Dealing with a family member who has been diagnosed with mental retardation, who is autistic, or has a mental health diagnosis is challenging to say the least. Supporting the family can be as important as helping the individual get the care they need to thrive.
Familylinks is ready to help with a variety of programs designed to improve life for everyone involved.
Find out about Administrative Service Coordination (ASC)
If your child, ages 3-21, has a mental health diagnosis, this program will help you with all the clinical and community services you need to continue to care for your child and your family as a whole.
Find out about our Autism Services
Autism is a catch-all name for a number of disorders whose intensity, symptoms and behaviors can vary widely. However, the treatment for these disorders needs to be particularly individualized. Familylinks provides personalized help to children with autism. Read how our Autism Program offers a cutting edge curriculum -- and hope.
Find out about our Supports Coordination (SC)
Familylinks is the largest provider of intellectual disability services in Allegheny County. With a wealth of experience and compassion, we coordinate the care and services that help individuals diagnosed with an intellectual disability reach their highest potential and live life to the fullest degree possible.
Find out about RESPOND (Residential Enhancement Services, Planning Opportunities
for New Directions)
RESPOND provides a therapeutic group setting within the community for children who are diagnosed with mental retardation and/or mental illness, and who utilize three or more service systems. Allegheny County Department of Human Services is the exclusive source of referral to this out-of-home treatment service. Familylinks can provide the intensive treatment, evaluation, care and skills that can lead to a better quality of life for children in this program.