Resources

Recreation Alliance of North Pittsburgh

https://www.ohiotwp.org/parksandrecreation

Advocacy

 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

412-456-1877

http://consumerhealthcoalition.org

Advocacy, Certified Health Insurance Navigators, & Community Education

Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh

2840 Liberty Ave. Ste. 205

Pittsburgh, PA  15222

412-391-2535

www.pittsburghfairhousing.org

Education, community outreach, Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Investigation, & Testing, on fair housing

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

412-366-3788 Regional Office

888-264-7972 or 800-223-0500

www.nami.org

Phone support, education & advocacy

Assistive Technology

AT Lending Library – PIAT

814-255-8200 x8506

Local contact: Christina Chamberlain

412-683-7100 Ext. 2179 Voice
412-246-2255 TTY

Borrow AT devices for free for 4-6 weeks to try out. Call or visit website for inventory list

PA Assistive Technology Foundation – PATF

AT Financing Program

888-744-1938 V & TTY

Low interest loans up to $35,000 or $60,000 with good credit

0% for Mini-Loans up to $2,00

www.patf.us

Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP) http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/reep/

Classified ad listing of equipment

Benefits

COMPASS

www.compass.state.pa.us

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 by phone at 866-550-4355

Apply at  www.compass.state.pa.us

Medicare

800-633-4227  V

877-486-2048 TTY

www.medicare.gov

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213 V

800-325-0778 TTY

www.ssa.gov

Discrimitation/Legal

Disability Rights Network

429 4th Ave. Ste. 701

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

412-391-5225 V and 412-467-8940 TTY

800-692-7443 (Harrisburg)

www.drnpa.org

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

800-757-5042

For complaints and comments on PA Waiver Services

Health Care

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.

Transportation

Access

412-562-5353

800-654-5984 TDD

Paratransit for Allegheny County

Armstrong County Rural Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

724-548-8696

800-245-8588

https://www.tandctransit.com/PwD/index.asp

Go Westmoreland CountyTransit

Includes ADA Transit and MATP

800-242-2706

https://www.westmorelandtransit.com/go-westmoreland/

MATP – Medical Assistance Transportation Program

888-547-MATP (6287)

412-350-4476 local

http://matp.pa.gov/

Non-emergency medical transport to MA reimbursable facilities/services

Voting

PA Voter Services

https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us

To confirm you are registered, polling place location, register to vote online, apply for absentee ballot

Votes PA

www.votespa.com

Register to vote online

Youth

To assist youth in transitioning to independent living, please email:

To assist youth in transitioning to independent living, please email: info@disabilityoptionsnetwork.org

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Click here for more information:

https://patf.us

This year, Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 15, 2018. To vote in the primary, you must be registered to vote by April 16, 2018. Click the link below to Register.

Voter Registration Application

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.

 What Pennsylvania Voters Need to Know About Civilian Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballot Application

Project Vote Smart

www.votesmart.org

Votes PA

www.votespa.com

Online Academy for Seniors

Click here for more information:

http://www.post-gazette.com/aging-edge/aging-edge-reports/2018/03/19/Virtual-Senior-Academy-Jewish-Healthcare-Foundation-online-learning-computers-combatting-isolation-loneliness/stories/201803190008

Technology for Students with Disabilities 

Click here for more information:

https://collegestats.org/resources/technology-guide-for-people-with-disabilities/

 Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair

Click here for more information:

Rent a Trac-Fab Wheelchair

Resources For American Sign Language

Click here for more information:

American Sign Language Resources