Special Needs Resources for Parents
NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps):
Provides free information to assist parents, educators, care givers, advocates and others in helping children and youth with disabilities become participating members of the community. Publishes a newsletter and other publications, which include information about education. Write for a list of publications.
- P.O. Box 1492, Washington, pde/bse. 20013
- (800)695- 0285
CHADD (Children with Attention Deficit Disorder):
Provides resource material, newsletters, guest speakers and support to parents who have children with Attention Deficit Disorders.
- National Organization (800)233-4050
PIN (Parents Involved Network):
A statewide support, advocacy, information and referral resource, and technical assistance center for families of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral disorders.
- 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- (215)751-1800 or (800)688-4226
Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania:
Provides informational/referral and referral for advocacy for children or adults with learning disabilities. Publishes a newsletter. (subscription fee)
- Toomey Building, Suite 7, Uwchland, PA 19480
Special Education ConsultLine:
The toll-free help line to assist parents of children with disabilities with questions concerning their children's special education program.
Educational Law Center:
- Philadelphia, PA
CONNECT Information Service:
Is a hotline for information and literature about resources and services available in Pennsylvania for exceptional children and their families.
- TTY: (800)-654-5984