Special Needs/Autism

BELL SOCIALIZATION

160 S. George Street

York, PA  17401

Telephone:  717-848-5767

Fax:  717-854-2433

BellSocialization.com

Provides an environment of support and empowerment to individuals being discharged from local psychiatric hospitals in and around the York area.  Provides housing, skill building, therapy and peer programs.

PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK (PEN)

Parents of special needs children eligible; information and training; referrals; technical assistance for problem issues of special education planning; resource library of cooks, magazines, videos and brochures. Billingual

Parent Education Network

2107 Industrial Highway

York, PA  17402

Telephone:  717-600-0100 or 1-800-522-5827 or 1-800-441-5028 (spanish)

Fax:  717-600-8101

www.parentednet.org

YORKSHIRE CENTER LIU

Yorkshire Center LIU

York Learning Center

300 East 7th Avenue

York, PA  17404

Telephone:  717-718-5800

 

Special education classes (birth-21 years). Diagnostic testing (birth – kindergarten).  Audiological testing.  Hearing and vision services.

YORK/ADAMS CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICE SYSTEM PROGRAM (CASSP)

Develop and coordinate a plan of care for children ages newborn to 21 with emotional, mental health, mental retardation or behavioral issues.

CASSP – Western York and Adams County
219 York Street
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-634-4044
Fax: 717-646-1121
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York/Adams Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)

400 N. Stratton Street

Gettysburg, PA  17325

Telephone:  717-337-9981

Fax:  717-337-0616

Develops and coordinate a plan of care for children & adolescents with emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues.  Facilitates meetings for children involved in multiple service systems.

http://yorkcountypa.gov/health-human-services/humanservicesdivision/progams.cassp

 

York County Human Services Dept.

100 W. Market St. Suite 401

York, PA 71401

Phone: (717) 771-9347

fax: (717) 771-4663

 

CASE MANAGEMENT HANOVER/ADAMS

Case Management Hanover/Adams

261 N. Franklin Street

Hanover, PA  17331

Telephone:  717-632-8040 or 1-800-632-7568

Fax:  717-632-9238

http://yorkcountyPagov/health-human-service/mental-health-mental-retardation-Program/mental-health/case-management.tool

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION/CENTRAL PA CHAPTER

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/Central PA Chapter

2408 Park Drive

Suite A

Harrisburg, PA  17110

Telephone:  717-671-4000 or 1-800-671-2262

Fax:  717-671-4007

Email:  Central-pa@cff.org

Organizes events & fundraisers for patients living with cystic fibrosis.  Also has links to patient assistance program locally.

 www.cff.org/chapters/centralpa

 

DEAF-BLIND INITIATIVE

Deaf-Blind Initiative

6340 Flank Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17112

Telephone:  717-541-4960 or 1-800-360-7282

Educational resources & support sources geared toward children birth-21 w/deaf-blindness in PA.

Facebook Page:  PA Partnership for the Deafblind.

http://www.pattan.net/category/Educational Initiatives/Deaf-Blind

 

PA Partnership for the Deaf-blind

133 Hilltop Road

Lilly, PA 15938

Phone: (717) 776-4061

 

PARENT TO PARENT OF PA

Parent to Parent of PA

Main phone: 1-888-727-2706

Program Director (Fiona Patrick): 717-540-4722

The P2P model in PA Matches an experienced mentor parent, called a peer support parent, directly with a parent seeking support from another parent who has experince with a child with special needs. Originated in 1960 in Nebraska as Pilot Parents. Website designed for parents of children with special needs.  Find support groups, contact other parents for peer support.

http://www.parenttoparent.org

PARENT EDUCATION ADVOCACY & LEADERSHIP TRAINING CENTER (PEAL)

Parent Education Advocacy & Leadership Training Center (PEAL)

2325 E. Carson Street, Suite 100A

Pittsburgh, PA  15203

Telephone:  412-281-4404 or 1-866-950-1040

Philadelphia office:

718 Arch St. 6N

Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

(PEAL), which is a parent training and information center, advocating for individuals 0-26 years old with disabilities and special health care needs. Billingual serves are provided. As a parent training and information center (PTI), the PEAL center serves the entrie state of PA.

http://www.pealcenter.org

 

http://www.parentednet.org

CAMP SUPERKIDS, JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/community_services/services/camp_superkids.html

Camp Superkids, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

P.O. Box 96

Maryland Line

Maryland 21105

Telephone:  

Heather Dougherty – Camp Administrator: 717-578-0465

Ceal Curry – Program Coordinator at JHBMC: 410-550-0374

One week of camp – $400.00 but also $75 Registration Fee w/Application. (scholarships are available)

 

Annual residential week-long camp for kids with asthma ages 7 1/2-12 in MD, PA & Delaware.  Available activities include swimming, arts & crafts, karate, archery, daily asthma education.

TOYS ‘R’ US TOY GUIDE FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED KIDS

http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryID=3261680

Toys ‘R’ Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

1410 Kenneth Road

York, PA  17404

Telephone:  717-764-1300

 

Allows you to shop for toys for children with disabilities by skill, such as auditory, language, social, creativity, etc. Offers safe play tips & toy buying tips, free shipping to home or store.

YORKSHIRE CENTER (LIU)

Special education classes (birth to 21 years). Diagnostic testing (birth through kidnergarten). Audiological testing. Hearing and vision services.

York Learning Center
300 East Seventh Avenue
York, PA 17404
Phone: 717-757-1531

THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CIL OPPORTUNITIES)

Help for people with disabilities; information and referral ; peer counseling; independent living skills training; advocacy; referrals for assistance with home modifications for low income disabled residents.

CIL Opportunities
127 W. Market Street, Suite 100
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-849-0991 or 1-800-956-0099
TTY: 717-849-0991
Fax: 717-849-0996
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THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM – FIVE SPRINGS

Therapeutic horseback program to ages 3 and over who are physically and mentally challenged.

Five Springs Therapeutic Riding
13763 Collins School Road
Felton, PA 17322
Phone: 717-993-6718

THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM – SHINING STARS

Therapy using horses for anyone with a disability.

Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program
3185 York Road
Gettsburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-398-8327

http://www.shingstartstherapeuticriding.org/about-us/therapeutic-horsemanship

UCP of SOUTH CENTRAL PA, INC.

Early Intervention (EI) is provided for children from birth – 3 years old who are at risk for, or have, disabilities or a delay such as, but not limited to, Down Syndrome, speech delay, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, hearing or vision loss, hydrocephalus, microcephalus, autism, developmental delay or neurological impairments. Each child is evaluated. Home-based education; phyisical, speach and occupational therapy for infants and toddlers.

Attendant Care allows adults with disabilities to remain in their homes by providing in-home personal care. CSPPPD provides training and assistance for adults with disabilities who wish to remain active, or live independently, in the community.

Elks Home Services Nurse Program povides counseling and support, in-home services, education, case management and advocacy for families.

UCP of South Central Pennsylvania
York
1910 Kenneth Road   Suite C
York, PA 17408
Phone: 717-767-6300 or 1-877-877-0287

Fax:  717-767-6309

Hanover
788 Cherry Tree Court
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-632-5552 or 1-800-333-3873

Adams County
New Oxford Center
101 Berlin Road
New Oxford, PA 17350
Phone: 717-624-2140 or 1-800-223-0467
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VNA HOME HEALTH – WELLSPAN

Professional nursing services; physical, occupational, speech therapies; medical social services; home health aids; private duty nurses; home care assistants.

VNA Home Health – Wellspan
540 S. George Street
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-812-4433 or 1-877-862-6006
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YORK AREA DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION

Provides support and education to families and friends who have a loved one with Down Syndrome. Promotes the growth and development of persons with Down Syndrome toward a full and happy life.

York Area Down Syndrome Association
101 Homestead Rd
York, Pennsylvania 17402
Phone: 717-764-4748 or 717-793-9001
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SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge. Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner. If you know of a child Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, please call our toll-free patient referral line:

Shriners Hospitals for Children

3551 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140

Phone: 1-800-237-5055 or 1-215-430-4000

Fax:  1-215-430-4079
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS YORK COUNTY (SOYC)

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for persons with intellectual disabilities starting at age eight.

Special Olympics York County
P.O. Box 333
Dover PA 17315
Phone: 717-846-1881 or 1-866-377-7692

Email:  mfo@specialolympicsyorkcounty.org
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SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION OF GREATER PA

Support and education for those born with Spina Bifida and their families; new parent outreach, parent to parent contacts, advocacy social groups, equipment loan, monthly newsletter, information and referral services .

Spina Bifida Association of Greater Pennsylvania
215 East State St., Suite D
Quarryville, PA 17566
Phone: 717-786-9280 or 717-786-3411
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PA TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION, INC. (PaTSA)

Chapters and support groups throughout the state; quarterly newsletter; non-legal advocacy; free information; physician/psychologist referral lists.

PA Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
McSherrystown, PA 17344
Phone: 717-337-1134
Toll Free: 1-800-990-3300
Fax: 717-337-1960
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PENNDOT – PERSONS WITH DISABILITY PARKING PLACARD/REGISTRATION PLATE

Special parking privileges are available for individuals with certain disabilities; application for disability parking placard.

Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 1-800-932-4600
TDD: 1-800-228-0676
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PENNSYLVANIA CYSTIC FIBROSIS, INC. (PACFI)

Provides assistance to those with Cystic Fibrosis; air conditioners, nebulizers, medications, other CF needs; group meetings; support and information.

PACFI
P.O. Box 29
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Phone: 1-570-374-2568
Fax: 1-570-374-2612
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HOFFMAN HOMES FOR YOUTH

Residential program for children ages 6 to 18 with a mental health diagnosis. The child must have psychiatric recommendation for placement in a residential treatment facility.

Hoffman Homes for Youth
815 Orphanage Road
Littlestown, PA 17340
Phone: 717-359-7148
Fax: 717-359-2600

Email: info@hoffmanhomes.com
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JESSICA AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY

For those over 6 years of age with developmental disabilities; respite care services; residential care within a faith-based environment.

Jessica and Friends Community
1625 East Market Street
York, PA 17403
Phone: 717-747-9000
Fax: 888-509-2320
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LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF PA (LDAPA)

Provides guidance to families and adults with learning disabilities; assists families in obtaining appropriated education for their child; advocacy information and referrals.

Chapter office in process:

Dawn Talley – phone 570-689-4373
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LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE UNIT NO. 12

Services and special education for the learning disabled, physically handicapped, mentally retarded, autistic, hearing/visually impaired, socially/emotionally disturbed/speech and language impaired. Psychological testing and evaluation of special needs children. Hearing problem diagnosis and recommendations. Preschool programs for special needs children.

Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12
65 Billerbeck Street
New Oxford, PA 17350
Phone: 717-624-6453

Fax:  717-624-6500
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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER PA

Grants wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

707 Grant Street, 37th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1938

Phone:  412-471-9474

Fax:  412-471-9705

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MARCH OF DIMES

Prenatal care information, support groups and educational material.

March of Dimes
3544 N. Progress Ave.
Suite 204
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-545-4534
Fax: 717-545-5329
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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (MDA)

Diagnostic testing, orthopedic equipment, clinics, support groups, patient seminars, social gatherings; summer camp for children ages 6-21; eligible are those registered with MDA with any of 43 neuromuscular diseases.

Muscular Dystrophy Association – Central PA
2080 Linglestown Road – #104
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-540-4316

MDA Clinic Serving Area:
HMC
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone:  717-531-7122

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OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (OVR)

Assists persons with disabilities in obtaining employment and independence; diagnostic evaluation; in-patient physical therapy/cleft palate, oral and plastic surgery/artificial limbs;, hearing aides, wheelchairs, assistive devices; independent living services; job counseling, job training.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2550 Kingston Road, Suite 101
York, PA 17402
Phone: 717-771-4407 or 1-800-762-6306
Fax: 717-771-4421
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CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, CENTRAL PA CHAPTER

55 S. Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717-671-4000

Organizes events&fundraisers for patients living with cystic fibrosis. Also has links to patient assistance programs locally.
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DIABETES – AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Emotional support and social groups; educational material; summer camps for children with diabetes.

The Greater Philadelphia Area Pediatric Support Group

Natalie Bellini   natalie.bellini@childrenwithdiabetes.com

 

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM – YORK/ADAMS

The services are specialized services provided to young children (birth-3 years) who have or are at risk for developmental delay. Services offered: Developmental therapy, PT, OT, ST, feeding services, behavior management, infant massage. Eligibility dependent on evaluation to determine if child is experiencing delay in development in 1 of the following – gross motor, social skills, fine motor, cognitive skills, adaptive/self help skills and language skills.

100 W. Market Street  Suite 301
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-7719618- referal secretary

Fax: 717-771-9826

Must Call York Center before any referral to Hanover.
Early Intervention Program
www.f-cr.com

EASTER SEALS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA – 2 locations

Providing services for people with disabilities and their families. York services: Child Development Center, American Sign Language classes, Speech Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Autism Resource Center, day camps.

York
Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania
2550 Kingston Road
Suite 219
York, PA 17402
Phone: 717-741-3891
Fax: 717-741-5359

Harrisburg
Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania
3029 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-901-3993
Fax: 814-283-2383
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http://centralpa.easterseals.com

FAMILY-CHILD RESOURCES, INC.

Early Intervention (EI) services are specialized services provided to families in York and Adams Counties with young children (ages birth to three years) who have or are at risk for developmental delay. An evaluation to determine if your child is experiencing developmental delay is required to receive EI services. Provide counseling services and parent education classes.

Family-Child Resources, Inc.
3995 East Market Street
York, PA 17402
Phone: 717-757-1227
Fax: 717-757-1353

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FORSIGHT VISION

Personal and family counseling; information and referral; rehabilitation services’ vision screenings; eyeglass assistance fund; access technology; support groups.

ForSight Vision
1380 Spahn Avenue
York, PA 17403
Phone: 717-848-1690 or 1-800-255-6578
Fax: 717-845-3889

 

BUREAU OF BLINDNESS AND VISUAL SERVICES (BBVS)

To assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Blindness and Visual Services
Forum Place
555 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-787-7500 or 1-866-375-8264
TTY: 717-787-1733 or 1-888-575-9420
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CANINE PARTNERS FOR LIFE (CPL)

Places assistance dogs with individuals with mobility impairments/physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy, MS, cerebral palsy spinal core injuries, seizure disorders. English only. Fee depending on income.

Canine Partners for Life
334 Faggs Manor Road
Cochronville, PA 19330
Phone: 610-869-4902
Fax: 610-869-9785
Email: info@k94life.org
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www.k94life.org

CASE MANAGEMENT – YORK/ADAMS OF CAP4KIDS

Case Management and Assessment of Service Needs

100 West Market Street

3rd Floor

York, PA  17401

(717) 771-9618; 1-800-441-2025 (option 3, then 4)

http://yorkcountypagov/health-human-services/mental-health-mental-retardation-program/mental-health/case-management.tool

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICE SYSTEM PROGRAM (CASSP)

Develop and coordinate a plan of care for children ages newborn to 21 with emotional, mental health, mental retardation or behavioral issues.

York County
York County Human Services Department
100 West Market Street, Suite 401
York, PA 17401
Phone: 717-771-9347
Fax: 717-771-4663
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CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY – THE FRANCES LEITER CENTER

Provides child centered outpatient therapy, parent /child relationship therapy, support groups, referrals.

Children’s Aid Society
The Frances Leiter Center
539 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: 717-264-8552
Fax: 717-264-0680
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CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY – THE NICARRY CENTER

Art Play Therapy is provided to children experiencing significant life events including conflict, divorce, school problems, mental illness, a form of abuse, and/or behavioral problems. English only. Medical assistance with possible fee.

Children’s Aid Society
The Nicarry Center
343 Lincoln Way West
New Oxford, PA 17350
Phone: 717-624-4461
Fax: 717-624-3011
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ADAMS COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

Mission is to ensure that each child in Adams county has a safe and permanent home. Services provided: a) foster care – program designed to provide a substitute family life experience for a child who needs care for a temporary or extended period of time, b) intake/referral – investigating and making assessments of need for intervention,c) placement- to foster homes, emergency shelters, group home and residential facilities, and d) protective – referral services for counseling, support groups, training or evaluation. Child abuse and neglect investigations.

County of Adams
Children and Youth Services
117 Baltimore Street, Room 201B
Gettysburg, PA 17325-2376
Phone: 717-337-0110
Emergency After Hours: 717-334-8101
Fax: 717-337-0616

AMAZING KIDS CLUB – AUTISM

Autism Day Treatment Program ‘The Amazing Kids’ Club’ is a specialized autism treatment program held in the Center for Childhood enhancement. The center uses research based treatment modalities from Applied Behavior Analysis and Relationship therapies. The curricula will focus on the main domains of development: play skills, socialization skill, communication skills, and safety /self-help skills. Treatment plans will be developed by highly trained Clinical Coordinators and will focus on individual and group goals. Family participation is a key to success. The on-site center would be available to children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, ages 2 to 18 (21 if still in school). English only. Takes medical assistance.

Center of Childhood Enhancement
33 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-632-4900

119 Roosevlt Ave.

York, PA 17401

717-846-0800

 

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN (ASDC)

ASDC is a national, independent non-profit organization. Purpose is providing support, encouragement and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Supplies information and support families request to ensure that their decisions and actions are based on up-to-date and accurate knowledge.

American Society for Deaf Children
P.O. Box 3355
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 800-942-2732
717-334-7922
Fax: 717-334-8808
Email: asdc@deafchildren.org

3820 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-703-0073
Fax: 717-909-5599
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ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER

Provide services and offers various programs to help people with arthritis cope with their disease. Special events held throughout the year like arthritis walk and jingle bell run to raise money and awareness. Provide exercise programs, educational programs and support groups for people with arthritis. Evidence based exercise programs; outreach, fundraising events for research. English only.

Arthritis Foundation Center PA Chapter
3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-763-0900
800-776-0746
Fax: 717-763-0903
Email: info.cpa@arthritis.org
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http://www.arthritis.org

AUTISM YORK

Provide support to parents, family and friends of individuals on the autism spectrum. Plan family friendly, autism-friendly fun events like game night, tumbletown playdates, morning at the movies and other fun activities for children with autism and their families.

Autism York

PO Box 7322

York, PA 17404

Phone: 717-801-1272
Email: info@autismyork.org

http://www.autismresources.com/