Patients and Families

Local Support Programs

Local/Western Pennsylvania Resources: Developmental Disabilities

accessAbilities, Inc.
2904 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-832-8272
Fax: 724-837-8278


711 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Phone: 412-995-5000
Fax: 412-995-5001

Special features: calendar of fund-raising events; information about local community homes; community-based employment opportunities for individuals with retardation and other disabilities; early intervention programs; occupational, physical and speech/language therapy services.

Allegheny County Department of Human Services
One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-350-5701
Fax: 412-350-4004

Allegheny County Health Department
3333 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-687-2243
Fax: 412-578-8325

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit
1400 Penn Avenue, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4332

Information about schools, special and vocational education; also a calendar of meetings and access to eSchool News Online.

Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Inc. – Allegheny Chapter (AC-ACLD)
Girard Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Phone: 412-881-2253
Fax: 412-881-2263


The Children’s Institute (formerly The Rehabilitation Institute)
6301 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: 412-420-2400
Fax: 412-521-0570

Special features: an up-to-date and relevant calendar of events plus a link to the ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA database.

Community Care Connections, Inc.
114 Skyline Drive, Butler, PA  16001
Phone: 724-283-3198

Community Care Connections, Inc. is a human services agency that provides services to individuals with any mentally and/or physically handicapping conditions.

Easter Seal Society of Western PA School Program
632 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-281-7244
Fax: 412-281-9333

eKidzCare is a pediatric focused home health agency providing health care options 24 hours a day seven days a week to children with medically complex health care needs. eKidzCare provides a full spectrum of home health services including extended hour shift care, skilled nursing visits, well baby visits, injection and diabetic teachings, and assistance at school as well as on school field trips. Some medically complex children they commonly care for are diagnosed with autism, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, cancer, congenital anomalies, tracheostomy, and ventilator dependent children.

eKidzCare – Meadville, PA
16269 Conneaut Lake Rd., Suite 104, Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: 814-528-5498
Fax: 1-814-528-5574

eKidzCare – Sewickley, PA
1108 Ohio River Blvd., Ste.801, Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: 412-324-1121
Fax: 1-877-585-7106


Parents Helping Parents with Intensive Care Newborns
300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-641-NICU

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania (Southwest PA Regional Office) 
316 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA  15601 
Toll free (in Pa. only): 1-888-727-2706
Phone: 724-837-6530

Pennsylvania Department of Health - Southwest District Office
Division of Special Health Care Programs, 514 State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-880-0251
Fax: 412-565-7582

Special Kids Network
5320 N. Pioneer Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044
Toll free: 800-986-4550

Special Olympics Allegheny County
1100 Washington Ave., Room 213, Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone: 412-279-5450

Spina Bifida Association of Greater Pittsburgh
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania
134 Shenot Road, Building One, Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: 800-243-5787
Fax: 724-934-9610

Features: up-to-date information about summer camp programs and weekend retreats.

UCLID Center at the University of Pittsburgh
John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center
One Children's Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 412-692-6300
Fax: 412-692-8729

Special features: Regional resources for individuals with disabilities by location (Eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) and by diagnosis. Also, links of special interest and relevant general information for individuals with disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh
4638 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-683-7100
Fax: 412-683-4160

Special features: information about local residential support services, skill building classes, vocational training, the Elks Home Nurse Service, the Project Success community service program, the Partnership for Choice mentoring program.


UCP of Southern Alleghenies Region
616 Somerset St., Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: 814-536-7708
Fax: 814-536-8833

UCP of Southwestern Pennsylvania
655 Jefferson Ave., Washington, PA 15301
Phone: 412-225-8145
Fax: 412-225-4934

United Way of Allegheny County
One Smithfield Street, PO Box 735, Pittsburgh, PA 15230
Phone: 412-261-6010

University of Pittsburgh Center for Assistive Technology
3010 Forbes Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-1210
Fax: 412-647-1322

Watson Institute
301 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: 800-922-4226

Special features: information about the institute’s services for children with autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, neurological impairments, developmental delays, brain injuries and other impairments; video view of the facility; information about the CareBreak respite care program.


Last Update
April 24, 2015
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Last Update
April 24, 2015