Hope to see you there -- Jean
Monday, December 29, 2008
Hope to see you there -- Jean
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
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National Results Launch and Press Event : an Online Presentation
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 / 9:30-10:30 AM EST
Please click here and look for the registration button if interested.
Also, Joe Scullin will visit the monthly SPEC meeting this coming SAT at 10:30 am in the Chestnut Hill Library, hope to see you all then.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Just a reminder about the Special Parents of Exceptional Children meeting next Saturday December 6 at 10:30 am at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. (Note the change from our regular time!)
Joe Scullin, Director of Community Social Services at UCP, will speak and answer your questions about services for your child.
For more information, directions, etc., please reply to this email or call Jean at 215-913-9027.
Hope to see you!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
- challenging behaviors?
- Social skills?
- Toilet training?
- Summer programs and school-year services?
Quinn Developmental Service | http://www.behaviorexcellence.com/
46 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002 | (215) 654-7577
Friday, May 16, 2008
Child Growth & Development Center,Inc.®
Wednesday, May 21st at 7:30pm
Mike Vereb (left in photo right) works closely with Speaker of the House, Dennis O’Brien (center in photo right) dealing with issues regarding Autism.
Representative Vereb want to hear from you…
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION:
Here’s your chance to be heard…
Have a question about Healthcare Coverage for your child with special needs? Or, any other questions that Representative Vereb can answer or bring to the House of Representatives and fight for you and your child?
RSVP Preferred: #610-275-KIDS
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 21st at 7:30pm
(Please, no children)
Hillcrest Plaza Shopping Center
100 West Germantown Pike East Norriton, Pa 19401
(Intersection of Germantown Pike & Swede Rd.)
Monday, April 21, 2008
WHEN: May 3, 2008; 12:00- 2:00
Father Sullivan Hall (Right behind I.H.M. School)
819 Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(about 10 minute drive from the SPEC meeting place in Chestnut Hill | directions)
PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE... [More Signing On]
-United Cerebral Palsy Social Services
-Vision for Equality
-Autism Sharing and Parenting
-Temple University Institute on Disabilities
-Law Office of Joseph Romano
-Philadelphia Mental Health / Mental Retardation Office
-Philadelphia Corporation for Ageing
-Office of Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities
-Speaking for Ourselves
-State Senator Shirley Kitchen’s Office
-Catholic Cares Options for the Elderly
-Marion Bolger Recreational Program
-Department of Public Welfare
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAIR, CALL JOE & RITA MCGRATH AT (215)487-7651
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Special Parents of Exceptional Children (SPEC), a support and information group for those who care for children with special needs, will hold its next meeting on Saturday, April 26 at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Come at 12:30 for a sandwich, and the presentation will start at 1:00 (ending by 2:30). A speaker from Kardon Institute of Arts Therapy will tell us about movement and music therapies for children with special needs.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
My wife forwarded a note about advocacy for HB1150, providing insurance for children with autism -- I recognize my friend from HS Tom Murt as a sponsoring PA Representative, and I am working to contact my Representative Greg Vitali (or ask that Tom give him a message, as if I had that kind of access :-).
On April 1, 2008 at 10 AM, Capitol Building Complex (Harrisburg), Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building, the Pennsylvania Senate Banking & Insurance Committee will conduct a public hearing regarding the merits of HB 1150 -- there seems to be a balanced panel of advocates, including David Gates of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project -- I was initially surprised see Rachel Brooks, Miss Pennsylvania 2007, listed as an advocate due to her brother with autism -- from my quick read it seems not like another "throw money at it" approach, but a directed investment in helping kids with autism in an early (and thus efficient) way -- more and up-to-the-minute information is available here.
Footnote: I had the pleasure of sharing lunch with Rachel and her mother Julia last Thursday as Rachel addressed my Rotary club about autism awareness (and concluded with a wonderful rendition of Gershwin's Summertime)
My wife also pointed me to the Autism Mini-Grants for 2008, $500 that can help fill in the gaps, if it fits, consider applying by April 18, 2008.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Empowering Children with Complex Medical & Educational Needs
April 4-5, 2008 at the Cira Centre (next to 30th St. Station)
There is a now bigger discount for parents of children with disabilities -- $70 for both days, $50 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday
- Click here for a brochure, with full schedule (PDF)
Development Officer, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
4400 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-222-2566 x120 | email@example.com
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
Sunday, April 27, 2008
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Rain or Shine in Peacock Pavilion
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
AUTISM SHARING AND PARENTING: TWO Meetings to choose from!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Northern Home for Children
5301 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Visual Work Tasks for Learners on the Autism Spectrum
Presented by Renee Henderson
Discussion and hands on examples of reading, math, and writing tasks for your child to be used in the home. Tasks can assist in teaching your child communication skills or supporting your child academic IEP goals.
* Free drawing! A limited number of "How Do I Teach This Kid" books by Kimberly Henry will be given away !!
Interactive book kits made by the presenter will also be available to take home!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
8th & Market, 7th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(Please sign in at the front desk)
Light Meal Provided
Recreation & Day Camp Options!
Facilitated by Gail Stein
Trying to decide what this summer will look like for a child on the spectrum?
Come hear about some of the new and not so new programs available, procedure for admittance, and grant opportunities.
PA Mentor will also join us to discuss their summer camps for children on the spectrum.
About the Presenters:
Renee Henderson, is parent to a nine-year-old girl on the spectrum with severe language delays. Renee has supplemented her daughter's public education and therapy with "home schooling" since her diagnosis. She has nurtured her natural gift with seminars, workshops and conferences covering all areas of behavioral therapy and education for children on the spectrum
Gail Stein, L.C. S.W., is Director of the Variety Club for Children Family Autism Resource Center. She has been key in orchestrating countless autism community events including the Variety Sesame Place Day for children on the spectrum and Variety Club Fun Days and Summer Camp
What is ASP?
ASP is a volunteer run, Community-based, support group with the following goals
- To provide a support system for children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their families
- To educate the under-informed and culturally diverse populations of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties
- To advocate for Children with ASD and their families
- To increase awareness of Autism and autism issues in Philadelphia & Montgomery counties and PA
Sunday, February 3, 2008
The presentation will be brief, and is dependent on the technology available at the CH Library, as well as the interests and patience of those in attendance -- no need to bring a computer, but you can, and certainly bring your questions as I learn most from trying to find the answers!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Ruth has immeasurable experience in the legal and practical issues parents face in seeking appropriate services for their children. As a mother of a young adult who has special needs, Ruth also brings her perspective as a parent.
The discussion will focus on Transitioning, particularly from preschool to kindergarten, and from school years to ESY -- bring your questions!
Congratulations to Ruth Landsman who was selected as one of the seven finalists in the Diet Rite No Boundaries Woman Contest!