Intellectual Disabilities Services at Barber National Institute

The Barber National Institute offers a variety of intellectual disability services in Erie, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, PA. We offer these services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through these programs, we foster greater independence, improve social interaction, and increase involvement in community life.


 Employment Services

Employment services help individuals with intellectual disabilities build job readiness and find employment in the community.

+ Small Group Employment

+ Pre-Employment Transitional Services for Students

+ Supported Employment


Day Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Adult Day Services offers an assortment of intellectual disability services for adults with developmental disabilities. These home and community-based services make the most of each individual's unique strengths, leading to high-quality support. 

+ Club Erie

+ Community Participation Support

+ Home & Community Habilitation


 Residential Services

Adult Residential Services offer a multitude of programs for residents with intellectual disabilities, including Community Homes, Supported Living, Respite Care, and Lifesharing through Family Living.

+ Community Group Homes

+ Supported Living

+ Lifesharing through Family Living

+ Respite Care


Recreation & Socialization

These services are designed to promote socialization and build relationships. Activities include peer dances at area colleges and summer camps for both adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities.

+ ESO Dances

+ Camp Shamrock

+ Connections Camp

+ ESO Summer Camp

+ Learn to Ride Bike Camp


Agency With Choice (AWC) Program

The Agency With Choice program is for individuals with an intellectual disability who reside in their own home or a family home.

+ Home & Community Habilitation

+ Respite Care

+ Camps


+ Home & Vehicle Adaptation


Family Support Services

Our family support services are for families with children who have developmental disabilities. We have services for siblings, families, and children including arts and crafts, swimming, and more.

+ Sib Sessions

+ Time For Me