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Parent Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Special Education Home

The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides detailed information regarding special education programs and services provided in Pennsylvania public schools.

Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network - PaTTAN

PaTTAN provides provides training and information for parents and professionals on various topics relating to special education.

Office of Intellectual Disabilities (formerly OMR)

Intake Procedure for the Office of Intellectual Disabilities (formerly known as the Office of Mental Retardation)

20 South 69th Street 4th Floor, Upper Darby, PA 19082

610-713-2400

 Contact Alice Kelly, Intake Worker, at 610-713-2451

*Referrals must come from the individual (if over 18 years of age) or from a parent or legal guardian.

*Demographic information is needed, as well as documentation supporting a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability

*Documentation must include a current psychological report, signed by the examiner, prior to a person’s 22nd birthday. The report must state that the person has a diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability, and provide both IQ scores and review of adaptive skills.

Office of Vocacational Rehabilitation

To request an application from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation:

1) Call: 1-800-221-1042

(This number is to the Norristown office, which handles our region)

You will be asked to provide basic information and then they will mail an application packet to your home.

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