People Living With Disabilities

Resources

for people living with disabilities

ADVOCACY

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) http://www.aacap.org/

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) http://www.aapd.com

American Council of the Blind http://www.acb.org/

American Foundation for the Blind http://www.afb.org/default.asp

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) http://www.adaa.org/

The ARC of Pennsylvania http://www.thearcpa.org

Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) http://www.asatonline.org/

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) http://www.add.org/

Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) www.autisticadvocacy.org

Bureau of Autism Services (BAS)- Department of Public Welfare http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/autismservices/index.htm

Current announcements: BAS Virtual Training & Resource Center http://bastraining.tiu11.org/ www.PAautism.org

Disability Advocacy Program http://www.pcacares.org/OrganizationDetail.aspx?organization=Disability+Advocacy+Program+

Disabilities Rights Network of PA http://www.drnpa.org

Easter Seals http://www.ucp.org/

GRASP Philadelphia (Global and Regional Asperger’s Syndrome Partnership) http://www.grasp.org/

International Dyslexia Association http://www.pbida.org/

International OCD Foundation http://www.ocfoundation.org/

The Jewish Deaf Resource Center (JDRC) http://www.jdrc.org/index.html

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) http://www.ldaamerica.org

Liberty Resources http://www.libertyresources.org

Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities http://www.phila.gov/mcpd//index.html

Meeting Life’s Challenge http://toolsmlc.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) http://www.nami.org

National Down Syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org/

National Federation of the Blind https://nfb.org/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.nationalmssociety.org/

National Organization on Disability (NOD) http://www.nod.org/

Parents Involved Network (PIN) http://www.mhasp.org

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (PAR) http://par.net

Pennsylvania Health Law Project http://www.phlp.org

Vision for Equality, Inc. http://www.visionforequality.org

Variety, the Children’s Charity http://www.usvariety.org

Wrightslaw http://www.wrightslaw.com/

Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities http://www.njcd.org

AGING SUPPORT

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Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline1-800-490-8505

Little Bro. Friends of the Elderly:http://philadelphia.littlebrothers.org/index.php

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aginghttp://p4a.hardingtechservices.com/

Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Senior Services Departmenthttps://www.jfcsphilly.org

Klein JCChttp://www.kleinjcc.org

Home Care

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Silver Lininghttp://www.slhomecare.com

Griswold Special Care – Pennsylvaniahttp://www.griswoldhomecare.com

Help Sourcehttp://www.helpsourceonline.com

ASSESSMENTS/EVALUATIONS

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Philadelphia County: See Elwyn’s A List for list of providershttp://www.ascendgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/A-LIST_2013.pdf

Bucks County Intermediate Unithttp://www.bucksiu.org/Domain/1

Chester County Intermediate Unithttp://www.cciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Delaware County Intermediate Unithttp://www.dciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Montgomery County Intermediate Unithttp://www.Mciu.org

The Center for Autismhttp://www.thecenterforautism.org

Center for Autism Research http://www.centerforautismresearch.com

Developmental NeuropsychologyAddress: 2129 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013 Phone: 610-213-9798 or (610) 645-5668

Greenridge Counseling Centerhttp://intercommunityaction.org/behavioral-health/

Special People in Northeast (SPIN)http://spin.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/homepage.html

University of Penn Developmental Disorders Programhttp://www.med.upenn.edu/add

CAMP

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Quest Therapeutic Camp of Philadelphia http://www.Questcamps.com

Golden Slipper Camps http://www.goldenslippercamp.org

Ramah Day Camp http://www.Ramahdaycamp.org

Tikvah Family Camp http://www.ramahpoconos.org/about-camp/tikvah-family-camp/

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7http://www.womenagainstabuse.org/index.php/get-help/PDVH (1-866-723-3014)

Women Against Abusehttp://www.womenagainstabuse.org/

Women in Transitionhttp://www.helpwomen.org/wp/

Laurel Househttp://www.laurel-house.org

EDUCATION RESOURCES AND SCHOOLS

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Bucks County Intermediate Unit http://www.bucksiu.org/Domain/1

Chester County Intermediate Unit http://www.cciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Delaware County Intermediate Unit http://www.dciu.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit http://www.Mciu.org

Philadelphia County: See Elwyn’s A List for list of providers http://www.ascendgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/A-LIST_2013.pdf

AIM Academy http://www.aimpa.org/New/index.shtml

BARC Developmental Services, Inc. http://www.barcprograms.org

Bryn Mawr Child Study InstituteAddress: 1029 Wyndon Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 Phone: (610) 526-5900

Center for Educational ServicesPhone: 610 642-4056 / Email: center4edu1@verizon.net

Center for Literacy http://www.centerforliteracy.org.

ChildLink Health Management Corporationhttp://www.phmc.org

Clarity Service Group http://www.clarityservicegroup.com

Community Learning Center http://www.Communitylearningcenter.org

Green Tree School http://www.greentreeschool.org

Jewish Community High School of Gratz College (JCHS) http://www.gratz.edu/jchs/

The Kinney Center of St. Joseph’s University http://www.kinneyautism.sju.edu

Melmark http://www.melmark.org

Reach Out and Read http://www.reachoutandreadphilly.org

Sharing & Caring of Bucks County http://www.sharingcaringbuckscounty.org

Special Individuals Meeting Challenges with Heartwarming Activities (S.I.M.C.H.A.) http://www.shiraminow.org

Temple UniversityOffers adult basic education, pre-GED training, and GED Training Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning (WELL). Address: 1913 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Phone: (215) 204-2560, E-mail: well@temple.edu.

Theraplay Inc. (offices in Broomall and Horsham) http://www.theraplayinc.com

Tutorial Referral Services, LLCBarbara O. Einhorn, M.Ed. 7 N. Columbus Blvd. #243, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1437 215 928 5654

EMPLOYMENT, JOB TRAINING, LIFE SKILLS

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AHEDDhttp://www.ahedd.org

ALAW-Autism Living and Workinghttp://www.autismlivingworking.org

Eastern Universityhttp://www.eastern.edu/campus/academic_support_services/csp/application.html

Green Tree Schoolhttp://www.greentreeschool.org

PATH (People Acting to Help), Inc.http://www.pathcenter.org

JEVS Career Solutions for 55+http://www.jevshumanservices.org

JEVS Employment Networkhttp://www.jevshumanservices.org

JEVS Work and Recovery Serviceshttp://www.jevshumanservices.org

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=606620&mode=2

HOUSING

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Emergency Shelter Assistance Program http://www.dpw.state.pa.us 

Office of Supportive Housing http://www.phila.gov/osh

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) http://www.pha.phila.gov

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) http://www.phfa.org

United States Department of Agriculture http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/PAHome.html

Online Apartment Search: http://www.move.com/apartments/philadelphia_pennsylvania/ http://philadelphia.apartments.com/ http://www.realrentals.com/ – by zip code http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/PA-Philadelphia.html – rates apartments http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/ http://www.forrent.com/search-apartments-by-area/PA/Greater-Philadelphia/page1.php http://philadelphia.pa.house.info/ http://www.4wallsinphilly.com/ http://www.pahousingsearch.com

Pennrose http://www.pennrose.com

PA Department of Welfare – Waiver services http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/fordisabilityservices/alternativestonursinghomes/index.htm

PA Department of Public Welfare – Autism Services http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/autismservices/index.htm

Juniper Hill Farms http://www.Juniperhillfarms.org/

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) http://www.hud.gov/renting

HomeWorks Joint Ownership ModelFor more information about the HomeWorks joint ownership model, download the manual at:http://www.patf.us/images/stories/documents/homeworks_final.pdf Excellent guide on building credit: “Cents & Sensibility” from PATF: http://www.patf.us/programs/financial-education/

The Access Home Modification Program http://www.phfa.org/consumers/homebuyers/accesshomemod.aspx

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation http://www.patf.us/

Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living http://www.pcil.net

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) http://www.aarp.org

Chester County Home Share http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=igIWL2NLF&b=100654

Fair Housing Rights Center http://www.fairhousingrights.org

PA Affordable Apartment Locator (PAL) http://www.pahousingsearch.com or call 704.334.8722

Your Way Home Montgomery County http://www.yourwayhome.org

Self-Determination Housing Project (SDHP) of Pennsylvania http://www.sdhp.org

Children and Adult Disability Education Services http://www.cades.org

Bucks County Housing AuthorityPhone: (215) 945-6110Address: 240 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054

Bucks County Housing Group http://www.bchg.org

Bucks County Housing Development Corporationhttp://www.buckshousing.org/about.php

Senior Shared Housing Program of Bucks County http://www.ywca.org/atf/cf/%7BD3CA6459-BAA9-42E1-9706-33B2DE045980%7D/SSH%20Brochure%20Revision.pdf

Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI) http://www.jchai.org

JEWISH RESOURCES

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Azar: Occupational Therapy Supports for Jewish Learning https://www.facebook.com/AzarOccupationalTherapySupportsForJewishLearning /

Autism Inclusion Resources (AIR)http://www.autismir.com/#&panel1-3

Celebrations! at Mishkan Shalom https://mishkan.org/celebrations

Mitzvah Mensches https://mishkan.org/celebrations

Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) http://felskids.org/

The Friendship Circlehttp://www.phillyfriendship.com/

Jewish Community High School of Gratz College (JCHS)http://www.gratz.edu/jchs/

Jewish Education and Vocational Services (JEVS)http://www.jevshumanservices.org/

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS)https://www.jfcsphilly.org/

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia – Information and Referral Servicehttps://www.jewishphilly.org/

Jewish Learning Venture – Special Needs Resourceshttp://jewishlearningventure.org/empoweringinstitutions/specialneeds/

Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI)http://www.jchai.org/

OROT http://www.orotkids.org

Ramah Day Camp http://www.Ramahdaycamp.org

Tikvah Family Camphttp://www.ramahpoconos.org/about-camp/tikvah-family-camp/

Tikvah / Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill (AJMI) http://www.tikvahajmi.com/

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The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.http://www.lcdphila.org

Legal Help CenterMichelle F. Cohen, Esq. Phone: (215) 995-1257Email:mcohen@legalhelpcenterpa.orgAddress: 1835 Market Street, Suite 2700, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)http://www.drnpa.org

PA Health Law Project (PHLP)http://www.phlp.org

MENTAL HEALTH AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

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Southeast Regional Office of Developmental ProgramsFor people who live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia Counties, call 215-560-2242

Understanding the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania: Intellectual Disability and Autism Serviceshttp://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/pub/goldbook/goldbook2013.pdf

PA Department of Public Welfare – Waiver Serviceshttp://www.dpw.state.pa.us/fordisabilityservices/alternativestonursinghomes/index.htm

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare – Autism Serviceshttp://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/autismservices/index.htm

Bucks County, PADepartment of Mental Health/Developmental Programs website:http://www.buckscounty.org/government/HumanServices/MHDP
If you are in a Crisis situation, call 1-800-499-7455 to speak to a trained crisis worker anytime – day or night.

Upper Bucks AreaPenn Foundation807 Lawn Avenue Sellersville, PA 18960

Central Bucks AreaLenape Valley Foundation
500 N West Street Doylestown, PA 18901215-345-2273

Lower Bucks AreaPenndel Mental Health Center1517 Durham Road Penndel, PA 19047215-785-9765

Chester County, PAOffice of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Website:http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=615
Mental health crisis hotline: 877-918-2100 or 610-280-3270
Adult mental health service providers:

  • Creative Health Services, Spring City, 610-948-6490
  • Fellowship Health Resources-Phoenixville-610-415-9301
  • Holcomb Behavioral Health – Exton – 610-363-1488
  • Kennett Square – 610-388-7400
  • Human Services, Inc
  • Downingtown – 610-873-1010 or 1-888-873-1001
  • Oxford – 610-998-1807
  • Coatesville – 610-380-9982

Delaware
Office of Intellectual Disabilities: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/humanservices/inteldis.html

Project REACH-Holcomb Behavioral Health Services
24 hour telephone crisis counseling and mobile crisis outreach services
Contact: 610-352-4703
Two Psychiatric Crisis Centers that provide crisis intervention, 24 Hour telephone, walk-in services, and Psychiatric Emergency Commitment Procedures:

  • Crozer Chester Medical Center (South & Western part of Delaware County)Contact: 610-447-7600Address: One Medical Center Blvd., Chester, PA 19013website: www.crozer.org
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (North and Eastern parts of Delaware County)Contact: 610-237-4210Address: 1500 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, PA 19013website: www.mercyhealth.org

Base Service Units
Northwestern Human Services, 610-534-3636 / 800 Chester Pike, Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Crozer Chester Medical Center, 610-497-7700 / 2600 W. 9th Street, Chester, PA 19013

Montgomery
Department of Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities Program
http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?NID=747

Montgomery County Emergency Services (MCES)
Phone: (610) 279-6100 Address: 50 Beech Drive, Norristown, PA 19401

Counseling and mental health providers in the service areas of Pottstown, Telford/Souderton, Lansdale, Abington, Norristown and Lower Merion, visit:
http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/5104

Philadelphia

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services: http://dbhids.org/

24/hr Suicide & Crisis Intervention: (215) 686-4420

Mental Health Delegate (Involuntary Mental Health Commitments, Mobile Emergency Team, Crisis Response Centers, Information, Consultation and Technical Advice): (215) 685-6440

Einstein Crisis Response Center at GermantownContact: (215) 951-8300 Address: One Penn Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Friends Hospital Crisis Response CenterContact: (215) 831-2600 Address: 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Hall-Mercer Crisis Response Center (Center City/South Philadelphia)Contact: (215) 829-5433 Address: 245 S 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107

Temple University/Episcopal Crisis Response Center (North Philadelphia)Contact: (215) 707-2577 Address: 100 East Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Mercy Hospital Crisis Response Center (West Philadelphia)Contact: (215) 748-9525 Address: 5401 Cedar Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

RECREATION, SOCIAL, SPORTS, TRAVEL and OTHER ACTIVITIES

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American Special Hockey Association
http://www.americanspecialhockey.org

Pegasus Riding Academy
http://www.pegasusridingacademy.com

Adults with Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
http://www.addpa.org

University of Penn Developmental Disorders Program
http://www.med.upenn.edu/add

Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
http://www.kinneyautism.sju.edu

Mitzvah Mensches
https://mishkan.org/celebrations

Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Center for Special Needs
https://www.jfcsphilly.org

Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/community-connections/traveling-tips-individuals-autism-and-their-families

Airport Autism Access Program
http://www.phl.org/passengerinfo/Accessibility/Pages/AirportAutism.aspx

RESPITE SERVICES

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Access Services, Inc.
http://www.accessservices.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Center for Special Needs
https://www.jfcsphilly.org

Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region
http://www.phillyfriendship.com

The ARC of Pennsylvania
http://www.thearcpa.org

SIGHT/HEARING/SPEECH

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Meeting Life’s Challenge
http://toolsmlc.org/

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
http://www.patf.us/

Temple University Institute on Disabilities
http://disabilities.temple.edu/tech/

Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/blindness_and_visual_services/10367

Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/directory_of_resources_and_services/10372

SUPPORT GROUPS

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For additional support groups in the Philadelphia region, please refer to Elwyn’s A List at
http://www.ascendgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/A-LIST_2013.pdf

Adults with Developmental Disabilities ( ADD )
http://www.addpa.org

The Arc Alliance
http://www.thearcalliance.org

Autism Sharing and Parenting
http://www.autismsharingandparenting.org

ASCEND Meet-Ups
http://www.meetup.com/autism-414/

Asperger and Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
http://www.ascendgroup.org

Bucks County Sibshop
http://www.siblingsupport.org

Chester County Sibshops
http://www.childandfamilyfocus.org

Delaware County Family PASS Inc.
http://www.delcofamilypass.com

The Friendship Circle Philadelphia Region
http://www.phillyfriendship.com

Jewish Family and Children’s Service Parent Support Group
Led by Rabbi Elisa Goldberg

Main Line Sibshop
http://www.siblingsupport.org email: mainlinesibshop@gmail.com

Surviving and Thriving
http://www.survivingthriving.com

Special Individuals Meeting Challenges with Heartwarming Activities
http://www.shiraminow.org/html/s_i_m_c_h_a.html

Families Of Adults Autism-ASAphilly
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FamiliesOfAdultsAutism-ASAphilly/

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Sibshop
http://www.siblingsupport.org

The MENTOR Network/PA MENTOR (10601 Decatur Rd.)
http://www.pa-mentor.com

Special Parents of Exceptional Children (SPEC)
Phone: (215) 248-5930

Healthy Relationships and Sexuality Group at Child Guidance Resource Center
Phone: (267) 713-4100 ext 3533 Email: aconnor@cgrc.org

Sharing & Caring of Bucks County
http://www.sharingcaringbuckscounty.org

Wrong Planet
http://www.wrongplanet.net