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CHOP Transition Support Programs

CHOP’s “REACH” programs are designed to help families, and young adults with disabilities, learn how to transition to adulthood. REACH’s mission is to prepare youth 14 to 24, with special healthcare needs, for a successful transition into adulthood by providing peer support, guidance and resources. Click here for info or call 215-590-7444.

Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA

Amazing organization for families and providers caring for persons affected by Epilepsy. Go to for information.

Small World Special Needs

Small World Special, is a multi-cultural resource hub for people helping children with special needs to share resources and information. This site is for families, educators, clinicians, therapists and friends in Philadelphia PA, USA and beyond. Amazing resources and videos. Click

PA Elks Home Service Program

Consultation with Special Needs program to assist with: home care and equiptment; finding adaptive clothing and toys; and getting advise on educational and treatment issues. Call 814-781-7860. and

Sunshine Foundation

Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. Call 215-396-4770 for info or go to website below.

PEAL Center

The PEAL Center serves families of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. Our qualified parent advisors assist parents in understanding their children’s disabilities, educational development, and healthcare needs. Families of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs can call PEAL between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to speak with a parent advisor.  There is no cost to the family for reaching out to the PEAL Center and speaking with a parent advisor. We have parent advisors located in Western, Central, and Eastern Pennsylvania. Contact us toll free at 1-866-950-1040 or email us at

Logisticare Medical Transportation

Logisticare provides transportation services for children with special health care needs or ANY child who recieves medical assistance and Medicaid. Call at least 3 days in advance and up to 30 days in advance to schedule a pick-up- 877-835-7412.

Special Olympics of Philadelphia

Many sports for children with special needs. 2900 Southhampton Road. Call 215-671-5069 for info.
Also runs Special Olympics Young Athletes Programs for kids 2-7 years old. Click here for details.

PA Medical Home

Information for parents and health care professionals who take care of children with special health care needs.

PA Assistive Technology Foundation

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities and older adults so that they can buy the assistive technology devices and services they need. Call 484-674-0506.

Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) Program at CHOP

This program assesses the developmental, behavioral and health needs of children and adults with Down Syndrome. Also, they can coordinate community resources for families affected by Down as well as referral to parent support groups. Call 267-426-5283.

Special Education Guide

The go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.
Click here for link to guide

Katie’s Komets

Sports programs for children with disabilities. Go to website for more info.

Assistive Technology Resources

See links below for info on assistive telecommunications (free phones and other technology) for eligible persons. Click here for Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) or PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund

The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund is a non-medical resource center that provides advocacy, education, information, and financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance to families caring for terminally, critically, and chronically ill, severely disabled, or seriously injured children. Call 215-643-0763 for info.

Variety Philadelphia

Variety Philadelphia has several programs for children with special needs and autism including: after school programs and camps; autism resources; and medical equiptment. 100 N 18th Street, Suite 300 Call 215-735-0803 for info

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-800-233-4050