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1. State CHIP Program
Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(800) 986-5437

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Maureen Cronin, Chief
Office of Child Development
Division of Early Intervention
Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 783-7213; (800) 692-7288

Accessible Pennsylvania
Online Disability Resource for Pennsylvanians

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Shatarupa Podder, Acting Chief
Division of Early Intervention and Support Services
Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-9266
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
John J. Tommasini, Director
Bureau of Special Education
Department of Education
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 783-6913
Special Education Consultline: (800) 879-2301(V/TTY)

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Shula Nedley, Director
Bureau of Assessment and Accountability
Department of Education
333 Market Street, 9th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 705-2343

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
William A. Gannon, Executive Director
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Labor and Industry
1521 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
(717) 787-5244
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Dr. Ellen Romett, Director
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network
3190 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 826-2336; (800) 446-5607
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Graham Mulholland, Executive Director
Developmental Disabilities Council
561 Forum Building, Commonwealth Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-6057
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Joan Ernie, Deputy Secretary
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 787-6443
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Stanley J. Mrozowski, Ph.D., Director
Bureau of Children's Services
Beechmont Building
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 772-7763

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Diane Nelson Bryen, Director
Institute on Disabilities - UCEDD
Temple University, Ritter Annex, Room 423
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-1356 (V/TTY)
Web & E-mail

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nathan Blum, M.D., Director
3405 Civic Center Boulevard, Room 210
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4388
(215) 590-7466

8. Links

Bureau of Autism
Department of Public Welfare; Bureau of Autism Services
P.O. Box 2675 (Room 501)
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Eilene Shane, Executive Director
Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy Inc.
1414 N. Cameron Street, Suite C
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 236-8110; (800) 692-7443 (in PA)
(717) 346-0293; (877) 375-7139 (TTY)
Web & E-mail
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Carolyn Cass, Director
Division of Child and Adult Health Services
Department of Health, 7th Floor, East Wing
Health & Welfare Building
7th & Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 772-2762
(800) 986-4550 - Special Kids Networks
Web & E-mail


Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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