Resources

Financial Support

  • Social Security Administration – designed to help individuals who are aged, blind and/or disabled, who have little or no income; and provides case to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

    www.ssa.gov                  

    (866) 964-5056 

  • Goodwill –assistance with benefits planning and coordination of paid employment and SSI/SSDI benefits.

    Contact: Jen Kistler

    Email: [email protected]

    Toll Free: 1-888-960-WORK

    Website: icanworknow.org

    General Benefits Questions: 1-866-968-7842

Employment and Work Agencies 

  • PA Career Link – assistance with job training and placement

    www.cwds.pa.gov

  • AHEDD – employment and training services for persons with disabilities

    www.AHEDD.org          

    (717) 763-0968

  • Goodwill Employment Services – employment and training services for persons with disabilities

    www.yourgoodwill.org                                                                                

     (717) 232-1831

  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation – serves people with disabilities who are seeing jobs with job placement

    https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx

    Cumberland County (717) 787-7834

    York County (717) 771-4407

  • ResCare – offers residential and support services, education, vocational training and job placement for people with disabilities

    www.rescare.com        

    (717) 243-4431    

  • S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training (CIT) – provides training and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and other vocational challenges

    (717) 766-8512

  • Shadowfax – supports individuals with disabilities with supported employment, job placement, vocational training, in home supports, community based programming, and life skills training.

    www.shadowfax.org   

    (717) 848-1807

  • Askjan.org – The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the work place. 

County Agencies

  • MH/IDD – serves individuals in the community with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in order to enhance their quality of life and provide an opportunity to reach their fullest potential.  [email protected]

    Cumberland County IDD – (717) 240-6325 

    Cumberland County MH - (717) 240-6450 

    York County MH/IDD - (717) 771-9618              

  • UCP –  provides both community and center-based programs and services to individuals with disabilities 

    http://www.ucpcentralpa.org 

    (717) 737-3477

  • The ARC – provides support, training, and opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities and their families

    Cumberland County www.cparc.org 

    (717) 249-2611

    York County http://www.thearcofyorkcounty.org

    (717) 846-6589

Transportation Services

Autism Services

  • ASERT supporting individuals with autism and their families throughout Pennsylvania

    http://www.paautism.org 

    (877) 231-4244

  • Keystone Autism Services - works to support individuals with disabilities become valued, fully participating and contributing members of their community

    http://www.keystonehumanservices.org

    (717) 232-7509

  • Bureau of Autism - develop and manage services and supports to enhance the quality of life of Pennsylvanians living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to support their families and caregivers

    www.dhs.state.pa.us

    (866) 539-7689

Autism Employment Guides- (also good information for individuals with other disabilities)


Disability Services

 

General Support

  • New Hope Ministries – assistance with budgeting skills, employment skills, etc.

    http://nhm-pa.org/

    (717) 766-7333

  • Variety the Children's Charity - Variety enables children with disabilities to live life to the fullest and to have opportunities to discover the possibilities for their own lives.                                                                                              http://www.varietypittsburgh.org                                                                                          724-933-0460   

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