Publications for Individuals & Families

This web page contains booklets and brochures specifically for Individuals and their caregivers in the ID community.


PDF PublicationDescription
Breast Cancer Wellness Brochure

This informational brochure was designed for people with limited language skills. It includes tips for healthy living, planning for breast health, and limiting risks of breast cancer.


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Community Safety Booklet A Community Safety Booklet has been developed as a resource for individuals with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism (ID/A) and their families. The booklet addresses issues, such as safety on the street, dealing with bullies and strangers, carrying necessary identification and using 911.
Family HIRS
(Health Information Recording System)

A medical record keeping system designed to meet the needs of families and individuals.


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Familia HIRS - Un sistema bilingüe (español)

Un sistema bilingüe (español) de mantenimiento de registros médicos diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades de las familias y individuos.


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Health Care Mentorship Program The Health Care Mentorship Program was developed to assist people with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism (ID/A) to become more involved in taking control of their health care needs. Examples of some topics which may be of interest are: questions about the person's diagnosis, discussion of health promotion strategies, review of purpose of the medications, how to keep records, schedule physician appointments and insurance discussion.
Hobbies Resource Guide This guide helps individuals live an everyday life in Southeastern PA. It provides inclusive activities at locations that have arts and crafts, outdoor activities, fitness and more... Check it out!
Letter of Medical Necessity When planning to write a letter of medical necessity, there are key components that are necessary to include in your letter in order to provide a proficient argument for the requested denied services. Click on the link to download more information and to see a sample letter.
Let's Talk About Sexual Abuse Booklet

This booklet acts as a resource for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their families. It explains what sexual abuse is, what to do if you are abused and how to get help.


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Men's Health Information

The Men's Health and Wellness booklet was designed to provide men with guidelines to living a healthy life. Information covered in this booklet includes communication, exercise and dieting recommendations, helpful hygiene tips and making a plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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Navigating the Insurance System Again

It can be difficult and confusing to navigate the health insurance system. This updated guide will help explain each insurance plan, their coordination, the importance of Special Needs Units (SNUs), define medical insurance terminology, eligibility and provide resources.

Sexual Abuse Awareness and Resources Brochure

This brochure outlines critical issues regarding sexual abuse awareness related to people with ID. This brochure answers questions including: What are the risk factors? What should you look for? How can you help? It provides guidance on what you should do if you suspect or witness sexual abuse and provides information on organizations who can help.


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Special Needs Unit (SNU) Brochure

Call the Special Needs Unit (SNU) regarding EPSDT, Transition Issues, Grievances and Appeal Processes.


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Understanding Mental Illness Brochure This booklet was written as a resource for individuals with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism (ID/A) and their families. It helps people to understand what mental illness is and also gives them ideas of what they can do to help themselves feel better.
DISCLAIMER: Information and education provided by PCHC is intended as general information only and is not all inclusive or intended to replace physical, dental or behavioral health advice. If you believe that you, or someone you support, have physical, dental or behavioral health issues, please seek professional advice.