All Centers for Independent Living are responsible to provide information and referrals to individuals with disabilities. Current and accurate information is vital in obtaining prompt connection to needed services and to promote accessibility in local communities.
The following links are regularly reviewed to be current. If you find a link that does not work, please contact Jonathan Heintzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Support Services at Colleges and Universities
in Berks County can be found at the following links:
Penn State Berks
Post Secondary Career Training
Learn more about career training option for Berks County students!
Berks Career & Technology Center (Adult Continuing Education)
Reading Area Community College Career Programs
Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center
(Adult Education Program)
Various employment support services for job seekers…
Community Skills Program
Goodwill Keystone Area
Links to various organizations with information or analysis on current state or federal legislation.
www.bartabus.com – Information on BARTA services in Berks County for all regular bus transportation and special services
www.berkstransition.org – Where to get connected for all transition services in Berks County
PA-LINK – Statewide
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach in the way we assist seniors and adults with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. The ADRC in Pennsylvania is known as the Link.
Pennsylvania Relay – communication service for deaf/hard-of-hearing
Pennsylvania Relay is a 24-hour service that allows individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to communicate freely with friends, family and businesses. For people who have difficulty hearing or speaking, the simple act of using a telephone can be a challenging and frustrating experience. Whether it’s conducting business, speaking to doctors, making appointments or just keeping in touch with family and friends, an inability to communicate over the phone can affect almost every aspect of a person’s day-to-day life. Multiple service options are available to fit individual communication needs.