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Emergency Services

9-1-1 is an emergency telephone number for the United States.

Lower Makefield Township
Non-emergency: (215) 493-4011
Records/Admin: (215) 493-4055

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ReadyBucks Pa
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for ReadyBucks, the official emergency alert system of Bucks County and Lower Makefield Township, PA. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

Aging Services

Pennsylvania Department of Aging - Aging Services
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging works to ensure that older adults across Pennsylvania have access to quality services and supports that help them age and live well.

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Designated by the County of Bucks and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to plan, deliver, and contract for a variety of aging services and programs.

Carie Center for Advocacy for the Rights of Elders
To promote the well-being, rights, and autonomy of adults through advocacy, education, and action. As a leading advocate in aging, CARIE’s work advances the health, safety, and dignity of older adults from all socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.

Lower Makefield Township Seniors
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the educational, physical, cultural, emotional and social well being of persons 55 years of age or older in a community based setting.

Report Elder Abuse
To report elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or abandonment, call our 24 hour hotline: 1-800-243-3767.

Autism Cares List of Services

AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society
“Sensory Friendly Films” program as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for individuals on the autism spectrum, the movie auditorium keeps their lights turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound turned slightly down. Because some have strict, special dietary needs, families are permitted to bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks from home.

APS Adult Autism Program
Provides adults with Autism training and support in communication, computer skills, arts, nutrition, and overall well-being so that they can learn to live and work independently and be involved in their community.

Autism Cares Foundation
Individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and/or autism by the age of 22 may be eligible for intellectual disability/autism (ID/A) intake and registration.

PA Autism Waiver
The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with ASD. The program is designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.

Intellectual Disability/Autism Services
Provided through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, these services are locally administered by the Bucks County Department of Behavioral Health/Developmental Programs. Individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and/or autism by the age of 22 may be eligible for intellectual disability/autism (ID/A) intake and registration. Please contact our ID/A intake line to start the intake process and discuss any questions you may have at 215- 444-2847.

Network for Training
Dedicated to promoting inclusive communities through quality training, consultation, and practice.

Sensory Diet
A carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day.

Sensory Helpful Websites
Retail resources for purchasing sensory-based items

115 Best Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Compilation list of the 115 best websites for parents of children with special needs. From emotional support, parenting issues, the latest research, and product recommendations, these websites cover it all.

Disability Resources

ABC Law Centers Disability Resources in Southeast Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania protects and advocates for rights of people with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation.

Center for Independent Living (CIL)
The Center for Independent Living of Bucks County provides a multitude of Independent Living Services to individuals with disabilities in Bucks County at no cost. We also provide a gateway through our website to better serve our community’s needs.

Disability Rights PA

Horizon House
zCommitted to helping the individuals we serve live a fulfilling life in the community—the life they want and deserve. Horizon House responds to the needs of individuals by broadening its scope of programs and services for adults with behavioral health needs, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the homeless.

Lenape Valley Foundation
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordination is designed to assist individuals and their families in assessing current needs, developing Individual Support Plans, obtaining services and supports, and locating, coordinating and monitoring those supports and services. Eligibility for ID services is based on a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability prior to the age of 22 or a diagnosis of Autism before the age of 22 along with significant limitations in activities of daily living. Information and intakes for ID services in Bucks County are completed by the Bucks County Mental Health/Developmental Programs Department. To determine eligibility, please call 215-444-2800.

Life In Bucks
Serving Bucks County families who have a child or adolescent that struggles with emotional or behavioral issues, Bucks LIFE works closely with families to offer support along with informational resources and referral services./

PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources (PA MEDI)
Free service that connects persons age 60 and older, persons with a disability, veterans, family members and caregivers with long-term care services and supports. The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources can help you find the support and care you need so you can stay home healthier and longer. Our Goal is to help you live independently longer, where you choose.

Social Security

DMV and Transportation

Bucks County Transportation
A Shared Ride Program for Bucks County Residents with Physical and/or Mental Health Disabilities. Bucks County Transport provides shared ride transportation to persons with disabilities at a discounted rate. You may qualify if you are a Bucks County resident between the ages of 18 and 64, can provide written verification of disability, and you need transportation beyond SEPTA’S ADA service area. For more information regarding SEPTA’S ADA complementary paratransit service, please call 215-580-7145 for SEPTA ADA Customer Service or visit their website.

DMV identification
Parking Placards: Pennsylvania’s Persons with Disabilities placards and registration plates are universal and accepted in all 50 states.

PA License Renewal
A Pennsylvania driver’s license is valid for four years, expiring on the day after the driver’s birthday. PennDOT sends an Invitation to Renew (DL60A/DL60R) to each driver three months prior to license expiration. Individuals age 65 or older have the option of renewing their license every two years, instead of standard four years.

Education and Employment Services

BCIU Adult Program and Services
Persons with disabilities, aged 21 and older, may be eligible for these new Adult Programs and Services from the Bucks IU. If you are unsure of eligibility or who to contact for information, the Bucks IU is happy to assist you. Contact the Bucks IU Adult Programs and Services team at 215-348-2940 Ext. 1330, or email

Financial and money management guide
Mission is to provide financial education, we developed a financial education booklet, Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management, to respond to a need in the disability community.

Hiram G Andrews Center and Commonwealth Technical Institute
The mission of the Hiram G. Andrews Center is to offer quality individualized post-secondary education, pre-employment transition and support services to customers as they determine and pursue individualized goals of employment and independence.

Interpreter Services
A database which allows you to quickly identify sign language interpreters who meet the Pennsylvania registration requirements.

OVR Individualized Employment Services
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized services to assist people with disabilities to pursue, obtain, and maintain satisfactory employment.

Blindness & Visual Services
801 Market Street
Suite 6034
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-560-5700 Voice
866-631-3892 Voice

PA Autism Waiver
The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) is a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver designed to provide long-term services and supports for community living, tailored to the specific needs of adults age 21 or older with ASD. The program is designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way they want to, based upon their identified needs.

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Resources Labor and Industry (L&I)
Administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers’ compensation benefits to individuals with job-related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers. In addition, L&I enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the commonwealth’s programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
PATF helps Pennsylvanians obtain the assistive technology they need to go to work, be active participants in their communities, and live in their own homes. PATF provides financing opportunities, education, and advocacy for people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians, helping them to acquire the assistive technology devices and services that improve the quality of their lives.

SEQUEL: Community Participation Support Program
This program is designed to enhance the ability of the participant to lead a self-determined, more independent lifestyle. We match the individual’s preferences, needs, and interests to the specific supports and interventions that will help them develop meaningful community relationships and opportunities.

Transition from School to Work
The Pennsylvania Community on Transition Opens in A New Window is a group of various stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who work collaboratively to ensure appropriate transition outcomes for Pennsylvania youth and young adults. The shared vision and common goals are achieved when all Pennsylvania youth and young adults with disabilities: successfully transition to the role of productive, participating adult citizens; are empowered to recognize their talents, strengths and voice; and have equal access to resources that will promote full participation in the communities of their choice.

Ticket to Work Program:
Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.

College Guide for Students with Disabilities

LMT Representation

The elected officials who represent you, your members of State Representation and Senate maintain sensitivity to your views as their constituent. Each are available to you to navigate the government system to request and receive services.

Representative Perry Warren

Senator Steve Santarsiero

myPATH for Property Tax/Rent Rebate
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older.


Explore in-depth Pennsylvania data on COVID.

Pennsylvania Medicaid Long Term Care Programs, Benefits & Eligibility Requirements
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program, so its rules, coverage plans and even its name all vary by state. This article focuses on Pennsylvania Medicaid Long Term Care for seniors. This is different from regular Medicaid, which is for low-income people of all ages. In Pennsylvania, Medicaid is also called Medical Assistance (MA) and it is administered by the state’s Department of Human Services. Medicaid will help pay for long term care for Pennsylvania residents in a nursing home, in their home, the home of a loved one, a personal care home, an adult foster care home or an assisted living residence through one of three programs – Nursing Home / Institutional Medicaid, Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Waivers and Aged Blind and Disabled (ABD) Medicaid. Medicaid Long Term Care is a tool which helps people understand the eligibility requirements to apply for the Aged Blind and Disabled Medicaid program according to their state and marital status. In each state, there are 3 Medicaid programs that provide long term care, each with eligibility criteria that change depending on marital status, level of care and location. If one does not meet the criteria, most states offer other ways to become eligible.

Medical Assistance (MA)
Also known as Medicaid, pays for health care services for eligible individuals. Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with healthcare costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, including nursing home care and personal care services.

A government national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1965 under the Social Security Administration and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

PAABLE Savings Program accounts are an addition to, not a replacement of, government programs and do not affect eligibility for any federal needs-based programs including Medicaid.

Outdoor Activities and Adaptive Sports

Accessible Nature Trails
Pennsylvania has a lot of trails with minimal obstacles. Some are very easy and others are wheelchair accessible.

YMCA of Bucks County
Offers adapted activities for youth, teens, and adults that include swim lessons, land fitness classes, one-on-one fitness instruction, karate, summer camp, teen nights and afterschool programs.

The Miracle League of Northampton Township
Committed to enriching our community by providing education and social development through high quality recreational facilities and programs for individuals with special needs and their families; serving over 250 individuals with disabilities across Bucks County and neighboring communities.

YMS Special Stars
A soccer program designed for children and young adults with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. This program is dedicated to engaging children on the autism spectrum in specially adapted soccer skill building and soccer games supervised by a group of volunteers. No prior soccer experience is necessary.

The program provides skill training and game experience in Flag Football for athletes with special needs. The special needs athletes are instructed by local high school football players during the season from September to November.

Bucks Challenger Football
The program provides skill training and game experience in Flag Football for athletes with special needs. The special needs athletes are instructed by local high school football players during the season from September to November.

Athletes Helping Athletes
Our mission at Athletes Helping Athletes is to connect local athletes with special needs with mainstream student-athletes in a spirit of friendship for their mutual benefit, inspiration and respect.



Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line serves Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them.

Veteran’s Home
If you served our country, love to show your patriotism and need long-term care, then one of Pennsylvania’s six Veterans Homes is the ideal place for you and/or your spouse to call home. Located throughout the state to accommodate veterans from every region, our Veterans Homes provide varying levels of care to meet your personal health care needs. Our clinical and professional staffs hold veterans in high regard, and many of them are veterans, too.


Bucks County Poll Places

Voting in PA for people with disabilities