ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF Regional Agency Descriptions & Hotlinks:
Note: Descriptions listed on this page may not fully represent all the services offered nor the eligibility criteria needed to access these services. For more information, please contact representatives from individual agencies.
The following listing is updated as new information becomes available. For specific agency contact information, please refer to the CART Member Directory posted on this site.

  • AHEDD
    • AHEDD is a private non-profit organization with a mission to serve the community as a catalyst in the employment and development of persons with a disability. AHEDD
  • ARC of Dauphin/Lebanon Counties
    • The Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties is a non-profit, membership organization with a primary purpose of providing services and supports, with dignity and respect, to people of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. To achieve this purpose, The Arc will cooperate with other government and private agencies and organizations such as the intellectual disabilities system, education system, religious community and other community organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities. Services include advocacy emphasizing individual rights, education, respite opportunities, public awareness, resource and referral. ARC of Dauphin/Lebanon Counties
  • Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
    • The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. BBVS services are provided throughout the Commonwealth by professional staff in District Offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Altoona, Pittsburgh and Erie. Please consult the Department of Labor & Industry Web Page Regional map of Pennsylvania for the address and phone numbers of the BBVS District Office closest to you. However, you do not need to visit an office in order to receive services since our staff will be happy to make an appointment to come to your home and take an application for services. Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
  • CareerLink
    • CareerLink Links businesses and individuals to Pennsylvania's workforce development and independent living services offered through these agencies:
    • Department of Labor & Industry: PA CareerLink®, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA
    • Department of Public Welfare: Bureau of Employment & Training Programs
  • CMU MH/ID (Dauphin)
    • The Case Management Unit (CMU) of Dauphin County is a private, 501(3)(c)non-profit agency which was incorporated in 1990 to provide comprehensive case management services for residents of Dauphin County who need mental health, intellectual disabilities, or early intervention services. CMU provides conflict-free case management services under contract with the Dauphin County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Program. Through the Dauphin County MH/MR Program, our agency receives funding from federal, state and county sources. There is no cost to the individual for case management services. CMU/MH/ID (Dauphin)
  • Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CIL)
    • The mission of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania is to advance the rights of persons with disabilities through the elimination and prevention of barriers that people with disabilities experience. Community participation is an integral part of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania’s activities. Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CIL)
  • Center for Industrial Training (CIT)
    • The S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial Training is CPARC's vocational training program. The Pollock Center is a community-based program whose primary mission is to serve the needs of individuals with vocational challenges. The Pollock Center provides remunerative training and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities and other vocational challenges in the tri-county area. Center for Industrial Training (CIT)
  • Cumberland-Perry ARC
    • The mission of The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties is to provide support, training, and opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The Arc empowers people to achieve their highest level of independence and become contributing, responsible and proud members of society. The Arc works to educate the public and to inspire public policy, and promotes the realization of a fulfilled life for all people. Cumberland-Perry ARC
  • Cumberland-Perry MH/IDD
    • The Mental Health and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program Office implements, funds, and administers a full range of services to persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses or persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live within the Cumberland or Perry County area. Cumberland-Perry MH/IDD
  • Dauphin County MH-Jeremy Project
    • Youth 14 and older have different concerns and needs as they transition to adulthood. The Jeremy project is a set of specialized services designed to maximize a youth's transition to independence. The Jeremy Project helps adolescents and young adult's transition into adulthood by ensuring they have the skills needed for gainful employment, independent living and successful community involvement. Jeremy project youth participate in person-centered planning. Person-centered planning focuses on the individual's strengths, interests, and preferences, goals and dreams. http://www.cmu.cc/mh.asp#JeremyProject
  • Dauphin County IDD
    • The Dauphin County MH/ID Program provides funding and administrative oversight for various services in our community for persons with mental disabilities and for children with special needs or developmental disabilities. Our mission is to assure that these services are of the highest quality possible, are cost effective, and are readily available to all who need them. We promote the principles and fundamentals of self-determination in our mental retardation program, of recovery and resiliency in our mental health program, and family-centered services in our early intervention program. http://www.dauphincounty.org/human-services/mental-health-retardation/
  • Elks Home Service Nurse
    • Since 1963, the PA Elks Home Service Program has been helping to improve the quality of life for thousands of children and adults throughout Pennsylvania. We provide support and advocacy services to individuals of any age who have a developmental disability.http://www.paelkshomeservice.org/
  • Gateway Employment Group
    • Meaningful employment is often an important part of a person‘‘s journey to recovery. Gateway Employment Group supports individuals with disabilities, including mental illness, to find and maintain meaningful work. Gateway professionals are dedicated … [more]to offering employment opportunities for all. Gateway offers Transitional Employment and Supportive Employment services. Through the Transitional Employment program, individuals have the opportunity to develop or polish their work habits and skills. Supportive Employment services offer job search assistance, job coaching support and work assessments in the community to identify job interests. Participants in Gateway Employment learn about the job search process and employment application procedures. http://dauphin.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/resource/agencydetail.cfm?pid=KeystoneCommunityMentalHealthServicesGatewayEmploymentGroupVocationalRehabilitation_777_2_0
  • Goodwill Keystone Area
    • Goodwill helps persons with disabilities as well as people who are at an economic disadvantage, or may lack education or work experience. Additionally, we provide job skill training to youth and seniors. http://www.yourgoodwill.org/
  • HACC Office for Disability Services
    • The Office for Disability Services coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. Its main purpose is to provide academic accommodations and support services and to promote a supportive learning environment. The mission of the program is to promote student independence, program accessibility and a psychologically supportive environment that will help students achieve their educational objectives. http://www.hacc.edu/StudentServices/DisabilityServices/index.cfm
  • Keystone Autism Services
    • Keystone Human Services is a family of nonprofit organizations working together to serve the community. Keystone is committed to creating an environment where all people can grow, make choices, and be valued and contributing members of society. Keystone provides comprehensive community-based services for children, young people, adults and families in the areas of intellectual disabilities (mental retardation), autism, mental health, early intervention and children and family services. Keystone serves individuals and families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut. Keystone Human Services is also engaged in initiatives in Russia and Moldova. We believe that all human life is sacred, having equal and unconditional value. http://keystonehumanservices.org/keystone-autism-services/
  • Living Unlimited Inc.
    • Since 1986, Living Unlimited has assisted individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments, including those with mental health issues, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and autism to name a few. Through our comprehensive community-based services we provide a holistic approach to support the individual needs of our clients to optimize their ability to function and flourish in their community and employment opportunities through: Vocational Rehabilitation, Home and Community Habilitation and Music Therapy. The mission of Living Unlimited Inc is to assist individuals of all ages and abilities to maximize integration and independence in their home, community, school and/or workplace by empowering each person to identify strengths and to compensate for challenges. Committed, supportive staff work intensely with each individual as they follow their goals, addressing any obstacles or issues in a team oriented approach. http://www.living-unlimitedinc.com/
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=552292&mode=2
  • Rescare Workforce Services (formerly Arbor Education)
    • ResCare’s name is derived from two words: Respect and Care. These core values are the bedrock of the ResCare philosophy, a set of principles captured in the organization’s mission statement and expressed in the guidelines that comprise the ResCare Quality Way. The two provide the foundation for the development and implementation of ResCare services, systems and procedures. Our extensive quality assurance and best practice programs ensure measurable, quantifiable results. Our knowledge and experience – the product of more than three decades of service to the nation’s most vulnerable populations – are among ResCare’s greatest assets. We measure our success by the success of the people we support. http://www.rescare.com/index.php
  • Shippensburg University Office of Disability Services
    • The Office of Disability Services provides accommodation and services to ensure equal educational access to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. Shippensburg University is committed to serving all students, including students with disabilities. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the State System of Higher Education, and Shippensburg University 's Equity Plans, the Office of Disability Services coordinates and provides services for students with disabilities. The office also works in coordination with the Human Resource Office to provide accommodation to faculty and staff with documented disabilities. http://www.ship.edu/ods/
  • United Cerebral Palsy
    • For over half a century UCP Central PA (UCP) has been meeting the needs of individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and special needs, from pediatric to geriatric. In 2009 alone, UCP provided services and programs for more than 3,500 children and adults with a wide range of conditions and diagnoses, not just cerebral palsy. We’ve offered support to strengthen these families as well. http://affnet.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/132
  • York ARC
    • The ARC of York County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with intellectual disabilities and fosters research and education regarding the prevention of intellectual disabilities in infants and young children. http://www.thearcofyorkcounty.org/default.asp
  • York County MH/IDD