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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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Oakbridge Advisor Group

Christine Brookins

cbrookins@oakbridgeadvisorgroup.com

412-346-0291

www.oakbridgeadvisorgroup.com

Oakbridge Advisor Group provides financial strategies for Typical and Special Needs.  This includes products and services for risk and wealth management, planning for education, retirement, and estates, focusing on the preservation of eligibility for government benefits for those with disabilities.

Ohio Township

Andy Rubino

arubino@ohiotwp.org

www.ohiotwp.org/parksandrecreation

OneWell

Stacie Capps

Stacie.capps@onewell.org or info@onewell.org

814-321-5761

www.onewell.org

Our agency provides services to IDD population.  The services we provide are:  In home and community supports, Companion care, respite services (<24 and >24 hour, in and out of home), homemaker/chore services, Nursing (LPN and RN, 21 and over), Behavioral Supports (21 and over), Transportation public (via a business account with Uber, to provide waiver eligible transportation), Assistive Technology

 

Open Up Pittsburgh

Marissa Vogel

info@open-up.org

www.open-up.org

Open Up’s mission is to teach mindfulness tools through movement and art practices that center people living with disabilities.  Our programs are open to all who identify as having a disability and those who do not. 

Outspoken

Christine Brookins

christine@outspoken.info

412-346-0292

www.outspoken.info

We provide education around and advocacy for the disability community.  We offer disability training for companies and organizations, speaking engagements, educational workshops, IEP & ISP advocacy, community partnerships as well as individual and family consultations around resources and benefits. 

PA211 Southwest United Way

Michele Breisinger

Michele.Breisinger@unitedwayswpa.org

Dial 2-1-1 (or 1-888-553-5778 from outside the service area) or text your zip code to 898-211

https://pa211sw.org

Provides information about and referrals to organizations across the full range of human services.

PA ABLE/ PA Treasury

Jesse Streeter

jstreeter@patreasury.gov

412-582-2247

www.paable.gov

The PA ABLE Savings Program offers a way for individuals with disabilities to save funds without jeopardizing their important government benefits.  PA ABLE accounts are free to open and offer great tax benefits.

PA Coalition for Oral Health

Helen Hawkey

helen@paoralhealth.org

724-972-7247

www.paoralhealth.org

PA Connecting Communities

Tammy Rose

trose@pacc.org

pacc.org

Home and Community IDD/Autism, Behavioral Supports, Occupational Therapy,  Transition Services, Vocational Rehab (OVR support)

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Rob Hodapp

rhodapp@pa.gov

412-565-7938

www.dli.pa.gov/ovr

We assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities secure and maintain employment and independence.

 

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania

Nicole Zilli

swregion@parenttoparent.org

724-552-7821

https://www.parenttoparent.org/

Parent to Parent connects families of children and adults with developmental delays, disabilities, and special health care needs throughout their journey.

 

Parents in Toto

Sydney Branby

sydney@parentsintoto.org

www.parentsintoto.org

Autism, Community, Resource Center

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PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance

Brandi Cooper

brandi@patsainc.org

www.patsainc.org

The PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance promotes awareness and acceptance, provides education, and assists families, schools and communities while advocating for individuals with TS.

​PEAL Center

Jackie White

jwhite@pealcenter.org

https://www.pealcenter.org/

PEAL provides resources, information, training and individual support for families of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.  PEAL also educates policymakers.  PEAL Center’s 21 and Able Project helps young adults with disabilities transition smoothly from the last day of high school to the first day of adult life by increasing employment, housing opportunities and other support.

Pediatric Therapy Professionals, Inc.

Brooke Dorsch

bdorsch@pedtp.com

www.pedtp.com

Pediatric Therapy Professionals, Inc. is an early intervention agency helping families of children birth to three.  PTP provides services like Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Instruction, Vision, Hearing, and Nutrition. 

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Wendy Davis

wdavis@patf.us

484-674-0506

www.patf.us

We help people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians get assistive technology.  This includes everything from a wheelchair to a hearing aid to something more unusual like a fence so a child with autism can safely play in their backyard.  We work one-on-one with people to identify and navigate funding resources for the devices they want and need, and we also offer low-interest and zero-interest loans, so people have the option to purchase technology that will make a difference in their lives.

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Hillary Mangis, Ph.D.

hmangis@pattanpgh.net

www.pattan.net   www.pasecondarytransition.com

Working with the Bureau of Special Education (BSE), Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), PaTTAN provides a full array of professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results.  Week-long summer institutes, ongoing professional development series, webinars, on-site assistance, and individual student or teacher supports are some of the means by which PaTTAN provides support to schools.

Pine Township

Pete Geis, Director of Parks & Recreation

pgeis@twp.pine.pa.us

Pine Community Center | Pine Township (Allegheny Co), PA

Pittsburgh Public School

Patti Camper

pcamper1@pghschools.org

412-529-3132

https://www.pghschools.org/

Pittsburgh Steelwheelers

pghsteelwheelers@gmail.com

www.steelwheelers.com

The Pittsburgh Steelwheelers are dedicated to providing opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in competitive sports.  Currently, the Steelwheelers have 3 main sports that people can get involved in: wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball and Handcycling.

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Whitney French

visitorservices@pittsburghzoo.org

412-665-3640

https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/

Progressive Workshop (PWAC)

L. Michelle Reefer

info@progressiveworkshop.com

724-548-5664

www.pwacprogressivewoodworks.com

PWAC provides vocational Rehab for adults with disabilities.  Adult Training Facility (ATF), Community Participation Services (CPS), Small Group Employment, and Supported Employment. 

Provident Charter School

Rachel Owens

rowens@providentcharterschool.org

412-709-5160

https://www.providentcharterschool.org/

Provident Charter School has a mission to help students overcome reading and writing deficits caused by dyslexia and return them to their home school prepared to succeed in high school and beyond. 

 

​Reagan’s Journey

Kim Neal

kim@reagansjourney.org

724-826-0778

https://www.reagansjourney.org/

Our mission is to make life better for children with special needs by hosting low-cost/free events that foster relationships among families facing similar challenges, operating a free pediatric equipment and medical supply closet, and offering resources online for your journey. 

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Recreation Alliance of North Pgh. – Richland Township

Melissa Williams

richlandparks@richland.pa.us

Robert Morris University Trees Network

Deanna Hiltz

hiltzd@rmu.edu

https://www.rmu.edu/academics/provost/trees  https://donne94.wixsite.com/rmu-trees-network

The RMU Trees Network provides services and training to enhance the support for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their families through professional preparation of teachers, continued professional development of teachers and service providers and direct services to children and families.  As part of our outreach to families, we host a parent support group, informational workshops, and other educational opportunities.  In addition, family members are encouraged to contact the Trees Network for information, advocacy, referrals, and resources. 

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Rochester Area School District 

Nathan Leeman

Leemann@rasd.org

www.rasd.org

Rose E Schneider Family YMCA

Carrie Ohorodnyk

cohorodnyk@bcfymca.org

724-452-9122 

www.bcfymca.org

Opportunities for sports, learning to swim, recreational swimming, exercise, social gatherings, and volunteering

 

SafeinHome

Christina Lawley

clawley@safeinhome.com

412-779-3100

www.safeinhome.com

SafeinHome is an ODP authorized Provider of Remote Supports.  SafeinHome is dedicated to empowering those in the IDD community to lead a more self-directed life. 

Sally & Howard Levin Clubhouse

Dr. Chrissy Whiting-Madison

cwhiting@thebranchpgh.org

412-422-1850

www.shlclubhouse.org

We are a warm, welcoming community where adults whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness come together to discover and develop their strengths and abilities, build self-confidence, and gain valuable social and vocational skills that prepare them for more productive, rewarding, meaningful lives.

Sechler Law Firm

Roxanne Julian, Esq.

megan@sechlerlawfirm.com and roxanne@sechlerlawfirm.com

724-841-1393

https://sechlerlawfirm.com/

We offer free consultations to families needing assistance with creating First and Third Party Special Needs Trusts.  Our law firm also specializes in Guardianships for those with special needs.

Seeable, Inc.

Dana Bauer

info@beseeable.org

412-480-9281

www.beseeable.org

Seeable’s objective is to create and implement therapy-backed videos to accompany real-life experiences in the community and at home in everyday life. 

​Seneca Valley School District

Jessica Pyle

pylejm@svsd.net

https://www.svsd.net/

Service Coordination Unlimited

Matt Perkins

mperkins@sc-unlimited.org

https://www.sc-unlimited.org

Provides Supports Coordination for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Supports the ID/A waiver under ODP.  Coordinate and advocate for our individuals.

Shaler Area School District

Joe Testa

testaj@shalerarea.org

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

Slippery Rock University (SRU), Office of Disability Services and Rock Life

Kim Coffaro

kim.coffaro@sru.edu

724-738-4877

https://www.sru.edu/ods

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) aims to serve students with disabilities in a positive way while helping them to become good stewards of academic success.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Jessie Merkle

jmerckle@specialolympicspa.org

https://specialolympicspa.org/

The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. We accomplish this through sports, athlete leadership trainings, health programming, young athlete programming, and our Unified Sports.

Spectrum Fudge

Roger Haney

roger.haney@spectrumfudge.com

412-682-9738

www.spectrumfudge.com

At Spectrum Fudge, we create uniquely delicious confections while providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for individuals on the autism spectrum. 

 

Spina Bifida Association of Western PA

Sue Garver

sgarver@sbawp.org

724-934-9600

https://sbawp.org/

The Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania (SBAWP) is committed to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, especially those with spina bifida and their families, by providing a continuum of direct service, education, and advocacy.  We provide community-based services, residential living and camp and retreat programs to children and adults with spina bifida and like disabilities.

Steele Schneider

Jonathan Steele

jonathansteele@steeleschneider.com

412-235-7682

https://steeleschneider.com/

Steele Schneider provides special education litigation services at no cost to parents.

Stoneybrook Foundation

Paula Cinti

p.cinti@stoneybrookfoundation.org

724-613-3312 ext 101

www.stoneybrookfoundation.org

We are a therapeutic horsemanship center for individuals with physical, intellectual, and emotional special needs. 

Students with Exceptional Abilities

Jessica Hall-Wirth

jhall@pryc.org

www.pryc.org/sea

Students with Exceptional Abilities (S.E.A) is dedicated to the enhancement of social, educational, and transitional skills in an individualized, inclusive setting.  S.E.A. recognizes the need for additional support and continued learning through after-school tutoring and summer extended school-year programming for students with disabilities.

Studio Forget-Me-Not!

www.studioforgetmenot.org/

Studio Forget-Me-Not! is an inclusive art space where adults with special abilities can explore unlimited artistic exploration with a large variety of classes. At Studio Forget-Me-Not, we focus on abilities rather than disabilities while we offer additional support based on needs and interests. We are dedicated to go beyond traditional art practice with a fun and colorful exploration of multiple art mediums.

Talktime Speech Therapy, LLC

Amber Campbell

acampbell@ttspeech.com

855-887-7332

www.ttspeech.com

Specializing in Pediatric Speech, Language, Occupational, and Reading Therapies

TFH Special Needs Toys

Karen Pool

karen@tfhusa.com

www.specialneedstoys.com/usa

Our mission is to provide you with fun and purposeful products to regulate your sensory systems allowing for inclusive play and education.  From small fidgets to durable sensory room equipment, you can find what you need with us. 

Therapy Works LLC

Betsy Gilbert

betsy@therapyworksllc.com

www.therapyworksllc.com

Therapy Works provides speech and occupational therapy services in the home, school, and office settings.  We also provide fitness and tutoring services.

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Three Rivers Adaptive Sports

Barbi Baum

bbaumer18@verizon.net

412-848-8896

www.traspa.org

To promote quality of life, education and to provide quality year-round sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities, their families and friends.

 

Three Rivers Community Care

Allison Broaddrick

info@3riverscommunitycare.com

412-206-9118

https://www.3riverscommunitycare.com/

Three Rivers Community Care provides services under the waiver system: in home supports, community supports, and residential services.  We also provide Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy to all ages and abilities.  Our community center in Carnegie hosts a variety of weekly activities.

Thrive Chiropractic

Dr. Andrew Rupp

drandrew@thrivechiropa.com

www.thrivechiropa.com

 

Total Learning Centers

Mary Ellen Greacen, MSEd, RRT

maryellen@totallearningcenters.com

Totallearningcenters.com

Testing, Tutoring, Academic Support, Online Learning

Transitional Options Inc.

Nick Carnicella

nickcarnicella@transitionaloptions.com

412-937-8677

https://transitionaloptions.com/

We will continue pushing to allow your loved ones to become more independent in their living arrangements, employment choices, and community involvement.  We will strive daily toward independence for the least restrictive and community-based services.

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Carolyn A.W. Whitworth, Esq.

cwhitworth@tuckerlaw.com

412-594-3923

www.tuckerlaw.com

We provide estate and trust planning for families, including planning for families of special needs individuals, as well as legal assistance with obtaining and administering guardianship over special needs and otherwise incapacitated individuals.

Tutelage Residential Services, LLC

Aeisha Carter, MAEd

aeisha.carter@tutelage-rs.com

www. tutelage-rs.com

Residential habilitation, supports broker, outreach, respite

United Way of Southwestern PA

Alena Anderson

Alena.anderson@unitedwayswpa.org

412-456-6773

https://uwswpa.org

Along with our community partners, we work to remove barriers for people of all abilities to secure meaningful employment; help young mothers adjust to life as a parent; assist older adults so they can continue to live independently.

UPMC Disabilities Resource Center

Matt Berwick

DRC@UPMC.edu

www.upmc.com/DRC

Values Into Action

Julie Jackson

juliej@viapa.org

610-565-5177 ext. 137

www.valuesintoaction.org

Values Into Action provides Supports Brokerage Services assistance to IDD Waiver individuals who decide to direct their services using Participant Directed Services and select either the Agency with Choice or Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent financial management service organization to handle their waiver funding.  The Support Broker assists with employer-related responsibilities, helps to ensure compliance with the regulations and rules, and to develop and sustain relationships with friends and acquaintances so the Participant can be successful in self-directing some or all of their waiver services.

Variety the Children’s Charity

Tom Baker

tom@varietypittsburgh.org

 

724-933-0460

www.varietypittsburgh.org

With a mission to empower children with disabilities to live life to the fullest, Variety the Children’s Charity provides life-changing mobility and communication equipment to ensure our most vulnerable kids are no longer left out, behind, or excluded.

Verland Foundation, Inc.

Emily Smolak

esmolak@verland.org

https://www.verland.org

Providing residential and day program services to residents with severe to profound intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Viable Options for Individual choice and Enhancement LLC

Beth Meteney

beth@viableoptionsforindividuals.com

724-622-0923

http://viableoptionsforindividuals.com/

The Supports Broker service is made possible through the Office of Developmental Programs – IDD Waivers (Consolidated, Community Living and PF/DS Waivers) to help Participants and families Self-Direct their Waiver services when they use a Financial Management Service (Vendor Fiscal or Agency with Choice) to hire their staff through, making it possible to hire family members or chosen staff to support them through paid services. 

Watson Institute

Jamie Desrochers

jamied@thewatsoninstitute.org

https://www.thewatsoninstitute.org

An approved private school ages 3-21 for students with Autism, ID, and multiple disabilities.

Wesley Family Services

Casey Nowicki

casey.nowicki@wfspa.org

412-302-5160

https://wfspa.org/

WFS provides behavioral health and educational services along with services for IDD, older adults and various community support programs that empower children, adults, and families.

Woodlands Foundation

724-935-6533

https://mywoodlands.org/

The Woodlands is where children and adults with disability and chronic illness find their freedom and empowerment to experience programs that enrich lives through summer camps, weekend retreats, clubs, and classes. 

Young Life Capernaum

Nick Buckshaw

Nbuckshaw29@gmail.com

412-584-7360

https://capernaum.younglife.org

We are about creating spaces of belonging where teams and young adults (14-22) with disabilities can be invited, celebrated, and needed. Through building mutual and authentic friendships, volunteer leaders live life alongside our friends getting to share life and faith.

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