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Public Notice:

At Familylinks, our priority remains the health and safety of our clients and our team, and we continue to take measures to protect against the spread of the COVID-19. Last week we made the decision to cancel all events and suspend volunteer activities until further notice. This week we have made the necessary modifications to our programs and services, in accordance with guidelines set by local and state government, so we can continue to serve individuals and families in western Pennsylvania.

As public health officials assess the risk, we are closely monitoring the spread of the virus and evaluating potential implications. We will continue to share all updates on our website and social media pages.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has created a support and referral helpline for COVID-19. To review the details click here.

For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.


Supports Coordination

Participants for this service must be referred by their home county. Contact your county’s Department of Human Services for information on supports coordination services available to you. If Familylinks Supports Coordination is available in your county, you’ll then be able to choose us as your provider.

Our Supports Coordination program helps people living with intellectual developmental disabilities and autism to find a place to live, a place to work, and the proper training to find a job. Supports coordinators work with participants to help them find and take advantage of employment services, transportation and specialized therapies, among many other services. If you or a loved one lives with an intellectual developmental disability or autism, it can be hard to know what services are available and how to obtain them. Family caregivers shouldn’t have to do it all. Let our expert, professional Supports Coordination Unit step in and help!

Who does it serve?

Children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities and autism.

What can you expect?

  • Each participant is assigned to a supports coordinator (SC), who works on behalf of the participant to find and arrange services as appropriate based on the participant’s needs.
  • Your SC will connect you with services like job training, employment, transportation, and therapy services.
  • You’ll meet with your SC in person at least twice a year.

How do you enroll?

Supports Coordination participants must first register with the appropriate county office, such as Allegheny County’s Office of Intellectual Disability. After an initial evaluation, if Familylinks is a provider for your county, you may choose Familylinks.

Why choose Familylinks?

  • Familylinks is the largest provider of supports coordination in Allegheny County, and our Supports Coordination Unit serves multiple counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Our reputation among clients and service providers is second to none, and we serve more than 3,000 clients each year. 
Meta Description: 

Coordination of support services for participants with intellectual developmental disabilities and autism.