Early Intervention &
Therapy for all Ages and Needs

Who to Call...Services and Information

Resource Contact Information

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA
Information for families with children diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's syndrome, Fragile X, Pervasive Development Disorder, Rett syndrome, Tourette's syndrome.
Early Intervention, respite and advocacy, along with Physical, Occupational, Speech and Movement Therapies in the home for ages birth-3 years.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 (IU3) DART Program
Early Intervention services for ages 3-5 in preschool settings. Includes Occupational, Physical, and Speech and Language Therapies and family services. (Allegheny County outside the city of Pittsburgh)
Alliance for Infants and Toddlers
Developmental assessment, coordination of Early Intevention services for children with developmental delays, high risk infants, and premature babies. Family support and resource coordination.
Applied Behavior Consulting for Autism, LLC
Applied behavior analysis programs in home or schools for children from birth to age 10.
The Autism Center of Pittsburgh
Evaluates children for delays, disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, offers therapies, including Therapeutic Listening.
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center
Child's Way - provides day care for medically fragile children, ages birth to eight
Pediatric Specialty Hospital - provides acute care for children birth to 21, transitioning from hospital to home
Adoption program - offers free birthparent counseling, interim foster care, and other services, including research and reunion, and infertility counseling.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Services through a large number of departments (including Autism Center, Child Development Unit, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units) and programs (including Behavioral Support, Counseling, Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, Nutrition Support and Feeding, Occupational and Physical Therapies, Respiratory Therapy).
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
Wide range of outpatient therapy.
Functional Feeding program - teaches techniques for children who have difficulties eating due to physical or behavioral conditions. Hospital provides 24-hour nursing care and therapies for patients in need of pediatric rehabilitation and for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The Day School is an approved private school for ages 2-21.

See the Education Section of this Guide for information about "Approved Private Schools."

The Children's Therapy Center of Washington Hospital
Services to young children, including Behavior Support, Occupational, Physical, and Speech and Language Therapies.
Child Watch
Non-profit coalition of child advocates. Publisher of "Every Step Counts: Guide for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children"-- online and print guide for parents of children ages birth-5.
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
Manages behavioral health services for Allegheny County.
Counseling Associates
Evaluation and treatment for children who have behavioral health needs.
DePaul School for Hearing and Speech
Specializes in teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to speak and listen without sign language. Offers baby-parent and toddler-play groups.
Early Intervention Specialists (EIS)
Offers nutrition support, Occupational, Physical and Speech and Language Therapies and a vision specialist.
The Early Learning Institute (TELI)
Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers to age 3 and early childhood education programs for children ages 2 to young school age. Offers Social Butterflies and Baby Butterflies play groups.
Easter Seals Western Pennsylvania
Provides Early Intervention services for young children and Therapeutic Feeding Program.
Family Behavioral Resource
Family-focused services for children in the areas of mental health, behavioral health and autism. Offers playgroups for children with autism and their siblings. Fourteen locations, including nine in Allegheny County.
Family Foundations Early Head Start, Office of Child Development, University of Pittsburgh
Federally funded program of early, intensive child development and family support services for low-income families with children from birth to age 3.
Family Resources
Works to prevent child abuse.
Heritage Valley Health System (Sewickley Valley Hospital)
Behavioral Support Services, Case Management; Staunton Clinic
Offers childhood counseling, mental health/intellectual disabilities services, and resource center.
Holy Family Institute
Offers Family Group Decision Making for families of children with behavior problems or who have been abused.
The Integrated Care Corporation (The I. Care Corp)
Developmental, Hearing, Occupational, Physical, Speech and Vision Therapies.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Aquatic, Physical and Speech Therapies.
Laughlin Center
Speech and language, psychological and early childhood services, including The Village Preschool, for children, starting at preschool age.
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Services for women, including prenatal care and high-risk pregnancy care, fetal diagnosis and treatment in partnership with Children's Hospital, infertility services, lactation support, genetic counseling, delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
March of Dimes Pennsylvania Chapter
Information on maternal health, preterm infants, genetic testing, perinatology, and signs of high-risk pregnancy.
Maternal and Child Health Program, Allegheny County Health Department
Home-based public health nursing services that include education and support to at-risk pregnant women and families; breastfeeding support; program for special needs children starting at birth, including arranging for needed services; Project Lamb -- postpartum and continuing pediatric care for mothers who had little or no prenatal care; Nurse-Family Partnership Program -- intensive home visits to first-time pregnant and postpartum women and their children up to age 2; Resource Mothers Project -- community-oriented program aimed at reducing infant mortality, low birth weight, starting early in pregnancy until the child is age 2. To qualify for some of these programs, the recipient must meet income guidelines and live in certain communities in the county.
Pediatric Therapy Professionals, Inc.
Speech, Physical and Occupational therapies for young children.
Pittsburgh Board of Education Program for Students with Exceptionalities - 9Pittsburgh-Mt. Oliver)
Autism, emotional, life skills, speech and language, vision, hearing and learning supports for students in preschool though age 21.
Offers Behavior Support and respite. Operates a licensed Partial Psychiatric Hospitalization Program for children ages 3-14.
Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania
Wide range of services to those with Spina Bifida. BluePrints Program is a play group that helps children with any type of disability , ages 2-5, develop social, motor, sensory and cognitive skills.
Staunton Clinic
(see Heritage Valley Health System)
TEIS Early Intervention Provider
Provides family-centered, child-led, play-based Early Intervention services to children birth to age 3 in home, daycare or other natural setting, at family's convenience.
UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Numerous programs for children. The Western Pennsylvania Regional Center for Autism coordinates a number of programs for children with autism spectrum and pervasive development disorders, including:
Early Intensive Behavioral Integration (EIBI) - for children as young as 18 months old
Merck Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic - autism assessments and services for children who have developmental disabilities and psychiatric or behavioral disorders
Theiss Child Development Center Early Autism Program - intensive early intervention in a preschool setting.
The Watson Institute
Education, assessment, therapy, counseling, respite for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, neurological impairment or serious emotional challenges.
The Harry S. Tack Education Center is an approved private school for children ages 3 and up who have autism, cerebral palsy, brain injures, neurological impairments or emotional challenges. Offers Behavioral Support and a variety of therapies in classroom setting.
LEAP (Learning Experience: an Alternative Program) Preschool provides behavioral and developmental education for children with autism, and behavioral skills training for parents.
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC)
Approved private school and services for students 2 to 21 with vision impairment, with or without additional challenges. Residential facilities available for those who live in outlying areas.
Play, Achieve, Learn, Socialize (PALS) playgroup - for visually impaired children, ages 18 months to 3 years, and their parents.
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD)
Approved private school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from birth through grade 12. Choices for Children (412-244-4261) offers Early Intervention services through home visits to deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers.
WIC - Women, Infants and Children Program
Federally funded program provides nutrition services and healthy supplemental food for pregnant women, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5.
Zoe's New Beginnings
Complementary baskets to parents of preemies to make transition from hospital to home a smooth one. Baskets include clothing, diapers, hand sanitizer and information handouts provided by MedImmune regarding RSV and how to keep the preemie healthy.