ADAMS

Support groups/support for parents whose children have any kind of behavioral challenges, developmental, social or emotional concerns or addictions
 
 
PA FAMILIES INC
STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK
1-800-947-4941
CALL OR EMAIL FOR CURRENT LIST
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA TOURETTES ASSOCIATION
Laura Umbrell
132 West Middle Street
Gettysburg Pa 17325
1-800-990-3300
717-337-1134
 
NAMI HANOVER AREA
Support for parents/loved ones of those affected by mental health challenges
425 Deerfield Drive
Hanover Pa 17331
717-637-3456
 
 
ASD HOPE LINE
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Help Options Parent Empowerment
Informational support group, seminars, packet for new parents, everything you always wanted to know!
PO Box 1501
Mechanicsburg Pa 17055
717-732-8400 x 8120
 
 
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR AUTISM
 
 
RED LION BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
Bethany United Methodist Church
121 West Broadway Street
Red Lion Pa 17356
Mary Stoner 717-246-0974
3rd Sat of month 1-2:15pm
Topical discussions, speakers and videos occasionally
 
 
AIM HIGH SUPPORT GROUP
BRAIN INJURY
HealthSouth Rehab Hosp of York
1850 Normandie Drive York, Pa 17404
Doris DeJonge 717-767-8786
2nd Wed of month 6:30-8pm
Open discussion , occasional speakers, break into 2 groups, survivors and caregivers twice a year
 
  
PARENTING CLASSES AT PARENTWORKS-NO COST
Parents raising children who have challenges such as ADD,ADHD, OCD and other special needs may benefit from these classes which occur 5 times a year . For more information please call
ParentWorks, Inc
Lynn Everhart, M.S.
331 Bridge Street
New Cumberland Pa 17070
717-774-3673
 
  
IN HOME PARENT EDUCATION
Free to parents . Parents raising children who have challenges and other special needs may benefit from this.
Lynn Everhart
717-774-3673
 
 
PA COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
The principal purpose of the Assoc shall be to advance the education and welfare of children and youth with exceptionalities.
Contact:
Dreamalee Brotz
Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS
201 E. Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting Pa 19462
610-825-1500 Ext 2014
 
 
MOMSTELL
Organization involved in substance abuse treatment, prevention and support for parents/community
Sharon L Smith
PO Box 450
Mechanicsburg Pa 17055
717-795-9753
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS RESOURCE NETWORK
PO Box 4336
Harrisburg Pa 17111
Statewide cross-disability group that helps families form local groups and network with other parents
1-888-205-4915
1-888-572-7368
717-561-0098
 
  
VISION FOR EQUALITY INC
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch St
6th floor North
Philadelphia Pa 19106
215-923-3349
Org. assist people with disabilities and their families access supports and services
 
 
PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
Debbie Fabio
104 Persimmon Place
Cranberry Township Pa 16066
724-779-4415
 
 
KIDS TOGETHER INC
Volunteer non-profit provides info on inclusive communities, inclusive education/advocate list serve, email newsletter and website info
PO Box 45
Quakertown Pa 18951
 
 
THE SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK
Helps parents find resources for their special needs children and provides technical assistance to help groups develop, expand and maintain programs and support systems that serve children with special needs
1-800-986-4550
 
 
PARENT TO PARENT
Network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We connect families in similar situations with one another so that they may share experiences, offer practical information and/or support.
1-800-986-4550
 
 
ATTACHMENT DISORDER NETWORK ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP
PO Box 23508
Overland Park, Kansas 66283
 
  
JOEY ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP
Just Open Everybody’s Eyes
Support group for parents who have children with behavioral issues
 
  
WIC
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN NUTRITION PROGRAM
Provides nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and referrals to health and social service
Orgs. PLEASE NOTE; A CHILD WITH AN ACCESS CAR ( MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ) IS INCOME ELIGIBLE FOR WIC BENEFITS HOWEVER ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR HOUSEHOLD INCOME, REGARDLESS IF THEY HAVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR NOT.
1-800-942-9467
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT
Provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services.
1-800-274-3258
TTY- 1-866-236-6310
  
 
EDUCATION LAW CENTER
Non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s children have access to a quality public education.
PHILADELPHIA CONTACTS
215-238-6970
TTY- 215-789-2498
PITTSBURGH CONTACTS
412-391-4496
TTY- 412-467-8940
WEBSITE
 
 
AUTISMLINK
Support groups, information etc
Online support groups and discussion boards.
376 Wagon Wheel Trail
Wexford Pa 15090
412-377-8778
 
  
VALUE
Vision and Leadership Uniting Education
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
Ellen Mancuso
Coalition of Pennsylvania advocacy groups for children with special needs.
 
  
PA TOURETTES SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
Laura Jean Umbrell, Administrator
132 West Midlle Street
Gettysburg Pa 17325
Advocates will do IEP for any child diagnosed with tourettes in any county in Pa
1-800-990-3300
717-337-1134
 
 
GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
List of Health and Human Services
List of Advocacy Resources
Parent Guides
A website with information for parents and families.
 
 
PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK
Pennsylvania’s statewide Parent Training and Information Center supports parents of children with special needs and includes information and links to Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special Education Legal Links, Transportation and Travel.
2107 Industrial Highway
York Pa 17402
717-600-0100
1-800-522-5827
  

PENNSYLVANIA CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
CAP
Advocacy program helps people who are seeking services from the OVR, Blindness, Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under federal law. Provides you with info and advice about rehab programs, advises you of your legal rights and responsibilities, helps you resolve problems that may arise while you are seeking services from rehab programs. There is no charge.
 
PHILADELPHIA OFFICE
215-557-7112
1-888-745-CDLP
 
HARRISBURG OFFICE
717-364-1733
info@equalemployment.org

  
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN PENNSYLVANIA
MHAPA works on behalf of mental health through advocacy, education and public policy.
Wendy Luckenbill, Family/Child Policy Coordinator
1-800-692-7443
 
 
STARFISH ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION
This is an Internet community for families of children with neurological disorders such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s, PDD, SID, learning disabilites, OCD, tourette syndrome, etc. Services include forum boards, interactive chat room, moderated chats, informational resources, online classes in educational advocacy, education consultations.
216-283-2377
 
 
Starfish Advocacy Assoc
3341 Warrensville Center Road
Suite 203
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
  
 
OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
OVR provides services to eligible persons with disabilites with the goal of getting or keeping competitive employment. You will be eligible for OVR services if: You have a disability that is physical, mental, or emotional impairment which results in a substantial impediment to employment, and you can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from services provided, and Vocational Rehabilitation services are required for you to prepare for, enter, engage in or retain gainful employment. A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will determine eligibility.

OVR provides a wide range of services to eligible applicants. The individual being served and the vocational rehabilitation counselor develop an Individualized Employment Plan jointly. The services you receive will be arranged to meet your individual needs. Not everyone will need every service. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling, training, restoration services, placement assistance, assistive technology, and support services. There is no chanrge for diagnostic services, counseling and job placement. However, a customer maybe required sharing the cost of other services after a financial needs assessment is completed.

Additional information , including local OVR office locations can be found on www.dli.state.pa.us, click on disability services. Also find OVR offices across the state.
717-771-4407
1-800-762-6306
 
 
PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE ALLIANCE- PENN SACCA
Group is committed to the expansion of high quality school-age care and after-school programs for children and youth. Membership is dedicated to the support of school-age professionals ands the development of quality school-age programs through advocacy and education.
Carolyn Hawk- 570-323-7134
Joyce Lang- 610-332-6541
 
 
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE SPECIAL BEHAVIORAL NEEDS SUCH AS: AUTISM, LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, MENTAL HEALTH, DRUG, ALCOHOL, SUICIDE, ETC. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL
1-800-947-4941