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Helpful Links

 

ABUSE
Center for Victims
http://www.centerforvictims.org/

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
http://www.paar.net/

 

ARTHRITIS INFORMATION
Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org/

Arthritis Foundation of Western PA
http://www.arthritis.org/pennsylvania/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
http://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/

 

ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Alliance for Justice
http://www.allianceforjustice.org/

American Association of People with Disabilities
http://www.aapd.com/

Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania
http://www.cilcp.org/

Coalition on Human Needs
http://www.chn.org/

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
http://www.c-c-d.org/

Consumer Health Coalition
http://www.consumerhealthcoalition.org/

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/

Education Law Center
http://www.elc-pa.org/

Families USA (The Voice for Health Care Consumers)
http://www.familiesusa.org/

Housing Alliance of PA
http://www.housingalliancepa.org/

Institute of Politics
http://www.iop.pitt.edu/

Kids Together, Inc.
http://www.kidstogether.org/agencies.htm

National Council on Independent Living
http://www.ncil.org/

National Organization on Disability
http://www.nod.org/

National Service (Corporation for National & Community Service)
https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve

Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership Center
http://www.pealcenter.org/

PA Health Law Project
http://www.phlp.org/

The Pioneer Network (older Americans)
http://www.pioneernetwork.net/

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
http://www.classcommunity.org/

Women and Girls Foundation of PA
http://www.wgfpa.org/

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Apria Healthcare
https://www.apria.com/

Amramp
http://www.amramp.com/

Augmentative Communication Consultants, Inc.
http://www.acciinc.com/

DeLa Torre Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc
http://www.delatorreop.com/

Durable & Home Medical Supply Store Directory
http://www.1800wheelchair.com/stores/

Easy Climber (Stair Lifts and Home Elevators)
https://www.easyclimber.com

Hosanna Industries
http://www.hosannaindustries.org/

Mobility Management
https://mobilitymgmt.com/Home.aspx

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
http://www.patf.us/

PA's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
http://www.disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/piat

PA's Assistive Technology Lending Library
http://www.disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/atlend

The Pittsburgh Project
http://www.pittsburghproject.org/

Pittsburgh Wheelchair Exchange
http://www.pittsburghwheelchairexchange.com/

Residential Resources
http://residentialresourcesinc.org/

Semantic Compaction
http://www.minspeak.com/

Special Needs Toys
http://www.specialneedstoys.com/usa/

Stair Busters (A Division of Accessible Home Automations, LLC)
http://stairbusters.com/

Union Orthotics and Prosthetics
http://www.unionoandp.com/

Variety - the Children's Charity
http://www.varietypittsburgh.org/

 

BRAIN INJURY
Acquired Brain Injury Network of PA
http://www.abin-pa.org/

Brain Injury Association of PA
http://www.biapa.org/

Brain Injury Books & Resource Center
http://www.lapublishing.com/tbi-information-articles

Living With Brain Injury
http://www.biausa.org/living-with-brain-injury.htm

Neuro Restorative
http://neurorestorative.com

Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance
http://www.independentliving.org/donet/465_pittsburgh_area_brain_injury_alliance.html

REMed
http://www.remed.com/

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
http://www.classcommunity.org/

 

CAMPS
Camp AIM 
http://www.ycamps.org/camp-aim/

Camp Achieva
http://www.achieva.info/recreational-day-and-overnight-activities

Conductive Learning Center
http://conductivelearningcenter.org/programs-fees/summer-camp/

Monroeville Recreation and Parks
http://www.monroeville.pa.us/parks/programs.htm/

PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
http://www.beaconlodge.com/

Pennsylvania Special Needs Camps and Programs
http://www.kidscamps.com/camps/pennsylvania-specialneeds-camps.camp

Special Needs Summer Camps in PA
http://www.veryspecialcamps.com/Pennsylvania/Special-Needs-Summer-Camps.shtml

The Woodlands
http://www.woodlandsfoundation.org/

Western PA School for the Deaf
http://www.wpsd.org/

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Camps
http://www.ycamps.org/

 

CANCER
The American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

The Mesothelioma Group
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/

Mesothelioma Help Now
https://www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
https://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/mesothelioma/

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
https://mesotheliomaveterans.org/

Pleural Mesothelioma Center
http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/cancer/

 

CHILD CARE
Interplay Childcare
http://www.interplaychildcare.org/

Preschools and Daycare
http://www.savvysource.com/preschools/c_preschools_in_Pittsburgh_PA

 

CHILDREN & DISABILITIES
The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers
http://www.afit.org/

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/

Cerebral Palsy Guidance Blog
https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/blog/

Cerebral Palsy Guide
https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
www.chp.edu/CHP/Home

Easter Seals Western and Central PA
http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/

Every Child
http://www.everychildinc.org/

Make a Wish America
http://www.wish.org/about

Resource Guide for Parents of Students with Disabilities
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/parents-students-disabilities/

Special Needs Toys
http://www.specialneedstoys.com/usa/

The Children's Home
http://www.childrenshomepgh.org/

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

The Early Learning Institute (teli)
http://www.telipa.org/about

Variety - the Children's Charity
http://www.varietypittsburgh.org/

 

CONCUSSION INFORMATION
Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players and Coaches
http://www.cattonline.com

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training
http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/

 

DISABILITY SERVICES
Achieva
http://www.achieva.info/

Clelian Heights
http://www.clelianheights.org/

Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh
https://www.emmauspgh.org/

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA
http://www.efwp.org/home.jsp

McGuire Memorial
http://www.mcguirememorial.org/

Merakey Allegheny Valley School
https://avs.merakey.org/

Milestone Center, Inc. (formerly Allegheny East MH/MR)
https://milestonepa.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Service Society
http://www.classcommunity.org/how-we-help/multiple-sclerosis-service-society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Keystone Chapter
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAX

Partners for Quality (formerly Citizen Care)
http://www.pfq.org

Passavant Memorial Homes
https://www.passavant.org/pmhfos/

PEAL Center
https://pealcenter.org/

Pressley Ridge
http://www.pressleyridge.org/

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities
https://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability/

The Simple Dollar - Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/

Social Security Disability Information
https://www.ssa.gov/disability/

Spina Bifida Association of Western PA
http://www.sbawp.org/

Spina Bifida Highlights
http://www.sbawp.org/spina-bifida-highlights

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

Verland
http://www.verland.org/

The Watson Institute
http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/

Wesley Family Services
https://wfspa.org/about_us.htm

 

EDUCATION
Allegheny Intermediate Unit
http://www.aiu3.net/

Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities
http://www.acld.org

Driver's Training Program in Fayette County
http://www.fayettecti.org/driver-s-training-program.html

Easter Seals of Western and Central PA
http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
http://www.gplc.org/

Holy Family Institute
http://www.hfi-pgh.org/

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

 

EMPLOYMENT
AHEDD
http://www.ahedd.org/

Bender Consulting
http://www.benderconsult.com/index2.html

Career Opportunities for the Disabled (Butler County)
http://www.arcbutler.org/

Competitive Employment Opportunities
http://livingwellwithadisability.org/

Easter Seals of Western PA
http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/our-programs/employment-training/

Goodwill
http://www.goodwillswpa.org/programs-and-services

Life's Work
http://www.lifesworkwpa.org/

Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services
http://www.passavant.org/

 

FINANCIAL PLANNING
Achieva - The Family Trust
http://www.achieva.info/achieva-family-trust

Special Needs Alliance
http://www.specialneedsalliance.org/

 

FOOD & TAX ASSISTANCE
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
https://www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/

Food Assistance Options for Low-income Families
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/Programs-Services/Basic-Needs/Food-Assistance.aspx

Meals on Wheels
http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/

 

FUNDING SOURCES
Allegheny County Housing Authority
http://www.achsng.com/

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/heatingassistanceliheap/#.Vjt9nG6VOH0

PA Assistive Technology Foundation
http://www.patf.us/

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
http://ulpgh.org/

 

GENERAL SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT
Allegheny County Family Resource Guide
http://www.familyresourceguide.org/trans-to-adulthood/vocational-job-training.aspx

 

HEALTH CARE
ACCESSIBLE Dental Services, Inc.
http://www.accessibledental.org/

Adagio Health Pittsburgh
http://www.adagiohealth.org/

Catholic Charities FREE Health Care Clinic
https://www.freecarepgh.com/

Allegheny County Mental/Behavioral Health
http://allegheny.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/services/index.aspx/

East End Community Health Center
https://pa211sw.communityos.org/zf/profile/service/id/792141

Healthcare Center for Women with Disabilities
https://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/magee/services/center-for-women-with-disabilities

Healthy Start
http://www.healthystartpittsburgh.org/

PA Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/

Pittsburgh Free & Income-Based Clinics
http://www.freeclinics.com/cit/pa-pittsburgh

Adult Spasticity Evaluation and Treatment Center
http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/

The Medicine Program
http://www.themedicineprogram.com/

 

HEARING AND DEAF SERVICES
Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc.
http://www.hdscenter.org/

Depaul School for Hearing and Speech
http://depaulhearingandspeech.org/

The Ultimate Guide to Hearing Health
https://besthearinghealth.com/hearing-health-guide/

Western PA School for the Deaf
http://www.wpsd.org/

 

HOUSING
422 Homes
http://www.422homes.com/

Accessible Dreams
http://www.accessibledreams.org/

Action Housing
http://www.actionhousing.org/

Affordable, Low-Income Housing
https://www.mercyhousing.org/

Allegheny County Economic Development
https://www.alleghenycounty.us/economic-development/index.aspx

Family Resource Alliance of America
http://section8.familyresourcealliance.net/
    
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
http://pittsburghhabitat.org/

Independent Positive Living Under Supervision
http://iplus.org/

Residential Resources
http://residentialresourcesinc.org/

Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania, Inc.
http://www.sdhp.org/

The Pittsburgh Presbytery (Breachmenders Ministries)
http://www.pghpresbytery.org/mission_agencies/miss_files/breachmenders.htm

 

Legal Resources for Women
https://www.ywcapgh.org/programs/womens-resource-center

Mesothelioma Justice Network
https://www.asbestos.net/

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
http://nlsa.us/

Neighborhood Legal Services Association Locations
http://www.nlsa.us/contact_nlsa.html

Women's Law Project
http://www.womenslawproject.org/

 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Allegheny Health Choices, Inc.
http://www.ahci.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
https://www.nami.org/#

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
http://www.upmc.com/locations/hospitals/western-psychiatric/Pages/default.aspx

Mercy Behavioral Health
https://www.pittsburghmercy.org/behavioral-health/pittsburgh-mercy-behavioral-health/

People's Oakland
http://www.peoplesoakland.org/

 

RECREATION & SPORTS
Boy/Girl Scouts for Individuals with Special Needs
https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/the-building-blocks-of-scouting/disabilities/

Disabled Sports
http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/

Mighty Penguins
http://penguinssledhockey.org/

PA Connecting Communities
http://www.paconnectingcommunities.org/

Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
http://www.traspa.org/

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

Special Olympics
http://so-ac.org/

Easter Seals Western and Central PA
http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/

Therapeutic Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA
http://www.rhwpa.org/

 

RESPITE
ACHIEVA
http://www.achieva.info

Alzheimer's Center of Pittsburgh
http://www.alz.org/pa/

Natiional Association of Area Agencies on Aging
http://www.n4a.org

Bayada Nurses Home Care
http://www.bayada.com

Care Unlimited, Inc.
http://www.careunlimitedinc.com/

Children's Home Network
https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/

Continuum Pediatric Nursing
http://www.continuum-nursing.com

Emmaus
http://www.emmauspgh.org/

Extended Family Care
http://www.extendedfamilycare.com

Interim Health Care
http://www.interimhealthcare.com

Joseph Romano Law
http://www.josephromanolaw.com

Kindred at Home
https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/our-services/home-care/about/affiliates/gentiva

Liken Health Care
http://www.likenservices.com/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Western Pennsylvania Chapter
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/pax/index.aspx

Maxim Healthcare Services
http://www.maximhomecare.com

McGuire Memorial Home
http://www.mcguirememorial.org

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
http://archrespite.org/national-respite-coalition

Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation
http://www.passavant.org/PMHF.html

Pediatric Services of America
http://www.homehealthcareagencies.com/directory/pa/pittsburgh/

Personal Touch
http://www.pthomecare.com

PLEA
http://www.plea-agency.org

PRN Health Agency
http://www.prnhealthservice.com

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

UPMC Private Nursing
http://www.upmc.com

PA Ventilator Assisted Children's Home Program
http://www.kidshome-vent.org

Watson Institute
http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org/

Woodlands Foundation
http://woodlandsfoundation.org

 

SENIOR SERVICES
Aging with Dignity
http://www.agingwithdignity.org/

Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/About/Offices/Area-Agency-on-Aging.aspx

The Allegheny Link
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/About/Contact/Allegheny-Link.aspx/

Caring Info
http://www.caringinfo.org/

Jewish Association on Aging
http://jaapgh.org/about/partner-organizations/

Lutheran Senior Life
http://lutheranseniorlife.org/

Online Safety for Seniors
https://cyberinsureone.com/online-safety-seniors//

Pittsburgh Senior News
http://pittsburghseniornews/

Retirement Living Information Center
https://www.retirementliving.com/

Sarah Care Adult Day Care Centers
http://www.sarahcare.com/

Senior Companions
http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org26670.jsp

Senior Consumer Service Resources in Pittsburgh
http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/pittsburgh/services.htm

Senior Guidance
https://www.seniorguidance.org/

Senior Health & Housing Resources in Pittsburgh
http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/pittsburgh/health.htm 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging(SWPPA)
http://swppa.org/

Stairlift Companies (Consumer Guide)
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/stairlifts/

Catholic Charities
http://www.ccpgh.org/

APPRISE Medicare Enrollment Consultation
http://fswp.org/services/apprise-medicare-enrollment-consultation

Ursaline Support Services
http://ursulinesupportservices.org/

 

SERVICE ANIMALS
Canine Companions for Independence
http://www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.3978475/k.BED8/Home.htm

Paws with a Cause
http://www.pawswithacause.org/

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
http://www.iaadp.org/

 

SHELTERS
Bethlehem Haven 
http://bethlehemhaven.org

Light of Life Mission
http://lightoflife.org

Salvation Army Family Caring Center
http://wpa.salvationarmy.org/WesternPennsylvania/family-caring-center

Shepherd's Heart Veteran's Home
https://shepheart.org/about-shvh/

Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
http://www.wcspittsburgh.org/

 

TRANSPORTATION
Allegheny County Medical Assistance Transportation Program
http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Transportation/Medical-Assistance-Transportation-Program

Commuter Information
http://www.commuteinfo.org/comm.shtml

Keystone Coach Works
http://www.keystonecoachworks.com/   

Mobility Works
http://www.mobilityworks.com/

Port Authority of Allegheny County
http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx

Senior Transportation in Pittsburgh
http://www.seniorcitizensguide.com/pittsburgh/listings/transportation.htm

Transport U
http://transportu.net 

 

TRAVEL & VACATIONS
Wheelchair Getaways
http://www.wheelchairgetaways.com/

 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Chartiers Vocational Training Center
http://allegheny.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/

Family Services of Western PA
http://www.fswp.org/08%20families_outside.htm 

Hiram G. Andrews Center
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Western PA
http://www.pawp.uscourts.gov/content/office-vocational-rehabilitation

 

VISION SERVICES
American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org/directory/profile/radio-information-service-581/12

BOLD (Blind Outdoor Leisure Development) Blog
http://www.wpabold.blogspot.com/

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
http://www.pghvis.org/

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx

Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
https://www.carnegielibrary.org/clp_location/library-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped/

Mobile Optical Services
http://www.lowvisionproducts.net/  

Western PA School for Blind Children
http://www.wpsbc.org/

 

VOLUNTEERISM
Catholic Charities
http://www.ccpgh.org/

The Children's Institute
http://www.amazingkids.org/

United Way
http://www.unitedwaypittsburgh.org/

 

WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATION
Job Accommodation Network
https://askjan.org/index.html

United States Department Of Labor (Disability Employment Policy)
http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Accommodations.htm

EEOC Reasonable Accommodations
http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/accommodation.html