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									STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Dr. Fran James-Warkomski, Director
Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 783-6913
Special Education Consultline:
(800) 879-2301 (V/TTY)
Web: www.pde.psu.edu

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Richard D. Price, Chief
Division of Early Intervention
Bureau of Special Education, Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 772-2647
E-mail: rprice@ed.state.pa.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH
DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Maureen Cronin, Chief
Children's Services Division
Office of Mental Retardation, Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 783-7213

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Susan Aldrete, Executive Director
Office of Voc. Rehab., Department of Labor & Industry
1300 Labor & industry Bldg., Seventh and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-5244
E-mail: saldrete@dli.state.pa.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Marjorie Lowe Blaze, Supervisor
Technical Prep and Career Related Services Section
Department of Education
Bureau of Vocational-Technical Education
333 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-5293

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Charles Curie, Deputy Secretary
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Public Welfare
Health & Welfare Bldg., Room 502
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 787-6443

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN
AND YOUTH

Anita K. Thiemann, Director
Bureau of Consumer and Family Affairs
Beechmont Building, #32, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 772-7828

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Nancy R. Thaler, Deputy Secretary for Mental Retardation
Department of Public Welfare
Health & Welfare Bldg., Room 512, P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 787-3700
E-mail: nancyt@dpw.state.pa.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Graham Mulholland, Executive Director
DD Planning Council
561 Forum Bldg., Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6057
E-mail: gmulholland@dpw.state.pa.us
PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Kevin Casey, Executive Director
PA Protection & Advocacy Inc.
116 Pine Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 236-8110; (800) 692-7443 (V/TTY, in PA)
E-mail: ppa@ppainc.org

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Stephen Pennington, Statewide Director
Center for Disability Law & Policy
1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 557-7112 (V/TTY)
E-mail: info@equalemployment.org
Web: www.equalemployment.org

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE
NEEDS

C. Gail Stock, Director
Division of Special Health Care Programs
Department of Health, Room 724
P.O. Box 90
Harrisburg, PA 17108
(717) 783-5436; (800) 852-4453
E-mail: gstock@health.state.pa.us

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Ms. Rose Putric, Acting Director
Department of Labor and Industry
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Blindness & Visual Services
1300 Labor and Industry Building
7th & Foster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6176; (800) 622-2842 (in PA)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Debra Scott, Director
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1110 Labor & Industry Building
7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0019
(717) 783-4912 (V/TTY)
(800) 233-3008 (V/TTY, in PA only)
E-mail: doscott@dli.state.pa.us

Fran James Warkomski, Ed.D.
PA Deaf-Blind Project
6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2793
(717) 541-4960; (800) 360-7282 (in PA only)
E-mail: fwarkoms@cisc.k12.pa.us
Web: www.cisc.pa.us

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Thomas Winters, Division Chief
Advisory Service, Department of Education
333 Market Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 787-8022

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

Mid-Atlantic Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
TransCen, Inc.
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 607
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 217-0124 (V/TT); (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: adainfo@transcen.org
Web: www.adainfo.org

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: national@chadd.org
Web: www.chadd.org
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 1303
Northbrook, IL 60065-1303
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: www.add.org

Autism
To identify an autism group in your state, contact:
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM
Web: www.autism-society.org


Epilepsy
Judy Painter, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Western PA
Vocational Rehabiliation Center
1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-5880; (800) 361-5885
E-mail: staff@efwp.org
Web: www.efwp.org

Jeanette K. Chelius, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1208
(215) 523-9180; (800) 887-7165 (in PA)
E-mail: efsepa@al.com
Web: www.efsepa.8m.com

Hearing Impaired/Deaf
Debra Scott, Director
Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
1110 Labor & Industry Building
7th & Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0019
(717) 783-4912 (V/TTY); (800) 233-3008 (V/TTY in PA)
E-mail: doscott@dli.state.pa.us

Learning Disabilities
Debbie Rodes, President
Learning Disabilities Association of PA
P.O. Box 208, Toomey Bldg.
Uwchland, PA 19480
(610) 458-8193

Mental Health
Al Froy, Executive Director
NAMI PA
2149 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 238-1514; (800) 223-0500
E-mail: nami-pa@nami.org
Web: namipa.nami.org/namipa/

Glenda Fine, Director
Parents Involved Network of PA (PIN of PA)
1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 751-1800; (800) 688-4226
E-mail: pin@mhasp.org
Web: www.pinofpa.org

Mental Retardation
Martie Worley, Executive Director
The Arc of Pennsylvania
2001 N. Front, Building 2, Suite 221
Harrisburg, PA 17102-2104
(717) 234-2621
E-mail: thearcpa@usa.net

Speech and Hearing
Robert Craven, Business Manager
PA Speech-Language-Hearing Association
800 Perry Highway, Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15229-1128
(412) 366-9858
E-mail: keystater@aol.com
Web: www.healthcaresource.com/psha


Visual Impairments
Regina Genwright, Director of Information Center
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(202) 502-7600; (212) 502-7662 (TTY)
E-mail: afbinfo@afb.org
Web: www.afb.org
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Diane Nelson Bryen, Director
Institute on Disabilities UAP
Temple University, Ritter Annex, Room 423
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-1356 (V/TTY)
E-mail: dianeb@astro.ocis.temple.edu
Web: www.temple.edu/inst_disabilities

James Coplan, Director, UAP/LEND
Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia
3405 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4388
(215) 590-7466
E-mail: coplan@email.CHOP.edu

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Amy S. Goldman, Project Director
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology
Institute on Disability/UAP
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall Annex 423
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-3862
(800) 204-PIAT (Voice); (800) 750-PIAT (TTY)
E-mail: piat@astro.ocis.temple.edu

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Linda White, Director
Parents Union for Public Schools
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-1166
E-mail: ParentsU@aol.com

Louise Thieme, Director
Parent Education Network
2107 Industrial Highway
York, PA 17402
(717) 600-0100; (800) 522-5827 (V/TTY) (In PA);
      (800) 441-5028 (Spanish)
      E-mail: pen@parentednet.org
      Web: www.parentednet.org

      PARENT-TO-PARENT

      Kathy Brill, Program Director
      Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
      6340 Flank Drive, Suite 600
      Harrisburg, PA 17112-2764
      (717) 540-4722; (800) 986-4550 (in PA)
      E-mail: ksbrill@aol.com
      Web: http://www.parenttoparent.org



      OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Nevin Hollinger, President/CEO
Easter Seals South Central Pennyslvania
331 Bridge Street, Suite 250
New Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 774-8277; (888) 273-7251
E-mail: eastersealnc@paonline.com
E-mail: nhollinger@esealsscpa.com
Web: www.esealsscpa.com

James Heiden, Executive Director
Easter Seals Metropolitan Philadelphia
3975 Conshohocken Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 879-1000
E-mail: philaess@libertynet.org
Web: www.easterseals.org

Larry Rager, Executive Director/CEO
Easter Seal Society of Western Pennsylvania
632 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-7244
(800) 587-3257

Pennsylvania Special Education Mediation Service (PA SEMS)
6340 Flank Drive
Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2764
(800) 992-4334 (in PA); (717) 541-4960, ext. 3301, 3324, or 3306
(800) 654-5984 (TTY)

								
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