A nonprofit organization committed to maximizing potential of Pennsylvania's children, adolescents and adults living with autism-spectrum disorders, helping them to succeed in social, educational and occupational arenas.
An international organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism while raising awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society. The organization also serves as a fundraising body and offers support to individuals with autism, their families and the public at large.
Autism on the Seas
An organization dedicated to providing for the vacation cruising travel needs of families and that include children with autism spectrum distorders and adults with similar diagnoses, and all cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bureau of Autism Services
A division of the state Department of Public Welfare focused on providing information and support to people with autism spectrum disorders. The Web site offers information regarding autism-related research and services.
A research-supporting organization funding the study of autism. The Web site offers information regarding the latest research and studies regarding autism-spectrum disorders.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
A resource for providers on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. The site includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
A law and advocacy system that provides services to persons with disabilities focusing on critical issues such as the right of individuals to leave institutions and pursue community-based services. The organization also focuses on discrimination, access to healthcare and other services.
Education Law Center
A nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to insuring that all Pennsylvania children have access to quality public education.
Marc Gold and Associates
Marc Gold & Associates consists of a network of consultants that provide training and technical assistance to systems, agencies and families interested in ensuring the complete community participation of people with significant disabilities.
Mentors for Self Determination
A statewide mentoring organization for people with developmental disabilities and their families. They provide education and information about the mental retardation system based on the principles of Self Determination, Person-Centered Planning and Positive Approaches.
Milestones Achievement Centers of America
Milestones Achievement Center offers integrated supports under one roof for children with serious and/or complex educational and behavioral challenges who cannot be supported optimally in their
home school, at least for a period of time.
A state office that provides information, referral and advocacy to adults and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their relatives, friends, physicians, lawyers, counselors and employers. The ODHH can advocate for people with hearing loss who are not receiving proper services from government or private agencies.
Office of Developmental Programs
A Pennsylvania office dedicated to providing information, services and resources for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
A Pennsylvania office dedicated to serving children and adults with mental health and substance abuse difficulties, offering information regarding programs, services and facilities.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
A state office assisting people as they look for work that matches their occupational goals. The office offers assistance for people with disabilities as they explore work options, training programs and other job-related needs.
Parent Education Network (PEN)
A statewide coalition of Pennsylvania parents of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.
Parent-to-Parent and Special Kids Network
A network created by families of children and adults with special needs. Families with similar situations are connected with each other to create a supportive network.
Pennsylvania Association of Resources
Offers information regarding providers of services for Pennsylvanians with autism and intellectual disabilities. Also offers opportunities for advocacy in terms of disabilities-related legislation.
Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living
The council promotes the development and expansion of a statewide network of centers for independent living (CILs).
Pennsylvania Heath Law Project (PHLP)
Provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians who are having difficulty accessing publicly funded health care or services.
Pennsylvania Parents and Caregivers Resource Network (PPCRN)
A grassroots network that supports parents and caregivers as they help their children and adult family members who have developmental disabilities
Pennsylvania Waiting List Campaign
An organization dedicated to ending waiting lists for people seeking community services and supports.
Speaking for Ourselves
Offers ways for developmentally disabled people to find a voice for themselves to teach the public about the needs, wishes and potential that lies within people with disabilities.
The Medicaid Reference Desk
The Medicaid Reference Desk outlines Medicaid a state-by-state guide to services available to persons with cognitive disabilities with modified, easy-to-read written definitions and interactive audio and video clips that increase comprehension.
The Arc of Pennsylvania
An organization that works toward integrating people with mental retardation into their communities, allowing the individuals to participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities where they live.
The Provider Alliance
A membership organization that supports Pennsylvania providers of mental health and mental retardation organizations through the exchange of ideas and resources.
A Web page for Julia Wolfson, who uses Positive Approaches as a springboard for teaching people and organizations ways to develop and evolve in a way that allows them to thrive as they pass their learning on to other people.
Vision for EQuality
An organization that demonstrates values that celebrate the life and importance of people with disabilities.
A Web site featuring the work and insight of William Stillman, an author and consultant specializing in autism. Mr. Stillman is based in Hummelstown, PA.