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.

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater
2840 Liberty Ave. Ste. 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
412-366-3788 Regional Office
888-264-7972 or 800-223-0500

Assistive Technology

JAN- Technology Topics –

PA Assistive Technology Foundation – PATF –
888-744-1938 V & TTY
Low interest loans for equipment, home modification, vehicle modification

TechOWL – Technology for Our Whole Lives  –
(formerly Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP)

Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair
Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair

Technology for Students with Disabilities


800-692-7462 voice
800-451-5886 TTY/TTD
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
Apply by phone at 866-550-4355

Medicare –
800-633-4227 V
877-486-2048 TTY

The Medicaid Research Center 
Click Here to Learn More
The Medicaid Research Center is currently evaluating Community HealthChoices (CHC) and would like to get your perspective during a 20–30-minute interview.

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–2019.pdf

PA ABLE IRS Contribution Form

Social Security Administration –
800-772-1213 V
800-325-0778 TTY

Ticket to Work Program –


Deaf Services

Resources for American Sign Language
ASL Learning Resources


Discrimination/Legal Services

OLTL Consumer Hotline
For complaints and comments on PA Waiver Services.



Client Assistance Program (CAP) –

Job Accommodation Network – JAN –
800-526-7234 V
877-781-9403 TTY
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 –
531 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-565-5240 V
412-565-3678 TTY
Job placement, screening, training, counseling, adaptive equipment

Working Order Incubator Pittsburgh (a program of 
Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania) –
412-782-5344 x 209


Health Care

Caring for the Eyes of Children with Special Needs
Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) can be at a higher risk for a wide range of visual problems, affecting their ability to interact with their environment. This guide will teach readers everything about getting children the vision care they need. 

Community Health Choices –
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 – 
Comprehensive healthcare materials and resources



Allegheny County Housing Authority
412-355-8940 V
412-335-2175 tty

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
or 877-428-8844

Westmoreland County Housing Authority



Access –
800-654-5984 TDD
Paratransit for Allegheny County

Armstrong County Rural Transportation for Persons with Disabilities –

Go Westmoreland CountyTransit –
Includes ADA Transit and MATP

MATP – Medical Assistance Transportation Program –
888-547-MATP (6287)
412-350-4476 local
Non-emergency medical transport to MA reimbursable facilities/services



Click this link to register to vote:
Voter Registration Application

The next Pennsylvania Primary is May 17, 2022 The last day to register, in order to vote in the primary, is May 2,2022 The general election is November 8, 2022 The last day to register, in order to vote in the general election is October 24, 2022

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 –
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 –

Votes PA –