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AAC Institute
AAC Institute

A not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The two most important values expressed by people who rely on AAC are: 1. saying exactly what they want to say 2. saying it as fast as they can

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Achieva
Achieva

Achieva is Western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and supports for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

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AIU 3
AIU 3

AIU3 provides specialized educational services to Allegheny County’s 42 suburban school districts and five vocational/technical schools.

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The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers
The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers

The Service Coordination unit for families of children receiving Early Intervention services (birth to three years of age) in Allegheny County.

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The Arc
The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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ASSERT
ASSERT

ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training) is a statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), PA Department of Human Services. ASERT is a key component of the BAS’s strategy for supporting individuals with autism and their families throughout the commonwealth.

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Autism Connection of PA
Autism Connection of PA

Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders – get information, advocacy, and more.

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Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Autism Society of Pittsburgh

Since 1967, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh has been the local action unit of the Autism Society of America, the foremost voice and resource of the nation’s autism community.

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Barber National Institute Pittsburgh
Barber National Institute Pittsburgh

One of the largest providers of Residential Services in Pennsylvania, the Barber National Institute has operated six residential group homes in the suburban Pittsburgh, PA area since 1999. Also providing Adult Day Services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support to families.

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Brain Balance
Brain Balance

Brain Balance has a plan for kids who struggle We can help. As a parent, it is heart wrenching to watch your child struggle. Brain Balance has worked with over 25,000 children and their families and we know we can help yours, too. Brain Balance constructs a comprehensive, personal plan that addresses your child’s challenges.

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CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK
CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

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CEFAR
CEFAR

The Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CeFAR) at the University of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Nancy J. Minshew, MD., Shaun M. Eack, PhD. and Carla A. Mazefsky, PhD, is developing new interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and conducting clinical trials to assess efficacy.

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CEREBAL PALSY GUIDE
CEREBAL PALSY GUIDE

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about cerebral palsy. While raising awareness about this movement disorder, our team is also committed to providing informational support for children with CP and their parents and caregivers.

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CHADD
CHADD

CHADD Local Chapter dedicated to helping adults with ADD/ADHD, as well as those who care about them.

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TCI
TCI

The Children’s Institute is an independent, nonprofit, licensed organization, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, young people and their families by providing a specialized continuum of services that enables them to reach their potent.

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CLL
CLL

On of the University of Pittsburgh oldest outreach programs, CLLP was designed to assist local residents optimize their quality of life through improving their overall health and well-being.

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Disability Rights Network
Disability Rights Network
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District Forum
District Forum

Forum for dialogue between parent and resident community members and Fox Chapel school administration.

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Dominic Nickel
Dominic Nickel

A 2014 Fox Chapel High School graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Dayton, Dominic is available for virtual tutoring sessions in multiple areas of math. Dominic is happy to help students of any age, elementary to early college in the evenings or on weekends. Contact Dominic at nickeld1@udayton.edu or 412.992.8481 for more information and to schedule your first tutoring session.

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Dynamic Paddlers
Dynamic Paddlers

Paddling with youth and adults of all abilities from around Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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EasterSeals
EasterSeals

Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania provides exceptional programs and services, in 47 Pennsylvania counties, to ensure that people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

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Educational Advocates in Allegheny
Educational Advocates in Allegheny

A list of educational advocates in Allegheny County. Please contact us to be added to this list.

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Elliott Acres
Elliott Acres

The vision of Elliott Acres Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is to provide a safe, therapeutic, rewarding experience for people with special needs.

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Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania

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Evolve Coaching
Evolve Coaching

At the office and on college campuses, Evolve Coaching provides unique and individualized coaching support to adults in the areas of organization and communication.

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Fallowfield Farm
Fallowfield Farm

Offering Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Hippotherapy.

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FamilyLinks
FamilyLinks

Believing in the worth of those served, Familylinks assures that all children, families and seniors in western Pennsylvania have the tools they need to be healthy, happy and strong for life.

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FCASD
FCASD

Fox Chapel Area School District

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FCPage
FCPage

Gifted Foxes is the PAGE: Parent Advocates for Gifted Education group for Fox Chapel Area School District

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HAPPEN
HAPPEN

HAPPEN – the Hampton Parent Professional Education Network. Our group began with a small group of parents from Hampton Township in the 1990’s. We hope that you will take a look around, learn something, and then possibly share ideas and resources.

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Hope Academy
Hope Academy

Hope Academy is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania as a private academic school. Our school is for children who may not fit the model of a typical classroom setting.

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The Hope Learning Center
The Hope Learning Center

Outpatient Therapy, School, ABA Services and Early Learning Center

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Hope Network
Hope Network

HOPE Network promotes community integration of people with physical disability and chronic health conditions in southwestern Pennsylvania through sports and recreation programs and services that support return to healthy, productive life.

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Hampton Township School District
Hampton Township School District
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Horse 'n Soul
Horse 'n Soul

HOPE Network promotes community integration of people with physical disability and chronic health conditions in southwestern Pennsylvania through sports and recreation programs and services that support return to healthy, productive life.

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Horses with Hope
Horses with Hope

Horses With Hope programs focus on improving the lives of children, youth, and adults assisting them to reach beyond their abilities, allowing daily success and milestones to be accomplished through the partnership developed by horse and rider.

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HUNE
HUNE

HUNE provides training programs on all aspects of Special Education, including Transition Services. HUNE also provides supports and limited individual assistance for parents of exceptional children.

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I Can Talk Clinic
I Can Talk Clinic

ICAN™ Talk Clinic believes everyone can learn to communicate regardless of their disability. ICAN™ Talk Clinic provides the services you deserve and expect.

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In-Stride
In-Stride

In-Stride with Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing through the use of horses.

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Julia Chambers
Julia Chambers

Speech & Language Pathologist

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Kristen Mosley's Therapy Farm
Kristen Mosley's Therapy Farm

Using the movements of the horse, the stimulation of the natural environment, the responsibility of caring for an animal contribute to a person's motivation. Planned groups or individual experiences allow a patient to socialize, enjoy the environment and feel good about him or her self.

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Life Enrichment Trust, Inc.
Life Enrichment Trust, Inc.

Through the three types of legal Supplemental Needs Trusts currently available, Life Enrichment Trust, Inc. (LET) offers caregivers and family members a secure means to financially provide for individuals with disabilities receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medical Assistance (MA) without endangering their source of monthly income, medical insurance, or other government benefits.

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McAndrews Law Offices
McAndrews Law Offices

McAndrews Law Offices is a nationally recognized firm that is committed to providing families of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C, and New Jersey with exceptional legal representation in multiple areas including Education Civil Rights, Special Education, and Special Needs Trusts.

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Mighty Penguins
Mighty Penguins

Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey operates therapeutic and competitive ice hockey programs for the benefit of cognitively and physically disabled individuals in Pennsylvania and adjacent areas.

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The Miracle League
The Miracle League

The mission of the Miracle League of Southwestern PA (MLSWPA) is to provide the opportunity for children and adults with special needs a chance to experience playing baseball in a league-based environment.

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Mission Empower
Mission Empower

Serving as a Community Resource Center, Mission Empower provides advocacy, education, and the promotion of inclusion, assisting families and their children with disabilities to enable their children to use their gifts and talents to reach their potential and become productive members of our community.

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NASEPNG
NASEPNG

North Allegheny Special Education Parent Networking Group: The PNG supports parents of children with special needs including children with IEP’s, 504’s, speech services, and learning differences through the exchange of ideas, resources, and pathways to effectively identify and advocate for accommodations or adaptations in curriculum to ensure children with learning differences can thrive in their school environment.

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North Allegheny School District
North Allegheny School District
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New Story Schools & Services
New Story Schools & Services

New Story is a private licensed academic school that provides special education and behavioral health services to children up to age 21 who have been diagnosed with autism or emotional/behavioral disorders.

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ODR
ODR

The Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve educational disputes for children served by the early intervention system, students who are gifted (or thought to be gifted), and students with disabilities (or thought to have disabilities). Pennsylvania has been named an Exemplary Dispute Resolution System in Special Education by the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education(CADRE).

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