Stress, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Linked

Posted on August 25th, 2013, in Behavioral HealthHealth Education

In the following article read about the link between how stress and tinnitus and hearing loss are all related.


Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania

Posted on August 11th, 2013, in Advocacy

Website: Value Behavioral Health (an affiliate of Value Options) is an insurance company that covers mental health and substance abuse services for children and adults with Medicaid in counties including: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. If you need support in getting an interpreter let […]


Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind

Posted on August 11th, 2013, in AdvocacyParentingSocial Programs

When a small population of people with unique, and often complicated, needs is spread throughout such a geographically large state as Pennsylvania, it is very difficult for these individuals and their families to identify, talk to, and learn from people in similar situations. The Pennsylvania Partnership was created to help people who are deafblind and their families make these connections and support each other.


National Family Association for DeafBlind

Posted on August 11th, 2013, in Advocacy

NFADB exists to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs.NFADB appreciates the support of the Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, NY and the Hilton/Perkins Program of Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA.


Social Security, SSI, and Medicare

Posted on May 4th, 2013, in Health EducationTopic of InterestWellness

We are very excited to announce that SSA’s first American Sign Language video, “Social Security, SSI and Medicare: What You Absolutely Need to Know About These Vital Programs,” can be viewed by video here.


Welcome to Pro-Tactile: the Deafblind Way

Posted on February 24th, 2013, in AdvocacyProvidersTips for Communication

Learn about communication and language strategies for some people who are DeafBlind Jelica Nuccio and aj Granda in: “Welcome to Pro-Tactile: the Deafblind Way”. Jelica Nuccio: Hello! Welcome to our very first vlog [aj taps Jelica vigorously on the knee and smiles. Both are receiving signs tactually, and their legs are touching] Called. aj granda: […]


Behavioral Health Resource Directories – 2013 version

Posted on February 11th, 2013, in Behavioral HealthTopic of Interest

A directory of specialized providers in Western Pennysylvania who offer behavioral health and counseling services to persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing.


Why see your primary care doctor

Posted on February 11th, 2013, in Topic of InterestVideosWellness

What is a primary care doctor? What are the benefits of having a relationship with one doctor?


Additional Behavioral Health Services – ACHIEVA

Posted on February 10th, 2013, in Local and State Government Agencies

ACHIEVA Family Trust Individuals with disabilities and their families face significant challenges in planning for their financial stability. In 2011, ACHIEVA Family Trust provided information and served as trustee for 1,953 individuals with disabilities. ACHIEVA Family Trust is one of the only organizations providing trust services and long term planning for people with disabiliies and […]


Private Practitioners: Kristy Weidner, LCSW

Posted on February 10th, 2013, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Private provider of mental health, drug and alcohol treatment services Address: Village Center for Holistic Therapy, 68 Wabash Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Phone (v): 412-455-6890 Fax: 412-455-6891 Contact: Kristy Weidner, Type of Behavioral Services Offered: Outpatient counseling. Population Served: Adults and children, couples and families. Reimbursement: Fee for service. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Highmark, Tricare […]


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