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Office of Intellectual Disability

The Office of Intellectual Disability (OID) assists Allegheny County residents with an intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation) in receiving services. All individuals registered with OID receive supports coordination. 

Types of services

  • Intake and registration  Learn more  
  • Provide information and outreach to stakeholders  Learn more  
  • Distribute information through the Key Communicators  Learn more 

For information about services

  • General inquires 412-253-1399 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Intake and registration 412-253-1250 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • OID FactSheets Learn more 

For after-hours calls (24 hr. emergencies) 412-350-4457

To report the neglect or abuse

of a child (under 18 years) with a disability

    • Call locally, 412-473-2000 or ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313
    • Learn more 

of an adult (18-59 years) with a disability

    • There are specific numbers to call depending on the type of disability 

of an older adult (60 years and older) with a disability

    • Call locally, 412-350-6905 or at the state level, 1-800-490-8505

Other resources you might find helpful

Brochure 

Resource Guides  

About OID

Responsibilities
  • Provides intake and registration for Intellectual Disability (ID) service in Allegheny County.
  • Fulfills the mandates related to the ID Service System set forth by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs. 
Office locations

Parkway Center East
Professional Office Park
2020 Ardmore Blvd., Rm. 380
Forest Hills, PA 15221

412-436-2750 TTY 412-350-3467
412-271-1392 (fax)
Get Directions to 2020 Ardmore Blvd.  

Executive Commons Building
110 Roessler Road, Suite 100A
Green Tree, PA 15220

412-253-1399 TTY 412-350-3467
412-253-1259 (fax)
Get Directions to 110 Roessler Road  

Profile

One-page overview of OID and a more detailed description of OID including legal mandates, administration, fiscal and client statistics, programs and services, and contact information. Learn more 

Administration 
  • Marc Cherna, Director, Department of Human Services
  • Patricia L. Valentine, DHS Executive Deputy Director for Integrated Program Services
  • Don Clark, DHS Deputy Director, Office of Intellectual Disability
  • With local oversight by the Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Advisory Board 
  • Commonwealth oversight by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs
  • Federal oversight by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

 Annual plan and budget