Accessibility & Recreation

  • Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports
    Providing specialized equipment and making adaptations where necessary, the Center serves 500 individuals with disabilities annually.
    Website
  • Powerchair Hockey – Philadelphia PowerPlay
    The Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, is a power wheelchair floor hockey team based in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
    Website

Education

Advocacy Agencies

  • Disability Rights Pennsylvania
    301 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
    717-236-8110
    800-692-7443
    717-346-0293 (TTY)
    877-375-7139 (TTY)
    Website
    Contact information

Department of Education

  • Bureau of Special Education
    Department of Education
    333 Market Street, 7th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    800-879-2301
    717-783-6913
    717-783-8445 (TTY)
    Website

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Division of Early Intervention and Support Services
    Bureau of Special Education
    Department of Education
    333 Market Street, 7th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    717-783-6882
    800-692-7288
    Website

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • Division of Early Intervention and Support Services
    Bureau of Special Education
    Department of Education
    333 Market Street, 7th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    717-783-6882
    800-692-7288
    Website

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers

  • HUNE, Inc. (Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales)
    (Hispanics United for Exceptional Children)
    2215 N. America St
    Philadelphia, PA 19133
    215-425-6203
    215-425-6204 FAX
    E-Mail: huneinc@aol.com
    Website
  • Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center
    1119 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4205
    412-281-4404
    412-281-4409 (TTY)
    866-950-1040
    Website
    Contact information

College Resources

  • The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship
    Scholarship designed by the Lep Foundation for Youth Education (a public charity that provides financial assistance to Tri-State students seeking to further their education).
    Website

Health & Well-Being

  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    This program provides health insurance to eligible uninsured children under age 19 who are not the Medical Assistance program.   Families with higher incomes pay a monthly premium and co-pays for some services.
    CHIP information
    CHIP Eligibility Information
  • Medical Assistance PH-95 Category (loophole) 
    Eligible children with specific Social Security childhood disability standard conditions may receive health insurance through this program.  Parental income and resources are not considered and financial eligibility is based on the child’s qualifying income.
    PH-95 information (PDF)
    Social Security Childhood Impairment listings
  • Health Insurance Payment Program
    The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program is a program developed to help families, who have at least one person enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), pay for private health insurance through an employer. It was designed as a cost containment program in order to save taxpayers money by purchasing cost effective employment related health insurance available to a Medical Assistance recipient.
    Website

 

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