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Resource and Support Center

Here is easy access to the information, forms, and resources you may need along your journey to greater independence and inclusion.

Downloadable Documents:

Complete Guide to Consent, Capacity, and Substitute Decision-Making (PDF)

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Mental Health Resource Guide (PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF)

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Helpful Links:

Advocacy

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
https://www.phlp.org/en/

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/

Vision for Equality
https://www.visionforequality.org/programs/advocacy/

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
https://www.paddc.org/

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability
https://www.par.net/about-par

Jewish Residential Services Advocacy Arc of Pittsburgh/Achieva
https://www.achieva.info/

21 and Able (United Way)
https://uwswpa.org/21-and-able/

Autism Urban Connections Inc.
https://www.aucofpgh.org/

Autism Advocacy Club (University of Pittsburgh)
https://pitt2.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/asupitt

Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy
https://autisticpgh.org/

Autism Connection
https://autismofpa.org/

Caregiver Support

Hope Grows
https://hopegrows.net/

Planning Across the Spectrum (Eric Jorgensen)
https://planningacrossthespectrum.com/

Autism Society of Pittsburgh
https://autismsocietypgh.org/

Allegheny Intermediate Unit
https://www.aiu3.net/Page/1

Autism Urban Connections Inc.
https://www.aucofpgh.org/

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
https://www.parenttoparent.org/

Autism Connection of Pennsylvania (listings by county)
https://autismofpa.org/support-groups/

Day Activities

Pittsburgh CLO New Horizons
https://www.pittsburghclo.org/education/new-horizons

Dynamic Paddlers
http://www.dynamicpaddlers.com/

Studio Forget-Me-Not
https://www.studioforgetmenot.org/about

Open Up Pittsburgh
https://www.openuppittsburgh.com/

Creative Citizens Studios
https://www.citizenstudios.org/

Band Together Pittsburgh
https://bandtogetherpgh.org/

PA Connecting Communities
https://paconnectingcommunities.org/

JCC Pittsburgh Gesher Program
https://jccpgh.org/children-teens-family/special-needs/

Barber National Institute
https://www.barberinstitute.org/location/pittsburgh-region/adult-day-services

C.A.R.E.S. (Community and Residential Empowerment Services)
https://cares4u.org/

Employment

CHOP Center for Autism Research
https://www.carautismroadmap.org/to-tell-or-not-to-tell-issues-of-disclosure-in-the-workplace/?print=pdf

Walgreens REDI
https://extwebapp.walgreens.com/DisabilityHiring/pwd/navREDI

United Way 21 and Able #IWantToWork
https://iwanttoworkpa.org/

Ultranauts
https://ultranauts.co/

Specialisterne
https://www.us.specialisterne.com/

Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/inside-microsoft/cross-disability/neurodiversityhiring

Glade Run (Independent Living Experience)
https://gladerun.org/autism/ile-program/

Easter Seals
https://www.easterseals.com/our-programs/employment-training/

Ken’s Krew
https://kenskrew.org/

CAI
https://www.cai.io/capabilities/autism2work/

Pittsburgh Mercy (must have intellectual disability diagnosis)
https://www.pittsburghmercy.org/intellectual-disabilities/employment-services/

CCAC
https://www.ccac.edu/workforce/workforce-community-training/special-needs.php

UPMC Vocational Training Center/Supported Employment
https://www.upmc.com/services/behavioral-health/autism/adult/vocational-training

UPMC for You Pathways to Work
https://www.upmchealthplan.com/medicaid/pathwaystowork.aspx

University of Pittsburgh Career Transition Project
https://www.hr.pitt.edu/career-transition-project

Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) Career Development Center
https://www.jfcspgh.org/services/career-development-center/

Achieva
https://www.achieva.info/community-based-employment

Progress City
https://progresscity.net/

Bender Consulting Services Inc.
https://benderconsult.com/

Office of Disability Employment Policy (US Department of Labor)
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/odep

Social Security Ticket to Work Program
https://choosework.ssa.gov/

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx

Evolve Coaching
https://www.evolve-coaching.org/

Other

Resolve Crisis Services
https://www.upmc.com/services/behavioral-health/resolve-crisis-services

Allegheny Link
https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/About/Contact/Link/Contact.aspx

Got Transition
https://www.gottransition.org/

Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI)
https://www.jchai.org/

ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative)
https://paautism.org/

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