Helpful LinksLinks to important information about Transitioning to Adult life in Pennsylvania.
Great resource at Glen Mills Counseling Center:Glen Mills Counseling Center–Joseph Lipiarski LSW specializing in Autism and Aspergers with individuals and families. Focus is a strength-based perspective, solution-focused parenting skills, changing shifts in perceptions, and working through grief and loss to regain connection. Extensive background in teaching as a Special Educator for 9 years (Oxford and Garnet Valley School Districts). Joe spent 11 years directing a camp for children with special needs. (Bournelyf Special Camp, West Chester, PA). Glen Mills Counseling Center takes all insurance, including Magellan. For more information call 610-656-1424
Autism Transition HandbookThe website provides information to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families by providing access to the most current and comprehensive information on the transition to adulthood: https://www.ohsu.edu/sites/default/files/2021-02/ASD-Handbook.pdf
Additional Autism Resources
- Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support program is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns.
- Autism Speaks’ Transition Tool Kit
- A free online guidebook was created to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. It includes information on self-advocacy, community living, employment, housing, getting organized, and much more.
- Rudy Simone on Life as an “Aspergirl”
- Simone is a writer, jazz singer, and stand-up comedian in San Francisco. She’s also a proud member of an often-misunderstood minority-within-a-minority: a woman on the autism spectrum — or as she prefers to call herself, an ‘Aspergirl.’ Simone is the author of three books: “Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or HFA, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates,” “Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger's Syndrome,” and “22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger Syndrome.”
Resources for People with Special Needs/Diverse Abilities
Special Needs and/or Accessibility Tools
Complete guide to educational and special needs apps
This list is curated from websites discovered over the years to share with people looking for accessibility tools and features to assist students. Many found themselves using the tools, too! Always be sure to vet these personally due to ads and privacy policies.
- PaTTAN 1-800-441-3215
- ASCEND Group Inc
PO Box 531, Ardmore, PA 19003-0531
610-449-6776 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disability Rights Network of PA
For information concerning Social Security: www.drnpa.org | 1-800-692-7743 ext.406
- Creative Works
241 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-642-9101 | Fax: 610-642-6616 | Center for Creative Works
- OIDD – Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
20 South 69 Street, 4th Floor | 610-713-2400 – For intake, contact Alice Kelly
- Pennsylvania Recreation and Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities: 1-877-986-4550