Resources:  Helpful Links to Services and Supports

The Arc Alliance is dedicated to providing resources and supports to enable individuals the opportunity to become as independent, engaged, and as active in their community as possible. Please take a few moments to investigate the categories and options listed.

The Arc of PA

Disability Rights PA

Self Advocates United as 1

The Arc of Chester County

Access Art-Reach

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services

Child Care Works

Community HealthChoices


HCSIS Service and Supports Directory:

Heating Assistance (LIHEAP)


PA Bureau of Autism

PA Homeowner Assistance Fund (PAHAF)

PA Office of Aging

Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Dream Partnership:

PA Secondary Transition Guide:

The Peal Center:

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network:

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation:

Works for Me PA:

State Employment Leadership Network:

Networks for Training and Development

Achieva- Charitable Residual Account
ACT-SOS Program
Association of Blind Citizens
Aubrey Rose Foundation
Bill Pay Assistance
Brian J. Wittig Memorial Enrichment Fund
Brighter Journeys
Cerner Charitable Foundation
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Different Needz Foundation
Emily Ann Griffin Foundation
Fred’s Footsteps
Giving Angels Foundation
Help A Little One (H.A.L.O.) Foundation
Justin Hope Foundation
Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Marty Lyons Foundation
Mitzvah Circle Foundation
My Gym Foundation
Patches of Light
Sunshine Foundation
Travelers Protective Association (TPA)

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Juvenile Law Center

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA

Legal Clinic for the Disabled

McAndrews Law

PA Health Law Project

Danny’s Wish:


National Autism Association (NAA):

PA Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF):

Team Children:

Temple’s Tech Owl:

Social Groups
Fosters individualized friendships for people with and without an IDD diagnosis, with chapters for middle school, high school, college, and adults.
A friendly, supportive virtual meeting group for adults ages 18 and older who are diagnosed with autism.
Offers social strategies for children pre-K through 5th grade diagnosed with ADHD, social anxiety, and language disorder.
A welcoming place for all people, offering activities like open mic and games.
A virtual, drop-in support group for young adults ages 16-29.
Supports families through resource meetings, virtual workshops, service navigation, and more.
Free, virtual support group for parents/caregivers of adults (17+) with disabilities.
Matches a parent to a “mentor” parent to act as a peer support person.

If you are a parent, family member of a person or individual receiving Intellectual disAbility Services in Philadelphia and looking to make a connection in your area, please contact the following:

  • NW Family Support Group
    Germantown, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill Representative: Verna Edwards –215-301-0436

  • Heart of the Family
    Center City / South Philly Parent Support Representative: Marjorie Anderson – 267-307-6915

  • There’s A Place For Us Support Group
    North Philadelphia Representative: Cleo Dupree – 215-329-5219

  • Abrienodo Caminos a los Latinos con Families”
    Exceptional Families “ (Latinos Support Group) Liaison: Marisol Ramos – 267-773-5296

  • Roxborough Parent Support Group
    Roxborough Representative: Carol Costello – 215-487-1240

  • West Philadelphia Parent Support Group
    West Philadelphia, Mantua, Overbrook & SW Philadelphia, Winfield Representative: Doreatha Davis- 215-303-3501