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    Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide four core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Abilities in Motion - Independent Living ServicesVarious services that help people with disabilities to learn how to help themselvesBerksAbilities in MotionAbilities in Motion
    AdvocacyAdvocates and volunteers work on state and local disability issues.CumberlandCenter for Independent Living of Central PennsylvaniaCenter for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (CILP)
    Center for Independent Living OpportunitiesCore Independent Living Services – Peer Mentoring/Support, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Information & Referral Community Action – Initiatives that promote positive systems change Independent Monitoring 4 Quality Project – Quality of Life, Surveying of individuals served by the Mental Retardation system Pennsylvania Accessible Housing Program – Provides Home modifications to individuals with very low income living in York County ADA & UCC Assistance – Comprehensive, on-site assessments, technical assistance, and training on the federal and state anti-discrimination and accessibility laws Training – Individualized, interactive workshops on disability awareness and disability related issues; monthly consumer training series Public Education – Activities that increase community awareness YorkYork County - Center for Independent Living OpportunitiesYork County - Center for Independent Living Opportunities
    Centre County Youth Service Bureau Supportive Independent LivingA long term transitional living program designed to aid youth interdependenceCentreCentre County Youth Service Bureau Supportive Independent Living ProgramCentre County Youth Service Bureau
    Community Resources for Independence - Center for Independent LivingProvides independent living programs and direct care services to all individuals with disabilities. We also provide autism services, veteran services and Hospice Wraparound services.ErieCommunity Resources for Independence - Center for Independent LivingCommunity Resources for Independence
    Life and Independence for Today (LIFT)Core services offered are advocacy, independent living skills instruction, information and referral, and peer counseling. ElkLife and Independence for Today (LIFT)Life and Independence for Today (LIFT)
    Margaret Morne ApartmentsCenters for independent living.DauphinMargaret Morne ApartmentsThe Manor at Susquehanna Village
    Parkside Senior Living - North EastIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - Parkside North EastLECOM Senior Living Communities
    Parkside Senior Living - WestminsterIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities -LECOM Senior Living Communities
    Regency at South ShoreIndependent living for seniors that focuses on preventative health and maintaining independence through life and additional support through our personal care program.ErieLECOM Senior Living Communities - Regency at South ShoreLECOM Senior Living Communities
    Resources For Human Development - PhiladelphiaResources for Human Development provides services in 14 states to adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and those who are homeless. Programs include therapy and counseling services, job training, assisted transportation, crisis intervention, and supportive and/or affordable housing.PhiladelphiaResources For Human Development - PhiladelphiaResources For Human Development
    Roads to Freedom - Adult Autism WaiverThe Adult Autism Waiver is a Medical Assistance program that provides home and community-based services specifically designed to help adults with an autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to. Services include community inclusion, which includes things that will help a person improve his or her activities of daily living, and depends on an Individual Support Plan; job assessment and finding>; supported employment, which provides ongoing help with job retention;temporary crisis service, which provides additional staff to help a participant after a crisis; and transitional work services, which provides job opportunities in which the participant is working alongside other people with disabilities until they are ready to transition to jobs in the community with mostly non-disabled co-workers. People interested in applying for the Adult Autism Waiver must apply through the state, and will then be referred to a supports coordination agency. They can then pick ROADS To Freedom CILNCP as their service provider. The link for Adult Autism Waiver information is here. The online link to apply is here. LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Adult Autism WaiverThe Adult Autism Waiver is a Medical Assistance program that provides home and community-based services specifically designed to help adults with an autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to. Services include community inclusion, which includes things that will help a person improve his or her activities of daily living, and depends on an Individual Support Plan; job assessment and finding>; supported employment, which provides ongoing help with job retention;temporary crisis service, which provides additional staff to help a participant after a crisis; and <b>transitional work services, which provides job opportunities in which the participant is working alongside other people with disabilities until they are ready to transition to jobs in the community with mostly non-disabled co-workers. People interested in applying for the Adult Autism Waiver must apply through the state, and will then be referred to a supports coordination agency. They can then pick ROADS To Freedom CILNCP as their service provider. The link for Adult Autism Waiver information is <a href="http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/autismservices/adultautismwaiver/index.htm"> here. </a> The online link to apply is <a href="http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/autismservices/adultautismwaiver/applicationprocessquestions/index.htm"> here. </a>ClintonRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
    • Individual & Group Advocacy– Empowers people with disabilities to speak for themselves and others on their rights, privileges, and services.
    • Individual and group advocacy services are also available to parents of children with disabilities
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Americans with Disabilities Act ServicesProvide education and consultations to individuals, businesses, and agencies to eliminate structural barriers for people with disabilities through performing Accessibility Surveys. The ADA Services allow them to keep current with regulations and participate in professional development activities.LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Assistive Technology ServicesProvide Assistive Technology Services as an Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). Services include:
    • Public Awareness
    • Training and Technical Assistance
    • Acquisition of Assistive Technology Services
    • Equipment Reutilization (REEP & A New Start)
    • Device Demonstrations
    • Assistance with Funding Resources
    Their Technology Lending Library loans devices for free for a trial period of 2 to 8 weeks. Through Pennsylvania’s Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (PIAT), they provide specialized equipment, without charge, to eligible Pennsylvanians with disabilities that impede independent access to telephone services. A New Start provides gently used medical equipment and assistive technology devices to individuals who are unable to obtain what they need through ordinary channels. Their goal is to reutilize home medical equipment and other devices that are sitting around unused, and give the equipment to someone in need.
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Attendant Care Program (ACP) - ACT 150The Attendant Care Program (AC) Waiver enables adults with physical disabilities who are determined to need nursing facility services, but who choose to remain in their own homes, to continue to live in their homes and communities with support and services. Services offered include:
    • Financial Management Services (FMS) who manage the payroll for attendants, workers' compensation, taxes for attendants, and most items dealing with the financial issues involved with this program
    • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
    • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
    • Supports Coordination Services by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person.
    Consumers who do not qualify for the Medical Assistance Waiver either because they are not nursing facility eligible or their income is over the financial criteria set by the County Assistance Ofice may receive services under ACT 150 with a fee based on household income and the number of people living in the household.
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Attendant Care Program (ACP) - Medical Assistance WaiverThe Attendant Care Program (AC) Waiver is for consumers determined to need nursing facility services, but who choose to remain in their own home with the assistance of attendants. Local County Assistance Offices assess those who wish to qualify under the Medical Assistance (MA) Waiver to determine whether they meet the guidelines for financial resources. Services offered include:
    • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
    • Service Coordination by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person
    • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
    • Financial Management Services (FMS) who manage the payroll for attendants, workers' compensation, taxes for attendants, and most items dealing with the financial issues involved with this program
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, offers:
    • Resources/training related to language translation, housing, income benefits, mobility/transportation, education, communication, assistive technology, advocacy, budgeting, household management, mentoring, and socialization/recreation geared toward persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Sign Language Instruction
    • Assistance with obtaining an Interpreter/Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)
    • Instruction of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual
    • Public awareness/sensitivity training regarding persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Information about Videophones/Video Relay Interpreting Services and resources on how to go about getting a videophone
    • Assistance with getting equipment via the TDDP such as a TTY, CapTel, amplified telephone, etc.
    A New Start program through Roads to Freedom, an Assistive Technology reuse/recycle program, may be able to provide donated equipment.
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Employment Services for Persons with DisabilitiesRoads to Freedom's Employment Service involves process/steps that must be followed to insure the best placement possible. Process/steps to be followed for successful employment in Customized Employment are: Discovery, Vocational Profile, Planning Meeting, Job Development and Job Coaching Find out more about the process steps here Interested consumers can use CILNCP as their Employment Network, funded as a fee for service through Maximus, The “Ticket to Work” (TTW) incentive is designed to remove the barriers that disability beneficiaries currently face in returning to work. As an Employment Network, CILNCP will coordinate employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services to beneficiaries. Ticket holders are offered the following employment services:
    • Job search assistanceResume preparation
    • Interview Skills
    • Job placement
    • Vocational counseling>
    • Past employment support systems>
    • Job coaching support
    Social Security Work Incentives Outreach (funded through AHEDD) provides:
    • Impairment Related Work Expense>
    • Plan to Achieve Self– Support>
    • Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities>
    • Student Earned Income
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Independence Waiver Program ServicesThe Independence Waiver Program, under the Community Services Program for Persons with Physical Disabilities (CSPPPD), gives assistance to adults with severe physical disabilities to enable them to live or remain in the community with as much independence as possible. Services available may include:
    • Adult daily living services
    • Assistive technology/specialized medical equipment and supplies
    • Community integration services, which helps consumers with socialization and adjustment to surroundings
    • Community transition services
    • Education services
    • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, a waiver that pays for home modifications not covered by insurance
    • Extended state plan - visiting nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy
    • Non-medical transportation, i.e. bus tokens
    • Personal Assistance Services, such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
    • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
    • Respite Care
    • Respite Care Services
    • Service Coordination, with a coordinator who serves as the consumer's
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Life Skills TrainingRoads to Freedom offers individually designed training designed to increase self-reliance and self-confidence. The consumer (person with a disability) sets the pace, decides the goals, and does the work. CILNCP staff serve as role models, advocates, and supporters. Training areas are:
    • Housing
    • Income Benefits
    • Social/Recreation
    • Self Care
    • Mobility/Transportation
    • Education
    • Vocation
    • Communication
    • Assistive Technology
    • Sexuality
    • Service Coordination
    • Advocacy
    • Attendant Care
    They also offer the following curriculum
  • Budgeting / Checkbook Balancing
  • Cooking / Meal Preparation
  • Housing Assistance
  • Job Readiness
  • LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Obra Waiver ServicesThe Obra Waiver Program, is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that helps those with developmental physical disabilities to live in the community and remain as independent as possible. Available services may include:
    • Adult day services
    • Assistive technology/specialized medical equipment and supplies
    • Community Integration, which helps consumers with socialization and adjustment to surroundings
    • Community transition services
    • Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
    • Education services
    • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, a waiver that pays for home modifications not covered by insurance
    • Extended state plan - visiting nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy
    • Non-medical transportation, i.e. bus tokens
    • Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
    • Prevocational services
    • Respite services
    • Service Coordination by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person
    • Supportive employment services
    LycomingRoads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Roads to Freedom - Service Coordination (Case Management)Enables persons with disabilities and their families to find, utilize, and coordinate available resources and opportunities in their communities based on their individual needs.LycomingRoads to Freedom - Independent Living ProgramRoads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM)works with veterans diagnosed with serious mental illness, helping them transition to community living and fostering independence and recovery. MHICM advocates a philosophy of recovery and rehabilitation. Veterans enrolled in this program have an assigned intensive case manager who has frequent contact with them through regular visits. The case manager will facilitate their integration into the community using natural support systems, such as family, landlords and employers, whenever possible. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team delivers services that provides intensive, flexible community support, improves health status by reducing psychiatric symptoms, and decreasing inpatient hospital use, focuses on recovery, and improves community adjustment, functioning and quality of life. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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