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Finding the right complement of services and supports for a loved one with behavioral, emotional and intellectual challenges can be difficult.  At times, it can even seem a daunting task. 

To help families and caregivers navigate the complexities of diagnosis, funding and terminology, the following resources have been compiled to serve as a starting point of support.

General Information

The Bucks County (PA) Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/humanservices/index.aspx

The Chester County (PA) Office of Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
http://dsf.chesco.org/mhidd/site/default.asp

The Delaware County (PA) Human Services Department
http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/humanservices/services.html

The Montgomery County (PA) Department of Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities
http://mhmrda.montcopa.org/mhmrda/site/default.asp

The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/dpworganization/officeofdevelopmentalprograms/index.htm

The Philadelphia (PA) Department of Human Services
http://www.phila.gov/dhs/

The Philadelphia (PA) Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental disAbility Services
http://www.dbhids.org/

Wrightslaw
http://www.wrightslaw.com/

 Autism Spectrum Disorders

Devereux Autism Transition Handbook
www.autismhandbook.org

Autism Society of America
http://asaphilly.org/index.php

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org

The Center for Autism Research
http://www.centerforautismresearch.com

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
http://www.chop.edu/healthinfo/autistic-disorder.html

National Autism Center – National Standards Report
www.nationalautismcenter.org/pdf/nsp_report_overview.pdf

Organization for Autism Research
http://www.researchautism.org/

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/dpworganization/
officeofdevelopmentalprograms/bureauofautismservices/index.htm

Behavioral and Emotional Challenges

The National Association on Mental Illness
www.nami.org

Intellectual Disabilities

The Arc of Pennsylvania
www.thearcpa.org

 

Note: Devereux provides the above resource links for informational purposes.  It is not responsible for the content presented on other websites that may be linked from this page. Reference to the organization’s website does not represent Devereux’s support or endorsement of the material presented.

For specific details relating to the information presented, please contact the organization cited.

 

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