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    Taxonomy Code: YF-1800.6000

    Any of a variety of conditions that are the result of an injury to or impairment of the central nervous system.

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    Conemaugh Health System - CMT Support GroupSupport group for those affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a group of hereditary disorders that damage the nerves in your arms and legs (peripheral nerves). Charcot-Marie-Tooth is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy. Members of mutual support group share their experiences, strengths and hopes and rely on one another for emotional support, information and resources.CambriaNeuroscience Specialty ClinicsConemaugh Health System
    HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Day ProgramPromotes students’ cognitive and social development. Services inlude: Skilled nursing care, medications and tube feedings - and remain alert to any changes in their emotional and physical wellbeing. Daily morning rounds inform the team of special concerns Each student follows a weekly schedule that incorporates all activities of the school day - class time, therapy sessions, personal care, lunch - what they’re involved in, with which staff and where. But we flexibly adjust for special circumstances and events - guest readers, performers, holiday celebrations, class trips and more.PhiladelphiaHMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaHMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy
    HMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Residential ProgramProvides students an environment with a 5-day or 7-day school-year option. Offers comfortable home-away-from-home space for students’ bedrooms, belongings and personal care. Spacious and cheerful, the residence looks out to HMS’s courtyard garden and the University City streetscape. The nursing department ensures 24-hour continuity of care between school and residence. Also offers a transition experience from adolescence to young adulthood, preparing students with skills and readiness, confidence building and assertiveness, emotional support and social facility. We encourage this option as a way to prepare for life after 21.PhiladelphiaHMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaHMS School for Children With Cerebral Palsy
    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
    Living Unlimited - Vocational Programming Trial Job Experience and Supported Employment - North Regional OfficeTheir Community-Based Work Assessment assists individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments, including those with mental health issues, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, and so on, with trial work experience (unpaid) in real work settings with employers in their community. If a job opening exists, employers will have the opportunity to evaluate the work. The assessment includes evaluation of work behaviors, interpersonal skills, work site integration, work skills, and necessary onsite support by Employment Specialists. They offer on-going support to the employer and employee after the trial period is completed.LycomingLiving Unlimited - North Central PA Regional OfficeLiving Unlimited
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeSupports, conducts and disseminates research on brain and nervous system disorders. Also provides public information on neurology/neurological disorders and strokes. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Pegasus Riding Academy - Therapeutic Horseback RidingPegasus Riding Academy, Inc. provides therapeutic riding services that are overseen by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) instructors certified in therapeutic riding. Currently we work with riders ranging in ages from 18 months old (early intervention) to 85 years old (stroke recovery). We work with many different disabilities. We have riders here working on physical, intellectual, emotional & behavioral disabilities. Therapeutic riding is unique and uses the movement of the horse to facilitate treatment. The horse and its movement closely resemble a human gait because it is three dimensional, repeatable and helps the brain and muscle groups to learn to work together. It also stimulates the rider’s brain and neurological system to help riders with developmental delays, socialization skills and disorders such as Autism. PhiladelphiaPegasus Riding Academy Inc - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaPegasus Riding Academy
    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
    Valley Forge Educational ServicesValley Forge Educational Services fully understands the needs of families who have children with learning challenges. That’s why VFES offers a wide variety of educational options on its Malvern campus. The Crossroads School offers three programs for success, Foundations First, Connections and Explorations, which address the needs of children, ages 4 to 15, who often learn differently. The Vanguard School offers educational programs for children ages 4 to 21 who present learning challenges as a result of Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurological impairment, or related social emotional difficulties. And then there is summer. What do you do when summer comes and schools close? You come to Summer Matters, a set of three unique programs specifically designed to address extended learning and fun during July and August.Chester*Main Site (Valley Forge Educational Services)Valley Forge Educational Services

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