Persons with disabilities – developmental, intellectual and physical – must meet the challenges of everyday living, all the while rising above their special circumstances. Children, three years of age and under, who are at risk for developmental delays can be readily assessed and started in an Early Intervention program. Persons with a diagnosis of mental retardation, or their families, can begin the process of registering for the coordination of their services by contacting DHS. Through the Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources, DHS offers persons with disabilities a place to turn for information about services and help in signing up for them. The Disability Connection works for policy changes to give voice and empowerment to the community of persons with disabilities.
This section provides detailed information about these topics and more.
NOTE: Information about services for persons with autism, a mental illness, and/or a substance use disorder is located under the Individual and Community Health heading.