Pennsylvania Parents and Caregivers Resource Network

 
MENTAL RETARDATION
ADVOCACY INFORMATION and RESOURCE

  • Are you having problems with how mental retardation services are being delivered?
  • Have you had some services removed from your budget, and/or had fees added to your budget, without being told you have a right to a Fair Hearing to appeal the county's decision?
  • Are you waiting for services?
  • Do you have questions about Self Determination?
  • Do you need general information about waivers and services?

If you answered "yes" to any question, these resources may be helpful:

The POWER Network of PPCRN is a state-wide network of Families of Adults with disabilities. Call: 1-800-325-4963 www.ppcrn.org

The PA Waiting List Campaign advocates for persons with mental retardation who are waiting for services. Call: 1-877-372-WAIT (9248) http://www.mycitymyplace.com/waitlist.htm

The Disability Law Project and PA Protection and Advocacy Intake System is for families and people with disabilities to seek advice about disability rights, access to services or abuse and neglect. 1-800-692-7443 (voice) 877-375-7139 (TDD) www.dlp-pa.org

The Office of Mental Retardation (OMR) Complaint and Information Line can provide you with copies of the Mental Retardation Waivers or Mental Retardation Bulletins that guide the use of the Waivers. Sometimes home and community based services are called "waivers" because the federal government has to waive some rules in order for the state to provide services outside of a facility. Call1-888-565-9435 This number is also for questions or concerns. http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/omr/dpwmr.asp See the list of waivers at: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/general/hacbbroc.asp

Dauphin County Self Determination Initiative website is an excellent source of PA information and links to other sites. You may also call the Coordinator at 717-780-7050. www.dauphinselfdetermination.org

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