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Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Christian instruction and worship opportunites; some counseling; annual Christmas service for church and community; seasonal fellowship events; recreational activities such as picnics, crafts, bowling, etc. Interpreted worship for deaf available.CumberlandWest Shore Evangelical Free ChurchWest Shore Evangelical Free Church
ACHIEVA - The Arc of BeaverCamp ACHIEVA Weekends for Beaver County is overnight, week end camping for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Locations vary from month to month and include Camp Fitch on the shores of Lake Erie, Camp Guyasuta in Pittsburgh, Oglebay in West Virginia, Raccoon and Moraine State Parks.BeaverSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
ACS Attendant Care ServicesAttendant Care is in-home personal care and other approved support activities for mentally alert adults with physical disabilities who are in need of assistance to accomplish daily living tasks. The service consists of those basic and ancillary services, which enable eligible individuals to live in their own homes and communities rather than in institutions and to carry out functions of daily living, self care, and mobility. Basic Needs 1. Assisting a person to get in and out of bed, wheelchair and/or motor vehicle. 2. Assisting a person to perform routine bodily functions including, but not limited to the following: 2.a. Health maintenance activities 2.b. Bathing and personal hygiene 2.c. Dressing and grooming 2.d. Eating, including meal prep and clean upChesterACS Attendant Care Services, Inc. - Chester; West ChesterACS Attendant Care Services
Adult ServicesProvides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.Dover, Delaware Office (AHEDD)AHEDD
Adult ServicesProvides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.CumberlandHarrisburg Office (AHEDD)AHEDD
Adult ServicesProvides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.Cumberland*Main Site (Administrative Office) (AHEDD)AHEDD
AHEDD - Adult ServicesOffers adults with developmental disabilities various opportunities for pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.MontgomeryPhiladelphia Office (AHEDD)AHEDD
AHEDD - Employment ServicesOffers a variety of individualized services to both youth and adults with disabilities and employers. Those seeking employment can receive assistance with: resume preparation, appropriate completion of job applications, job interviews, training assistance at the job site, counseling for job related concerns, transportation training, and follow up services to ensure that the individual is satisfied with their job and meeting the expectations of the employer. AHEDD also helps SSA beneficiaries to understand how earnings will impact government benefits as they move toward greater independence.AlleghenyPittsburgh Office (AHEDD)AHEDD
Arc of Centre County - Nittany Employment Services - Supported EmploymentAssists persons with disabilities in finding competitive employment in the community.CentreArc of Centre County - Nittany Employment Services ProgramArc of Centre County
Canine Partners for Life - Service Dog ProgramGreater independence, joy, fulfillment, confidence, security, and love are provided by CPL service dogs. Our service dog program is designed to help individuals who have a wide range of disabilities. CPL trains service dogs to assist individuals who have mobility impairment and balance disorders, difficulty using their hands/arms, health related fatigue issues, and people with seizure disorders.ChesterCanine Partners for Life - Chester; CochranvilleCanine Partners for Life
CareLink Community Support Services - Care ManagementCareLink provides an array of services—assessment, residential, supported living, education and employment support, and more—that are designed to increase the independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of adults with serious mental illness and other development challenges. CareLink’s programs are driven by the unique needs, interests, and goals of each person served. Their programs provide support and life skills instruction to help people live as independently as possible in the community. Various levels of support are available to clients who come from a variety of admission settings, including independent living environments, homes with family, supported housing, other community service providers, state hospitals, correctional facilities, or homeless shelters. Staff is available to help identify goals, teach daily living skills, and secure other services needed to maximize community living. Those Care Management Services offered include: Individualized care management Life skills instruction Advocacy Assistance with financial benefits Coordination of health care services Connection to community resources Money management guidance Education and employment support Encouraging constructive leisure and recreational activities Crisis interventionDelawareCareLink Community Support Services - DelawareCareLink Community Support Services
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
Cerebral Palsy Association - Adult ServicesThe Cerebal Palsy Association provides coordinated resources, case management and social work services to adults who are physically disabled in Chester County and parts of Bucks,Delaware, Lancaster and Montgomery County. The program also provides relevant information and appropriate referrals to existing community resources as well as advocacy and continued follow-up to consumers over age 18, living independently and requiring continuing services Other services provided: - Information and referral - Home modifications - Adaptive equipment - Transportation services - Community Service Programs for Persons with Physical Disabilities - Personal emergency service systems for people with disabilities who qualifyChester*Main Site (The Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County)Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County
Citizen Advocacy of Chester County - Being An AdvocateBeing An Advocate initiates voluntary one-to-one relationships between a person with a disability and someone else from their community who has corresponding qualities and resources to promote, protect and defend the welfare and interests of, and justice for, people with mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities who are impaired in competence and either diminished in status or seriously physically and socially isolated.ChesterCitizen Advocacy of Chester County - Chester; PhoenixvilleCitizen Advocacy of Chester County
Community Interactions - Community Living (Homes & Apartments)Individuals needing staff support to meet their desired outcomes at home are able to receive residential supports in neighborhoods across Pennsylvania whether in single-family homes or apartments. The number of individuals residing in the homes varies, based on choice and needs. Individuals may live alone or share a home with other individuals in a nurturing environment that provides 24-hour staff support or less, as appropriate. Unless otherwise needed, all residential community homes and apartments are staffed around-the-clock with qualified direct support staff, Community Support Associates, who provide assistance and care as needed. These residential services maintain a license through the Department of Public Welfare or are monitored by the Office of Behavioral Health in addition to being monitored by CI’s quality assurance system. Our beautifully decorated homes are fully furnished with a warm, friendly, family-like environment where one can continue to develop his or her own potential. Each person adds a unique flare and style when decorating the home and their own bedroom. Individuals are encouraged to become valued members within their communities by attending social functions, participating in neighborhood-sponsored activities, volunteering, and by becoming good neighbors.DelawareCommunity Interactions, Inc. - Delaware; SwarthmoreCommunity Interactions
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Domiciliary Care ServicesA residential program that provides a home-like living arrangement in the community for adults age 18 and older who are unable to live alone because of difficulties with daily living skills, in social or personal adjustment, or because of disabilities. Dom Care providers open up their homes to individuals who need a supervised living arrangement in a home-like environment.DelawareDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Delaware; Crum LynneDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging
Delta Community Supports - Foster Care - GlensideFoster Care Services: Since 1995, Family Services has set many standards in the foster care industry in the greater Philadelphia region. Our unique Treatment Foster Care and Medical Foster Care programs employ innovative, new approaches in the treatment of children with mental and physical health needs. All Delta foster parents provide a stable and loving environment for children, caring for them until they can return to their family or find a permanent home through adoption or Permanent Legal Custodianship. Our agency provides the following core services: - PBC Foster Care - goal directed service which includes the provision of 24-hour care for children in an approved foster home. - Treatment Foster Care - 24-hour care, specially developed to meet the needs of children with a MH diagnosis in an approved foster home. - Medical Foster Care - 24-hour care for children with a medical diagnosis who are identified as medically fragile by the PA DHS.MontgomeryDelta Family Services Foster CareDelta Community Supports
Delta Community Supports - Foster Care - Lower GwyneddFoster Care Services: Since 1995, Family Services has set many standards in the foster care industry in the greater Philadelphia region. Our unique Treatment Foster Care and Medical Foster Care programs employ innovative, new approaches in the treatment of children with mental and physical health needs. All Delta foster parents provide a stable and loving environment for children, caring for them until they can return to their family or find a permanent home through adoption or Permanent Legal Custodianship. Our agency provides the following core services: - PBC Foster Care - goal directed service which includes the provision of 24-hour care for children in an approved foster home. - Treatment Foster Care - 24-hour care, specially developed to meet the needs of children with a MH diagnosis in an approved foster home. - Medical Foster Care - 24-hour care for children with a medical diagnosis who are identified as medically fragile by the PA DHS.MontgomeryDelta Community Supports, Inc. - Montgomery;Delta Community Supports
Dragonfly Forest - Camp Program - Westtown SchoolDragonfly Forest is designed for children living with serious illnesses and disorders suffering physically and emotionally not only from coping with the treatments necessary to sustain life, but also from coping with the loss of their childhood. These children spend much of their lives in medical facilities with adults rather than at playgrounds and with other children just being kids. At Dragonfly Forest between morning swims and evening campfires, approximately 120 children become actors on stage, swimmers, artists, athletes, canoe paddlers, stargazers and, most importantly, friends. Our campers experience a magical transformation, as they sing and dance, learn to soar, and develop important friendships that often last a lifetime. At first glance, Dragonfly Forest looks like any other traditional summer camp. There is swimming, boating, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, ropes courses, boating and nature activities. Yet, look more closely and you will find that Dragonfly Forest is specifically designed for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and disorders and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a "traditional" camp. Dragonfly Forest is more than a fun-filled getaway. It helps children to better cope with the day-to-day challenges they face. Nestled among hundreds of rolling acres in rural, pristine, Chester County, PA, this unique location provides excitement and adventure for campers in the great outdoors. Between early morning crafts and evening carnivals, children whose lives have been a series of medical procedures and hospital stays are transformed into just "kids." They have a chance to be with others coping with similar illnesses or conditions and realize that they are not alone. Most importantly, the prescription for the day is fun, fun, fun! Laughter, giggles, friendships, excitement, and bursting energy abound throughout our magical forest of tall pines, majestic oaks, nature trails, and a fourteen acre lake. Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do. They are infused with a spirit of accomplishment at every turn and are allowed to forget that "they have what they have." MontgomeryDragonfly Forest @ Westtown SchoolDragonfly Forest
Dragonfly Forest - Dragonfly AwayDragonfly Away extends te reach of the Dragonfly Forest camp program into Philadelphia area hospitals and rehabs centers. This program serves the kids whose illnesses prevent them from being able to attend summer sessions on the Dragonfly CAMPus. "If the kids can't get to the camp, we'll take the camp to the kids," says Executive Director Fred Weiner. "And because we're big believers in the setting as an important part of the whole camp experience, we will try as best as we can - through creative means - to transform an area of the hospital so to the children it will seem more like camp than hospital." Creative transformation, Dragonfly Forest-style, can mean everything from setting up a small-scale "carnival," to engaging kids in individual camp projects such as wood shop, to "sleeping under the stars" in pop-up tents and sleeping bags. Daily activities will be planned and scheduled for the kids in much the same way they're planned for kids on the Dragonfly CAMPus. The Dragonfly Away Camp structure is flexible to serve the needs of individual children. The program can last three to five days in duration, and are tailored for the bedside for individual kids, a floor of the hospital for groups, or for multiple groups in a hospital.Montgomery*Main Site (Dragonfly Forest)Dragonfly Forest
Equi-librium, Inc. Therapeutic RidingOffers educational therapeutic riding, therapeutic carriage/cart driving, hippotherapy, equine experiential learning, and an inclusive summer camp. Services for children through seniors with physical, developmental and/or emotional and social disabilities.NorthamptonEqui-librium, Inc.Equi-librium, Inc.
Family Service Association of Bucks County - Housing Authority Case ManagementProvides information and referral, linkages and case management to low-income seniors and disabled adults at risk of losing their independence.BucksFamily Service Association of Bucks County- Bucks; LanghorneFamily Service Association of Bucks County
Freedom Valley Disability Center - Issue AdvocacyThe CIL assists individuals in cutting through the "red tape" that often separates persons with disabilities from the benefits, products or services that best meet their needs. In the process, individuals are shown how to advocate for themselves. The Statewide Action Team members work on making changes to policies and procedures at the local, state, and federal level to promote community.DelawareFreedom Valley Disability Enablement Center - Delaware; Newtown SquareFreedom Valley Disability Center
Freedom Valley Disability Center - Specialized Information and ReferralFreedom Valley currently responds to about 1,000 Information Requests per year and carries a caseload of approximately 60 active consumers at any given time. In more affluent times, the CIL has easily provided responses to approximately 1,200 Information Requests and has served 100 or more consumers regularly. In conjunction with its information database, Freedom Valley maintains an extensive library of resources, books, printed materials and videos to help build awareness, knowledge and understanding of disability issues.DelawareFreedom Valley Disability Enablement Center - Delaware; Newtown SquareFreedom Valley Disability Center
Helping Hands - Adult Support ServicesAdult Support Services offers a range of services. Services available include: - Work Activity Center (WAC): Program designed to provide disabled individuals with a well-rounded job training experience. - Adult Training Facility (ATF:)Program provides support activities for adults with more severe disabilities. - Integrated Senior Program (ISP): A day program for disabled seniors.BerksHelping HandsHelping Hands
Helping Hands - Aging/Senior ProgramOffers an adult day program for aging adults. The program provides recreational, educational, social and therapeutic activities.BerksHelping HandsHelping Hands
Helping Hands - Residential Living ProgramResidential Living Program is designed to provide a safe, sociable, educational and stimulating environment for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Residents medical, dental, health and specialized nutritional needs are accommodated. Specialized therapies and education programs are also provided. In addition, social and recreational activities are available both in and outside the home.BerksHelping HandsHelping Hands
Helping Hands - Social RecreationProvides opportunities for individuals to participate in a wide variety of social and recreational activities. Emphasis is on community-based activities. Transportation is available for most activities. Additional programs available include: - Summer Vacation Program - Special Vacations ProgramBerksHelping HandsHelping Hands
Helping Hands SocietyThe Helping Hands Society is a non-profit agency which believes in the creed that all persons with handicaps regardless of race, age, type of handicap, financial status, or place of residence are entitled to the services needed for maximum development of their potential as accepting and contributing members of society. The Society was founded in 1924 and legally incorporated in 1927. Since the inception, the Society has expanded to such a degree that it now provides a host of services for handicaps of all ages, types and classification. The Society can assure services for people with disabilities whose demographic characteristics such as: ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, and cultural background are largely representative of the general population in the territories served, and that these services will be provided regardless of a person's financial status and that those services are of best quality, provided by proven and properly certified specialists.LuzerneHelping Hands SocietyHelping Hands Society
Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - HippotherapyTrained therapist works with students in a controlled environment. Therapist modifies the horse's movement and carefully gives sensory input. Foundation is established to improve neurological and sensory processing.BucksIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Bucks; PerkasieIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Therapeutic DrivingProvides alternative horse-riding activity. Improves upper body strength and balance, hand-eye-coordination, attention span, spatial awareness, and sequencing skills. BucksIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Bucks; PerkasieIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Therapeutic RidingFocuses on forming a partnership with the horse. Allows client's brain to practice correct walking movement patterns, giving not only the muscles an opportunity to experience the motion, but also the vestibular system as well.BucksIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center - Bucks; PerkasieIvy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Computer MusicThis program provides clients with an opportunity to use assistive music technology for self-expression and skill development. Computers dedicated to use with adaptive equipment and software, along with gesture recognition and other adaptive technology, provide an avenue for therapists and students to develop musical relationships. Regardless of developmental levels, the technology enables an avenue for musical interaction and skill building. Many of the technology-based musical experiences for clients with the most severe physical differences are centered around the use of switches, which are essentially customized buttons pressed in any way possible to provide control input to different kinds of devices. They can be positioned on specialized universal mounts that put them near any body part that a person can control.PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaKardon Institute for Arts Therapy
Main Line Art Center - Outreach ProgramsMain Line Art Center is committed to extending the visual arts to a broad audience through the following community outreach programs: Special Needs Sundays: Taught at the Art Center by instructors experienced in working with individuals with special needs and assisted by volunteers from the community. These classes are designed for children and teens (6-18 years) with special needs, including physical and cognitive problems. Classes are structured for small groups with one-on-one assistance, and are designed not only to heighten sensitivity to the arts, but also to also encourage and build physical, cognitive, and social skills. Creating in Clay: Held at Delaware County Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Classes include projects that use tactile mediums such as clay and mosaics. This program provides students the opportunity to develop their senses and gain confidence and independence. Project H.O.M.E. After-School Arts Enrichment: In partnership with Project H.O.M.E., the Art Center provides an after-school arts enrichment program every Friday during the academic year for children living in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion community. The program serves children in grades 2 through 4 and augments the education-based assistance Project H.O.M.E provides for the students. The arts programming is another way to meet the needs of at-risk youth and to enable them to remain connected to caring adults in a creative and nurturing environment. CareLink: In partnership with CareLink Community Support Services, the Art Center provides workshops at Carelink residences in papermaking, silk screening, polymer clay jewelry, and painting for adults diagnosed with mental illnesses, physical disabilities, and other developmental challenges. These art workshops teach CareLink consumers a variety of techniques that instill a sense of pride and accomplishment, as well as strengthen critical thinking and problem solving. Library Projects – Throughout the summer, Main Line Art Center travels to local libraries to conduct one-hour art workshops with community members. The projects range in topics from year to year, and complement the national summer reading theme.MontgomeryMain Line Art Center - Delaware; HaverfordMain Line Art Center
Melmark - Adult ProgramsThe Meadows at Melmark is an innovative, work-centered program for adults with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Participants live with friends in staff-supervised, single-family homes, or in the community with their families. They perform creative, fulfilling work while enjoying a full range of social, recreational, and athletic activities. Adult Day Workshops provide services for adults with moderate-to-profound developmental and physical disabilities, based on individuals’ needs and abilities. For adults with lower cognitive levels or those who are non-ambulatory, activities include multi-sensory stimulation, massage therapy, hand-over-hand training, and personal assistance. Chester*Main Site (Melmark)Melmark
Music TherapyMusic therapy, simply put, is the therapeutic use of music by a trained professional to achieve a desired effect or accomplish a personal goal or objective.DelawareMusic Works - Delaware; HavertownMusicWorks
Pals For Life - Education ProgramsPals For Life brings appropriate therapy animals to schools and educational centers to teach proper pet care and interaction. This education program provides the following benefits: --Teaches children how to care for their animals – how to train them, how to take care of them, and what their pet is trying to tell them. Teachers will also tie in the lessons they learned with their own lives as well. For example, when discussing how an animal communicates non-verbally, the children are able to think about how they also communicate with their own body language and how to read another person’s body language, an important life skill. --Stress the importance of having a calm body and calm voice around animals. Pals For Life will work with children on the autism spectrum and other special needs who often have challenges with self control, both verbally and physically. Using the animals as incentive and reward for maintaining a calm body and calm voice, the children are able to practice their self-control, and are rewarded with a cuddle from a snuggly dog. Teachers are often amazed at the difference in behavior of their students when the animals are around. --Teach about animal-related careers and other ways animals help their community. Pals For Life raises awareness about service animals, therapy animals and seizure-alert dogs. In addition, the children learn about careers to explore if they are interested in animals. DelawarePals For Life - Delaware; WaynePals For Life
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation - Adaptive Modifications ProgramThe Adaptive Modifications program, which provides major adaptations to a house or a rental unit, assists individuals with physical disabilities to live independently in their own homes and avoid institutionalization.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Housing Development Corporation - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Housing Development Corporation
Phoenixville Homes - Apartment RentalPhoenixville Homes developed and opened the Flag House in Spring City, PA in 2000 and opened a sister facility the Bard Complex in 2007. Both apartment buildings are available to low income seniors 62 years of age or older. In addition the Freedom House was completed in 2002 and serves adults of low income who are physically disabled.Chester*Main Site (Phoenixville Homes)Phoenixville Homes
Roads to Freedom - Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
  • Individual & Group Advocacy– Empowers people with disabilities to speak for themselves and others on their rights, privileges, and services.
  • Individual and group advocacy services are also available to parents of children with disabilities
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Americans with Disabilities Act ServicesProvide education and consultations to individuals, businesses, and agencies to eliminate structural barriers for people with disabilities through performing Accessibility Surveys. The ADA Services allow them to keep current with regulations and participate in professional development activities.LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Assistive Technology ServicesProvide Assistive Technology Services as an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). Services include:
  • Public Awareness
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Acquisition of Assistive Technology Services
  • Equipment Reutilization (REEP & A New Start)
  • Device Demonstrations
  • Assistance with Funding Resources
Their Technology Lending Library loans devices for free for a trial period of 2 to 8 weeks. Through Pennsylvania’s Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (PIAT), they provide specialized equipment, without charge, to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities that impede independent access to telephone services. A New Start provides gently used medical equipment and assistive technology devices to individuals who are unable to obtain what they need through ordinary channels. Their goal is to reutilize home medical equipment and other devices that are sitting around unused, and give the equipment to someone in need.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Attendant Care Program (ACP) - ACT 150The Attendant Care Program (AC) Waiver enables adults with physical disabilities who are determined to need nursing facility services, but who choose to remain in their own homes, to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services. Services offered include:
  • Financial Management Services (FMS) who manage the payroll for attendants, workers' compensation, taxes for attendants, and most items dealing with the financial issues involved with this program
  • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
  • Supports Coordination Services by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person.
Consumers who do not qualify for the Medical Assistance Waiver either because they are not nursing facility eligible or their income is over the financial criteria set by the County Assistance Ofice may receive services under ACT 150 with a fee based on household income and the number of people living in the household.
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Attendant Care Program (ACP) - Medical Assistance WaiverThe Attendant Care Program (AC) Waiver is for consumers determined to need nursing facility services, but who choose to remain in their own home with the assistance of attendants. Local County Assistance Offices assess those who wish to qualify under the Medical Assistance (MA) Waiver to determine whether they meet the guidelines for financial resources. Services offered include:
  • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
  • Service Coordination by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
  • Financial Management Services (FMS) who manage the payroll for attendants, workers' compensation, taxes for attendants, and most items dealing with the financial issues involved with this program
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Independence Waiver Program ServicesThe Independence Waiver Program, under the Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD), gives assistance to adults with severe physical disabilities to enable them to live or remain in the community with as much independence as possible. Services available may include:
  • Adult daily living services
  • Assistive technology/specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Community integration services, which helps consumers with socialization and adjustment to surroundings
  • Community transition services
  • Education services
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, a waiver that pays for home modifications not covered by insurance
  • Extended state plan - visiting nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy
  • Non-medical transportation, i.e. bus tokens
  • Personal Assistance Services, such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
  • Respite Care
  • Respite Care Services
  • Service Coordination, with a coordinator who serves as the consumer's
LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roads to Freedom - Information and Referral (I&R) for Disabililty-Related ResourcesEnables persons with disabilities and their families to find, utilize, and coordinate available resources and opportunities in their communities based on their individual needs. LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic Center - Victorious MissionariesHelps people with physical disabilities to serve their community with monthly meetings, social activities and once a year meal at a local shelter. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month March - December.ErieRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic CenterRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie
Self-Determination Housing Project of PennsylvaniaSDHP develops and documents projects that test new ideas and approaches to self-determined housing. SDHP initiates programs to address community needs. SDHP Home Modifications Program enables eligible low and moderate-income persons with permanent disabilities to make their current home more accessible. Regional Housing Coordinator Project coordinates and support regional and local housing activities, assists with resource identification and system navigation. Housing Advocacy Coordination Project addresses issues in the area of public and subsidized housing that are important to people with disabilities. SDHP Affiliate Organizations comprise a network of agencies that incorporate self-determination into their activities and provide services in over 50 counties.ChesterSelf-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)
Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania - Outreach and EducationSDHP helps bridge the housing and disability communities by encouraging partnerships that help people with disabilities realize housing of their choice. SDHP has developed the following resources to make information accessible: Statewide network of Housing and/or Disability Agencies Toll-free resource telephone line Website - www.sdhp.org Workshops Training Publications Access to disability-related information ChesterSelf-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)Self-Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania (SDHP)
Steps to Independence - Summer CampThe Steps to Independence Summer Camp is an intensive summer day program for children and young adults with motor disabilities. A typical Steps to Independence class will include activities such as practicing standing, sitting, and walking skills using specially-designed furniture and physical aids, including one-on-one assistance by the conductor or aide when necessary. Playing games with peers, moving to music, solving puzzles, participating in craft projects which promote fine-motor skill development, snack time which encourages the development of self-care skills are also part of the program.AlleghenySummer ProgramsSummer Programs
Suburban Transit Network - Persons with Disabilities ProgramTransportation for Montgomery County residents who are disabled, cannot use public transit or the SEPTA or Pottstown Urban Transit transportation service for persons with disabilities. Door to door and wheelchair lift-equipped service is available.MontgomerySuburban Transit Network, Inc - Montgomery; Blue BellSuburban Transit Network (TransNet)
Suburban Transit Network - Transportation Service for Persons age 60-64Local transportation service within Montgomery County for individuals who are between 60-64 years old. Service is provided in vans or sedans. Lift equipped vehicles are available upon request. Trips can be for any purpose but are limited to 8 one-way trips per month. The passenger is required to pre-register, make prior day reservations and pay 25% of the fare.MontgomerySuburban Transit Network, Inc - Montgomery; Blue BellSuburban Transit Network (TransNet)
UDS - Accessible Home ModificationsProgram designs and constructs accessibility modifications for homeowners and tenants, making it possible for individuals with disabilities to remain in their own homes. Items such as wheelchair ramps, accessible bathrooms, lifts, stair glides, widened doors and hallways, and both hearing and visual accommodations are installed by the program. The program cannot perform repairs.LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
UDS - Adult EnrichmentAn active life-skills day program to help mentally alert adults with physical and other disabilities find focus, use their gifts and talents and enrich their lives. Goal is to touch participants in a way that enhance self-esteem, confidence, independence, decision-making skills, social interaction and personal growth.LancasterAdult Enrichment - LancasterUDS Foundation
UDS - Custom Wheelchair SeatingCreate custom wheelchair seating for individuals with physical disabilities based on an evaluation, measurements and orthopedic concerns.LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
UDS - Employment ServicesEmployment service designed to meet the needs of community-minded employers and individuals with disabilities. Program matches qualified job applicants with employers who are looking for motivated, hard working employees. Job candidates have skills in many areas-production, clerical, professional, sales, medical, retail and other. Range of services - Skills assessment - Career counseling - Job skills - Resumé creation - Interview preparation - Employer contacts - Job development - On-the-job trainingLancasterUDS - Chestnut StreetUDS Foundation
UDS - Independent Living Services - In-Home Personal CareProvision of non-medical, in-home personal care that enables people with disabilities including veterans and the elderly to live in their own home community rather than in an institution. Services provided include: - Personal assistance - Bathing/dressing assistance - Meal planning/preparation - Laundry/light housekeeping - Medication reminders - Shopping/errands - Night supervision - Respite for caregiver LancasterUDS - Independent Living Services - In-Home Personal CareUDS Foundation
UDS - Mobility and Rehab EquipmentAssists persons with disabilities obtaining home medical and rehab equipment that is vital to independent living and home health.LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
UDS - Service Dogs- Service dogs: UDS-trained service dogs help improve quality of life for both owners and their families. Service dogs enable their owners to lead happier, more independent lives. Service dogs are trained for over two years by a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals to obey and assist. - Companion dogs: UDS provides companion dogs for people who may not require physical assistance, but who would benefit from the loving companionship of a specially trained dog. - Facility dogs: UDS can also supply specially trained dogs to long-term care facilities and schools. These dogs assist physical, occupational, recreational, and social therapists in working with their clients. Volunteer programs: - Puppy Homes: Puppy Homes raise and train new puppies giving approximately 18 months of patience, time and love - Puppy Sitters: Puppy sitters provide much needed respite for Puppy Homes by keeping them during sitter vacations or emergencies - Puppy Pals: Puppy Pals assist Puppy Homes by playing with, exercising and training puppies - Special Events Volunteers: Assist by staffing booths at various shows, events and fundraisers, where persons can help exercise and baby sit puppies providing respite for Puppy Home families LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
UDS - Support CoordinationProvides coordination of services to people with physical disabilities and seniors. Assists in developing plans that may include the following services that enable individuals to live safely and independently at home: personal care attendants, durable medical equipment, home delivered meals, home modifications and supportive employment.LancasterUDS - Erin CourtUDS Foundation
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
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive) - Community Participation SupportsCommunity Participation Supports (CPS) is a forward-looking approach to the traditional center-based adult day program.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive)United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (75 Utley Drive) - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (75 Utley Drive)United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Harrisburg Office (6th Street) - Adult DayAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Harrisburg Office (6th Street)United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Harrisburg Office (Jonestown Road) - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Harrisburg Office (Jonestown Road)United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Lemoyne Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Lemoyne OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Middleburg Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Middleburg OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Middletown Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Middletown OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Milton Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Milton OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Newport Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Newport OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Sunbury Office - Adult Day ProgramsAdult Day Programs: For those who desire continued growth and development opportunities. Adult day programs provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment where adults with disabilities can learn, grow, nurture relationships with their peers, and actively participate in the community around them.CumberlandUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Sunbury OfficeUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA

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