Disability Law Links

Legal issues arise for those living with disabilities in many areas. NLSA offers information on a variety of disability law issues.

NLSA has brochures available on employment issues for disabled workers and employment discrimination.

Disability Law Project – is a non–profit statewide public interest law firm that provides legal assistance and other services to individuals with disabilities, their organizations, their families, and their advocates.
Pittsburgh Office
1901 Law & Finance Building
429 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
Telephone: (412) 391-5225
TDD: (412) 467-8940
Fax: (412) 391-4496
Website: drnpa.org

Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens (PARC) – program which houses mentally disabled adults. Also offers a preschool program, a summer camp, an adult training facility, recreational leasure, respite care and sitter service.
101 South Mercer Street
Central Building Room 306
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-8515

Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council – consists of people with disabilities, family
members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create
favorable conditions for people with developmental disabilities and their
families in the Commonwealth.
Pittsburgh Office
8500 Brooktree Road
Suite 100
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: 724-933-1655
Fax: 724- 934-1344
Website: www.paddc.org

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities – list of services provided for persons with disabilities through the DPW.

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commision – investigates complaint regarding discrimination in housing and employment situations
Pittsburgh Regional Office
11th Floor, State Office Building
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 565-5395
TT: (412) 565-5711
Website: www.phrc.state.pa.us

ACTION-Housing, Inc. – serves people of all ages with permanent disabilities requiring accessibility modifications to their home or apartment. Allegheny County Residents can apply for FREE accessibility modifications.
425 Sixth Avenue
Suite 950
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 281-2102
website: www.actionhousing.org
email: ahi@actionhousing.org

Drug and Alcohol Community Treatment Services, Inc. (D.A.C.T.S., Inc.) – provides a variety of drug and alcohol treatment services for adults and adolescents.
332 Highland Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 658-2696

Additional Disability Brochures and Information (from PA LawHelp)