Resources for Early Intervention in Pennsylvania

Where to go for more information:


Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania (P2P of PA)
888-727-2706 (toll free)
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania links families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs on a one-to-one basis with a peer supporter for purposes of support and information. Services are free and confidential.


Competence and Confidence Partners in
Policymaking Early Intervention (C2P2EI)

C2P2EI is an innovative leadership training program for parents of children in early intervention. C2P2EI provides up-to-date information on best practices, resources, and policy issues.


Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania

800-692-7443 (Harrisburg)
215-238-8070 (Philadelphia)
412-391-5225 (Pittsburgh)
DRN is a statewide, nonprofit corporation designated as the federally mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities.


Education Law Center
215-238-6970 (Philadelphia)
412-258-2120 (Pittsburgh)
The Education Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s children have access to a quality public education.


Hands and Voices Guide By Your Side (GBYS)
800-360-7282 x3908 (PA Only)
GBYS is a specialized parent support program that links families of infants and toddlers identified with deafness and hearing loss with trained and experienced parent guides. Parent guides are other parents of children with deafness and hearing loss who provide unbiased information and emotional support. Services are free and confidential.


Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales
(HUNE) (Hispanics United for Exceptional

215-425-6203 (Voice) / 215-425-6204 (Fax)
HUNE is a not-for-profit organization that provides free, bilingual English and Spanish training and technical assistance to parents of infants, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children.


Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership
(PEAL) Center
866-950-1040 (toll-free)
412-281-4404 (Voice) / 412-281-4409 (TTY)
412-281-4408 (Fax) / 886-950-1040 (Toll Free)
The PEAL Center provides training and information for parents and friends of children with disabilities, educators, health care and community service providers, and advocates. The PEAL
Center serves western and central Pennsylvania.


Parents as Partners in Professional
Development (P3D)

800-441-3215 x7277
P3D links family members to early intervention professional development and pre-service opportunities. Families share their insight and expertise in such roles as co-presenters, university guest lecturers, and publication reviewers.


Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)
Email: odr@odr-pa.org1 
ODR provides the resources for parents and educational agencies to resolve disputes concerning the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of service for infants, toddlers, preschool children, and students with disabilities served by the early intervention or special education system. These services include mediation, IEP facilitations, and due process hearings.


Pennsylvania Training and Technical
Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA)
PaTTAN works collaboratively with intermediate units in the area of professional development, technical assistance, and information dissemination to support school districts throughout the Commonwealth. Early Intervention Technical
Assistance (EITA) works collaboratively with early intervention programs for children with developmental delays/disabilities. EITA it the birth to school age component of PaTTAN.
PaTTAN Harrisburg
or 717-541-4960
PaTTAN King of Prussia
or 610-265-7321
PaTTAN Pittsburgh
or 412-826-2336