Local and National Disability-Specific Organizations

Local Disability-Specific Organizations:

Greater Philadelphia Autism Society- promotes access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families through advocacy, public awareness, education and research.

Montgomery County Arc Alliance - an organization devoted to advocacy for families and individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities and other disabilities

Montgomery County Down Syndrome Interest Group - a non-profit group with no membership fees that seeks to support mutual support, guidance, and social understanding of Down Syndrome

Montgomery County Office for Developmental Disabilities - this office connects individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families to county services and planning for adult life.
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Montgomery County Right to Education Local Task Force - an organization whose primary purpose is to make recommendations that assist in improving, strengthening, expanding and monitoring programs and services for school age children with special needs.

North Penn Special Education Parent Council - an organization run by parents that provides resources and information

Office for Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) - provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain or maintain employment.

Parent to Parent of PA - connects the families of children and adults with disabilities and special needs through peer to peer supporters.

PATTAN - Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - offers publications on a variety of topics related to students with disabilities
PEAC - Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition -partnership of parents, educators, related professionals and others focused on inclusive education opportunities

National Organizations

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Autism Speaks
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Association of the Deaf
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Federation of the Blind
National Down Syndrome Society
United Cerebral Palsy