Resources

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Do you have questions about opportunities for those with disabilities?

Here are some helpful links.

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Government Agencies                                  

Montgomery County Department of Developmental Disabilities

Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities

Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

General Information

National Center on Disability and Journalism Style GuideThe style guide is intended for journalists, communication professionals and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. The guide covers general terms and words on physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, mental and cognitive disabilities and seizure disorders.

Organizations

Respectability:  Respectability advocates for integrated employment for people with disabilities.  They work with employers, governmental agencies, and politicians across all parties to achieve the goal of integrated employment for all people with disabilities.

Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirstAPSE works for achieving integrated employment for all people with disabilities.  Their mission is through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.

The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia uses best practices and offers respite nights out for families and behavioral and social programming for youth and adults with Autism. For more information about current programming for adults, visit The Kinney Center Website.

The Friendship Circle — Philadelphia

Jewish Learning Venture Whole Community Inclusion and Calendar

AADD

Best Buddies of Pennsylvania

Carousel Connections, (215) 948 2527  — Carousel Connections is a supportive residential summer program that focuses on building independence of “transition related” skills in an authentic living and community experience on the campus of Haverford College.  We build independence and community in the home, on the job, and on the go!

The Center for Autism

Main Line Art Center

The Ruderman Family Foundation

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

The EASI Foundation

Best Practices for Employment

Walgreens Disability Hiring Initiative

SAP Hiring Program for People with ASD

Stacy Levitan Testifies Before Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee