Resources for Technology Assisted Children's Program Clients
We put together a growing list of resources that may be helpful for families, children and service providers alike! If there are other resources that we should list here please contact us with that information.
Emergency communication plan to help families form an emergency mode of communication.
Emergency Preparedness list to help families pack and gather items needed during an emergency.
Commuter route preparedness plan which includes different routes to take when an emergency occurs.
Emergency Kit video is an example for families to see what their emergency kit should consist of.
Family Centered Resources
Educational Information and Templates
Special Education Consult Line Phone Number: 1.800.879.2301
Parent Information for Children with Disabilities and Education for general information for parents who have children in the educational system
Codes and Regulations statewide for PA
Educational information on IEP’s and 504 plans for families to review
Getting a Special Education Evaluation for Your Child tips and directions
Special Education Forms Templates available for use
Getting Help for Children with Disabilities in Private Schools information on how to best serve children with disabilities in a private school setting
Special Education Law and Advocacy available for families and providers to utilize
Housing Modifications, Financial Education and Utility Resources
Adaptive Home Modifications contact information for parents.
Listing of Utility Companies and their Corresponding Assistance Programs to provide families with the entities available to assist them with utilities
Utility Emergency Service Fund provides assistance to families in need.
Utility Grant Program provides grants to families who qualify.
Energy Assistance Programs to make the bill more affordable for families
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a program/ resource that does income- based bills for families in need.
Special Needs Unit Insurance Contact Numbers
Each insurance has a managed care organization that assists the family with transitions to adulthood, care management, and assist in ensuring needed supplies are received. If you are not already connected with your insurances MCO, a list of insurances and contact numbers are available below.
*MCO Special Needs Hotline Numbers:
Aetna Better Health 1.855.346.9828
AmeriHealth Caritas PA 1.800.684.5503
AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast 1.888.498.0766
Geisinger Health Plan Family 1.855.214.8100
Gateway Health Plan 1.800.392.1147
Health Partners Plans 1.866.500.4571
Keystone First Health Plan 1.800.573.4100
United Health Care Community Plan 1.877.844.8844
UPMC for You 1.866.463.1462
Recovery High School for Students (9th- 12th grade)
Child- Centered Resources
Coping Skills for Children, including mindfulness techniques for families or providers.
Grieving Resources for Kids has a list of grieving resources tailored to children.
Childhood Transitioning into Adulthood (English)
Childhood Transitioning into Adulthood (Spanish)
Care Binder Materials (For Medical History and Functioning)
All of the following are templates which can be utilized in a care binder for families and providers to use
Activity/ daily living focused:
Legal Services and Resources
Legal resources for Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester is a list of legal resources available by county
The following are legal templates that families can use: