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Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Arc of Centre County - Nittany Employment Services - Supported EmploymentAssists persons with disabilities in finding competitive employment in the community.CentreArc of Centre County - Nittany Employment Services ProgramArc of Centre County
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
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 - 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 - Information and Referral (I&R) for Disabililty-Related ResourcesEnables 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
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic Center - Victorious MissionariesHelps people with physical disabilities to serve their community with monthly meetings, social activities and once a year meal at a local shelter. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month March - December.ErieRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie - Saint Mark Catholic CenterRoman Catholic Diocese of Erie

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