Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Pittsburgh
5743 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
The Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Pittsburgh’s Special Needs Service includes access to advocates who can help work through the legal, medical and educational systems. It assists families to ensure that children, teens and adults with special needs receive access to all benefits, services and programs to which they are entitled. Its services include information and referral services, counseling and support groups, advocacy, community outreach programming and more.
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
304 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh is located in Allegheny County, and the county’s Department of Human Services offers a number of programs to assist those of all ages with special needs, including housing, attendant care and mental health services and support. A means-related test or income limits are required for participation in some programs.
Easter Seals Western Pennsylvania
2525 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-7244 or (800) 587-3257
Easter Seals Western Pennsylvania provides children and adults with disabilities and special needs with a variety of services designed to meet their individual needs. Families are included as active members of therapy programs and receive the support they may need. Programs include medical rehabilitation, workforce development, early intervention, senior services, support services, children’s school program, recreation and residential housing.
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
3230 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 820-2050 or (888) 222-4200
Family Services of Western Pennsylvania provides more than 38 services to individuals and groups, including clinical and general counseling, transportation and emotional support for families of people in prison, intense therapy for children with mental health and behavioral problems, outpatient and residential programs, supportive services to seniors, and the Ways to Work program that offers low-interest loans for car purchase or repair.
Pittsburgh Parent Magazine
Honey Hill Publishing, Inc.
3611 Bakerstown Road
Bakerstown, PA 15007
Pittsburgh Parent is a monthly magazine that covers a variety of topics, including those of interest to families with special needs children. Articles have included “Organizing Special Needs Medical Records is a Must” and “The World of Autism…A Closer Look.” Pittsburgh Parent is available for free at many area businesses. Subscriptions are $25 per year.