Pennsylvania Parents and Caregivers Resource Network

POWER Network of PPCRN for
Families of Adults with Disabilities.


Self Determination Housing Project: The mission of SDHP is to promote self-determination and control in housing for all people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The goal of the project is to build upon recent national and state efforts to increase the stock of affordable, accessible and integrated housing. By bringing together individuals committed to this goal, the project is expanding access to public and private housing programs and self-determination in housing for persons with developmental disabilities. For information call 215-884-2091, visit their website at: or write to 119 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.

PA-Tourette Syndrome Association: PA-TSA helps families of adults by providing information on community resources, testimony for SSDI hearings, discussing options for independent living, continuing education, and providing testimony and information for court systems domestic and criminal. Our Office is located at 132 West Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-2108, Toll-free in PA only 800 990-3300 or 717 337-1134. Visit:

Merge of PP&A; and DLP Intake Systems: Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (PP&A;) and the Disabilities Law Project (DLP) have merged their public intake systems. People with disabilities, their family members, and advocates can contact the intake system to seek advice about disability rights, access to services or abuse and neglect by calling toll-free 1-800-692-7443 (voice) and 877-375-7139 (TDD).

Autism Living and Working (ALAW): ALAW's first goal has been to secure the services and supports necessary to sustain the participation of adults with autism in the normal round of adult life. ALAW's second goal has been to enable adults with autism to form households apart from their parents. For more information contact: or write: ALAW, 11 South Forge Manor Drive, Phoenixville, PA 19460-2701 Tel: (610) 935-9499 fax: (610) 935-4320.

Office of Mental Retardation (OMR) Complaint and Information Line: If you are having problems with MR services, can't get services, need general information you may call toll-free 1-888-565-9435 or visit their website at and click on: Contact us.

Brain Injury Association of PA, Inc. The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania is to prevent brain injury and improve the quality of life for survivors and their families through support, education, advocacy and research. The BIAPA website features resources, support groups, and prevention and educational resources.

National Rehabilitation Center for Independence NARIC offers a range of services, from quick information and referral to extensive database searches of the latest disability and rehabilitation research. We also offer a number of publications, including directories, guides, and statistical reports.

Pennsylvania Action Coalition for Autism Services We are the Pennsylvania Action Coalition for Autism Services (PACAS). Our mission is to craft and advocate for identification of children with autism and development of flexible, individualized, seamless services.

If you would like to network with other families of adults with disabilities, or need information, call the POWER Network: 1-800-325-4963

717-561-0098 PPCRN 1-888-5-PARENT

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