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Programs that provide information about cognitive/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids, and/or visual/reading aids which enables potential users to evaluate their alternatives and make informed choices.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny County DHS - Family Resource GuideAn online guide to services and systems available to Allegheny County families of children ages birth-21 with developmental delays, special health care needs, or disabilities. Provides information about resources available to families, educational tools for case managers/service providers working with families, "How to" information for all the systems families may need, and tools for improving communication between families and service providers.AlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Human ServicesAllegheny County Department of Human Services
American Foundation for the BlindProvides programs and services designed to help improve the lives of people affected by vision loss. Provides resources and support directly to individuals with vision loss and their family, as well as to businesses, employers, and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. - Websites Click here to get connected to websites with helpful resources - Information on resource for independent living - Professional Development - Public Policy Center - Technology Evaluations American Foundation for the BlindAmerican Foundation for the Blind
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Life Skills Education GroupGroups meet for support that promotes adjustment to vision loss through effective coping skills. Agenda includes instruction, discussion, informational lectures by guest speakers, art workshops, gardening, field trips and social activities. DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Low Vision ServicesProvides Low Vision Services by an optometrist specially trained in low vision technologies for people whose vision cannot be restored with a prescribed correction. After an evaluation, the optometrist may recommend specialized vision aids which enable clients to use their remaining sight more comfortably and efficiently.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Elwyn - Deaf ServicesServes Deaf individuals with varied needs through information and referral, advocacy and provision of direct services.DelawareElwyn - Delaware; MediaElwyn
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyProvides information and referral, medical equipment assistance, self-help groups, support, seminars and educational programs.LycomingNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central PA ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
  • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Sign Language Instruction
  • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
  • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
  • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
  • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive) - Assistive TechnologyAssistive technology evaluations and follow-up services may be funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, MH/IDD, or through private pay. Assistive Technology Lending Library- Local: 717-737-3477; TTY: 717-737-0158CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive)United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA

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