Special Needs Links
Autism Connection of PA
Founded by parents in 1996, Autism Connection of PA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving thousands of people seeking help for autism concerns. Professional staff, all parents who understand, provide telephone support, weekly autism news, autism-friendly activities, and coordinate more than 76 support groups across Pennsylvania.
Andrew’s Gift is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit publicly supported foundation which provides benefits for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who live in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties.
Helping parents navigate their child's ASD journey, from a mom who has been through it with her own child. AWEnest Advocacy wants to help you advocate for your child and provide you with the resources and information necessary to enable you, the parent, to teach others to look beyond the designer ASD label, to the AWEsome Kid who lies beneath it.
Bayada Pediatric Nurses
At BAYADA Pediatrics, our professionals specialize in caring for children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents, at home and at school. Our compassionate, carefully screened, and experienced BAYADA Pediatric Nurses manage diverse diagnoses and high-tech equipment, while our highly trained and caring BAYADA Pediatric Home Health Aides provide assistive personal care and support services.
CATRA, the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association, is a nonprofit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities. The facility is located near Grantville, PA.
Offered through the Office of Dispute Resolution, ConsultLine is a toll-free information help line for parents and advocates of children with disabilities who have questions or concerns about the education of a school-aged child. ConsultLine specialists answer questions and provide information about special education, gifted education, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
Children in Pennsylvania with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from a state supported collaboration among parents, service practitioners and others who work with young children. Early intervention builds upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within the daily routines of a child and his/her family.
Keystone Human Services
Keystone Human Services works to support men, women and children with disabilities become valued, fully participating and contributing members of their community. Keystone strives to support each person in a highly individualized manner in all aspects of their life, including home, work, family, school, and the community.
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families, and communities.
Leg Up Farm
Leg Up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania for children with special needs. Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and their families through support and customized programs.
(Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership)
The PEAL Center helps families and individuals with disabilities and special health care needs using a variety of strategies across PEAL Projects. PEAL offers services in six key areas: outreach, individual assistance, resources, trainings, leadership developments, and partnerships.
Special Kids Network of PA
The Special Kids Network (SKN), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential.