Resources

Welcome to our resources page, here you will find links to valuable information about intellectual disabilities, advocacy groups, and state and county departments.

Intellectual Disabilities and Advocacy Groups

 

The Arc of the United States | 800.433.5255 | info@thearc.org
Find a local chapter near you.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | 800.424.3688
The AAIDD definition manual contains the most current and authoritative information on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with an intellectual disability.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Portal | 800.949.4232
Answers to commonly asked questions about how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affects employment, transportation, public facilities and other areas of access.

Autism Society of America | 1.800.3AUTISM
The ASA’s mission is to provide information and education, and support research and advocate for programs and services for the autism community.

Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council | 877.685.4452
Envisioning a common wealth comprised of inclusive communities where all people with disabilities are valued and thrive.

Government and County

 

PA Department of Human Services
The mission of the Department of Human Services is to: Promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; Break the cycle of dependency; Promote respect for employees; Protect and serve Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens; and Manage our resources effectively.

Lehigh County Department of Human Services | 1.800.692.­­­7462

Northampton County Department of Human Services | 610.829.4750

Lancaster County Department of Human Services | 717.399.7355

York County Department of Human Services | 717.771.9347