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Adams County

14 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Center for Independent Living Opportunities

    CIL Opportunities independent living Founded in 1992, The Center for Independent Living (CIL Opportunities) is a private, non-profit, non-residential organization serving people with all types of disabilities in Adams, Franklin, and York counties of Pennsylvania.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Allegheny County

29 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

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  • Achieva- Empowered Voices Leadership

    Achieva’s Empowered Voices Leadership Group is comprised of self-advocates from around the Pittsburgh area. Driven by the voices and interests of the members, each meeting will be an opportunity to learn new things, have fun, and meet new people. Future topics include Able Accounts, Grief and Loss, and Public Speaking. 

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 3

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 2 (Pittsburgh City Schools)

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • Autism Discussion Group and SWPA Autism Social Meetup

    This support group is a discussion group and social outings group for adults eighteen and older who are on the autism spectrum and live in or near the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area. This group is sponsored by Autism Connection of PA.

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  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

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  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

    The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy seeks to advance the equity of autistic people in all realms of life. PCAA believes in inclusive education, policy, and community for autistic people and all people with disabilities.

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  • Parent Support Group for Adults with ASD

    Learn about future meeting dates and join the group's email list.

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  • PAGs (Parents with Adults in Group Homes)

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Grandparents Support Group, Mt. Lebanon

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  • Cool Kids Connection

    This group's fundamental goal is to provide social activities for 13-20 year old teenagers who are socially challenged including those with autism, developmental disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. The group has a monthly group activity but organizers also want this group to encourage people to connect for support of guidance. The main objective is to give teenagers a place to grow socially and in their ability to communicate.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Urban Connections Inc.

    Autism Urban Connections is a support group for parents/caregivers raising children on the "spectrum," providing education, advocacy, and support. They are the first and only African American, minority, family focused Autism 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Armstrong County

21 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • Support Group for Parents and Loved Ones of Child Sexual Assault Victims

    A new support group in Armstrong County for loved ones/caregivers/parents of child victims of sexual abuse/assault. Facilitated by Kay's Cottage Children's Advocacy Center, a service of HAVIN, Inc.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

    View Support Group
  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 28

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Beaver County

20 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

    View Support Group
  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 27

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Bedford County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 8

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Berks County

19 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Abilities Motion

    The mission of The Berks County Center for Independent Living is to help people determine their own individual lifestyle, based on personal choice, from a wide spectrum of acceptable alternatives. AIM supports the philosophy of Independent Living, its successes proven daily, for people with disabilities as they choose to assume the responsibilities of directing their own lives by becoming active, contributing participants in the mainstream of their communities.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 14

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Unending Promise

    Groups for parents, kids, teens, and adults! Various activities throughout the year. Subscribe to their monthly newsletter to stay in the loop!

    View Support Group
  • The A Team Spring-Ford

    The A Team is Spring-Ford Area's Autism Support Network. We no longer hold in-person meetings, however, we do host a Sensory Santa event in December and an Autism Family Fun Day in April.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

    View Support Group
  • Berks County Children with Autism Mom's Support Group (Facebook Only)

    A group dedicated to local moms who want to share/vent/tell stories or get support in the daily ups and downs of their children riding the roller coaster of the autism spectrum.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Blair County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Blair County

    The Arc of Blair County serves all individuals, birth through life, with any form of delay in development including AD/HD, speech delays, Autism, Bi-polar, Epilepsy, reading delays, Down syndrome, behavioral concerns, Cerebral Palsy, or other developmental disabilities. In addition to education, resources, and advocacy, The Arc of Blair County also offers recreation opportunities.

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  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 8

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Bradford County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 17

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Bucks County

24 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Philadelphia Area Caregivers Support Group

    Hosted by Vision for Equality. Virtual support group. A safe place for you to connect with other caregivers who understand the things you are dealing with and find the support you need as a caregiver. A place to connect with others to talk about stress, self-care, family dynamics, and more.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Autism Cares Foundation

    The Autism Cares Foundation's (ACF)'s guiding vision is to enrich the lives of those with autism today and build a brighter tomorrow. They provide a year round calendar of events and activities that children and young adults with autism can participate in on a regularly scheduled basis.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Bucks County Center for Independent Living

    The Bucks County Center for Independent Living was created to be run by and for people with disabilities, and to offer support, advocacy, and information on empowerment in the attainment of independence from a peer viewpoint.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • CB SE United (Central Bucks Special Education United) – parent support group

    The Mission of this Parent Coordinated/Parent Support Group: To improve Special Education communication, to make Information more accessible while building a support community that will continue past the school years.

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 22

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • The A Team Spring-Ford

    The A Team is Spring-Ford Area's Autism Support Network. We no longer hold in-person meetings, however, we do host a Sensory Santa event in December and an Autism Family Fun Day in April.

    View Support Group
  • Special Needs Support Group

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  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

    View Support Group
  • FSABC Parent Support Group

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • "Spectrum" Support Group

    "Spectrum" Support Group provides caregivers with support and resources to help them cope with the struggles of caring for an individual on the autism spectrum.

    View Support Group

Butler County

22 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

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  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

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  • The Arc of Butler County

    The Arc of Butler County provides individualized services for mostly adults who have a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. rograms Include: Residental, Vocational, Counninuty Outreach, Behavior Supports, and more!

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 4

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parents of Autistic Kids Together (PACT)

    PACT meetings are held monthly in person, and they keep in touch as needed with each other between meetings. Their number one priority is support, plain and simple.

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  • Parents in Toto

    Parents in Toto offers support to parents, kids, teens, young adults, and family members!

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Cambria County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 8

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Young Adult Autistic Social Club

    A social club for high functioning young adults (18+) on the autism spectrum to foster friendships and expand social horizons.

    View Support Group
  • Teen Autistic Social Club

    A social group for teens age 13-17.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Cameron County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Life and Independence for Today

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 9

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Carbon County

20 support groups

  • ASLV: School Age Support Group

    School Age and/or Medically Fragile Caregivers Support Group  Hosted by the Autism Society of Lehigh Valley.

    View Support Group
  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  • Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living

    They have support groups that meet monthly in Carbon, Schuylkill, and Luzerne Counties. For additional information call their office.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 21

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Lehigh Valley and Slate Belt, PA Special Needs Parents Support Group

    This is a support group for parents, caregivers and professionals who care for or work with special needs children in the Lehigh Valley, Slate Belt and surrounding areas in PA.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Centre County

19 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Centre County

    The Arc provides programming to persons with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and Autism. Programs actively support inclusion, community engagement, character development, and personal growth.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Troop 339 Scout Troop

    A scouting troop for individuals with disabilities in the State College area.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 10

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Nittany ROAR

    Not meeting at this time, but will take calls and emails.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • ACRES Parent Support Group

    This support group for parents meets the first Monday of every month in State College, PA.

    View Support Group

Chester County

21 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Philadelphia Area Caregivers Support Group

    Hosted by Vision for Equality. Virtual support group. A safe place for you to connect with other caregivers who understand the things you are dealing with and find the support you need as a caregiver. A place to connect with others to talk about stress, self-care, family dynamics, and more.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Chester County

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 24

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • The A Team Spring-Ford

    The A Team is Spring-Ford Area's Autism Support Network. We no longer hold in-person meetings, however, we do host a Sensory Santa event in December and an Autism Family Fun Day in April.

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  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

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  • GRASP of Greater Philadelphia

    If you are an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, PDD-NOS, or HFA and want to meet others with shared experiences in a friendly and supportive environment you’ve come to the right place!

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society Greater Philadelphia

    The Greater Philadelphia Autism Society was established in 1977 by a dedicated group of parents with a strong desire to band together and be a united voice to represent individuals with autism spectrum disorders and spread awareness. This has been continued throughout the years.

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Clarion County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

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  • The Arc of Clarion and Venango Counties: Free Advocacy Supports

    ​This support is free of charge to people with disabilities and their families to assist in the following areas: self-determination, self-protection, obtaining services, overcoming barriers, and protection from abuse/neglect.

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 6

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Clearfield County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Life and Independence for Today

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties

    The Mission of The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties is to provide Advocacy and Resources to Citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 10

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Clinton County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 10

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Columbia County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley

    Advocacy and resources for citizens of the Susquehanna Valley.

    View Support Group
  • Self-Advoctes of the Susquehanna Valley

    The Arc Susquehanna Valley offers many programs and services for self=advocates. They expand what they offer every year with feedback from you, self-advocates, and families.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • ADERS Adult Socialization Group

    (ADERS) Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources and Services is a non-profit formed by autism advocates with a mission to help those with autism in need. Group meets throughout Columbia County area.

    View Support Group

Crawford County

20 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society NWPA: Adult Social Group

    The group gives adults on the Autism Spectrum an opportunity to continue to socialize with peers after they leave formal educational settings. Age 21 and older.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Crawford County

    The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion & participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

    View Support Group
  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 5

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society Northwestern PA

    Monthly family sensory and social opportunities for families to get together.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Cumberland County

22 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • CPARC Parent Group Meet Up

    An ongoing monthly meet-up (except for November and December) for parents of children (child or adult-aged) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hosted by The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living Of Central Pennsylvania

    The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties

    The mission of The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC) is to empower, inspire, and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

    View Support Group
  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 15

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • The Asperger's Support Group of Franklin County

    We are a group of parents and other family members looking for support while living with children with Asperger's and High Functioning autism. We believe that parents need to be informed and we share our knowledge and experiences so that no parent will ever feel alone in dealing with autism.

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  • Spectrum Friends of Greater Harrisburg

    Support group for adults on the autism spectrum run by self-advocates.

    View Support Group
  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

    View Support Group

Dauphin County

20 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living Of Central Pennsylvania

    The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Dauphin County

    While the foundation is in advocacy services, they also offer other critical services such as family support services, representative payee services, and so many more.

    View Support Group
  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 15

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Spectrum Friends of Greater Harrisburg

    Support group for adults on the autism spectrum run by self-advocates.

    View Support Group
  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

    View Support Group

Delaware County

22 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Philadelphia Area Caregivers Support Group

    Hosted by Vision for Equality. Virtual support group. A safe place for you to connect with other caregivers who understand the things you are dealing with and find the support you need as a caregiver. A place to connect with others to talk about stress, self-care, family dynamics, and more.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 25

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Parent Support Group

    A parent support group through Kaleidoscope.

    View Support Group
  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Transitions

    JCHAI (Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence) offers their Transitions Program for young adults ages 18 to 35. Transitions provides social and educational programming during weekday evening classes as well as weekend trips into the community. The goal is to foster greater independence, promote positive social skills, and expose members to a myriad of cultural and enriching opportunities.

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  • GRASP of Greater Philadelphia

    If you are an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, PDD-NOS, or HFA and want to meet others with shared experiences in a friendly and supportive environment you’ve come to the right place!

    View Support Group
  • Garnet Valley Autism Spectrum Support Group

    Support group for parents and has social activities during the month for the kids as well.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society Greater Philadelphia

    The Greater Philadelphia Autism Society was established in 1977 by a dedicated group of parents with a strong desire to band together and be a united voice to represent individuals with autism spectrum disorders and spread awareness. This has been continued throughout the years.

    View Support Group

Elk County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Life and Independence for Today

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 9

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Erie County

23 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society NWPA: Adult Social Group

    The group gives adults on the Autism Spectrum an opportunity to continue to socialize with peers after they leave formal educational settings. Age 21 and older.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Erie County

    Together, they are a “family” of individuals working together to improve the quality of life for those in Erie County facing challenges. Siblings, parents, friends, teachers, physicians, employers, and social workers – they see everyone as a valuable member of the community.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Building Connections LEGO Club

    The Building Connections | LEGO Social Club is an effective way for children and teens with social difficulties associated with an autism spectrum disorder to improve their social interactions and communication skills. The club is designed for grades K – 12 and meets the 2nd Saturday of the month.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 5

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Barber National Institute

    Every family has unique needs, strengths, and preferences. The Barber National Institute offers many programs which are flexible in meeting your family needs.

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  • Autism Society Northwestern PA

    Monthly family sensory and social opportunities for families to get together.

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  • Friends and Pals Teen Social and Small Bites

    Autism Society of Northwestern PA in Erie Friends and Pals Teen Club (age 13 – 21) provides an opportunity for friendship, conversation, and FUN! Teenagers need more independent social skills once they leave school for college or the job market. The group gives teens on the autism spectrum an opportunity to utilize their social skills and practice them in a comfortable environment.

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  • KaleidAScope (KAS)

    KaleidAScope, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(C)(3), that provides Knowledge, Advocacy and Support for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Fayette County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Transitional Paths to Independent Living

    Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL) is a Center for Independent Living that brings together individuals who face common barriers – in equal access, assistive technology, education, employment, housing, and transportation – in order to solve these problems.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc, Fayette

    The Arc, Fayette offers services and supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families of Fayette County and surrounding areas. 

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 1

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Forest County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 6

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Franklin County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Center for Independent Living Opportunities

    CIL Opportunities independent living Founded in 1992, The Center for Independent Living (CIL Opportunities) is a private, non-profit, non-residential organization serving people with all types of disabilities in Adams, Franklin, and York counties of Pennsylvania.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties

    The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties works toward the goal of having people with developmental disabilities fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • The Asperger's Support Group of Franklin County

    We are a group of parents and other family members looking for support while living with children with Asperger's and High Functioning autism. We believe that parents need to be informed and we share our knowledge and experiences so that no parent will ever feel alone in dealing with autism.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Fulton County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties

    The Arc of Franklin and Fulton Counties works toward the goal of having people with developmental disabilities fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 11

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • The Asperger's Support Group of Franklin County

    We are a group of parents and other family members looking for support while living with children with Asperger's and High Functioning autism. We believe that parents need to be informed and we share our knowledge and experiences so that no parent will ever feel alone in dealing with autism.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Greene County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Transitional Paths to Independent Living

    Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL) is a Center for Independent Living that brings together individuals who face common barriers – in equal access, assistive technology, education, employment, housing, and transportation – in order to solve these problems.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Greene Arc

    Greene Arc, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation providing Residential, Vocational, Day Support, Job Support, Job Opportunities, Advocacy and Mental Health/Recovery services to citizens with disabilities from Greene and surrounding counties. The goal is to promote the independence and employment of individuals with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 1

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Huntingdon County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 11

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Indiana County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

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  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

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  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • The Arc of Indiana

    The Arc of Indiana provides information, education and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and for their families.

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  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 28

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Jefferson County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Life and Independence for Today

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  • The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties

    The Mission of The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties is to provide Advocacy and Resources to Citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 6

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Juniata County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Center for Independent Living Of Central Pennsylvania

    The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

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  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 11

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Support Group

    We are a forum for other parents or loved ones of children with autism in Juniata County. This is a place to offer ideas, coping mechanisms, research, and a shoulder to lean on when times are tough. "Thinking smarter about people who think differently!"

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Lackawanna County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 19

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Lancaster County

24 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • PEERS Support Group Lancaster/Lebanon

    Hosted by Disability Empowerment Center (DEC). Locations in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

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  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Facing Forward

    Facing Forward is a program for families of children with Autism and/or ID in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Empowerment Center

    The Disability Empowerment Center is the Center for Independent Living serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. DEC is a private, nonprofit, nonresidential organization run by and for people with disabilities. They dedicate our efforts to breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

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  • The Arc Lancaster Lebanon

    The Arc Lancaster Lebanon assists people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Autism and their families to navigate an often complex system by coming alongside and asking what makes a meaningful life and help identify what is needed to make that life happen (including, but not exclusively, services and supports).

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  • be soCIaL

    Hosted by Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living. "be soCIaL" is for school-aged youth (14-21 years old) with MH/ID/Autism diagnoses. The group is for individuals to get together to socialize by playing games, doing crafts, watching movies, etc.

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  • WAGES Self-Advocate Group

    Hosted by The Arc of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Are you looking for a job or do you want to learn about ways to have a good relationship with your team at work? Then this group is just for you! They will meet once a month to talk about things areas that may help you be more successful. And have fun and meet new people.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Social & Support Group for Adults with ASD (High Functioning Autism, Asperger's)

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  • SibTalk

    This group is offered through The Arc of Lancaster Lebanon and is for kids ages 8 to 12 who have a sibling with a disability.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • LINK

    Link is looking for buddies. They have more volunteers than buddies!!! Link is a student run club at Elizabethtown College with the goal of linking the college community to the autism community. LINK does this with two programs, the buddy program (ages 3-14), and the Social skills program (ages 14-21). Both programs are FREE OF CHARGE and meet roughly once a month. They do fun activities both on Elizabethtown College’s campus as well as out in the community such as bowling, chocolate world, or having dinner at a restaurant. Your child can also receive a college buddy that will meet with you and your family and develop a personal connection.

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  • The Tommy Foundation

    Today, the Foundation provides direct assistance to families, as well providing trainings to hundreds of students, professionals, PhD candidates and doctors to date.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

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Lawrence County

19 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 4

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent Support Group

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Warriors

    Autism Warriors is a parent support group for friends, families, and teachers of children with autism in Lawrence County and surrounding areas.

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  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Lebanon County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • PEERS Support Group Lancaster/Lebanon

    Hosted by Disability Empowerment Center (DEC). Locations in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

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  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Facing Forward

    Facing Forward is a program for families of children with Autism and/or ID in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Disability Empowerment Center

    The Disability Empowerment Center is the Center for Independent Living serving Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. DEC is a private, nonprofit, nonresidential organization run by and for people with disabilities. They dedicate our efforts to breaking through the barriers to Independent Living.

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  • The Arc Lancaster Lebanon

    The Arc Lancaster Lebanon assists people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Autism and their families to navigate an often complex system by coming alongside and asking what makes a meaningful life and help identify what is needed to make that life happen (including, but not exclusively, services and supports).

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  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

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  • WAGES Self-Advocate Group

    Hosted by The Arc of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Are you looking for a job or do you want to learn about ways to have a good relationship with your team at work? Then this group is just for you! They will meet once a month to talk about things areas that may help you be more successful. And have fun and meet new people.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Lehigh County

25 support groups

  • ASLV: School Age Support Group

    School Age and/or Medically Fragile Caregivers Support Group  Hosted by the Autism Society of Lehigh Valley.

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  • The Parent Empowerment Group

    Hosted by Kari Reardon, at LVCIL, these ongoing sessions are from January-June with in-person and zoom options. The Parent Empowerment Group, is for caregivers with children 14-21 years old, who have an IEP and have questions about transition planning.

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  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

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  • LVCIL School To Life

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

    The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities, and their family members, living in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

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  • The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties

    The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports.

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  • Lehigh Valley Peer Support Group

    LVCIL will be offering a peer support group for people with disabilities. The purpose of the group is for people with disabilities to be able to offer their realistic help and knowledge to other facing similar experiences. The group can offer social, emotional, and practical support to members living with disabilities.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 21

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

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  • Lehigh Valley and Slate Belt, PA Special Needs Parents Support Group

    This is a support group for parents, caregivers and professionals who care for or work with special needs children in the Lehigh Valley, Slate Belt and surrounding areas in PA.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society Lehigh Valley Affiliate

    ASA-LV is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting individuals with autism and their families who live in the Lehigh Valley.

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Luzerne County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living

    They have support groups that meet monthly in Carbon, Schuylkill, and Luzerne Counties. For additional information call their office.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 18

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Lycoming County

14 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 17

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

McKean County

13 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Life and Independence for Today

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 9

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Mercer County

20 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society NWPA: Adult Social Group

    The group gives adults on the Autism Spectrum an opportunity to continue to socialize with peers after they leave formal educational settings. Age 21 and older.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

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  • The Arc of Mercer County

    Since 1952, MCAR has been the leading service provider in Mercer County for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They provide unparalleled opportunities in employment, vocational training and transitioning, housing, older adult care, family supports and habilitation.

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

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  • Self Advocacy Group

    Since February of 2018, MCAR’s Self Advocacy Group has worked to provide its members with the tools and resources needed to successfully communicate questions, issues, and concerns they may have. At each meeting, you will share stories and discuss outlets for the members.

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  • Autism Social Group

    Teens (age 15 or older) and young adults with high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome meet every month at MCAR to socialize, battle one another in Wii games, work on computers, watch movies, compare trading cards and just be themselves.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 4

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent Support Group

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  • Parents of Autistic Kids Together (PACT)

    PACT meetings are held monthly in person, and they keep in touch as needed with each other between meetings. Their number one priority is support, plain and simple.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Mifflin County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living Of Central Pennsylvania

    The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

    View Support Group
  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 11

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • The A Team Spring-Ford

    The A Team is Spring-Ford Area's Autism Support Network. We no longer hold in-person meetings, however, we do host a Sensory Santa event in December and an Autism Family Fun Day in April.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

    View Support Group

Monroe County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

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  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

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  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

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  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

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  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

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  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley

    Advocacy and resources for citizens of the Susquehanna Valley.

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  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

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  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 20

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

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  • Pocono Autism Society, Inc.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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Montgomery County

25 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

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  • Kaleidoscope Parent Club Get Together

    Get together for parents, caregivers, or anyone who shares the joys and challenges of caring for a child or adult with a disability. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat, socialize, share ideas, support one another and make new connections.

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  • Philadelphia Area Caregivers Support Group

    Hosted by Vision for Equality. Virtual support group. A safe place for you to connect with other caregivers who understand the things you are dealing with and find the support you need as a caregiver. A place to connect with others to talk about stress, self-care, family dynamics, and more.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

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  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

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  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

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  • Upper Perk Valley Special Needs Parent/Caregiver Support Group

    Upper Perk Valley Special Needs Parent/Caregiver Support Group would like to offer time monthly for parents/caregivers of children (0 Audulthood) to come and sit and share with others that are going through the same struggles as you are. Come find support and friendships with local families

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 23

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • The A Team Spring-Ford

    The A Team is Spring-Ford Area's Autism Support Network. We no longer hold in-person meetings, however, we do host a Sensory Santa event in December and an Autism Family Fun Day in April.

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  • Surviving & Thriving Support Group

    Offer a variety of groups for parents, usually grouped by the age of their children.

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  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

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  • GRASP of Greater Philadelphia

    If you are an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, PDD-NOS, or HFA and want to meet others with shared experiences in a friendly and supportive environment you’ve come to the right place!

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

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  • Autism Guards

    AutismGuards is a parent and guardian resource/networking group facilitating educational information and recreational resources for adolescents with ASD.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

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  • Social Circle (formerly Chips, Chocolate and Chat hosted by the ASCEND Group)

    Social Circle (formerly Chips, Chocolate and Chat hosted by the ASCEND Group) is a monthly gathering of adults on the autism spectrum and their parents/caregivers at the JCHAI campus in Bryn Mawr. 

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  • Autism Society Greater Philadelphia

    The Greater Philadelphia Autism Society was established in 1977 by a dedicated group of parents with a strong desire to band together and be a united voice to represent individuals with autism spectrum disorders and spread awareness. This has been continued throughout the years.

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Montour County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

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  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

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  • Self-Advoctes of the Susquehanna Valley

    The Arc Susquehanna Valley offers many programs and services for self=advocates. They expand what they offer every year with feedback from you, self-advocates, and families.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

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Northampton County

24 support groups

  • ASLV: School Age Support Group

    School Age and/or Medically Fragile Caregivers Support Group  Hosted by the Autism Society of Lehigh Valley.

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  • The Parent Empowerment Group

    Hosted by Kari Reardon, at LVCIL, these ongoing sessions are from January-June with in-person and zoom options. The Parent Empowerment Group, is for caregivers with children 14-21 years old, who have an IEP and have questions about transition planning.

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  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

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  • PA Mentor Caregiver Support Group

    A support group for caregivers. Child care is available with advanced notice.

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  • LVCIL School To Life

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

    The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities, and their family members, living in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

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  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley

    Advocacy and resources for citizens of the Susquehanna Valley.

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  • The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties

    The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports.

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  • Lehigh Valley Peer Support Group

    LVCIL will be offering a peer support group for people with disabilities. The purpose of the group is for people with disabilities to be able to offer their realistic help and knowledge to other facing similar experiences. The group can offer social, emotional, and practical support to members living with disabilities.

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  • Self-Advoctes of the Susquehanna Valley

    The Arc Susquehanna Valley offers many programs and services for self=advocates. They expand what they offer every year with feedback from you, self-advocates, and families.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

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  • Easton Area Parent Support Group

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 20

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • TIP: Together It's Possible at Kirkridge

    TIP — Together It’s Possible — is a group of families dreaming of and working toward new possibilities for cognitively challenged young adults living in the Slate Belt of northeastern Pennsylvania. TIP (Together Its Possible) is an initiative of Kirkridge Retreat Center that supports families and young adults through the challenges of transition toward adulthood. As a grass roots organization, we are developing social enterprises, offering advocacy and educational opportunities for families struggling with the challenges of disabilities in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Our ultimate goal is to create transitional opportunities and create micro-businesses that enable young people with intellectual disabilities to live dignified and enriching lives in a rural community.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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  • Lehigh Valley and Slate Belt, PA Special Needs Parents Support Group

    This is a support group for parents, caregivers and professionals who care for or work with special needs children in the Lehigh Valley, Slate Belt and surrounding areas in PA.

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Northumberland County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

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Perry County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • CPARC Parent Group Meet Up

    An ongoing monthly meet-up (except for November and December) for parents of children (child or adult-aged) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hosted by The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Center for Independent Living Of Central Pennsylvania

    The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services.

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  • The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties

    The mission of The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC) is to empower, inspire, and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

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  • Wheels In Motion – Let’s Get Social

    With all of the Social Isolation we have all been experiencing we need to “get out” and meet people!  Connect on Zoom and chat! Hosted by Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 15

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Pike County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 19

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Pocono Autism Society, Inc.

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  • Pike Autism Support Services of NEPA, Inc.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Potter County

13 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Life and Independence for Today

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 9

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Schuylkill County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Anthracite Region Center for Independent Living

    They have support groups that meet monthly in Carbon, Schuylkill, and Luzerne Counties. For additional information call their office.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 29

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • S.A.F.E. Inc.

    Groups offered in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Snyder County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley

    Advocacy and resources for citizens of the Susquehanna Valley.

    View Support Group
  • Self-Advoctes of the Susquehanna Valley

    The Arc Susquehanna Valley offers many programs and services for self=advocates. They expand what they offer every year with feedback from you, self-advocates, and families.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

    View Support Group

Somerset County

16 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Center for Independent Living of South Central PA

    CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties. CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 8

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Sullivan County

13 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 17

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Susquehanna County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 19

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Tioga County

13 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 17

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Union County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living

    Empowering people with all disabilities by providing: Resources, Options, And Disability-related Services needed To Obtain individual Freedom in their lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley

    Advocacy and resources for citizens of the Susquehanna Valley.

    View Support Group
  • Self-Advoctes of the Susquehanna Valley

    The Arc Susquehanna Valley offers many programs and services for self=advocates. They expand what they offer every year with feedback from you, self-advocates, and families.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group
  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

    View Support Group

Venango County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society NWPA: Adult Social Group

    The group gives adults on the Autism Spectrum an opportunity to continue to socialize with peers after they leave formal educational settings. Age 21 and older.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Clarion and Venango Counties: Free Advocacy Supports

    ​This support is free of charge to people with disabilities and their families to assist in the following areas: self-determination, self-protection, obtaining services, overcoming barriers, and protection from abuse/neglect.

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  • Next Chapter Book Club

    Hosted by Milestone HCQU West. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who love stories, or are simply excited to meet new people, are invited to join Next Chapter Book Club.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 6

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Warren County

15 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Voices for Independence

    VFI is dedicated to creating a service delivery system that empowers people with disabilities to take control of their lives, and become active and productive members of their communities. Voices for Independence is comprised of a majority of individuals with disabilities. In keeping with the independent living philosophy of consumer control and direction of services, VFI continues to design programs and services that are needed and wanted by the communities they serve.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Community Resources for Independence

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) is a community based, non-residential, non-profit corporation that provides services to individuals with disabilities in order to maximize their independence and the accessibility of the communities in which they live.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • HEROES

    HEROES is a support group for parents with children (all ages) that have any disability.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 5

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group

Washington County

19 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • Transitional Paths to Independent Living

    Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL) is a Center for Independent Living that brings together individuals who face common barriers – in equal access, assistive technology, education, employment, housing, and transportation – in order to solve these problems.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 1

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Washington Young Adult Support Group: Thrive for Hope

    This is a peer-led emotional support group for those who are experiencing young adult challenges and in need of an all-inclusive, emotional support outlet.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Washington County Autism Support Group

    For Washington and neighboring counties.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group

Wayne County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of NEPA Family/Caregiver Group Meeting

    The Arc of NEPA - Family/Caregiver Group meets every other month. They provide a welcoming resource for families and caregivers to give them a sense of belonging and connection. Speakers on relevant topics are also included.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a grassroots organization formed in 1955 by a group of parents seeking public education for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time a growing number of parents, neighbors, and members of the business and professional communities have faced numerous challenges in advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 19

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

    View Support Group

Westmoreland County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • Trauma-Informed Caregivers Group

    Hosted by Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). This virtual group is open to any adult who is supporting a child experiencing trauma.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • RMU Trees Network Virtual Parent Support Group

    The Trees Network hosts a virtual parent support group on the first Monday of each month. The group connects parents to others who are facing/faced similar experiences. It also provides resources to support parents. Parents can attend individual sessions or attend every month. It is held through Google Meets.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

    View Support Group
  • Disability Options Network

    DON Services provides personal assistant services (PAS) under both OLTL and ODP waivers, community integration, respite, employment services, nursing home transition, and assistance with enrolling in the Medical Waiver program and navigating the complex and confusing service system. DON Services also provides services under various other programs including Area Agency Programs, Veteran Administration, and through private pay insurance.

    View Support Group
  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 7

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • Western PA Parents of Autism and Learning Differences

    A support group for parents of children with ASD who experience learning differences.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

    View Support Group
  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Society of Westmoreland County

    The Autism Society is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research, and support. The Autism Society is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Autism Society accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of chapters, members, and supporters.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Pittsburgh

    Autism Pittsburgh (formerly The Autism Society of Pittsburgh) is comprised of volunteers, parents, and professionals, working on behalf of all children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum. Our objective is to improve the lives of those with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.

    View Support Group

Wyoming County

17 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

    View Support Group
  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

    View Support Group
  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

    View Support Group
  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

    View Support Group
  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

    View Support Group
  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

    View Support Group
  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • Northeast PA Center for Independent Living

    Since 1988, MyCIL has been providing help for people with disabilities to live independently. Our Center for Independent Living in Scranton, PA offers five core independent living services and coordinated service plans to 10 northeastern PA counties. 

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

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  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 18

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • Wyoming County Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs

    This is a support group for parents of children with special needs. This specific group also has fun activities to help gets kids active.

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  • Wyoming County Resource Center H.A.N.D.S.

    H.A.N.D.S. (Helping Area Needs for Diverse Early Care and Education Services) of Wyoming County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality and availability of early care and education in Wyoming County.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

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York County

18 support groups

  • Book Studies: Disability Acceptance Through Literature

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

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  • Include Me After School Hangout

    The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present The After-School Hangout Series which offers creative outlets for increasing self-expression and self-advocacy skills.

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  • Empowering Change Parent Group

    Developed by and for parents, guardians, and caregivers of color who have children with disabilities in transition to adulthood—and welcoming everyone. The Empowering Change Group is committed to reaching families who are marginalized and are having issues accessing supports and services for their children, teens, young adults with disabilities.

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  • The PEAL Center

    The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates and professionals. As a Parent Center (PTI) and Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F), PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them. PEAL’s primary intent is to help families help their children and provide the tools they need to become lifelong advocates for their children and themselves.

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  • The Arc of Pennsylvania

    In affiliation with The Arc of the United States, The Arc is the largest nationwide advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Pennsylvania has 33 local chapters and represents over 8,000 members. The state office coordinates strategic, grassroots advocacy efforts; provides policy analysis and trainings, and implements the statewide Include Me and the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) programs that serve children and adults.

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  • Self Advocates United as 1

    Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

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  • The PA Family Network

    The PA Family Network provides family workshops and networking opportunities throughout PA, led by trained Family Advisors, all of whom have family members with disabilities. Overview The PA Family Network serves two critical roles in Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice.

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  • The Center for Independent Living Opportunities

    CIL Opportunities independent living Founded in 1992, The Center for Independent Living (CIL Opportunities) is a private, non-profit, non-residential organization serving people with all types of disabilities in Adams, Franklin, and York counties of Pennsylvania.

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  • The Arc of York County

    The Arc of York County provides a wide range of services to its consumers and to the general public in order to fulfill its mission. Services include summer and year round recreational programs for children and adults; adult employment training and job placement; transition-from-school-to-work aimed at preparing high school students with disabilities to enter the working world upon graduation; agency with choice services that help families and clients adapt to the general community through habilitation and respite services; and community education about intellectual disabilities and intellectual disability prevention.

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  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

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  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Parent to Parent of PA

    Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents, grandparents, guardians, and family members of children and adults with a disability or special need to a volunteer Peer Supporter, who is chosen to support based on the Referred person’s criteria, such as condition and/or concerns. Peer Supporters offer a listening ear, their experience, time, heart and share information based on their unique experiences.

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  • Opening Doors 4 Autism

    This is a group of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers residing across Pennsylvania who believe every adult with autism deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

    View Support Group
  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

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  • AS - Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Affiliate

    Features parent support/education meetings, teen social group, and various events throughout the year. Childcare is typically available!

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  • Autism York

    Autism York offers a Monthly Support Group Meeting open to York and the surrounding counties.

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  • Advocates for Neuro Diversity (AND) of South Central PA

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