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How to Use this Site

PAR’s website hosts comprehensive information on autism and intellectual disability services in Pennsylvania. This site hosts information about ID/A services in Pennsylvania, the latest news in the community disability field, advocacy efforts, relevant regulations and laws, and nonprofit compliance.

Want to learn more about how to get the most out of our website? Read below.


There are several options for customizing the look of this site to fit an unique accessibility needs. You can change how you view the site by using the accessibility features on the top right side of any page of the website.

Text Size: To increase or decrease the size of words, pick one of the small, medium or large letter “A” buttons next to the phrase, “Text Size.

There are also two different ways to view the site: a full color option, which is the default, and an alternate high-contrast (white on black) option. To set your preference, click on 'High Contrast' to the right of the font size option on the top right side of any page on our website.

Finding Resources on the Site

To find information on our webiste you can:

1. Use the Search Box located in the upper right hand corner of each web page.

2. Use the Information by Topic menus located on the left side of each web page.

3. Use the Site Map located at the top of each web page (above and to the right of the
    PAR logo) and the footer of each web page. The Site Map gives you a complete list of
    all pages on

Registering for a Account

By creating a account, you get access to site resources that a public user does not have. You do not have to be a PAR member to register, but PAR members have even more access than a general user, including access to PAR Mails and other members-only resources.

To register for an account, click on ‘Register’ in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Next, enter a username, password, and your email address. Then click on ‘Register.’ You will receive an email confirmation of your access to our site within 24 hours. 

After registration, login to your account by selecting ‘Login’ in the upper right hand corner of the home page, to the left of the ‘Register’ option. Then enter your username and password. If you can’t remember your password, select the ‘Forgot Password?’ option. You will then receive an email with your password information.