ADAPT – www.adapt.org
A national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
Consumer Health Coalition – http://consumerhealthcoalition.org
Advocacy, Certified Health Insurance Navigators, Community Education
Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh – www.pittsburghfairhousing.org
2840 Liberty Ave. Ste. 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) – www.nami.org
412-366-3788 Regional Office
888-264-7972 or 800-223-0500
AT Lending Library – PIAT – https://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/atlend/
Local contact: Christina Chamberlain
412-683-7100 Ext. 2179 Voice
Borrow AT devices for free for 4-6 weeks to try out. Call or visit website for inventory list
Georgia Institute of Technology
National and state resources support safe, effective, affordable and appropriate reuse of assistive technology.
*Pass It On Center – AMAC Accessibility – ttp://passitoncenter.org
*AT Reuse Locations – http://passitoncenter.org/reuse_locations.php
JAN- Technology Topics – https://askjan.org/topics/tech.cfm
PA Assistive Technology Foundation – PATF – www.patf.us
888-744-1938 V & TTY
Low interest loans for equipment, home modification, vehicle modification
Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair
Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair
Technology for Students with Disabilities
COMPASS – www.compass.state.pa.us
8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday – Friday
COMPASS is an online site for Pennsylvania residents to apply for health and human service programs including: Medical Assistance; CHIP/AdultBasic; Cash assistance; Child Care Works; SNAP (food stamps); Energy Assistance (LIHEAP); School Meals; Home & Community Based Services; Long Term Care; and SelectPlan for Women
Medical Assistance – Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us
Apply by phone at 866-550-4355
Medicare – www.medicare.gov
A savings program that gives individuals with qualified disabilities, and their families and friends, a tax-free way to save for disability-related expenses, while keeping their benefits.
PA ABLE Accounts Tax Information
IRS Publication that includes guidance for veterans with disabilities and how ABLE Accounts work for them with other be veterans benefits:
PA ABLE IRS Booklet
PA ABLE IRS Contribution Form
Social Security Administration – www.ssa.gov
Ticket to Work Program – https://choosework.ssa.gov/
Resources for American Sign Language
ASL Learning Resources
Pennsylvania Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP) – https://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/tddp/
Provides free specialized equipment to those who qualifiy who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision, have physical, speech or intellectual disabilities.
Disability Rights PA – http://www.drnpa.org
429 4th Ave. Ste. 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-391-5225 V and 412-467-8940 TTY
Information & publications on disability rights in employment, public accommodations, estate planning, guardianship, etc.; referrals to attorneys & advocacy groups; technical assistance on handling disputes without taking legal action; legal representation on systemic level discrimination.
OLTL Consumer Hotline
For complaints and comments on PA Waiver Services.
Client Assistance Program (CAP) – http://www.equalemployment.org/
Job Accommodation Network – JAN – http://www.jan.wvu.edu
800-ADA-WORK (232-9675) for ADA information
Free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues for employers, individual employees and job seekers. ADA information, individualized solutions and webinars.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation – OVR Allegheny County – https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/Pages/Disability-Services.aspx
531 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Job placement, screening, training, counseling, adaptive equipment
Working Order Incubator Pittsburgh (a program of
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania) – https://www.voapa.org/working-order-incubator-pittsburgh
412-782-5344 x 209
Community Health Choices –http://www.healthchoices.pa.gov/info/about/community/index.htm
If you use home and community-based services (HCBS) under one of the Medicaid Waivers (Aging Waiver, Attendant Care Waiver, Independence Waiver, OBRA Waiver and COMMCARE Waiver) or are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative – https://nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/
Comprehensive healthcare materials and resources
Allegheny County Housing Authority
Armstrong County Housing Authority
Beaver County Housing Authority
Butler County Housing Authority
City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority
Housing Preservation Grant
Tinna Miller 724-652-5144 x194
Dollar for dollar matching funds (up to $3,000) for repairs and renovations for low-income rural homeowners or family members with a disability in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence & Westmoreland Counties.
Lawrence County Housing Authority
Mercer County Housing Authority
McKeesport Housing Authority
PA Housing Search
Westmoreland County Housing Authority
Access – https://www.myaccessride.com/
Paratransit for Allegheny County
Armstrong County Rural Transportation for Persons with Disabilities –
Go Westmoreland CountyTransit – https://www.westmorelandtransit.com/go-westmoreland/
Includes ADA Transit and MATP
MATP – Medical Assistance Transportation Program – http://matp.pa.gov/
Non-emergency medical transport to MA reimbursable facilities/services
Click this link to register to vote:
Voter Registration Application
This year, Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
To vote in the primary, you must be registered to vote by April 22, 2019.
If you are not able to vote in-person on Primary Election Day, click the links below to learn how to vote by Absentee Ballot and to apply for an Absentee Ballot.
Click the link below to learn more about voting by Absentee Ballot or to request an Absentee Ballot: Pennsylvania Voters – Absentee Ballots
Pennsylvania Disability Voting Coalition – http://www.padvc.com
Their mission is to increase the power of Pennsylvanians with disabilities by establishing the disability community as strong and mobilized voter bloc. 1-866-OUR-VOTE
Project Vote Smart – www.votesmart.org
Votes PA – www.votespa.com