Arc - The Arc of Pennsylvania - the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. The Arc of Pennsylvania is the state chapter of The Arc. The Arc's mission is to work to include all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community. Local chapters of The Arc focus on providing resources and individual advocacy services. The Arc of Pennsylvania focuses on systems advocacy and governmental affairs, demonstrating leadership and guidance among all disability organizations in Pennsylvania.
The Autism Society of America - founded in 1965 by a small group of parents working on a volunteer basis out of their homes. Over the last 35 years, the Society has developed into the leading source of information and referral on autism.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically under-served individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center is a centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other published and unpublished education materials. Search a bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations on education topics going back to 1966. Over 100000 full text available for free.
LD OnLine - the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
ODS - PSU Office for Disability Services - The Pennsylvania State University encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to achieve full participation and integration of its educational programs. It is Penn State's policy not to discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities in its admissions policies and procedures or its educational programs, services, and activities.
OVR - Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - serves persons with impairments that present a substantial impediment to employment. Services are provided to individuals who can benefit from and who need services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain employment.
PaTTAN - The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, PaTTAN, supports the efforts of the Bureau of Special Education and its initiatives to build the capacity of local educational agencies to provide appropriate services to students who receive special education services.
Established in 1960, Skills of Central Pennsylvania provides a wide variety of services, primarily focused on supporting individuals with disabilities so they can live self-determined lives. Whether seeking residential options, vocational, rehabilitative or social opportunities, Skills services are integrated within the communities we serve.