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Advocacy

ADAPT:  www.adapt.org

Client Assistance Program (CAP): www.equalemployment.org 888-745-2357 or 800-323-6060 x 140  

Inclusion Daily Express:   www.inclusiondaily.com

“and Justice for all”:   www.andjusticeforall.org

Disability Rights Network of PA:   www.drnpa.org

Assistive Technology

AbleData:  www.abledata.com

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA):  www.ataccess.org

Axistive Assistive Technology News Portal:  www.axistive.com

Convert Text to Large Print:  www.thrall.org/largeprint/

Emp Tech:  Empowering Access for all Through Technology:  www.emptech.info/about_us.php

National Assistive Technology:  www.assistivetech.net

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

Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT):  www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/piat

Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership:  http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/reep/

Sports and Manual Wheelchairs:  http://www.sportaid.com

Telecommunications Device Distribution Program (TDDP):  http://disabilities.temple.edu/tddp

Centers for Independent Living (CIL’s)

National Directory:  www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html

Pennsylvania Directory:  www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/pennsylvania.html

Disability Organizations and Resources

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD):  www.aapd.com

Disability News & Views Radio Show:  www.disabilitynewsradio.com

Disability Resources:  www.disabilityresources.org

National Council on Disability (NCD):  www.ncd.gov

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL):  www.ncil.org

National Organization on Disability (NOD):  www.nod.org

PA Mental Health Consumers’ Association:  www.pmhca.org/

The Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living (PCIL):  www.pcil.net

Education and Employment

Job Accommodation Network (JAN):  www.jan.wvu.edu

Working Order:  www.workingorder.org

College Readiness and Financial Aid Information and Resources: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Career Exploration and Search Engine: http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

PA Career Link: https://www.cwds.pa.gov/

How to Request Accomodations in College: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ssd/application/apply/eligibility

How to Request Accomodations for Employment: http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/misc/job.htm

College Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources: http://www.fastweb.com/, http://www.scholarships.com/, http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships, http://www.hsf.net/, http://www.collegexpress.com/

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Questions and Answers: http://www.ada.gov/qandaeng.htm 

Government

Federal Government

U.S. House of Representatives:  www.house.gov

U.S. Senate:  www.senate.gov

The White House: www.whitehouse.gov

State Government

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities (PEMA):  www.pema.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW):  www.dpw.state.pa.us

PA PowerPort:  www.state.pa.us

Legal Rights/Civil Rights

Office of Attorney General:  www.attorneygeneral.gov

Polling Places in Allegheny County:  http://apps.county.allegheny.pa.us/VoteDistricts/

Local Resources

Carlow University Office on Students with Disabilities:  http://www.carlow.edu/disab-services/index.html

Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:  www.clpgh.org/locations/lbph

Carnegie Mellon University Equal Opportunity Service:  http://www.cmu.edu/hr/eos/index.html

Chatham University:  http://www.chatham.edu/academics/support/disability.cfm

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus Disabilities Support Services:  www.ccac.edu/default.aspx?id=137533

Disability Rights Network (DRN):  www.drnpa.org

Duquesne University Freshman Development & Special Student Services:  http://www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/student-services/special-student-services 

Free or Low-Cost Health Care Clinics in Allegheny County:  http://trcil.myfastsite.net/resources/help-for-the-underinsured-and-uninsured/

HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Pennsylvania:  http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=PA

Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC):  www.hscc-mvpc.org

PA Connecting Communities:  www.paconnectingcommunities.org

PA Relay:  For TTY users: 800-654-5984; Non-TTY users:800-654-5988; For all users: 711

Pennsylvania Department of Aging:  www.aging.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)- PA Affordable Apartment Locater:  www.phfa.org/pal

Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Counselor:  www.pittrehabcounselor.com

University of Pittsburgh Disability Resources & Services Office:  www.drs.pitt.edu

Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf:  www.wpsd.org

Wounded Warriors:  https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/state/Pennsylvania

Parents, Children, and Youth

Autism:  www.aboard.org, http://www.autismsocietypgh.org/

Autism Resource Guide: http://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide/state/PA

Autism Support Groups in PA: http://autism-support.org/autism-support-groups/

Autism Waiver Information and Resources: http://www.autismsocietypgh.org/pa-bureau-of-autism-services-adult-waiver/

General Waiver Resources: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/resources/waiver/

Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Waiver FAQs and Resources: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/topics/waiversPt1.shtml

Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Programs in Allegheny County: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/mr.aspx

Local Task Force Right to Education in Allegheny County (LTF3) www.ltf3.org or 412-394-5930.  Made up of parents, professionals, educators and agency representatives, LTF3 serves as a resource for children with all disabilities and their families in the 42 school districts in Allegheny County.

The “GOLD BOOK” Understanding Intellectual Disability and Autism Services in PA: http://www.temple.edu/thetrainingpartnership/pub/goldbook/goldbook2013.pdf

The ARC: Intellectual and Development Disability Services: http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2530

Through the Looking Glass Early Intervention Services for families:  www.lookingglass.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:  www.nichcy.org

Resource directory of organizations serving individuals with disabilities: http://www.parentssource.com/Support.spec.needs.asp

Religious

National Organization on Disability:  Religion and Disability Program:  www.nod.org/

Transportation

RERC on Wheelchair Transportation Safety, University of Pittsburgh:  http://www.rercwts.org 

Voting/Elections

Allegheny County Elections Division, County Office Bldg., 542 Forbes Ave.  Rm. 604, Pittsburgh, PA  15219, 412-350-4500  or 412-350-4507 for voter registration information

Armstrong County Voter Registration, Courthouse Administration Bldg, 450 Market Street, Suite 207, Kittanning, PA 16201

Election Protection Coalition, http://www.866ourvote.org/, 866-OUR-VOTE, A nonpartisan organization that ensures all voters have  equal opportunity to participate in the political process through comprehensive programs across the country.

League of Women Voters Pittsburgh:  412-261-4284, www.palwv.org/pittsburgh, National: 202-429-1965 or  www.lwv.org Information on voter registration, voting, & candidates through publications & programs

PA Voter Services, https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us To confirm you are registered, polling place location, apply to register, apply for absentee ballot

Polling Places in Allegheny County: http://apps.county.allegheny.pa.us/VoteDistricts/

Project Vote Smart www.votesmart.org

Votes PA www.votespa.com

Westmoreland County Elections Bureau, 2 N Main Street Ste 109, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-830-3150 

Aging and Disability LINKS

A collaborative effort among community agencies and the Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) to provide information about services and supports to individuals over the age of 60 and to persons 18 to 59 with disabilities. 

Click here for information about Mercer County Link.

Click here for information about Butler County Link.

Is there a resource that you don’t see here and would like to add to the list?  Please email it along with a brief description to Cindy Williams, Information and Referral Specialist at cwilliams@trcil.org

  

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