResourcesHousing

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 ResourcesIndependent 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 ResourcesMental Illness

KEN State Mental Health Resources – Pennsylvania

Mental Health and Aging

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania


Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania (PIN)

National ResourcesMental RetardationSee Developmental DisabilitiesMultiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Allegheny District Chapter
Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

National ResourcesMulti-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 ResourcesRecreationSee Sports and RecreationRehabilitation

See also Vocational Rehabilitation

HEALTHSOUTH Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital

Magee Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council

National ResourcesResidential 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 ResourcesSpeech Impairments

See Communication Disorders, Stuttering

National ResourcesSpina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association

Delaware Valley chapter
Lancaster County chapter
Western Pennsylvania (SBAWP) chapter

National ResourcesSports and Recreation

Pennsylvania State Parks – Reduced Campsite Prices Program for People with Disabilities

Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Allegheny Chapter
Area P
Capital Area M

National ResourcesStuttering

See Communication Disorders

Stuttering Foundation of America – Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Resource/Referral List

National ResourcesTay Sachs Disease

National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley

National ResourcesTourette Syndrome

Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome

National ResourcesTransportation

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 ResourcesVocational Rehabilitation

AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Advisory Council


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

National Resources