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ABOARD (Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders)
35 Wilson Street, Suite 100
Pittsburg, PA 15223
Phone: 800-827-9385
Email: info@aboard.org
Website: www.aboard.org
Description of Services: Support for parents of children with autism/autism spectrum.

Acquired Brain Injury Network of PA
Phone: 800-516-8052 or 215-699-2139
Email: info@abin-pa.org
Website: www.abin-pa.org
Description of Services: They provide brochures and resources. This is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
organization of brain injury survivors and family members dedicated to increasing public awareness
about acquired brain injury and to providing support, education, information, advocacy and other
services for
individuals with acquired brain injury and their families.

Allentown Parking Authority
1005 Hamilton Street
PO Box 4466
Allentown, PA 18105
Phone: 610-437-3366
Fax: 610-432-3330
Website: www.allentownparking.org
Description of Service: Call for application for handicapped parking spot, but individual must have
license plate from PENNDOT as well.

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American with Disabilities Information
Phone: 800-514-0301 (English and Spanish)
TTY: 800-514-0383
Description of Services: Provides various types of information for people with disabilities.

The ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park #1 across from LV Airport)
Phone: 610-849-8076
Fax: 610-849-6202
Website: www.arcofl-n.org
Description of Services: ARC is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping Lehigh Valley children
and adults with mental retardation to become active, vocal, skilled members of the community.
Programs include: Adult training, including pre-vocational skills. Their Family Resource Center has
library materials to checkout on a range of disability topics. ARC also has a youth and adult
advocate to help with school, transportation and other issues.

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
614 North 13th Street
Allentown, PA 18102-9947
Phone: 610-433-6018
Website: www.abvi.org
Description of Service: Social services, transportation, counseling, care, glasses and eye care help
for people who are not able to pay. Job related services; Rehabilitation, orientation and mobility
instructions; Must be a resident of Lehigh County and now services Palmerton area. Free
screenings at office. Possible assistance for eye exams and glasses. Children’s eye care a
Horus: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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PO Box 533
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Phone: 866-453-8224
Fax: 847-356-7856
Email: questions@attach.org
Website: www.attach.org
Description of Services: ATTACH is the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment
of Children, is an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with
attachment difficulties by sharing our knowledge, talents and resources.

376 Wagon Wheel Trail
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: 412-377-8778
Website: www.autismlink.com
Email: info@autismlink.com
Description of Services: Information about autism spectrum, support groups, etc. On line support
group and discussion boards.

Autism Society of America
Lehigh Valley Chapter
PO Box 90448
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-778-9212
Website: www.autism-society.org
Description of Services: Meets once a month (First Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Community
Center, Tilghman and 22nd Streets, Allentown, PA 18104)

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Because I Love You (BILY)
PO Box 4051943 Kline’s Mill Road
Breiningsville, PA 18031
Phone: 610-258-2271
Website: www.becauseiloveyou.org
Contact Person: Linda Lovette
Description of Service: Support for parents’ whose children have behavioral problems.

Brain Injury Association of PA
2400 Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 866-635-7097 or 717-657-3601
Email: info@biapa.org
Website: www.biapa.org
Description of Services: Their mission is to prevent brain injury and improve the quality
of life for people who have experienced brain injury and their family members
through support, education, advocacy, and research.

Breaking the Barriers Caring and Sharing Support Groups
PO Box 4056
Allentown, PA 18105
Phone: 610-770-9394 or 610-349-8066
Email: phcollaboration@aol.com
Contact Person: Paulette Hunter
Description of Service: Support for families of children, all ages, with disabilities of any kind.

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
300 “G” Laird Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 1-570-826-2361
Fax: 1-570-826-2537

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Website: www.dli.state.pa.us
Description of Services: vocational rehabilitation, employment services to all ages. Specialized
services: social workers, independence/self sufficiency services (will refer for own area). Covers
15 counties.

Café’ Mom Online Group
Website: www.cafemom.com
Description of Services: Online groups for parents and children who have many different special

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21
4210 Independence Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Phone: 610-769-4111
Fax: 610-769-1098
Website: www.cliu.org
Description of Services: Preschool (ages 3 to 5) early intervention, education and evaluations,
therapy. Speech therapy and behavior management. Also provides programs to meet special
education needs of public school students (for example: support programs for deaf, hearing
impaired, blind and speech and language support.

Center for Independent Living
435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109

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Phone: 610-770-9781
Website: www.lvcil.org
Description of Services: Helps individuals with disabilities to find housing; helps qualify people for
Section 8 housing. Assists individuals to make home handicapped-accessible (known as Access
Lehigh Valley). Provides sign language interpreter services. Call for information. Helps connect
people to sports and recreation opportunities open to those with disabilities. Offers sign language
interpreter and sign language classes. Advocate available for hose with disability related issues,
consumer needs.

Colonial Intermediate Unit #20
6 Danforth Drive
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: 610-252-5550
Website: www.cliu20.org
Description of Services: Preschool (ages 3 to 5) child evaluation, education, and therapy.
Provides transportation.

Connect Info Service for Early Intervention (Project Connect)
Center for Schools and Community
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 1-800-692-7288
Website: www.projectconnect.org
Description of Services: Will assist in locating local, state and national resources for children with
disabilities; refer to local services and informational direct referrals for ages 0 to 3 years who may
have developmental delays or disabilities.

Defeat Autism Support Group
Phone: 610-929-3812

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Dream Come True
Mailing: PO Box 21167
                Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
Physical: 519 Main Street
                   Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-865-3475
Website: www.dreamcometrue.org
Description of Service: “Dreams” are fulfilled for children ages 4-18 with illness that is life
threatening, terminal or has seriously altered their lifestyle. Current level of dreams is about 50 per
year. Call with questions.

Early Intervention 0 - 3
Lehigh County
           Lehigh County Government Center
           17 S. 7th Street
           Allentown, PA 18101
           Phone: 610-782-3125; new referrals 610-782-3200
           Website: www.lehighcounty.org
           Email: earlyintervention@lehighcounty.org
Northampton County:
           520 E. Broad Street
           2nd Floor
           Bethlehem, PA 18018
           Phone: 610-974-7523 or 610-559-3270
           Website: www.northamptoncounty.org
Description of Services: All referrals go to the County Early Intervention program. Serves children
from 0 – 3 years of age with developmental delays (medical/physical/cognitive).

Easter Seals of Eastern PA

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1503 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Suite 201
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-289-0114
Fax: 610-289-4282
Website: www.esep.easterseals.com
Description of Services: Services to physically and developmentally delayed children. Services
include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and hearing therapy.
Eastern PA Down Syndrome Center Support Group
PO Box 60
6900 Hamilton Blvd.
Trexlertown, PA 18087
Phone: 610-402-0184
Fax: 610-402-0132
Website: www.epdsc.net

Education Law Center
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6970
Website: www.elc.pa.org
Description of Services: Focuses on the rights of children in the public school system and Early
Intervention Services; offers bilingual services; Spanish speaking staff.

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Elks Home Nurse Program
Tarentum Lodge NO. 644 (WC)
1106 Gordon Street
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Contact Chairman: Robert E. Morrow (Cheryl)
           Phone: 724-244-7653
Director: Patricia O’Connnor
           Phone: 814-781-7860
           Email: pato@ncentral.com
Assistant Director: Margie Wood
           Phone: 724-225-1395
           Email: mwood15301@comcast.net
Website: www.paelks.com
Description of Services: The target population of the Elks Home Service Program is any resident of
Pennsylvania who has a developmental disability. A developmental disability is defined as a severe,
chronic disability of a person, which is attributable to mental or physical impairment or combination
of mental and physical impairment manifested before the person attains the age of twenty-two (22).
This disability is likely to continue indefinitely, and results in substantial functional limitations in three
or more of the following areas of major life activity: Self Care, Receptive and Expresssive
Language, Learning, Mobilty, Self Direction, Capacity for Independent Living, and Economic Self-

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Center for Excellence
2101Gaither Road
Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 866-STOPFAS (786-7327)
Email: fasdcenter@samhsa.hhs.gov

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Website: www.fascenter.samhsa.gov
Description of Services: Website provides info on FASD. FASD is an umbrella term describing the
range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
These may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong

Good Shepherd
501 St. John Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-776-3278 or 888-44-REHAB (for 24 hour/7 days week info)
Website: www.goodshepherdrehab.org
Email: info@goodshepherdrehab.org
Description of Services: A variety of medical evaluations and therapy services for those with
physical or mental disability. Need to be referred by a doctor/agency.

Governor’s Commission for Children and Families
Website: www.pachildren.state.pa.us
Description of Services: A website with information for parents and families. List of Advocacy and
Health and Human Services.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
Website: www.jan.wvu.edu
Description of Services: Consultants provide information, practical solutions, and accommodations
that can be use din the hiring, training, retention, and career advancement of people with
disabilities, within the job training environment or classroom. Practical solutions or options for
individuals with mental health disabilities such as, Maintaining Stamina During the Workday,

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Maintaining Concentration, Difficulty Staying Organized and Meeting Deadlines, Memory Deficits,
Working Effectively with Supervisors, Interacting with Coworkers, Difficulty Handling Stress and
Emotions, Attendance Issues, and Issues of Change. Other areas addressed are physical
limitations, blind and/or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, cardiac conditions, etc.

Helping Hands Parent Networking Group
Lynn Wolf-Tange
832 Radclyffe Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 610-974-9067
Description of Services: An informal networking group for parents of any child with a special need-
regardless of their circumstances

Kids Together, Inc
PO Box 45
Quakertown, PA 18951
Website: www.kidstogether.org
Email: staff@kidstogether.org
Description of Services: Volunteer non-profit provides info on inclusive communities, education,
advocate listeserve, email newsletter and website

Learning Disability Association of Lehigh Valley
PO Box 4
Allentown, PA 18105
Phone: 610-395-3153
Description of Services: Helps people with education issues

Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

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435 Allentown Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-770-9781 or 800-495-8245
TDD: 610-770-9789
Fax: 610-770-9789
Website: www.lvcil.org
Email: info@lvcil.org
Description of Services: A private non-profit organization that is staffed and governed, at all times,
by a majority of persons with disabilities. They no dot make decisions for their consumers, but
provide information and resources to allow consumers to make independent decisions. Work to
increase inclusion in Lehigh and Northampton county residents with any type of disability and/or
their family regarding housing, transportation, voting rights, employment and many other areas.

Mentors for Self Determination
1414 North Cameron Street, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Phone: 814-547-1577 or 724-813-5702 or 877-233-2008
Fax: 814-382-7735
Email: dleasure@mentors4sd.org
Website: www.mentors4sd.org
Description of Services: Statewide group for people with disabilities and families. Offers trainings,
technical assistance and support thru mentoring.

Mercy Special Learning Center
830 South Woodward Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-797-8242
Fax: 610-797-9902

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Website: www.mercyspeciallearning.org
Description of Services: Accredited day school for mentally handicapped individual’s age infant to
21. Now also state licensed for over 21 year old program services.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Lehigh Valley
Phone: 610-559-9327 or 610-402-CARE

Muscular Dystrophy Association
5940 Hamilton Blvd. #F
Allentown, PA 18106
Phone: 610-391-1977
Fax: 610-391-0416
Email: allentowndistrict@mdausa.org
Website: www.mdausa.org

NAMI of Pennsylvania – Lehigh Valley Chapter
802 W. Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-882-2102
Website: www.namipalehighvalley.org
Email: info@namipalehighvalley.org
Description of Services: Support and information

NAMI Support
Sacred Heart Hospital
421 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-776-4766
Description of Services: Support and information. Support group meetings at the Sacred Heart
Hospital Conference Center the last Tuesday of each month 7 pm – 9 pm.

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National Autism Society of America
Lehigh Valley: PO Box 90448
                          Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-788-9212
Website: www.autism-society.org or www.asalehighvalley.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
One Reed Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-271-1500 or 800-548-4611 or 800-344-4867
Email: pae@nmss.org
Website: www.nationalmssociety.org

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
45 N. 4th Street
 (in Social Security Building)    300G Laird Street
Allentown, PA 18101               Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 610-821-6441               570-826-2011 or 800-634-2060
TTY/TDD: 610-821-6411                      570-826-2023
Fax:                                       570-325-5536
Website: www.dli.state.pa.us or www.nepacil.org/OVR
Description of Services: OVR is a federal program with funding for job training, vocational
rehabilitation, and counseling for individuals with physical or mental disabilities who have trouble
getting and holding a job. Serves Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon Counties. OVR has a
Spanish-speaking counselor 1 day a week. Call for appointment.

Online Chat Support Group
Contact: Diane Soucy
Email: dsoucy@myadlcenter.org
Website: www.myadlcenter.org

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Description of Services: Group is for parents who are raising children with special needs

PA Tourette Syndrome Association
132 West Midlle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-1134 or 800-990-3300
Website: www.patsainc.org
Email: info@PATSAinc.org
Description of Services: Advocates will do IEP for any child diagnosed with tourettes in any county
in PA

Parent Education Network
2107 Industrial Highway
York, PA 17402
Phone: 800-522-5827: Spanish 800-441-5028
Fax: 717-600-8101
Website: www.parentednet.org
Email: pen@parentednet.org
Description of Service: Statewide coalition of parents and professionals providing technical
assistance, on-site parent training workshops and literature regarding early intervention, special
education and transition.

Parent To Parent of Pennsylvania and Special Kids Network
Check website for various locations
Phone: 1-800-986-4550

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Website: www.parenttoparent.org
Description of Services: Linking Families and Friends of Children and Adults with Special Needs
Information and referral services for child’s mental or physical needs. Support groups, parent
support groups, insurance and funding. Information and recreational activities. Offers info on
Camperships (camp scholarships). Make arrangements for special equipment.

Parenting Class, The
Project Child
2200 West Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-691-1200
Website: www.projectchildlv.org
Description of Services: General skills open to all parents year round, special needs also.
Facilitator licensed psychologist with experience in special needs children.

Pedia Manor
6095 Durham Road
Pipersville, PA 18947
Phone: 215-766-2183
Website: www.pediamanor.org
Email: skrozely@pediamanor.org
Contact Person: Stephen Krozely
Description of Service: Pedia Manor provides a residence to help care for special needs infants
and children with major medical problems. Call for more information.

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
PO Box 42
Whitehall, PA 18052
Phone: 610-393-9215

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Website: www.cancersupportgroup.org
Contact Person: Nicole Ronco
Description of Service: A network of parents and professionals who aim to help children diagnosed
with cancer and their families by providing support, resources, programs and services.

Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Philadelphia                                              Harrisburg
1617 JFK Boulevard                                2 North Second Street
Suite 800                                                 Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19103                            Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 215-557-7112 or 888-745-2357               Phone: 717-364-1733
Fax: 215-557-7602                                         Fax: 717-236-8800
Website: www.equalemployment.org
Email: info@equalmeployment.org
Description of Services: Advocacy program helps people who are seeking services from the OVR,
Blindness, Visual Services, and Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under
federal law. Provides you with info and advice about rehab programs, advises you of your legal
rights and responsibilities, helps you resolve problems that may arise while you are seeking
services from rehab programs. There is no charge.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Phone: 800-922-9384
Website: www.dpw.state.pa.us
           Child Support Enforcement Helpline: 800-932-0211
           Office of Children and Youth and Families: 717-787-4756
           Office of Income Maintenance: 717-787-1894
           Office of Medical Assistance Programs: 717-787-1870
           Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: 877-356-5355
           Office of Mental Retardation: 888-565-9434
           Office of Mental Retardation: 88-565-9435

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           Office of Social Programs: 800-757-5042
           Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program: Provides payment for specific
                       Atypical anti-psychotic medications fro individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
                       Also provides payment for specific medications for individuals who are living with
           Welfare Fraud Tipline: 800-932-0582
           Welfare Helpline: 800-692-7462
Individuals must meet income guidelines and not be eligible for medical assistance insurance
through County Assistance Office.

Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition
The Partnership Institute on Disabilities Temple University
1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue
Room 423 Ritter Annex
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-3031 or 610-522-0698
Website: www.paedforall.org

Description of Services: Chapter meetings, on line community, parent consultant network.
Pennsylvania’s Education for All Coalition (PEAC) is a grassroots organization of parents, family
members, educators, professionals, and individuals with disabilities that supports inclusive
education. We believe that children of all backgrounds and abilities should be successfully educated
together within the general education curriculum.

Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, The
PA Elks Major Projects, Inc.
PO Box 1255
Somerset, PA 15501

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Phone: 814-444-1954
Website: www.paelks.com/files/Homeserv.htm
Email: paelks@wpia.net
Contact Person: Patricia O’Connor
Description of Service: Provide in home medical case management, advocacy, and referral to

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF)
1004 West 9th Avenue, First Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 888-744-1938: TTY 877-693-7271
Website: www.patf.us
Description of Service: Loans available for Assistive Technology. Loans range from $100 to
$1,000. Repayment terms can be up to 3 years at 0% interest. Call for income eligibility.


Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission
Riverfront Office Center
1101-1125 S. Front Street
5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2515
Phone Harrisburg: 717-787-9784
711 State Office Building
1400 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone Philadelphia: 215-560-2496
Website: www.phrc.state.pa.us

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Description of Services: Mission is to administer and enforce the PHRAct and the PFEOA of PA
for the identification and elimination of discrimination and providing of equal opportunity for all

Pennsylvania Literacy Corps
Phone: 610-799-1941
Website: www.palitcorps.org
Services Provided:
           Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes: Improving reading and math skills
           English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
           GED preparation classes
           GED Official Testing Center
           Learning Disabilities Program

Pennsylvania Parents and Caregivers Resource Network
PO Box 4336
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-561-0098 or 888-205-4915
Email: info@ppcrn.org
Website: www.ppcrn.org
Description of Services: Statewide cross-disability group supports parents and caregivers, helps
families from local groups and network with other parents.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Pennsylvania
104 Persimmon Place
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-779-4415
Contact: Debbie Fabio

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Praxair Healthcare Services
Allentown Office
7355 William Avenue, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18106
Phone: 610-530-3885 or 877-272-2249
Description of Service: Supply respiratory supplies, wheelchairs, scooters, medications, beds and
other home medical supplies

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Pennsylvania
104 Persimmon Place
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: 724-779-4415
Website: National www.pwsausa.org

Selective Mutism Information
Website: www.selectivemutismfoundation.org
Website: www.selectivemutism.org
Description of Services: These websites offer information regarding selective mutism.

Sensory Integration Parent Support Group
3440 Hamilton Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-821-0123
Description of Services: Support for sensory integration dysfunction issues.

Special Kids Network, The
1011 Mumma Road

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Suite 100
Wormleysburg, PA 17043
Phone: 800-986-4550
Website: www.gotoskn.org or www.health.state.pa.us/skn
Description of Services: Helps parents find resources for their special needs children and provide
technical assistance to help groups develop, expand and maintain programs and support systems
that serve children with special needs.
           Special Kids Network Coordinators
           Phone: 877-986-4550
           Contacts:        Northeast: Julie Falteich
                            Email: jfalteich@gotoskn.org
                            Southeast: Lynn Jones-Hoats
                            Email: ljones-hoats@gotoskn.org
           Description of Services: Regional system of care coordinators can assist at the community
           level to help families and organizations work on projects to improve life in their communities
           for kids with special needs/disabilities.

Starfish Advocacy Association
Starfish Advocacy Associates
3341 Warrenville Center Road
Suite 203
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Phone: 216-283-2377
Website: www.starfishadvocacy.org
Email: starfish@starfishadvocacy.org
Description of Services: This is an Internet community for families of children with neurological
disorders such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s, PDD, SID, learning disabilities, OCD,
Tourette syndrome, etc. Services include forum boards, interactive chat rooms, moderated chats,
informational resources, online classes in educational advocacy, education consultations

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Step By Step, Inc.
Lehigh Valley Region                     Main Office:
623 West Union Blvd.                     744 Kidder Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018                      Cross Valley Commons
                                                  Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 610-867-2031                      570-829-3477
Fax:           610-867-9217              570-829-4929
Website: www.stepbystepusa.com
Email: info@stepbystepusa.com
Description of Services: Intensive case management and supportive living services for mentally ill
and developmentally disabled consumers. Bilingual staff available.

Transitional Living Center (TLC)
2024 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-402-5324
Description of Services: CRR (County-funded, apartment based program) (3-4 consumers per
apartment. 2 Sites: More intensive program site has staff 24 hours a day and serves 10
consumers. Usually a 1 year long program and consumers can go to the moderate level.
Moderate Intensive Program: has staff for 10 hours per day and serves 28 consumers. To qualify
for this program the consumer needs to have more independent living skills. This is a transitional
program to independent living. Rent based on income. Consumers need to participate in some
form of a day programming at least 3 days per week, which includes: work, partial hospitalization,
clubhouse, etc.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Phone: 610-791-3712 or 800-932-8677
Website: www.tops.org
Description of Services: Various locations in area check website for more information.

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United Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Administration Office
287 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
PO Box 1344
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18073
Phone: 570-820-3681
Fax: 570-829-7029
Website: www.ursweb.org/assistive.html
Description of Services: A vocational rehabilitation agency that provides information, referral,
advocacy, and training about assistive technology devices, services, funding, and resources
assistance in accessing Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library

VALUE (Vision and Leadership Uniting Education)
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy
1624 Highpoint Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Contact: Ellen Mancuso
Website: www.ppainc.org
Email: emancuso@ppainc.org
Description of Services: Coalition of Pennsylvania advocacy groups for children with special needs.

VIA, Inc.
336 West Spruce Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-317-8000
Fax: 610-867-58385
Website: www.vianet.org

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Email: via@vianet.org
Description of Services: VIA, Inc. is a non-profit human service agency which offers community-
based support for people with developmental and physical disabilities. Serves ages from birth
through retirement. Employment, training and sheltered workshops, housing, leisure resources and
early intervention ages 0 – 3. Occupational, physical, speech therapy and special instruction.
Offers referrals for inclusive child care services. For Adults: Job placement, group homes, and
self-help skills training. Supportive services for adults with developmental disabilities residing in
nursing homes.

VIABL – Services (Visual Impairment and Blindness Services)
260 E. Broad Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-866-8049
Fax: 610-866-8730
Website: www.viablservices.org
Email: viable@viableservices.org
Description of Services: Services related to visual impairment, special services for children. Free
screenings at office. Possible assistance for exams and glasses. Children’s eye care a priority.
Services for Northampton County residents and some Lehigh County (children under 18) who live in
Bethlehem. Now also includes Monroe County.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Vision for Equality, Inc.
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street
6th Floor North
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-923-3349
Website: www.visionforequality.org
Email: resources@visionforequality.org

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Description of Services: Organization assists with disabilities and their family’s access supports and

Vitalistic Therapeutic Centers
902 Fourth Avenue                         1406 Hamilton Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015               Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-861-7570               610-433-4383
Description of Services: Serves developmentally delayed children, preschool through 3rd grade at
two sites. Behavior management, physical and speech therapy counseling; has a partial
hospitalization program for at-risk children. Bethlehem site is a charter school in Bethlehem. Call
for information.

Young’s Medical Equipment
3320 Nazareth Road
Easton, PA 18045
Phone: 800-258-7770
Website: www.airproductshealthcare.com
Description of Service: Provides oxygen, respiratory therapy or home medical equipment and some

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