There are a wide variety of employment programs available in Pennsylvania that can help adolescents, individuals living with a disability, and older adults seeking employment. Options include both private pay and publicly funded programs.
Here are some of the types of services that exist:
Please call or fill out our contact form to learn more about the services available in your area.
PA SILC (Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council)
A nonprofit, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization dedicated to securing public policies that ensure civil rights for people with disabilities. This website provides a list of all Centers for Independent Living that exist across Pennsylvania.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of information regarding Health Care, Benefits, Career Training, and other services. This website is designed for veterans, family members and spouses, employees, and businesses.
ASERT (The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative)
The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) is a key strategy of the Department of Human Services Bureau of Autism Services for meeting the needs of Pennsylvanians with autism and their family members, community members, and the providers who support them. The ASERT Resource Center offers information about local, regional, and statewide events, professional trainings, community resources, services, current research, and other relevant information.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
PDA (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This website includes information related to Aging Services; Recent News; and provides resources for Professionals and Providers.
DHS (Pennsylvania Department of Human Services)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.
DHS OLTL (Office of Long Term Living)
This website provides information about the types of services and supports funded throughout Pennsylvania by the Department of Human Services Office of Long Term Living (OLTL). The information provided will be helpful for caregivers, people who need rehabilitation and/or personal assistance, and/or people who are planning for future needs. Populations served include individuals over age 60 and individuals with physical/developmental disabilities over age 21.
PA Recovery (DHS Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
This website falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), and helps to ensure that every individual who is served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system has the opportunity for growth, recovery, and inclusion in their community, along with the chance to enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.
DHS ODP-ID (Office of Developmental Programs)
This website provides information regarding the ever evolving intellectual and developmental disability service system. It is evolving from one focused on providing service in large institutions – often far from a person’s home and community -- to one based on a flexible and dynamic system of supports and services close to home and community. The new system is tailored to the needs of persons living in their home community which include community residential and day support services.
DHS ODP-BAS (Bureau of Autism Services)
This website provides information regarding the Department of Human Services' efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers.
DOH HIP (Head Injury Program)
The goal of this program, offered by the PA Department of Health, helps to fund a year of rehabilitation for individuals with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This website describes the services provided, eligibility criteria, where to call, and how to enroll.
DOH Special Kids Network
The Special Kids Network assists children and youth with special health care needs to get the services and supports they require in order to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. This program is offered through the PA Department of Health.