BCIU Adult Program and Services: Persons with disabilities, aged 21 and older, may be eligible for these new Adult Programs and Services from the Bucks IU. If you are unsure of eligibility or who to contact for information, the Bucks IU is happy to assist you. Contact the Bucks IU Adult Programs and Services team at 215-348-2940 Ext. 1330, or email AdultPrograms@BucksIU.org.
Financial and money management guide Mission is to provide financial education, we developed a financial education booklet, Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management, to respond to a need in the disability community.
Hiram G Andrews Center and Commonwealth Technical Institute The mission of the Hiram G. Andrews Center is to offer quality individualized post-secondary education, pre-employment transition and support services to customers as they determine and pursue individualized goals of employment and independence.
Interpreter Services A database which allows you to quickly identify sign language interpreters who meet the Pennsylvania registration requirements
OVR Individualized Employment Services The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized services to assist people with disabilities to pursue, obtain, and maintain satisfactory employment.
OVR Office Directory PHILADELPHIA
Blindness & Visual Services
801 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
PA Autism Waiver: The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with ASD. The program is designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.
PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Resources Labor and Industry (L&I) administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers’ compensation benefits to individuals with job-related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers. In addition, L&I enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the commonwealth’s programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation PATF helps Pennsylvanians obtain the assistive technology they need to go to work, be active participants in their communities, and live in their own homes. PATF provides financing opportunities, education, and advocacy for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire the assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.
SEQUEL: Community Participation Support Program
This program is designed to enhance the ability of the participant to lead a self-determined, more independent lifestyle. We match the individual’s preferences, needs, and interests to the specific supports and interventions that will help them develop meaningful community relationships and opportunities.
Transition from School to Work The Pennsylvania Community on Transition Opens in A New Window is a group of various stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who work collaboratively to ensure appropriate transition outcomes for Pennsylvania youth and young adults. The shared vision and common goals are achieved when all Pennsylvania youth and young adults with disabilities: successfully transition to the role of productive, participating adult citizens; are empowered to recognize their talents, strengths and voice; and have equal access to resources that will promote full participation in the communities of their choice.
Ticket to Work Program: Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.
College Guide for Students with Disabilities