Families can call the Child Healthwatch Helpline at PCCY at 215-563-5848 X 17. PCCY will take your information on the phone, gather documents from you by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and send your application in for you. PCCY works often with families in Early Intervention and can follow up on any application if there is a problem. For more information download the Multi Helpline Flyer.
OPTION B: (“DIY Version”)
Click on the magnifying glass and then type in PA 600 HC in the form field.
After completing the application, please write “MA FOR DISABLED CHILD HANDBOOK SECTION 305 Appendix C95”across the top of the form. This will alert the caseworker to consider the child for eligibility because of their disability.
The only proofs required by law are:
Our advocates at PCCY are aware that families may be asked for more documentation however if this is the case please contact PCCY’s Child Healthwatch Helpline at 215-563-5848 X 17!
…a word about SSI:
SSI, (Supplemental Security Income), is a federally funded program which provides a monthly check
and Medical Assistance for people who qualify. To qualify you must have a disabling condition PLUS meet income guidelines to be eligible. To apply, call 800-772-1213, or log on https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/
Philadelphia County Assistance Office Headquarters
801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
OPTION C: On-line via the State of PA benefits webpage: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/
OPTION D: BenePhilly Centers offer free one-on-one enrollment support to help Philadelphia residents apply to over 20 public benefits. Many languages supported. Call 1-844-848-4376.
University Penn School of Medicine in affiliation with CHOP
Ages 1-18, most insurances.
240 S 40th St, Philadelphia PA 19104
All ages (including adults 18 and over)
Usually about 6 week wait time, with social distancing about 2-3 month wait.
Special Touch Dentistry Office (211 Geiger Road, Philadelphia PA – 215-508-4200)
Multiple locations throughout the Philadelphia area.View WebsiteView Map Location
240 South 40th Street (40th & Spruce Streets), Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Outpatient dental facility in Philadelphia where special needs dentists treat individuals with physical, intellectual, psychological or developmental disabilities who require general anesthesia for comprehensive oral care.
Ages 8 and up.
Insurance: Medical Assistance and private dental insurances.
Patient must require general anesthesia only (no sedation). Must have a referral from a dentist.
2301 E Allegheny Ave #202, Philadelphia, PA 19134
All ages up to age 21.
Most insurances accepted.
2 month wait for new patients.
160 East Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134View WebsiteView Map Location
CHOP Audiology Department – The Department of Audiology, part of the Center for Childhood Communication, provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing services for children from birth to 21 years of age. Our team of specialized professionals ensures the best care for your child and provides you with the resources needed to make informed decisions.
CHOP Division of Ophthalmology – provides comprehensive evaluation, coordinated care and cutting-edge treatment of eye misalignment, abnormal eye movements, lazy eye, poor visual function, and less common pediatric eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.
Insurance: MA and Private Insurance (no Health Partners!)
No wait list.
Multiple locations: Buerger Center, 3500 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia PA 19104, as well as a variety of other CHOP Specialty Care locations.View WebsiteView Map Location
Medical Assistance, Aetna, AmeriHealth, First Health, Health Partners, Keystone First, Independence Blue Cross (no United).
No vision Dept., see Will’s Eye.
111 S. 11th St., Philadelphia PA 19107
(NOT AFFILIATED WITH EINSTEIN HOSPITAL)
Providing diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in adults & children.
Ages: 6 years and up.
Insurance: MA and private
Serving Bensalem and Philadelphia.
3143 Knights Road Bensalem PA 19020
Provides care to address the most common to complex issues in children and adults including treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease, eye lid and retinal diseases.
Ages 5 and up.
Insurance: MA and private (except Aetna).
1-2 month wait
5401 Old York Rd. Suite 205 Philadelphia, PA 19141
Ages 0 and up.
Insurance: MA and private
Hearing: 215-427-5469 (no wait) 160 E. Erie Ave. Philadelphia PA 19134
Vision: 215-427-8120 (3 month wait) 160 E. Erie Ave., 2nd floor Philadelphia PA 19134View WebsiteView Map Location
Temple Abington hearing only, (Head and Neck Department).
All insurances except Aetna Better Health.
1077 Rydal Road, Suite 201 Jenkintown PA 19046
This website, of Dennis Debbaudt, is a leader in autism training for law enforcement and emergency responders. Many free downloads including the Autism Emergency Contact form. Some resources available in other languages such as Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, Creole, Japanese.
Fred’s Footsteps provides interim funds for otherwise financially stable families to help them handle the financial burden of a child’s illness or traumatic injury. Grants may be at times to pay for safety items such as fences, alarm systems and accessibility equipment or renovations.
Up to $10,00 a year for families for needs related to a child’s illness, injury or disability that are not covered by insurance such as home adaptations for a wheelchair or a fence. Also grants for finances incurred by a parent unable to work during a child’s illness. Referrals through the child’s hospital social worker only. Families must live in one of the following counties: Atlantic, Cape May, Lancaster, Northampton, Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Ocean, Bucks, Cumberland (NJ), Mercer, Philadelphia, Burlington, Delaware, Montgomery, Salem, Camden, Gloucester, or New Castle Child must be under 18 years of age.
See website for more details.
940 Haverford Road, Suite LL-1, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010View WebsiteView Map Location
Provides free trainings and resources to first responders (including police, fire fighters, EMS, District Courts) and community groups about Autism and justice interactions. Resource collection and training request online.View Website
This is a comprehensive guide to help families and caregivers understand how to adapt to a child’s environment and community to assure they are safe. Information extends to wandering concerns, restraint and seclusion, bullying, and suicide prevention.View Website
This program (through Autism Speaks) reviews many issues related to the safety of people on the spectrum including sexual abuse.View Website
PA car seat loan program and car seat check/fitting locations as well as other safety information.View Website
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers child car seats at no cost through its Child Safety Seat Program at CHOP. Anyone who cannot afford to buy a child safety seat can be referred to this program by a healthcare provider. To be eligible, you must be currently receiving public assistance and have a green EBT Access card. You can now complete the application online.
3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104
A large variety of safety products.View Website
Worried about a family member with special needs who may not be able to speak up for themselves?
This form is to assist the City of Philadelphia in more effectively responding to an emergency situation that a member of your household with a disability may experience. Please complete the following voluntary questionnaire and return it by mail, or drop it off at the nearest Police District. If you choose to respond, the information will be submitted into the Philadelphia Police Department’s CAD system for use by Philadelphia’s 911 dispatchers. The purpose is to ensure that 911 dispatchers and emergency response personnel are aware, in advance, of any information you feel they would need to know about people with disabilities in your household in the event of an emergency – ADA DISABILITY APPLICATION 11-2020
Responding to this questionnaire is purely voluntary. You may choose to respond on behalf of all of your household members or only certain household members. If you choose to respond to this questionnaire, please be sure to provide your signature on the last page. (Your signature gives us the permission we need to process this information – without it the information cannot be processed.) In addition, this information will be removed from our files periodically therefore this form must be submitted every two (2) years to ensure that our files are accurate.
If you child is three years of age or older and is using diapers because of a developmental delay or medical reason he/she can receive a case of diapers and wipes delivered to your home.
For Child with Medical Assistance, here is what you can do: Call your child’s health provider (this is usually the number written on the back of your medical card).
For children with Private Insurance in addition to Medical Assistance (i.e. from a parent’s job).
El Programa de Pañal (This is the same information as above but in Spanish)
Si su niño tiene tardanzas del desarrollo y tiene más de 3 años, él o ella pueden recibir pañales gratis por la asistencia médica. Siga estos pasos:
Toilet Trainings in Philly – Check Links for dates and details:
Resources and Materials