RESOURCES

PENNSYLVANIA

Legislators

Pennsylvania Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Organizations

Accessibility Development Associates, Inc.
ADA, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in the Americans with Disabilities Act and other accessibility related laws.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Pennsylvania
dedicated to helping mental health consumers and their families rebuild their lives and conquer the challenges posed by severe and persistent mental illness.

Business Leaders Network of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide

PA Department of Education ‎

Department of Health

Department of Public Welfare/Services for People with Disabilities

Disability Law Project of PA

Education Law Center of PA

HUNE – Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales
Free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of children with disabilities and to professionals who work with children.

Liberty Resources

Institute on Disabilities, Temple University

National Federation of the Blind in PA
NFBP works to enable those who cannot see to live like those who can.

National Special Education Advocacy Network
Providing education advocacy training.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Parent Education Network (PEN)
Parent Training and Information Centers

Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
CAP assists individuals seeking services from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. (Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living)

Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children

Pennsylvania Council for the Arts
Opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the cultural life of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Council of the Blind

Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living

Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC)

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Administration
Provides capital for safe and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means and those persons with special housing needs.

Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition
The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition is a statewide network of people who use their own experiences with mental health to support others.

Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association
(PRA) is committed to the advancement of rehabilitation to promote full inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of our society.

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council
A statewide citizen group created to advise the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Pennsylvania Special Olympics Organization
Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association

Special Kids Network
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Special Kids Network System of Care

Statewide Independent Living Council of Pennsylvania

The ARC of Pennsylvania
Works toward the goal of having people with mental retardation fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.

The Disability Voting Coalition of PA
Increasing the power of Pennsylvanians with disabilities by establishing the disability community as strong and mobilized voter bloc.

The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Ensuring that those with low incomes, have access to safe, decent and affordable homes.

The Pennsylvania School Reform Network

The Self-Determination Housing Project

United Cerebral Palsy of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network – PaTTAN
Supports the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.

Pennsylvania Education Law Center– PA ELC
Disability and education law resource

Pennsylvania Department of Health

PA Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics – PAAAP

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council – PADDC

Summer Matters
This website provides information on events regarding summer programs / camps for children with disabilities.

Access America for People with Disabilities

Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
A central online resource for the Administration on Developmental Disabilities network.

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

Disabilities Funders Network (DFN)
A grantmakers’ affinity group.

Disability Statistics

Disability World
A bimonthly web-zine of disability news and views.

Federal Interagency Coordinating Council
Children ages zero to eight integrated system of services and supports that is family centered, community based, and culturally competent.

National Center for Family Support
Technical assistance and training from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities

The ARC of the United States

The Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University

The Children’s Defense Fund
Voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.

The Consortium of Developmental Disabilities Councils
Represents the diverse interests of Developmental Disabilities Councils.

The Disability Policy Center

The Disability Social History Project

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Psychological Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Bright Futures
Information to promote the health of children and adolescents.

Safe USA
Safety education guides

Disability Rights Advocacy Group

US Department of Education

Family Village
Resources for families of children with special needs

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education

Institute for Child Health Policy

Immunization Action Coalition
Current information on immunizations (schedules and shortages)

Kids Growth
Child health, development, growth, and parenting Information

Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Physician Practice Communications Network

NCBI
Compendium of information on genetic disorders

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

The National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse

National Special Education Advocacy Institute
Educational advocacy training

Parentsoup
Parenting, health, safety, behavior, and development information for parents

Surgeon General
Information on mental health services

TASH
Advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society

US Department of Justice.
Information on disability law, Americans with Disabilities Act

Wrightslaw
Information on advocacy for children with disabilities

Zero to Three
Advice on every aspect of child development from birth to age three. Also has a Quality Child Care Checklist to use in selecting a childcare provider.

Know The ADA
The State of Arizona endeavors to assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. AOAD is leading the way. The Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities (AOAD) will be recognized as a leader in providing strong and consistent guidance to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities.