Community Resources

At AASD Learning Express we feel it’s important for our students and families to have information and access to resources in the community. The community offers many opportunities for children to engage with their peers – such as going to the library, playing at a local park, or participating in an activity day at a local craft store. Here are some community programs that offer family assistance:
Address: 1100 Green Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601(814) 946-7111 view map
Phone (Toll-Free): 1-866-812-3341
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pennsylvania offers assistance and other services to people and families in need. You can submit applications and renewals at your local county assistance office drop box or online using COMPASS. Caseworkers are available at the county assistance office to help you and answer your questions in person or over the phone, if the office is closed to the public.
Phone: (814) 946-3651Website:
Address: 2301 Beale Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 view map
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


The Blair County Community Action Program (BCCAP) Services Blair County with residential weatherization services for low-income individuals.
​Phone: 814-946-5100 
This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. It provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with behavioral health issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need - it helps ensure that there is "No Wrong Door" for those who need services. This Web site can greatly assist in our efforts to protect our greatest human asset - our beautiful minds.
Address: 303 Cayuga Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 view map
Website (US Social Security Administration):
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Services include: retirement, survivors, disability, chronic renal disease, Black Lung and Medicare programs; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for aged, blind or disabled with limited income and resources; new or replacement social security cards; applications for Extra Help with Medicare. 
Address: 206 West Plank Road, Altoona, PA - 16601 view map
Phone: 814-943-0481
Office Hours: Subject to change

Pediatric Home Connection (birth-21 years)

Taking care of medically fragile children is not an easy job. Pediatric Home Connection provides skilled nursing care to technologically dependent children so that parents can sleep, work, or go to school.

Healing Patch (preschool-18 years)

Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch is a peer support program designed specifically for children and their families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, such as a parent, sibling, grandparent, or close family member. 

Behavioral Health Care (school-age)

Counseling, education, and other services are critical when facing life’s challenges. Services can provide an alternative to traditional inpatient services, and may include therapy, education for life management, stress reduction education, and medication management.
Find other general resources in the Blair County Area: 
For other specific needs or more information contact your child’s teacher