Local/State/National Groups

Local/State/National Groups

LOCAL GROUPS:


 Autism Society Lehigh Valley This a local, personal and practical resource.  Included information: locations of meetings in the Lehigh Valley, advice, resources, and a variety of information.  Mailings are sent out to members.  Phone calls are returned if you leave a phone number.

    ARC  The mission of the Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is to advocate, educate and provide services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

    ARCH of Lehigh Valley, a program of Elwyn is an inviting, user-friendly center that provides comprehensive services to individuals with autism and their families.  ARCH has professional staff trained in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  ARCH promotes and supports the success of each individual in a therapeutic learning environment.  ARCH state-of -the-art facility incorporates specially designed lighting and sensory features. 
  
    Lehigh County Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

 
    Easter Seals  Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania (ESEP) provides quality services to children and adults with disabilities, and support to their families.

    Lehigh Valley CIL  The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) is a non-profit organization based in Allentown, PA that provides information, services and support to people with all types of disabilities.

     NAMI Child and Adolescent Support Group for Caregivers If your child or adolescent has a brain disorder/mental illness such as pervasive developmental disorder, autism, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, ODD, OCD or other anxiety disorder, or schizophrenia, we have a lot in common.  2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm.  NAMI Office, 802 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-882-2102.

    VIA  Via of the Lehigh Valley is a non-profit human service agency that provides services for children and adults with disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Serving the community since 1954,

SUPPORT GROUPS:
     
ARCH of Lehigh Valley offers Support Groups for families and caregivers, a Resource Room with a lending Library call 610-573-2500.

STATE GROUPS and RESOURCES:

    
   Bureau of Autism Services The mission of the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) is to develop and manage services and supports to enhance the quality of life of Pennsylvanians living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to support their families and caregivers. The Bureau will carry out its mission through the creation and administration of adult service delivery models, the development of resources to support individuals with autism and their families across the lifespan and by collaborating with and providing technical assistance to other Department of Public Welfare (DPW) offices and government agencies.

     Center for Autism Research Our ultimate goal is to discover which treatments work best for which individuals, based on genetic, brain imaging, and behavioral profiles. To this end, we evaluate hundreds of children each year through research studies at our Center.


    Temple Institute on Disabilities Programs and resources which offer training, support and technical assistance for and about people with disabilities and families to help understand and shape policy at the local, state and national levels.

NATIONAL GROUPS:

    Autism Society of America   

    Autism Speaks  Autism Speaks goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. 

    National Autism Association

    TACA is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism