Organizations Providing English and Spanish Materials and/or Spanish Speaking Staff For Assisting Parents and Caregivers
English and Spanish Versions. Programs that allows citizens to apply for social services on line. Note that this link will redriect you to a secure site to protect your privacy.
English/Spanish Glossary of Disability Terms
This English/Spanish Glossary of Disability Terms was developed with support from the Tennessee Technology Access Project of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, and from the HCA Foundation located in Nashville.
Medicare 2003 Handbook
Family members and caregivers can receive information through the 24-hour service of 1-800-MEDICARE, the Medicare & You 2003 handbook, and new decision tools at the above website. The new decision tools to the Personal Plan Finder on the Medicare Web site will help beneficiaries; family and caregivers quickly develop a personalized report on the benefits and services offered by area health plans.
English-Spanish Glossary of Social Security Terminology
This document contains everyday words and expressions as well as Social Security terminology. (Requires free Adobe Acrobat plug-in.)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Check out their helpful publications! NICHCY says: "We're bilingual, too! Feel free to call us, email us, or write us in English or Spanish. It would be our pleasure to help you."
Eduction Law Center - Pa (ELC-PA)
If you have a question concerning a Pennsylvania studentís rights, please call or write ELCís Philadelphia or Pittsburgh office. Their telephone intake systems are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 9:00 to 5:00 in Philadelphia and 8:30 to 4:00 in Pittsburgh. A member of their legal staff will return your call or letter to discuss your situation. There is usually a wait of up to a week for a return call.
New England Comprehensive Assistance Center (NECAC)
The New England Comprehensive Assistance Center site offers materials of interest to families in Spanish, Korean and other languages.
Pennsylvania Protection And Advocacy (PP&A)
PP&A provides protection and advocacy for persons with mental health issues and disabilities.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
This ERIC information will help with increasing the school involvement of Hispanic parents.
Parents Involved Network (PIN)
PIN is an organization that assists parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. PIN provides information, helps parents find services and will advocate on their behalf with any of the public systems that serve children. PIN is a project of Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.
Resources in Spanish
This page at the Federal Citizen Information Center is a helpful resource for families and those who support them.
"Su Familia" National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
Su Familia will help Hispanic families get basic health information to help them prevent and manage chronic conditions, and refer them to local health providers and federally supported programs including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at this link.(866-783-2645 /866-SU-FAMILIA)
Disabilities Law Project (DLP)
DLPís main purpose is to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental and physical disabilities, especially their right to live as integral parts of their communities. DLP provides free legal assistance to people with disabilities, their families, and their organizations.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)
PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than a decade, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.