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    Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.

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    Abilities in Motion - Boyertown Area Teens Taking FlightActivities include: -Independent living skills -Self-advocacy skills -Work readiness skills -Socializing with other youths -Community events and fundraisers -Movie and game nights -And much more!BerksAbilities in Motion - Boyertown Area Teens Taking FlightAbilities in Motion
    Abilities in Motion - Independent Living ServicesServices include: -Personal Centered Counseling - Home Modifications -Medical equipment - resale and donations taken in - Assistance with voter registration -Parent Connections: teach parents of children with disabilities how to empower their youth to live independent lives -CAG: Consumer Action Group Advocacy -Independent living skills -Information and referral -Emergency preparednessBerksAbilities in MotionAbilities in Motion
    Able Training CenterDay programming services for adults (ages 18-59) with special needs. Focus is on engaging activities, community participation, and helping the adults to increase their independent livings skills. Able-Services provides day programming services and transportation to and from services, to adults with special needs. Provides engaging activities for these adults and help them to develop skills to increase their level of independence. Able-Services is part of the lifespan of services provided by Leg Up Farm. YorkAble-ServicesAble-Services
    Acadia Acquisition, Inc. - Community Integrated Neuro-Rehabilitation Day Treatment ProgramProvides a structured day designed to assist the medically stable individual with a neuropsychologic impairment or acquired brain injury in developing adaptive skills that can enable him/her to resume effective community living. Focuses on specific clinical evaluations and therapies, pre-vocational needs, interpersonal and social relationships, family, community educational and work adjustments. Program is individualized to each person's specific needs, criterion-based and goal-oriented. Strategies are taught to address physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and daily living skills. These re-learned or adaptive life skills are applied and assessed in real life settings. Provides a variety of services: - Up to 8 hours daily of structured programming five days per week - Individualized physical, occupational, speech and cognitive rehabilitation therapy - Individualized adaptive psychotherapy and counseling -Group adaptive psychotherapy-Individualized behavioral programming - Social skills development, life skills groups - Stress reduction/relaxation skills development - Community re-entry skills development - Time management and leisure skills development - Pre-vocational skills development - Individual case management to assist with service coordination, community access, community integration, resource management, counseling, family/funder communicationLancasterAcadia Acquisition, Inc.Acadia Acquisition, Inc.
    AIU Sunrise SchoolAcademic instruction and activities for daily living including speech-language, physical and occupational therapy.AlleghenyAIU - Family and Community EducationAllegheny Intermediate Unit
    All Abilities - Community Integration SkillsThis service assists to develop independent living skills and physical and social integration goals. Areas addressed may include socialization and decision-making skills, basic banking and budgeting, meal preparation and health tips.WestmorelandService CoordinationAll Abilities
    ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Supported Life SkillsThe Supported Life Skills program has an individualized approach to meeting educational, vocational, and social-emotional needs of the whole person. A full cognitive evaluation and a person centered assessment is used to allow the person and family to self-determine an individual's day based on needs, wants, and dreams. This process then develops a personalized approach to learning,working, and experiencing community in a very deliberate and systematic method. Some of the components to our small group approach may include but are not limited to the following: > Pre-vocational paid work experience > Occupational therapy consultation > Nursing Consultation > Adult daily living skill building > Communication skill building > Community life skills > Care for older adults > Physical wellness and therapy > Socialization and recreation > Music Therapy > Behavior Specialist Services > Psychological Consultations > Communication Program Design and Therapy > Arts and Crafts > Swimming and Aquatics > Therapeutic Animal Care > Massage Therapy > Horseback RidingMontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
    Bell, IDS, Adult Training Facility - New OxfordStructured day program of diverse individualized activities designed to enhance the quality of socialization and daily living skills of intellectually disabled individuals from various living situations. Persons age 18 or older. Located on the campus of the Brethren Home in New Oxford. Open daily from 8am to 3:30pm, the Day Program supports individuals in increasing their independent living skills through a wide choice of physical, musical and social activities. Individuals are provided with the opportunity to experience community events through trips, movies and shopping on a regular basis. AdamsBell, Intellectual Disability Services (IDS) - York and Adams LocationBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Bell, MHS, Housing Supports - Community Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP)•This program, a partnership between York/Adams MH/IDD program, Wellspan Behavioral Health Services, TrueNorth Wellness, and Bell Socialization. •Provides supervised group home and apartment structured environments for adult mental health consumers who need to learn community living skills. Referrals need to be directed through the York/Adams County MH/IDD Case Management Unit.YorkBell, Mental Health Services (MHS) - Main OfficeBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Bell, MHS, Housing Supports - Community Residential Apartment Services (CRAS)Please Note: Referrals need to be directed through the York/Adams County MH/IDD Case Management Unit. •Provides supervised, transitional group home and apartment structured environments for adult mental health consumers who need to learn community living skills. The goal of the service is to prepare consumers for independent living. •This program is licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. YorkBell, Mental Health Services (MHS) - Main OfficeBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Bell, MHS, Life Skills and Socialization - New BeginningsThis program gives adult mental health consumers recovery-oriented opportunities to build academic, social, recreational/leisure, educational/vocational, and daily living skills. Provide group and individual learning opportunities. Examples include: • Money management • Wellness • Arts and crafts • Food service, and • Pre-employment skillsYorkBell, Mental Health Services (MHS) - Main OfficeBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Bell, MHS, Life Skills and Socialization - Sendero Social Rehabilitation Program• Spanish-speaking adult mental health consumers • Recovery-oriented opportunities to build academic, social, recreational/leisure, educational, and daily living skills. • Provide group and individual learning opportunities. YorkBell, Mental Health Services (MHS) - Main OfficeBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - New OutlookClasses and training in a variety of adaptive skills and techniques for seniors and others who are vision impaired. Classes are offered one day per week for six classes. Students learn to accomplish daily tasks, like cooking, safely in their homes.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Personal Adjustment to BlindnessComprehensive residential program that teaches students to manage their lives with vision loss. Instruction is provided in communication, techniques of daily living, household arts including safe cooking, orientation and mobility, exercise, sensory training, leisure activities, and more.AlleghenyRehabilitation ProgramsBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Adult ServicesBCABVI offers a range of adult services to meet the evolving needs of its clients. Services include, Case Management, In-Home Services, Skill Sessions, Transportation, Tech Groups, Support Groups, Volunteer Opportunities and Social ProgramsBucksBucks County Association for the Bind and Visually Impaired -BucksBucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Bucks County Center for Independent Living - Independent Living SkillsProvides core independent living services, including information and referral, peer support counseling, individual and systemic advocacy and independent living skills training. Services provided by people with disabilities, who share their knowledge and experience with others taking the step toward self-actualization.BucksBucks County Center for Independent Living - Independent Living SkillsBucks County Center for Independent Living
    CenClear Certified Peer Specialist and YAYA - Community HabilitationA supportive advocate that assists you in keeping on your path to mental health recovery. They are people like you who are living their own mental health recovery journey and are willing to openly share their experience, strength and hope.ClearfieldCenClear Certified Peer SpecialistCenClear
    CenClear Family Based Behavioral Health - Community HabilitationPrograms that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.ClearfieldCenClear Family Based Behavioral HealthCenClear
    CenClear Fatherhood Initiative - HabilitationPrograms that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands; or through the use of assistive devices, special equipment and specialized assistants. Services include but are not limited to training in the ability to travel about the community alone; to live independently in a private residence; to maintain health through self-care and use of medical services; to live within personal income; to maintain acceptable grooming and appearance; to deal with legal, family or social problems; and to cope with other requirements for successful independent living.ClearfieldCenClear Fatherhood InitiativeCenClear
    Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. - HeadquartersHearing testing, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid sales and repairs, sign language interpreting, sign language classes, foreign language interpreting, assistive device sales, behavioral health services, psychiatric evaluations, counseling services, chemical dependency program, advocacy for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, personal assistance.AlleghenyPittsburgh OfficeCenter for Hearing and Deaf Services
    Center for Independent Living of South Central PA - Independent Living Skills InstructionInstruction on skills necessary to maintain independent living.BlairCenter for Independent Living of South Central PA Altoona OfficeCenter for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania
    Center for Independent Living Opportunities•CORE INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS - Peer Mentoring/Support, Independent Living Skills Training •ADVOCACY, INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - Community Action Initiatives that promote positive systems change •INDEPENDENT MONITORING OF SERVICES - 4 Quality Project Quality of Life, Surveying of individuals served by the Intellectual Disability system •HOME ASSESSMENT AND MODIFICATIONS - Pennsylvania Accessible Housing Program Provides Home modifications to individuals with very low income living in York County. ADA & UCC Assistance Comprehensive, on-site assessments, technical assistance, and training on the federal and state anti-discrimination and accessibility laws •EDUCATION - Training Individualized, interactive workshops on disability awareness and disability related issues; monthly consumer training series YorkYork County - Center for Independent Living OpportunitiesYork County - Center for Independent Living Opportunities
    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 Vision Loss - Lehigh ValleyProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs, sales of devices that maximize existing sight, and a vision aids store. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way. Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. LehighCenter for Vision Loss - LehighCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Center for Vision Loss - MonroeProvides services and programs to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, enabling them to lead rewarding and productive lives. The programs and services available include: Client Support: Individualized casework services, one-on-one training and assistance, and support groups. Vision Rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation therapies, orientation and mobility training, access technology instruction, and personal counseling. Low Vision Specialty Care: Exams from a Low Vision Optometrist that determine magnification needs and sales of devices that maximize existing sight. Escorted Transportation: Door-through-door transportation services that provide access to critical medical care, food supplies, and agency programs. $3.50 each way Activities and Classes: Life skills classes, socialization events, recreational activities, physical activities, and a Camp I CAN! summer program for kids. Vision Screenings: Free screenings for children as young as 6 months with state-of-the-art technology that does not require the ability to read or speak. Community Education: Eye health and safety programs for diverse audiences and appearances at public events. MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - MonroeCenter for Vision Loss - Monroe, Northhampton & Lehigh County
    Community Resources for Independence - Clarion OfficeProvides assistance for people with disabilities. Services include information and referral, peer support, advocacy, independent living skills, and attendant care services.ClarionCommunity Resources for Independence - Clarion OfficeCommunity Resources for Independence
    Community Resources for Independence - Warren OfficeProvides assistance for people with disabilities. Services include information and referral, peer support, advocacy, independent living skills, and attendant care services.WarrenCommunity Resources for Independence - Warren OfficeCommunity Resources for Independence
    Community Services Group - Independent Living Services - WilliamsportA recovery and resiliency based program which enhances an individual's independence and quality of life. This is achieved by supporting and empowering the individual to identify and participate in educational, community, vocational, social, daily living and wellness activities of their choice. The hope is that this will increase their quality of life with the amount of support each individual desires, that will improve their current living situation. Individually and voluntarily driven as well as community based, with opportunities coming right to the individual's home. Services includes obtaining/maintaining housing, transportation, nutrition, money management, interpersonal skills, community participation and time management.LycomingCommunity Services Group - Lycoming/ClintonCommunity Services Group
    Community Support ServicesThis program creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live successfully in the community with the amount of support they desire. Services are provided at home and in the community and are typically designed by the individual and their family. We believe that people should have available to them the type and amount of support that best meets their needs. This program works with each individual and family to develop an individualized plan.DauphinKeystone Family Support AssociatesKeystone Family Support Associates
    Cooperative Provider Service Network - Autism and Special Needs ServicesServices include: Assistive Technology Companionship Counseling Group Residences Homemaker Assistance Independent Living Skills Instruction Job Finding Assistance Recreational Activities Rehabilitation Respite Care Support LivingChesterCOOPERATIVE PROVIDER SERVICE NETWORKCooperative Provider Service Network
    Cori's Place-Daily Living SkillsWe practice ADLs daily with rotated chores (making a bed, laundry, vacuuming), money skills, cooking, and time management.LuzerneCori's PlaceCori's Place
    Dignity Housing - Enhanced Services Project (ESP)Residents receive support with enhanced independent living skills.PhiladelphiaProviding HousingDignity Housing
    Disability Empowerment Center - LancasterNo financial assistance provided Provides the following services: - Information and referral - Peer support - Independent living skills training - Advocacy LancasterDisability Empowerment Center - LancasterDisability Empowerment Center
    Disability Empowerment Center - LebanonNo financial assistance provided Provides the following services: - Information and referral - Peer support - Independent living skills training - Advocacy - Service coordination for individuals who are on waiversLebanonDisability Empowerment Center - LebanonDisability Empowerment Center
    Disability Options NetworkAdvocacy, peer support, skills training, information and referral, and de-institutionalization. Advocacy organization concentrating on disability rights issues, as well as skills training, peer support, and information and referral services. Also provides an Assistive Technology Reuse Program/DME Reuse.LawrenceDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
    Disability Options Network - Don Services - Allegheny CountyNon-medical home and community-based services for people with disabilities. Services are provided to promote consumer choice and independence and include personal care, and other activities of daily living under Community Health Choices (formerly the Waivers).AlleghenyDisability Options NetworkDisability Options Network (DON)
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Homecare Products - Independent Living Skills InstructionUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Homecare ProductsEvangelical Community Hospital
    Excentia Human Services - TRAIL AcademyTRAIL Academy teaches skills necessary for people to live independently, such as budgeting, household chores, employment options, social activities, building natural supports, etc.LancasterExcentia - RohrerstownExcentia Human Services
    Family Service & Children's Aid Society - Carone Center - Home & Community ServicesHome & Community Services provides direct instruction and support in the following areas: - Personal management - Household management - Money management - Grocery shopping and meal planning - Laundry and personal shopping - Other areas the Consumer, Case manager and Community Support Aide identify as needing to be developed to support the consumers' independence in the community. Also provides lice eradication and bed bug eradication services.VenangoFamily Service & Children's Aid Society - Carone CenterFamily Service & Children's Aid Society
    Freedom Valley Disability Center - Independent Living Skills InstructionA departure from traditional counseling, this service offers a person with a disability the opportunity to discuss personal problems with someone who has shared similar experiences. This "counselor" can help recommend credible solutions. Is offered in both individual and group settingsDelawareFreedom Valley Disability CenterFreedom Valley Disability Enablement
    Holy Redeemer Health System - LifeAssess ProgramA comprehensive assessment, education, support and rehabilitation program that identifies and treats older adults who are at risk for four of the most common geriatric syndromes - Depression - Dementia - Falls risk - Incontinence These common syndromes may threaten the ability to live safely at home-leading to premature placement in a nursing or long-term care facility and frequent hospitalization. Our goal is to allow those who are aging at home and at-risk for these conditions to remain as independent as possible and to live safely and comfortably in their homes.PhiladelphiaHoly Redeemer (Home & Hospice Care)Holy Redeemer Health System
    Home and Community Habilitation Services-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills Home and Community Habilitation Services assists individuals with disabilities so they can develop the skills needed to live on their own. Support is provided for medical needs,finances, transportation, health and nutrition and maintaining a household. ClintonCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Home and Community Habilitation Services-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills Home and Community Habilitation Services assists individuals with disabilities so they can develop the skills needed to live on their own. Support is provided for medical needs,finances, transportation, health and nutrition and maintaining a household. LycomingCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Hope Enterprises - Children's Development Center - TeenLinkTeenLink is a program that is designed to provide high school students with disabilities the opportunity to develop the necessary independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, accessing public transportation, and becoming self-reliant, to successfully make the move from school to independent living. The TeenLink program has several components designed to prepare the students for the demands of adult life and help them reach their highest level of independence. The TeenLink Project is a partnership between the Children’s Development Center, the Center for Independent Living of Northcentral PA, and Montoursville School District to provide life skills training and experience for students with special needs.LycomingChildren's Development CenterHope Enterprises
    Hope Enterprises - Community Access ProgramThe Community Access Program (CAP) gives participants, individuals with developmental disabilities, experience with paid work, volunteer work, and social/recreational activities, as well as job search training. Services provided include Life Skills Training, which helps with health, hygiene, socialization, and learning appropriate behaviors for functioning in the community; social/recreational activities to supplement classroom instruction and allow the opportunity to practice interpersonal and physical skills; vocational values clarification and exposure to work to help to define expectations of work; volunteerism, which allows the opportunity to participate in community activities, and on-the-job-evaluations, with assessments according to ability levels.LycomingJob Placement and TrainingHope Enterprises
    Independent Living (IL) ServicesThe goal of IL is to empower youth to reach their full potential. The mission is to engage youth in services and to offer support and resources to improve their success and locate permanent connections as they transition to adulthood. Services include a needs assessment, goal/transition planning, life skills instruction and assistance in the area of housing, education, employement, prevention and support. Aftercare services are also offered until a youth turns 21 to continue assistance with the youth's transition to self-sufficiency.AdamsAdams County Children and Youth ServicesAdams County Children and Youth Services
    Independent Living - Northumberland County Children and Youth ServicesProvide youth who are in care or involved in the aftercare program with services to assist them with gaining independence. Facilitate youth in group settings; assist with driving, housing, employment, and education options; works with service providers to advocate for youth; facilitates informal family conferences to assure life connections for youth; and assures Chafee Grant funding is utilized to the fullest extent.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County Children and Youth ServicesNorthumberland County Children and Youth Services
    Independent Living SkillsIndividual and group counseling and educational activities aimed at helping adolescents prepare for independence (budgeting, employment, apartment living, etc.).DauphinDauphin County Social Services Children & YouthDauphin County Social Services Children & Youth
    Independent Living Skills & Psychiatric RehabilitationTraining in all aspects of independent living including: personal finances, home care, transportation, companion services, social skills and self care. Assistance for finding and keeping housing.DauphinCentral Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc.Central Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc. (CPSS)
    Intercommunity Action - Community Home ServicesSupports individuals that require 24-hour supervision and assistance with daily living skills as well as individuals that require 30 hours or fewer per week of supervision. Services of support available include: - Hygiene; - Housekeeping; - Food preparation; - Banking; - Transportation; - Shopping; - EmploymentPhiladelphiaIntellectual & Developmental Disability ServicesIntercommunity Action
    Intercommunity Action - Community Supported Recovery ProgramOffers an innovative individualized program for adults with serious mental illness. Helps individuals learn skills to confidently be able to hold a job, return to school, or volunteer in the community.PhiladelphiaIntercommunity Action, Inc - Philadelphia; RoxboroughIntercommunity Action
    Intercommunity Action - IDD Day ServicesHelps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop the skills necessary for daily life. Programs and services include: - Arts and crafts; - Self-care classes; - Recreational outingsPhiladelphiaIntellectual & Developmental Disability ServicesIntercommunity Action
    LifePath, Inc - Day ProgramsLifePath offers a variety of quality day services to people needing specialized supports in an environment of dignity and respect. Through our person-centered programs, we strive to help individuals enhance their self-esteem, pride in accomplishment, independence and enjoyment of life. Each individual is accepted for who they are, focusing on their capabilities. We provide people with support as they learn and grow while venturing down life's path. Vocational Training Programs: -The primary goal of LifePath's vocational training programs is to enable the people we serve to experience the fulfillment and self worth that comes through productive employment and a paycheck. We offer placement to individuals with developmental disabilities to learn productive work ethics and skills to further expand their employment possibilities. A number of local businesses rely on our vocational services as a performance-proven resource. Older Adult Living Center: -LifePath's Older Adult Center is licensed by the Department of Aging and provides support services for people over sixty years of age, or with a diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer's or other organic brain syndrome. We believe that seniors have experiences, talents and gifts that are meaningful and important; therefore we provide an environment that encourages and motivates them to express and share their lives with others. A creative and caring staff helps seniors to stay involved in meaningful activities such as music and art therapy, movement and exercise, games and reminiscing. Adult Training Facility: -The Adult Training Facility provides diverse programming designed to enhance personal adjustment and independent living skills to help each individual reach their full potential. Through participation in a wide variety of meaningful activities and community involvement, individuals are motivated to learn, grow and experience life. Activities focus on building communication, recreation, social, emotional, gross and fine motor, cognitive, health and safety skills.LifePath, Inc.LifePath
    Living Unlimited - Life Skills / Community Integration - North Regional OfficeRehabilitation specialists and assistants assist individuals with maximizing their potential for independent living by focusing on life skills and teaching individuals the process to follow to achieve the necessary activities. All services are provided within the individual's own residence. Services are designed to teach the individual the skills in order for them to “do for themselves.” Rehabilitation specialists also assist individuals with identifying areas of interests and developing an awareness of community activities. They train individuals in taking the necessary steps to plan and complete different outings, such as dining out, attending medical appointments, performing volunteer work, shopping or visiting local venues. They discuss time management, costs and other related considerations for each planned activity, and address appropriate social and communication skills.LycomingLiving Unlimited - North Central PA Regional OfficeLiving Unlimited
    LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living)The only organization in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to assisting persons with all types of disabilities. Provides community outreach and education, independent living skills, information on adaptive technologies/equipment, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, sign language interpreter referral service and specialized housing search and support. Provides information on programs that will pay for home modifications (to increase accessibility). Transportation Connect individuals with disabilities who are homeless to shelters LehighLVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)
    Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills works closely with local providers and community resources to identify opportunities for participants to become more active in the local community. Unlike site-based programs, this mobile service focuses on individuals whose goals are in-community, work-based or home-based and on individuals who may not be ready to benefit from site-based supports. ClintonCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills works closely with local providers and community resources to identify opportunities for participants to become more active in the local community. Unlike site-based programs, this mobile service focuses on individuals whose goals are in-community, work-based or home-based and on individuals who may not be ready to benefit from site-based supports. LycomingCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    New Life Youth and Family Services - Independent Living ProgramE.A.G.L.E. Program (Extended Alternative Group Living Environment) PURPOSE: To prepare young males, age 16 and above, making the transition from placement to independent living with the skills and resources necessary to become independent and productive members of society. PROGRAM COMPONENTS: Home living environment. Live-in house parent supervision. Access to normal community life and activities. Attendance in public school (whenever possible). Availability of New Life Alternative School if needed. Life skills assessment and life skills plan for each young person. Formal and informal opportunities for life skills education with a level system leading to readiness for living independently. Regular house group meetings. Opportunity to continue individual treatment through community and New Life resources. On-going guidance and support for the client’s next step whether it is returning to family, post high school training, the military, or living independently. Opportunity for obtaining an apartment in the community as part of the Independent Living component of the program. Life Skills Addressed: Education Job Readiness & Training Use of Transportation Money Management Locating Housing Health Care Shopping & Cooking Locating & Using Community Resources Communication Skills Consumer Skills Social Skills Decision Making Problem Solving Interpersonal Relations Planning Self-Esteem Building Preparing for Transition to IndependenceMontgomeryNew Life Youth and Family Services - Montgomery; SchwenksvilleNew Life Youth and Family Services
    Passavant Memorial Homes - Supportive LivingProvides supports to individuals with a mental health or intellectual and developmental diagnosis who live in their own residences or are in transition to living in the community. Promotes self-sufficiency and individuality, and maximizes the individual’s potential for independence. Each participant is active in the planning and implementation of their supported living goals.AlleghenyAdult ServicesPassavant Memorial Homes
    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Independent Living Skills Instructions Altoona District OfficeServes individuals who are age 55 or older, and who are legally blind. It is designed to enable individuals to achieve or regain maximum independence within their homes and communities. Available services include: advocacy; counseling; information and referral; blindness skills training; rehabilitation teaching; orientation and mobility instruction; and, low vision services. BlairPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - ErieAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. EriePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - HarrisburgServices include: - Independent Living Services - Specialized Services - Vocational rehabilitation including counseling, guidance, pre-vocational training, job placement, and specialized blindness skills training - Orientation and mobility instruction (white cane usage) - Rehabilitation Teaching - Business Enterprise program that trains persons who are blind to work in food service - Transportation can be purchased by the agency for consumers when needed in conjunction with another service - Public education programsDauphinPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - PittsburghAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. AlleghenyPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Residential Placements - Children & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountyIncludes: Juvenile Detention – Short-term placement of delinquents in a secure detention facility. Residential – Purchased placement for children/youth who need twenty-four hour supervision and care. Secure Residential – Purchased placement service for delinquents who need secure residential setting.SusquehannaChildren & Youth Services - Susquehanna CountySusquehanna County Government
    Residential Services - United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern PennsylvaniaServices for individuals, many of whom previously resided in institutional settings, in agency-operated homes with full-time care and supervision, and with support services provided in their own homes or apartments. Services include both Community Living Arrangements and Supported Independent Living. LackawannaUnited Cerebral Palsy Home and Community ServicesUnited Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Roads to Freedom - Life Skills TrainingRoads to Freedom offers individually designed training designed to increase self-reliance and self-confidence. The consumer (person with a disability) sets the pace, decides the goals, and does the work. CILNCP staff serve as role models, advocates, and supporters. Training areas are:
    • Housing
    • Income Benefits
    • Social/Recreation
    • Self Care
    • Mobility/Transportation
    • Education
    • Vocation
    • Communication
    • Assistive Technology
    • Sexuality
    • Service Coordination
    • Advocacy
    • Attendant Care
    They also offer the following curriculum
  • Budgeting / Checkbook Balancing
  • Cooking / Meal Preparation
  • Housing Assistance
  • Job Readiness
  • LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Somerset County Blind Center Rehabilitation/Habilitative ServicesProvides the necessary rehabilitative services needed for those with a visual impairmentSomersetSomerset County Blind CenterBlind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh
    Supported Independent Living-St. Joseph's CenterSupported Independent Living is a program that provides minimal assistance for people with developmental disabilities who are able to live on their own. The program serves as a bridge from living at home or in a Community Living Arrangement (CLA) to independent living. The support provided by St. Joseph’s varies from a minimum of 5 hours a week to 30 hours of assistance per week.LackawannaCommunity Support ServicesSt. Joseph's Center
    Transitional Paths for Independent LivingServices for people with disabilities: housing referral service; technical assistance and recommendations for making existing and new structures accessible; care counseling and attendant care; homemaker services (in Washington County only); in-home skillsWashingtonTransitional Paths for Independent LivingTransitional Paths for Independent Living
    UDS - Transition SchoolTeaches high school students with disabilities or special needs the life skills needed to live on their own, prepare for competitive employment and become productive members of the community.LancasterUDS - Chestnut StreetUDS Foundation
    United Cerebral Palsy Association - Adult ServicesAdult Services works to maximize an individual's independence and inclusion in the community by increasing vocational opportunities, strengthening independent living skills, and improving social competencies. Adult Services programs are available to individuals over the age of 18 with physical and developmental disabilities, and a variety of visual, hearing, speech, and learning impairments. Services are provided to adults with cerebral palsy, autism, head trauma, Down Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, mental health difficulties, a diagnosis of mental retardation, or any condition that limits a person's independence. Adult Development Program and OPTIONS as well as the Adult Training ProgramPhiladelphiaUnited Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Chestnut HillUnited Cerebral Palsy Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity
    VisionCorps Center, YorkVisionCorps Vision Center consists of four services. •First, clients can receive a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. She will discuss what low vision aids are available. Contact Leora Wiest at 717-848-1690. •Second, VisionCorps has Occupational Therapy services available. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The third service provided by VisionCorps is Orientation & Mobility training. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105. •The fourth service is the demonstration, evaluation and sale of Closed Circuit Television Systems, also known as CCTVs. Access Technology services/training is available. Contact Tony Heath at 717-848-1690, ext. 114. • Please, remember we provide comprehensive client support services: Access Technology, Talking Book Program, Public Education, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision Services, Preschool Screening and Remedial Eye Care. Also provides Social Services, including transportation to medical appointments and essential community errands; and in-home support services. YorkVisionCorps YorkVisionCorps
    Vision Rehabilitation-North Central Sight ServicesOffers individualized instruction on independent living skills for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The assessment and instruction can take place off-site or in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center. The center is equipped with a full kitchen, a seating area for group activities, and a demonstration area for various technology aids. A Vision Rehabilitation Therapist conducts an assessment and develops an Individualized Service Plan for the client to help him or her reach the goals.LycomingSupport Services for the Blind or Visually ImpairedNorth Central Sight Services
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesWelcome to the Web Site of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS). The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. BBVS services are provided throughout the Commonwealth by professional staff in District Offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Altoona, Pittsburgh and Erie. Please consult the Department of Labor & Industry Web Page Regional map of Pennsylvania for the address and phone numbers of the BBVS District Office closest to you. However, you do not need to visit an office in order to receive services since our staff will be happy to make an appointment to come to your home and take an application for services.MontgomeryVocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; NorristownOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation

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