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Providers/Services

This resource list is for information purposes only.   The Special Needs Consortium does not endorse any products or services associated with these organizations.

 

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Abram’s Nation

Kylee Gutmann

kylee@abramsnation.com

https://safetysleeper.com

The Safety Sleeper is FDA Registered, CE Marked, and is a Class 1 Medical Device, covered by most insurances.  The Safety Sleeper is a daily bed that can also travel with you and your loved one. 

 

Achieva

Lisa Razza

lrazza@achieva.info

www.achieva.info

Advocacy, Autism Support, Early Intervention, Grants, Home, and Community Support, Employment Support, Special Needs Trusts, Business Services, Business Operations.

Achieva Family Trust

LeeAnn Fulena

lfulena@achieva.info

412-995-5000

https://www.achieva.info/family-trust

Special needs trusts allow people with disabilities to protect their assets while remaining eligible for Medicaid, Waiver and SSI.  We offer special needs trusts, future planning, benefits counseling and a Charitable Residual Program. 

Achieving True Self

Catherine Hughes

chughes@achievingtrueself.com

866-287-2036 x1101

www.achievingtrueself.com

In Western PA, we provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) in homes and communities, and/or at our Center for Achievement in Irwin, PA.  Also at the center, we have occupational and speech therapies available.  In Westmoreland County, we offer services as part of the ID/A Waiver(s).  ATS also presents training and consultations for school organizations, which includes in-service days, behavioral health climate assessments, as well as implementing and maintaining a bully prevention program (the Olweus model). 

Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Supports (AC DHS ODS) 

Mary Evrard         

mevrard@alleghenycounty.us

www.alleghenycounty.us/Services/Human-Services-DHS/DHS-Offices/Office-of-Developmental-Supports

Eligible individuals with Intellectual Disability (ID), Autism, Developmental Disability (DD) prior to age 9 and Medically Complex Condition (MCC) prior to age 22 can be connected to Supports Coordination and other supports and services.

Connections to supports and services information and resources can be shared with all.

Aligned Partners Trust Company

Lisa M. Dougan, Esq.

ldougan@alignedpartners.com

412-258-3593

https://www.alignedpartners.com/

Aligned Partners provides trust and estate administrative services, including special needs trust administration.  Aligned Partners prides itself in becoming very involved with clients, their legal counsel and advisors to address their individual situation, working closely with them to solve issues and establishing effective plans and structures.

 

Alliance for Nonprofit Services

Melissa Vettori

mvettori@anrinfo.org

www.anrinfo.org

724-431-1542

The Family Liaison helps to gather recourses and information to share with families.  This includes events, local support groups, state-wide news, trainings, and information that may pertain to individuals with disabilities.

Always B Smiling

Kristin Huibregtse

kristin@alwaysbsmiling.org

412-303-2182

https://www.alwaysbsmiling.org/

Create smiles for children, teens, and young adults with disabilities and health challenges and their families.

Ambridge Area School District

Dr. Amy FIlipowski

afilipowski@ambridge.k12.pa.us

https://www.ambridge.k12.pa.us/

Arc of Butler County

​Mary Krewduk

mkrewduk@arcbutler.org

www.arcbutler.org

Residential (Community Living, Life Sharing, Semi-Independent, Respite), Vocational (Pre-Vocational Training, Small Group Employment, Community Participation Supports, Adult Training Facility), Supported Employment, After School Transition Program, In-Home and Community Supports, Behavioral Supports, Advocacy

Arc of Indiana County

Michelle Jordan

mjordan@arcindiana.org

724-349-8230

www.arcindiana.org

We are a nonprofit organization that provides educational advocacy for Indiana and Armstrong Counties.  We also have many events/programs/trainings/clinics for individuals with disabilities free of cost.

Arc of Pennsylvania

Nicole Meier Emery

nmeier@includemepa.org

https://thearcpa.org/

Our state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and training, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that service children and adults.  Our local chapters of The Arc provide a variety of critical services, including advocacy services, Early Intervention, residential and day supports, home-care assistance and job training.

Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program

Shari Montgomery

smontgomery@aimhmr.net

www.aibdhp.org

We are an administrative entity that oversees the Armstrong and Indiana Counties mental health, intellectual disabilities, and early intervention programs.  We do not provide direct services but we do contract with providers ensuring services are available to the residents of the two counties.

ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training)

Kylie Tray Nicklas

info@paautism.org (ASERT email); trayk@upmc.edu (Kylie email)

https://paautism.org/  https://ASDNext.org , AidinPA.org

Funded by the PA Office of Developmental Programs, ASERT’s goal is to provide Pennsylvanians with streamlined access to autism information and resources.

Autism Caring Center

Kelly Cain

kcain@autismcaringcenter.com

412-235-8929

www.autismcaringcenter.com

We provide resources, education, training, and advocacy.  Families are supported and connected by monthly activities, staff will attend IEP meetings and at request training is provided to local organizations and businesses.

Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

Tammi Morton

tmorton@achieva.info

https://autismofpa.org/

Our mission is to be a lifeline and hub for families and adults, providing support, information,  and advocacy.

Autism Employment Network/ Progress City

Bryan Kiger

bryan.kiger@progresscity.net

412-450-0118

www.autismemploymentnetwork.com

Employment and Coaching Services for individuals with Autism and Related Divergents.

​Autism Pittsburgh

Mary Wildman, VP

info@autismpittsburgh.org

https://www.autismpittsburgh.org/

Information & Referral, Resources, Autism Trainings, Social Groups, Community Outings, Policy Work Group, Legislative Advocacy, Job Placement and Employer Connections for those with autism, S.P.E.A.K. Summer Camp, Sponsored Therapy Dog Program, Service Dog Grant Program, and much more. 

Autism Speaks

Rebecca Kirsch

Rebecca.kirsch@autismspeaks.org

412-567-3053

https://www.autismspeaks.org

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with Autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. 

Aveanna Healthcare

Kelsey Sikora

Kelsey.sikora@aveanna.com

412-909-4146

https://www.aveanna.com/

We provide care and support to individuals in their home, community and school.  We can provide nursing care, direct support, direct care, and home health services where they need.  We believe in clinical excellence, innovation, and compassionate care to every patient and family we are privileged to help.  But what sets us apart most is our focus on the relationship between the caregiver and the patient.

Baierl Family YMCA

Kathy Nipps - Executive Director

knipps@ymcapgh.org

www.pittsburghymca.org

Adaptive exercise equipment, programs, swim lessons, personal training, day and overnight camp.

BAYADA Habilitation

Anne Outly

aoutly@bayada.com

724-675-4145

https://www.bayada.com/offices/pa/blairsbille/175-cornell-rd/habilitation

BAYADA Habilitation provides clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities the ability to have a safe home life, as well as participate in their community with the comfort and independence they deserve.  We provide personal-care assistance, but stress the importance of community integration and teaching our clients to be independent.

Baldwin Borough Police Department

Samantha Yule

syule@baldwinpolice.com

412-882-9600 ext: 1766

Police Social Workers provide support for families experiencing increased stress or crisis by meeting the families where they are at.  The Police Social Workers will work to implement services and provide resources to help alleviate barriers and reduce everyday stressors.

 

Band Together Pittsburgh

Carol Howard

cmhoward705@gmail.com

412-609-8800

https://bandtogetherpgh.org/

Band Together Pittsburgh uses music to inspire and enrich the lives of individuals living on the autism spectrum.  We host open mic events and live performances; provide professional DJ services as well as production sound and lighting.

BAYADA Habilitation

Anne Outly

aoutly@bayada.com

724-675-4145

https://www.bayada.com/

BAYADA Habilitation provides clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities the ability to have a safe home life, as well as participate in their community with the comfort and independence they deserve.  We provide personal-care assistance, but stress the importance of community integration and teaching our clients to be independent.

Beaver County Behavioral Health

Leslie Mine

lmine@bcbh.org

724-624-7265

https://www.beavercountypa.gov/departments/behavioral-health

Beaver County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is charged with the responsibility to encourage a seamless system of care that is accessible, continuously available and emphasizes health promotion, prevention, early intervention, resiliency, recovery and rehabilitation.

 

Beaver County Christian School

Charity te Velde

ctevelde@bccspa.org

www.bccspa.org

Beaver County Christian School seeks to service whole Christian families and to celebrate belonging of all abilities in K-12 inclusive classrooms.  BCCS is the sixth Christian school in the nation to be endorsed by Christian Schools International for special education services. 

Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit

Melissa Niedbala

melissa.niedbala@bviu.org

724-774-7800

www.bviu.org

The Intermediate Unit provides special education services to students ages 3-21.

BehaviorWorx of Southwestern PA

Kristan Weisdack

behaviorworxpa@gmail.com

724-562-5302

www.behaviorworxofsouthwesternpa.com

I teach others about the connections that behavior has to undiagnosed vitamin and mineral deficiencies, gut issues, food intolerances, oculomotor dysfunction, primitive reflex issues, and so much more.  I offer group trainings as well as 1:1 virtual assessments for families across the state.

Bender Leadership Academy

Stephanie Law

slaw@benderleadership.org 

https://benderleadership.org/

Our goal is to increase long-term competitive employment for youth with disabilities.  The Bender Leadership Academy delivers competency building programs that enable students with disabilities to engage in educational, empowerment and work opportunities, celebrate successes, and set and achieve career journey goals through our work focused programs, partnerships, mental health and Bender Mentoring Initiatives, and events like Disability Mentoring Day.

 

Best Buddies

Megan Rodgers

meganrodgers@bestbuddies.org

https://bestbuddies.org/pennsylvania/

Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

Beverly’s Birthday

Kristeen Ballas

kballas@beverlysbirthdays.org

www.beverlysbirthdays.org

Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday support and critical baby care items to families in need.

Big Beaver Falls Area School District

Mary Beth Leeman

leemanm@tigerweb.org

724-843-7470 Extension 1207

www.tigerweb.org

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee

Dan Hiers

pittsburgh@bittyandbeauscoffee.com

724-944-9454

www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com

Coffee Shop employing individuals with IDD

Blackburn’s

Eric Turbaczewski

eric.turbaczewski@blackburnsmed.com

724-355-5835

https://www.blackburnsmed.com/

From Complex Rehab Equipment to Ventilation to Stair Lifts, Blackburn’s does it all and we do it right!  Our goal is to fit your needs with the custom equipment that works best for you, giving you the freedom to live independently no matter the condition or disease.

Blind Association of Butler and Armstrong

Briana Reed

breed@theblindassociation.org

724-287-4059

www.theblindassociation.org

We provide education, life skills training, vision screenings in partnership with Lions Clubs, information and referral, case management, chore services, low vision aides & optical center, support groups and social activities, transportation, employment, and employment training.

Brain Balance of Wexford

Megan Galando

mgalando@brainbalancecenters.com

724-443-6287

www.brainbalancewexford.com

Brain Balance is a drug-free, non-medical integrative program designed to optimize brain health and functions by strengthening weakened pathways and building stronger connections in the brain.

 

Brother Andre’s Cafe

Bridgette Pepmeyer

bloiselle@moveamountain.org

724-316-8383

www.brotherandres.org

Brother Andre’s Café is a coffee shop rooted in the teachings of Christ that provides meaningful employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 

 

Butler Area School District

Beth Samson

Bethany.samson@basdk12.org

724-214-3128

www.basdk12.org

Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School

Clark Morton—Support Services Coordinator/Assistant Principal 

mortonc@butlertec.us

www.butlertec.us

Butler County Board of Commissioners

Kevin Boozel

ishah@co.butler.pa.us

724-284-5103

www.butlercountypa.gov

Butler County Commissioners serve residents through mental health and addiction programs and we serve the county by helping to develop infrastructure and bring more jobs to our area.

Carelon Health of PA

Bobbie Jo Comes

BobbieJo.Comes@carelon.com

724-636-9270

https://pa.carelon.com/

Carelon Health of Pennsylvania (Carelon) is the Managed Care Organization (insurance company) that oversees the behavioral health services for HealthChoices members living in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

Cares of Western PA

Mindy Bowen

mbowen@cares4u.org

www.cares4u.org

CARES provides all inclusive community based day services and life sharing services for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Carnegie Science Center

Emily Tremain

tremaine@carnegiesciencecenter.org

412-237-1545

https://carnegiesciencecenter.org/

Carnegie Science Center inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday life.  In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center engages in outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh’s diverse community. 

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – IDEA Department

Gina Winstead

winsteadg@carnegiemuseums.org

https://carnegiemuseums.org/

We are working to make the museums a more inclusive and accessible place to work and visit.

CCAC

Contact: Mary Jo Guercio

mguercio@ccac.edu

412-501-0018

www.ccac.edu

CCAC offers 3 vocational/job readiness programs and social, recreational and some academic classes for students needing learning supports/special needs.

Center for Community Resources

Ashlee Hershberger, Director of Programs

ahershberger@ccrinfo.org

www.ccrinfo.org

Supports Coordination Organization

Center4Speech

Gretchen Myers

office@center4speech.com

724-687-0597

www.center4speech.net

Speech/Language Therapy and Evaluation

Children’s Institute

Pat Quirk, BSN

Patrick.Quirk@amazingkids.org

412-867-6353

https://www.amazingkids.org/

The Children’s Institute offers outpatient services for children with disabilities in the following areas: education, autism support, physical services, behavioral health, family support services ad early intervention, The Early Learning Institute (teli).

Citizen Care

Jeff Truxell

jtruxell@pfq.org

412-446-0765

https://citizencarepa.org/

Citizen Care supports people with physical and intellectual disabilities by providing services that promote choice, personal satisfaction, and the realization of their hopes and dreams.

ComForCare Home Care

Michelle Pekich

mpekich@comforcare.com

724-759-7674

https://www.comforcare.com/pennsylvania/nw-pittsburgh

ComForCare helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities get the most out of independent living. Some services provided include transportation to appointments, shopping, errands, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders and compassionate companionship. Service areas include Northern Allegheny County, Butler, Beaver and Lawrence Counties. 

Community Care Connections, Inc.

Stephany Nulph

snulph@communitycareconnect.org

www.communitycareconnect.org

Community Care Connections provides programs and services for infants, children, and adults who have developmental delays, disabilities or Autism.

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)

Mallory Hudson

mhudson@classcommunity.org

412-683-7100 ext. 2178

www.classcommunity.org

Home and Community-Based Services 

Location: Allegheny County and surrounding areas 

Services: Assistance with personal care (in-home and community-based), skill-building, supported employment, day programming, residential services, assistive technology resources, and information/referrals

Community Options Inc.

Tim Hawk

timothy.hawk@comop.org

724-613-8133

www.comop.org

Adult and adolescent residential, supported employment, CPS

Community Resources for Independence

Shannon Fatula

sfatula@crinet.org

https://crinet.org

CRI provides supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism), veterans, early and aging, to maximize independence and accessibility of the community in which they live.  We have direct supports as well as supports coordination.  CRI is a Center for Independent Living (CIL).

Cookie Cookie Ice Cream

Reese Feda

reesefeda@gmail.com

412-875-5260

https://cookiecookieicecream.com/

OJT and job placements in a bakery setting with an emphasis on building independent skills.  Cookie Cookie is a worksite that uses the provider Bender Leadership Academy for CWI and PWE services.  Our store promotes self-advocacy, community, and dignity for a population frequently denied these opportunities.  Everyone who enters our shop leaves with a sense of comfort, inclusion, and usually a cookie or six.

Corey Transition Consulting, LLC.

Leslie Corey

ldacorey@outlook.com

724-882-4748

I am an independent Transition Consultant specializing in Secondary Transition, Community Based Instruction and Vocational Assessments.  My focus is on supporting schools with training, resources and finding creative ways to enhance their transition programming.

Creative Citizen Studios

Myah Merhaut Werkmeister

myah@citizenstudios.org

https://www.citizenstudios.org/

We work with artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make, exhibit, and sell their work.  Our weekly art classes, workshops, and exhibit opportunities help promote our artists while connecting them with a larger community of artists. 

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