Please continue to visit our site, we will be updating the information regularly. Below are lists of the services and supports The Arc Alliance and our family of agencies provide. If you have questions or would like more information regarding a service or support please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your needs.

The Arc Alliance Children’s Services looks forward to serving you and your family!

Early Intervention

  • Education
  • Speech Language and Communication Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Various Behavioral Approaches
  • DIR® Services
  • Hearing Support Services

Early Intervention (preschool) programs are provided for children who are considered as “at risk” having shown a delay in a mental or physical developmental area. Preschool programs are designed to work with each child at the earliest age possible to improve and/or maintain skill/capability areas where a developmental delay is identified.

The Early Intervention services for children considered “at risk” are divided into two program areas that are overseen by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare maintains responsibility for the funding and supervision of programs for children from birth to age 3 years old. These programs concentrate on enhancing the physical and mental development of these children. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has responsibility for all “at risk” children from the age of 3 years until school age. Services are provided in the areas of physical, sensory, cognitive language, speech, social-emotional and self-help.

To register for Early Intervention services for a child under 3 years old contact your MH/MR Office.

To register a child over the age of 3 years contact:

In Montgomery County:
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit: 610-539-8550.

In Berks County: 
The Berks County Intermediate Unit –
Preschool Education department: 610-987-8562.

In Bucks County:
The Bucks County Intermediate Unit: 215-348-294

In Chester County:
The Chester County Intermediate Unit: 610-539-8550. Families affected by an intellectual or developmental disability have a friend at The Arc Alliance!

Advocacy Services

The Arc Advocacy Services offers information and support in securing or maintaining individual rights in the following categories:

  • Children and adult specialized services
  • Special Education & Early Intervention plans
  • Community-based MH/MR services
  • Waiver Programs and Compliance Issues
  • Residential Issues and concerns
  • Prioritization and Urgency Need for Service Review (PUNS)
  • Vocational and employment issues
  • Government benefits & entitlements
  • Legal guardianship & Power of Attorney
  • Money management
  • Behavioral Health Issues
  • Information and referral
  • Training & facilitation of parent groups
  • Financial and strategic planning
  • System-wide program & service review

We invite you to explore our site, become a member and utilize all of the resources  and publications The Arc Alliance can provide for parents of children with I/DD.