Monday, April 19, 2010

May 8, 2010: Resources for Parents

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

For our May 8 meeting, we have two events in one!

1. Presentation on Financial Planning for your special child's future, by Branden Sacks, a financial planner with expertise in helping families like ours. This is a great follow-up to the wonderful April 10 presentation by Hillary Freeman on the legal aspects of future planning.

2. Display of books on special needs, organized by Margaret Brunton of the Chestnut Hill Library. She is gathering books from throughout the Philadelphia library system and will briefly discuss how to find books and other resources offered through your local library.

Note the change from our regular time: 10 am to 12 noon (refreshments served at the end, so please arrive promptly at 10!).

+++ Extra Benefit Event May 8 +++

The SPEC meeting is early so you can come over to Finley Recreation Center at 1pm for "An Afternoon Delight" ~~ a dance party fundraiser for Autism Sharing and Parenting. Of course, the event is open to all. Join us, have some fun! Please, if you are so inclined, pass this on to anyone who you think may enjoy an afternoon of dancing. The $25 donation includes childcare, if a family needs to bring the kids.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Apr 14: Nancy Nowell @ Seedlings



(for ALL families and professionals working with children with Autism… free and open to the public)

childcare available for all trainings no need to register

held at Seedlings 3300 Henry Ave (see below for directions)

Wednesday April 14th

from 6-7 p.m.

Relationships, Sexuality and Safety in Children With Disabilities

Nancy Nowell, MPA,M.Ed.

Directions: Elwyn Seedlings at the Falls Center is located at 3300 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19129. Seedlings is on the campus of the old MCP Hospital, currently marked by two entrances with signs that read “Falls Center”. There are a number of buildings on the campus, however only one belongs to Seedlings! Seedlings is best accessed via the southern entrance closest to Roosevelt Expressway, through the black fence and gate. The sign says “The Falls Center/Elwyn Visitors”. The Center is easily accessible by bus however we suggest you call SEPTA at 215-580-7800 to find the best route from your home. A map is available online at :

Please call or email Karen Krivit for any questions at or 267-784-2009.