ID Resources & Links

  • Guide to Selecting a Provider
  • Chester County Transition Reference Guide for ages 13-21
  • Special Needs Registry for emergency preparedness 
  • Tip Sheets:
       Intellectual Disability Eligibility
       Intake and Registration
       Home & Community Services Information System (HCSIS)
       The Function of a Supports Coordinator
       Individual Support Plan
       Selecting a Provider
       Monitoring Requirements
       Accessing Community Supports & Resources
       Financial Eligibility
       Funding Options
       Priority of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS)
       ICF/MR Level of Care (Intermediate Care Facility/MR)
       Waiver Eligibility 
       Supports Intensity Scale & PA Plus
       Residential Placement
       Service Preference
       Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)
       Mental health and emotional emergencies
       Accessing the mental health system
       Transition after Early Intervention Services
       Transition from the Educational System   
       Social Security Benefits for Individuals with a Disability
       ID Incident Management
       Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
       Maximizing Social Security Benefits While Working
  • Intellectual Disability Fact Sheet
       National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disability: Learning How to Help Your Child
       En Espanol
  • Guide for Job Seekers and Workers with a Disability
  • National Down Syndrome Society
  • National Fragile X Foundation
  • I Need Help - Where Do I Go? 
  • What are Waivers and How Do They Help Me?
  • Hire Your Own Staff - Chester County guidebook
  • What Should I Know About Mediation and Appeals?
  • What Should I Know About Person-Centered Planning?
  • How Can I Have More Choice in My Life?
  • Project SEARCH - employment internships for ID students
  • Temple University Academy for Adult Learning
  • E. Stroudsburg Non-Degree University Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability Employment Resource site
  • Speaking for Ourselves   610-825-4592
        502 West Germantown Pike, Suite 105
        Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
  • The Arc of Chester County   610-696-8090
        900 Lawrence Drive
        West Chester, PA 19380
  • The Arc of PA
  • Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT)
  • Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
  • Communicate PA wikispace
  • Disability Rights Network of PA
  • American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities 
  • Disability is Natural 

  • Developmental Disabilities