Blind Association, Inc., Indiana County

2698 West Pike Road, Suite A
Indiana, PA 15701
Tel: 724-465-5549
Fax: 724-465-7683
Website: Blind Association

Services and Description

  • Handicapped Employment: to provide permanent gainful employment in a socially, emotionally, and vocationally nonthreatening environment, therefore promoting work tolerance and a pace consistent with individual potential
  • Casework (Case Management/Service Planning): to ensure the provision of service(s) selected by the client on a comprehensive and coordinated basis
  • Consultation and Education: to disperse information through speaking engagements, in-service training, and multimedia educational alerts
  • Remedial Eye Care: to help defray part of the cost of eyeglasses for visually and income eligible applicants residing in the area of service
  • Prevention Education: to aid in the preservation and improvement of sight by instilling a commitment to eye safety. Also by emphasizing the importance of periodic eye care in the early detection of specific, undiagnosed problems which could result in unnecessary visual impairment
  • Adapted Aids and Appliances (there may be a fee involved): to arrange purchase, distribution, and instruction in the use of specialized devices which allow a greater degree of independence and assist the blind or partially sighted individuals in adjustment to his/her disability
  • Socialization/Recreation: to offer limited recreational, leisure time, and cultural activities
  • Transportation (limited to out-of-county visual facilities only): to enable eligible people who have no access to any other reasonable mode of transportation to receive services and/or to participate in agency-sponsored activities

IUP Disability Support Services

Pratt Hall, Room 216
201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Tel: 724-357-4067 (Voice and TTY)
Fax: 724-357-2889
Website: Disability Support

Services and Description

Disability Support Services, housed within the Department of Disability Access and Advising at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 216 Pratt Hall, provides accommodations and services to ensure equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act for students with disabilities including, but not limited to, learning, physical, hearing, vision, or psychological disabilities.

Services Include

  • Advocacy for equal access for people with disabilities
  • Weekly time management and study skills advising for students with disabilities
  • Test proctoring and reading/scribing
  • Note takers
  • NCR paper for note taking
  • Recorded textbooks
  • Equipment loans: tape recorders/players, talking calculator, magnifying sheets, Franklin spellers, etc.
  • Access to assistive technology (housed within Department of Disability Access and Advising and/or various computer labs on campus): CCTV, Kurzweil scanned text to voice software, JAWS screen/text to voice software, Magic screen enlarging software, Dragon Naturally Speaking voice to text software, etc.
  • TTY access
  • Limited Brailing of textbooks and other sighted material
  • Liaison with faculty, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), and Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), etc.
  • Early registration for students who need taped textbooks, special schedules, note takers, interpreters, or relocation of classrooms
  • General advising and counseling
  • Help in locating accessible housing
  • Library of information on disabilities and disability issues
  • Faculty and/or student workshops on disability issues within post-secondary education
  • Assistance to faculty providing accommodations

Behavioral and Developmental Health Program, Armstrong-Indiana

Indiana Office
1430 Route 286 East, Suite 1
Indiana, PA 15701
Tel: 724-349-3350
TDD: 724-465-3805
Twenty-Four-Hour Emergency: 1-877-333-2470
Fax: 724-349-3341
Website: Behavioral and Developmental Health Program

Services and Description

  • Outpatient Services
  • Inpatient Services
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Aftercare for People Released from State and County Facilities
  • Rehabilitation and Training
  • Sheltered Workshops and Therapeutic Activity Centers
  • Supported Employment
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Resource Coordination
  • Consultation and Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychiatric Emergency Services and Services to the Court
  • Supportive Housing
  • Community Residential Rehabilitation
  • Community Living Arrangements
  • Family Living
  • Recreational Programs
  • Family Support Services
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Driven Drop-In Centers
  • Respite