Information and Referral FAQs
can I find information about assistive technology for persons
A. The Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive
Technology (PIAT) is able to furnish information. Please visit
the PIAT website or call then at 1-800-204-PIAT (V) or 1-800-750-PIAT
Q. Where can I find funding for higher education?
A. The Office for Vocational Rehabilitation at 215-560-3123.
can I find assistance for children who are being denied fair
access and opportunities in the Philadelphia school system?
interested in sending physically disabled children to integrated
schools in the Philadelphia area, contact Cassie James Holdsworth,
Director of National Advocacy and Policy at Liberty Resources
Inc. 215-634-2000, ext. 309. Also contact Steve Gold, a lawyer
with the Education Law Center at 215-627-7100.
Q. Where can I
obtain legal assistance regarding noncompliance of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
A. ADA and malpractice lawsuits: contact
Nancy Griffin, Esquire, with the Department of Justice, 6 Chestnut
Street, Suite 1250, Philadelphia, PA 19106, telephone number:
215-861-8250; Most Integrated Setting: contact Steve Gold, Esquire,
Q. Where can I find employment opportunities and resources?
A. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation at 215-560-1900 and
check the Liberty Resources Job postings.
Q. I need assistance
with getting my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Where
can I get help?
A. Contact the Social Security
Administration at 1-800-772-1213. If you are experiencing problems
or need help with applying, call Liberty Resources’ Benefits
Counselor, Denerale Jones for assistance at 215-634-2000, ext.
Q. What are the transportation options for persons
with disabilities in Philadelphia?
A. Contact SEPTA ParaTransit Customer Service
at 215-580-7145 to obtain an application form for a ParaTransit
identification card. Read further information about SEPTA ParaTransit.
click here for information about what to expect when you call Liberty
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