Special Needs/Autism

Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center

PO Box 60
6900 Hamilton Blvd.
Trexlertown, PA 18087

Phone: 610-402-0184

Fax: 610-402-0132

E-Mail: Info@EPDSC.org

The purpose of the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center is to provide comprehensive medical evaluations of infants, children, adolescents and adults with Down syndrome in a family centered model. The Center will also provide consultative services, provide medical services locally for persons with Down syndrome, and to serve as a community resource for families, service agencies, practitioners, and the general public
http://www.epdsc.org/

Parent to Parent of PA

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Gateway Corporate Center
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2793
Phone: Local: 717-540-4722

Toll Free: 800-986-4550
Fax: 717-540-7603

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs.
http://www.parenttoparent.org/

Parents Education Network

Parent Education Network
2107 Industrial Highway

York, PA 17402
Phone: Local:717-600-0100 V/TTY

Toll Free: 1-800-522-5827 V/TTY
Spanish: 1-800-441-5028

Fax: 717-600-8101

E-mail: pen@parentednet.org

PEN is Pennsylvania’s statewide Parent Training and Information Center. Much of the information included in this site is designed to support Pennsylvania parents of children with special needs, but information and links are included on Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special Education Legal Links, Transportation, and Travel that will also pertain to parents and individuals with disabilities in other states.
http://www.parentednet.org/

Social Security

555 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Local phone number: (717) 782-3400, 9am-4pm M-F

Local TTY (717) 782-2240, 9am-4pm M-F

Toll-free 1-800-772-1213, 7am-7pm M-F

Toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, 7am-7pm M-F

SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a federal program that provides monthly cash payments to people in need. SSI is for people who are 65 or older, as well as for blind or disabled people of any age, including children.

To qualify you also must have little or no income and few resources. This means that the value of the things you own must be less than $2,000 if you are single or less than $3,000 if you are married. The value of your home does not count. Usually, the value of your car does not count.
Social Security makes payment under the SSI program to disabled children under 18 whose families have little income and resources. SSI payments are based on need rather than prior work and may be paid to children regardless whether a parent is retired, disabled, or has died.
A child under 18 is considered disabled if his or her physical or mental condition is so severe that it results in marked and severe functional limitations. The condition must last or be expected to last at least 12 months or be expected to result in the child’s death. And of course, the child must not be working at a job that we consider to be substantial work.
Social Security for Children

The Special Kids Network

Phone: 800-986-4550 (you will be connected to a phone counselor in your area)

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., M – F; 8:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday

TTY: 877-232-7640

Services that may be available:

Education and training – Braille instruction, adaptive driver training, independent living skills, family resource libraries
Health care products – Adapted clothing, standing and walking aids, wheelchair repair, assistive technology
Recreation and leisure – Recreation and therapeutic camps, Special Olympics, wheelchair sports, playgrounds with adaptive equipment
Social services and counseling – Adolescent, child or family counseling, bereavement counseling, hospice care, adoption
Support and advocacy – Parent and sibling support, special education advocacy, legal rights advocacy
Therapy – Physical, occupational, speech, play and equestrian therapy.
http://www.health.state.pa.us/skn

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (National)
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700,

Washington, DC 20036
Phone: Toll Free: 800- 872-5827

Local: 202-776-0406

Fax: 202-776-0414
E-Mail: info@ucp.org

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network

http://www.ucp.org/

United Cerebral Palsy of Pennsylvania

908 North Second Street

Harrisburg, PA, 17102

Phone: Toll Free: 866-761-6129

Local: 717-441-6049

Fax: 717-236-2046

E-Mail: info@ucpofpa.org

Presenting concerns of the disability community and working with the Commonwealth to craft programming and legislation that is beneficial and inclusive for all Pennsylvanians.
http://www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/130

Welfare

Local Office of Children, Youth and Families
Hillcrest, 1st Floor, P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Toll Free: 1-800-692-7462
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/

General information about Pennsylvania’s public assistance programs – cash assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Liheap, Etc.

  • Services for Low-Income Pennsylvania
  • Services for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities
  • Services for Families in Pennsylvania
  • Health Care Information

Go to Welfare website

AHEDD

Central Office of AHEDD
Phone: Local: (717) 763-0968
Toll free (866) 902-4333
E-Mail: inforequest@ahedd.org

AHEDD is a private non-profit organization with a mission to serve the community as a catalyst in the employment and development of persons with a disability.

An influential advocate promoting the culture of employment for persons with disabilities in key state and local task forces;
An entrusted option among a growing number of schools in assisting youth with a disability in their transition to careers and work in the community;

There are local offices available at the following Counties:

Harrisburg Office
Phone: Local: (717) 731-5485
Toll Free: (866) 902-4333
E-Mail: harrisburg.pa@ahedd.org Chambersburg Office
Phone: Local: (717) 597-7665
Toll Free: (866) 288-5159
E-Mail: franklin.pa@ahedd.org

Lancaster Office
Phone: Local: 560-1000
Toll Free: (866) 560-1600
E-Mail: lancaster.pa@ahedd.org Reading Office
Phone: Local: (610) 921-8515
Toll Free: (866) 888-8033
E-Mail: reading.pa@ahedd.org

York Office
Phone: Local: (717) 840-6202
Toll Free: (866) 288-5132
E-Mail: york.pa@ahedd.org

http://www.ahedd.org/

Automotive Safety

http://www.preventinjury.org

Connect Information Services for Early Intervention

Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
800-692-7288 (for TTY, dial 711 for Relay Service)

Connect assists families and other callers with questions about child development and provides information/referrals for infants, toddlers and preschool children who may have developmental delays or disabilities. Connect can refer a child for an Early Intervention (EI) developmental assessment, as well as a wide range of other resources. EI services are provided at no cost to families.