Our History

PAR  (Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability) was incorporated in 1970 as a statewide, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Today, PAR is the largest and most active association of intellectual disability and autism service providers in Pennsylvania. 

PAR proudly represents provider organizations whose mission is to serve and support Pennsylvania's children and adults with autism or intellectual disability. 2020 will mark our 50th year as the only statewide provider association in the Commonwealth with this exclusive focus.  

With a workforce of over 50,000 Pennsylvanians supporting tens of thousands of individuals and their families, the association promotes the highest standards of service through advocacy, information, training and education, and the resources provided by our members.

 

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