Useful Links & Phone Numbers

Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect

Childline 1-800-932-0313

Washington County Child & Youth Services
724-228-6884 or 1-800-619-9906


Resources

PA 211 United Way
Education Law Center
Education Law Center ELC is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s children have access to a quality public education. “ELC’s mission is to ensure that all children with disabilities get the quality education critical for them to become independent and self-supporting adults.”
PATTAN – PA Training and Technical Assistance Network
PATTAN – PA Training and Technical Assistance Network
PaTTAN offers publications on a variety of topics, all focused on achieving educational results for students, including students with disabilities. “PaTTAN is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.”
Achieva
Achieva
ACHIEVA, formerly Arc Allegheny, is western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and supports for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The Arc of Pennsylvania
The Arc of Pennsylvania The Arc is the largest advocacy organization in the United States for citizens with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, and their families. The Arc of Pennsylvania is the state chapter of The Arc. The Arc’s mission is to work to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community. We promote active citizenship and inclusion in every community.
The Bureau of Special Education, PA Department of Education
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Consultline
1-800-879-2301A direct line to a special education specialist who will: Explain federal and state laws relating to special education, describe the options that are available to parents, inform parents of procedural safeguards, identify other agencies and support services, and describe available remedies and how parents can proceed.
Disability Rights Network
Disability Rights Network
Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is a statewide, non–profit corporation designated as the federally–mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. DRN works with people with disabilities and their families to ensure their rights to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect, and to have control and self–determination over their services.
PIN – Parents Involved Network
PIN – Parents Involved Network
A statewide organization that assists parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. Parents Involved Network provides support and advocacy to parents of children who: have emotional or behavioral disorders, are receiving mental health services, are receiving special education services, are in the juvenile justice system.
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks One of the leading autism science and advocacy organizations. Autism Speaks provides a comprehensive resource guide for all states. The site also boasts an impressive list of apps that parents may find useful, including games that focus on communication and social skills
National CASA Website
National CASA Website CASA for Kids of Washington County, PA is a branch the National CASA chapter.