Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of PAR – Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. PAR is the only statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused exclusively on autism and intellectual disabilities (ID) issues.
Our membership collectively represents over $1.68 Billion in autism and intellectual disabilities services and supports in Pennsylvania and employs almost 31,000 Pennsylvanians. PAR members provide the full range of supports and services to more than 51,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities, including over 8,000 children and adults living with autism, in over 7,900 locations in the Commonwealth in addition to providing numerous non-residential and in-home supports.
Joining PAR gives you direct access to:
Publications and Resources
PAR is the premier source of information and resources on autism and ID services in Pennsylvania. PAR Mail, PAR’s almost daily publication to members, brings members the latest and best information needed to operate successfully in the autism and intellectual disabilities fields. Additionally, PAR members have full access to all of the online resources available at www.par.net.
Education and Training
PAR offers state-of-the-art education and training through conferences, webinars, workshops, teleconferences, and other training forums. We bring you the top experts and consultants to meet your organization’s education and training needs.
Public Policy Representation
PAR advocates on behalf of autism and ID issues at all levels of government – local, state, and federal. We work with the legislature, the administration, AEs, coalitions, advocates, and families and consumers to represent the mission of PAR members to provide quality ID and autism services and supports.
Legislative, Legal, and Lobbying Expertise
PAR works with the best legislative, legal, and lobbying experts in the state in addition to having our own lobbyist on staff. Our members have the benefit of their expertise on mission-critical issues.
PAR members enjoy many networking opportunities. PAR membership gives you access to influential policymakers, consultants, experts in the field, other providers, and many other critical stakeholders.
PAR Services Network (PSN)
PSN is a user-friendly online search tool that helps consumers, families and supports coordinators find services and supports offered by PAR members in their area. Anyone can search for services using the PAR Services Network, but having your organization listed in PSN’s search results is an exclusive PAR member benefit.
CareCareer is a user-friendly online search tool that is free for all job seekers to use, but limited to PAR members to post job openings, free of charge.
PAR offers members assistance on any issue related to autism or intellectual disabilities services. We respond quickly and efficiently to member requests for information and assistance.
The benefits of PAR membership are unmatched and add immeasurable value to any eligible organization, whether you are a private provider or a business associate.