Information & Referral
All Centers for Independent Living are responsible for providing 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.
Social Connection Talk Line
To address the negative effects of social isolation on the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Abilities in Motion has launched an initiative to serve those in need of human connection. Our new “Social Connection” talk line allows people in our community who are feeling isolated to connect with someone at Abilities in Motion and chat with them.
The “Social Connection” talk line is available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. People can call 610-790-9632 to speak to someone in English or 610-823-5237 for Spanish. The veterans’ line is available in both English and Spanish at 484-987-4393. The goal is to have people connect with our staff and stave off the negative effects of social distancing. The “Social Connection” talk line is not for program services or emergencies.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Click here for more information about the virus, including prevention, symptoms, and treatment.
Click here to read an official statement from AIM about measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services created a short video that explains COVID-19 in plain language.
Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) put together these easy-to-read COVID-19 booklets written by and for people with developmental disabilities.
Various employment support services for job seekers...
Links to various organizations with information or analysis on current state or federal legislation.
Post-Secondary Career Training
Learn more about career training options for Berks County students!
List of Food Banks and Food Stamp organizations in the Berks County area.
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
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.