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Join PAR

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of PAR.

Our membership collectively represents a majority of autism and intellectual disability services and supports in Pennsylvania. PAR Provider Members employ over 45,000 Pennsylvanians, including 35,000 Direct Support Professionals, in over 8,500 locations in the Commonwealth, in addition to numerous non-residential and in-home supports.

The benefits of PAR membership are unmatched and add immeasurable value to any eligible organization, whether it is a provider organization or a business associate.

To learn more about membership opportunities, please contact the PAR office at or 717-236-2374. 

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

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 ID/A 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 Provider Members to provide quality ID/A 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.

Networking Opportunities

PAR members enjoy many networking opportunities throughout the year. PAR membership provides access to influential policymakers, consultants, experts in the field, other providers, and many other critical stakeholders.

Discounts on Services and Products

PAR Provider Members receive significant discounts on several valuable cost-saving services and products.

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.

Technical Assistance

PAR offers members assistance on any issue related to autism or intellectual disability services. We respond quickly and efficiently to member requests for information and assistance.