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Developmental Disabilities


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Alliance for Infants and Toddlers Inc. (South Hills)

Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, Inc. is an organization that coordinates and monitors the delivery of services to children with developmental delays throughout Allegheny County.

Recognizing a volunteers commitment to addressing community needs, any assistance that could be provided in this area would be greatly appreciated. Seeking volunteers to sponsor a toy drive for the children of the program.

 

Best Buddies (Mt. Washington)

Best Buddies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities to establish meaningful one on one friendships.

Volunteers will assist with office duties and special events. Ex.: Setting up for the events and assisting customers. Pre-requisite: background check and must be 18 years of age.

 

Easter Seals of Western PA (Strip District)

Easter Seals provides programs and services to over 19,000 children and adults with disabilities and other special needs in twenty counties in Western Pennsylvania.

Volunteers will assist in school programs and adult day service center. One-day special event opportunities also. Pre-requisite: 18 years of age, Act 34 and Act 151 required. 

 

The Watson Institute (Carebreak) (Allegheny/Beaver Counties)

Watson Institute's (Carebreak) mission is to offer a family-centered service that provides quality respite time for parents or primary caregivers and children with disabilities through meaningful experiences offered on a one on one, consistent, continuing basis.

Volunteers will assist in interdependence, self-esteem and activities with the children in the family home. Pre-requisite: Age Requirement, Orientation, Training period, Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances.

UCPI Class

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) of UCP Pittsburgh is a private, non-profit organization, founded in 1951, which serves individuals and families affected by disabilities.  CLASS's services are available to help people with a wide range of disabilities including spina bifida, seizure disorders, neurological conditions, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation, acquired brain injury and cerebral palsy.  The desire for self-sufficiency and community involvement is what unites these individuals. CLASS serves as an educational resource, community liaison, advocate, and on-site supporter for people who are too often excluded from community participation.  Various CLASS's include:  Residential Support, Independent Living, Vocational Services, Case Management and Children's Services.

Volunteers would assist participants in life skills, accompany participants during trips in the community and clerical duties within the office. Requirements: Background Check and Child Abuse Clearances, Brief Orientation.