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10 Tips for Voters with Disabilities

This resource from the US Election Assistance Commission provides tips about the voting process and options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently.

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21 & Able

This website provides information on the 21 & Able program offered through the United Way of Southwestern PA to help with transition planning.

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5 Tips for Families to Prepare for Emergency Situations

This resource, adapted from information from the Autism Society, provides helpful tips for families on how to plan and prepare for emergency situations with a loved one who has autism.

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811 Project Rental Assistance

This resource provides information on the 811 Project Rental Assistance program, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the state Department of Human Services (DHS) focused on keeping people with disabilities out of institutional housing through supportive independent living.

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A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Learning in Pennsylvania

This guide is designed to be a quick and easy resource to inclusive early childhood learning programs in Pennsylvania for parents of children with developmental delays or disabilities.

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A Guide for Higher Education Professionals

This manual, developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology, in conjunction with other up and coming higher learning institutes, and funded by the Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant, is designed to help colleges and universities prepare to support individuals with autism attending college and help them succeed.

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A Parent’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis

This tool kit, from Autism Speaks and the Autism Treatment Network, is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services.

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A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College

This document provides a practical guide to help people with disabilities who want to pursue their education goals at a community college, career institute, four-year college, university, or graduate school. The guide provides an overview of the challenges and supports needed to help achieve this goal. These include: finding the right school, locating supports, managing your disability and your education, and using your new educational qualifications in the search for a better job. Other areas addressed include assessing your own interests and skills, funding your education, disclosing your disability, and locating supports and services to succeed in school. This versatile guide can be used by consumers, rehabilitation and/or case management personnel, and family members/friends or individuals with disabilities.

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A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid

This resource provides information about Medicaid for individuals with autism, including a visual, easy to read version as well as a plain text version.

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A Teen’s Guide to Autism

This video from the Center for Parent Information and Resources, is to help teens be more aware and understanding of individuals with autism.

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AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit

This website has information and worksheets for adults with autism, supporters and healthcare providers. It focuses on primary healthcare.

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ABA in PA Initiative

This website aims to bring the autism community together and work toward improved access to ABA services for children with autism in Pennsylvania.

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ACCESS Philly: Discount Museum Admission

Art-Reach creates opportunities for people from the disability community and/or living with low-income to have greater access to arts and culture.

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Accessing Home and Community-Based Services

This handbook was designed to help people with disabilities find and use resources that empower us to live and be in charge of our own lives in our own homes and communities with the supports that we need.

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Accompanying an Individual to the Doctor

This resource was created with the goal of providing tips and information that may be useful when accompanying an individual to the doctor.

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