Event Calendar

  • Apr. 16

    S.A.F.E. Inc: Swim Lessons

    Misericordia University Anderson Center Pool

    12 am
    S.A.F.E, Inc with a generous grant from the AllOne Foundation under the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence have teamed up with the Misericordia swim team for lessons.
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  • Apr. 16

    PA Family Network: Advanced Waiver Workshops

    Online

    12 pm
    Join the PA Family Network Advisors in this 2-part workshop which will expand in more detail what was presented in the Waiver Basics (101) Workshops and how waivers can support your loved one. Free workshop, but registration is required. These workshops are created by family members and self-advocates FOR family members and self-advocates. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 16

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Policy Team Virtual Office Hours (VOH) for Individuals and Families

    Online

    5 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). ODP is now offering another evening opportunity specifically for individuals and families who want to learn introductory knowledge and have a virtual conversation with ODP’s Policy Division. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
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  • Apr. 16

    The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties: Transitioning from School to Adulthood for Students with Disabilities: A Look Inside the Transition Grid of the IEP

    Online

    6 pm
    Free webinar hosted by The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Guest Presenter: Dr. Domenico Cavaiuolo with East Stroudsburg University. The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports.
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  • Apr. 17

    PEAL Center: Philadelphia Health Matters

    Temple University

    9 am
    Join the PEAL Center for a FREE one-day conference at Temple University in Philadelphia. Families will learn essential evidence-based tips to support a child’s development of skills like self-advocacy and self-determination. Families will also be given tools to elevate their own self-care and make connections to vital local organizations and resources. 
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  • Apr. 17

    Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium: A Vision for Families: Social Value and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium. The first part of this workshop will focus on the dynamics of social devaluation such as how it happens and what the consequences of it are. The second part will present concrete strategies that can be used to assist people who have been devalued to mitigate against their devalued status, move toward valued status, attain community membership, and have a full meaningful life. The Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium preserves and shares the historic struggle of Western Pennsylvanians with disabilities to attain human and civil rights.
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  • Apr. 17

    Arc of Chester County: Estate Planning/Special Needs Trusts

    Online

    11 am
    This FREE webinar is part of the Spring 2024 Chat-n-Chew Speaker Series hosted by The Arc of Chester County. More information coming soon! The mission of the Arc of Chester County is to advocate, educate, and provide services to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives.
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  • Apr. 17

    PA Family Network: LEAD The Way to Healthy Relationships and Sexuality (For Siblings)

    Online

    6 pm
    Join the PA Family Network in this interactive workshop to: Learn practical strategies and skills that encourage healthy relationships and sexuality while mitigating risk, Discuss boundaries, relationships, risks, and self-advocacy skills, and Learn 4 steps to healthier relationships. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the Pa Office of Developmental Programs. They are a statewide peer-to-peer information and support initiative for families of people with intellectual disabilities and autism.
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  • Apr. 17

    SAU1: Getting Your Own Place: Myths and Facts

    Online

    7 pm
    Hosted by Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1). Join SAU1 to learn about Housing from SAU1 Power coaches! The Power Coaches will share some common myths about housing for people with disabilities, and then help to replace these myths with facts. This presentation is designed for older teens and adults with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1) is a nonprofit, by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
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  • Apr. 18

    PEAL Center: For Professionals: Healthy Relationships and Sexuality for Young People with Disabilities

    Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center

    9 am
    Hosted by the PEAL Center. Many professionals don’t feel confident or have the skills needed to address the topic of healthy relationships and sexuality for young people with disabilities. Check out this in-peron learning opportunity! The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • Apr. 18

    SAU1: Getting Your Own Place: Myths and Facts

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1). Join SAU1 to learn about Housing from SAU1 Power coaches! The Power Coaches will share some common myths about housing for people with disabilities, and then help to replace these myths with facts. This presentation is designed for older teens and adults with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who support them. Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1) is a nonprofit, by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
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  • Apr. 18

    Institute on Disabilities at Temple University: TechOWL's Community Space Grand Opening

    TechOWL Community Space

    11 am
    TechOWL's Community Space at the Institute on Disabilities, on Temple University's main campus, is a place where people can explore tools and technology to discover what works for them. The Grand Opening will feature demonstrations, tours, and more! TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • Apr. 18

    Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation: Free World Autism Month Miniseries

    Online

    12 pm
    Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation is pleased to host a free World Autism Month Miniseries. Each Thursday throughout the month of April, a new virtual session will be released at 12 noon (EST). This year's sessions will provide attendees invaluable and up-to-date insights to better support neurodivergent people. The Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families and professionals in the autism community.
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  • Apr. 18

    PA Family Network: Safety in the Community

    Online

    6 pm
    Join the PA Family Network to share practical strategies to: Build skills to increase safety at home, work, and in the community, and Mitigate risk while living a meaningful everyday life. Free workshop, but registration is required. These workshops are created by family members and self-advocates FOR family members and self-advocates. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 19

    The School District of Philadelphia: 14th Annual Autism Expo

    The School District of Philadelphia

    9 am
    Hosted by The School District of Philadelphia. The Expo is free to attend. Families will get access to resources from a variety of organizations and providers who are dedicated to supporting children with autism and their families, including: Helping Hands Family, The ARC of Philadelphia, AJ Drexel Autism Institute, and more! Part of the School District of Philadelphia, the mission of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to uphold student rights, to ensure student success, and to treat every student with dignity and respect.
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  • Apr. 19

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Empowering Autistic Individuals: The Vital Role of Teaching Skills

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). This training will discuss the importance of teaching skills and offer practical suggestions and techniques for teaching skills, with the ultimate outcome of fostering improved quality of life for autistic individuals where they can thrive and succeed. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
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  • Apr. 19

    Art of Friendship Seminar: Transform Unacceptable Behavior to Positive Coping and Cooperation with Strategic Rewards, Limits & Consequences

    Paoli, PA

    11 am
    Hosted by the Art of Friendship. A FREE live workshop empowering parents, educators, and professionals to help children socialize, cope, and thrive. In-person AND virtual remote attendance options. This presentation debunks incorrect myths and assumptions about behavior, and then teaches a range of reward-consequence programs for mild to challenging behavior at home or school. The emphasis is on lovingly teaching neurodiverse children and teens to decrease disruptive, ineffective, unkind, or refusal behaviors, and replace them with positive replacement behaviors. Presenter Mike Fogel is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who treats a wide range of childhood emotional-behavioral challenges.
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  • Apr. 20

    Green Tree School and Services: Neurodiversity Resource Fair

    Green Tree School and Services

    11 am
    Green Tree School and Services is excited to announce its First Annual Neurodiversity Resource Fair. This event will honor "minds of all kinds." Please join for a fun-filled day to celebrate the strengths, and support the needs of students and their families. Green Tree School and Services is a full-time, out-of-district school placement, for students with significant autism support and emotional support needs. They offer educational, behavioral, and clinical services to support students in reaching their full potential. 
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  • Apr. 21

    Autism Society Greater Philadelphia: Autism Acceptance Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia Zoo Peacock Pavilion

    10 am
    Come join the Autism Society Greater Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Zoo for a fun-filled day celebrating Autism Acceptance, where you can embrace diversity and promote inclusivity. Tickets are for admission to the Philadelphia Zoo. If you are a Zoo member you do not need an additional ticket. There is no separate charge for Autism Acceptance Day at the Philadelphia Zoo activities and resources. The Autism Society Greater Philadelphia is  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose Board of Directors consists entirely of volunteers, representative of self advocates, family members and professionals supporting those with ASD, serving the five-county region of South Eastern Pennsylvania.
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  • Apr. 21

    Philadelphia Eagles: Huddle Up for Autism

    Lincoln Financial Field

    11 am
    Hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Huddle Up for Autism is a fun-filled day designed especially for kids and teens on the autism spectrum and their families. It includes on-field activities, locker room tours, sensory activities, special appearances by Eagles players, Eagles Cheerleaders, and SWOOP, and more!
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  • Apr. 22

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): PA ABLE Overview

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Learn from the Department of Treasury how PA ABLE accounts can help the individuals you support. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
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  • Apr. 23

    S.A.F.E. Inc: Swim Lessons

    Misericordia University Anderson Center Pool

    12 am
    S.A.F.E, Inc with a generous grant from the AllOne Foundation under the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence have teamed up with the Misericordia swim team for lessons.
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  • Apr. 23

    South Central PA HCQU: Positive Behavior Supports

    Online

    10 am
    This training provides an overview of positive behavior supports, including challenging behaviors by definition and the essential component of positive behavior supports. The South Central PA HCQU works to support and improve the developmental disability community. Each month they conduct a variety of virtual trainings for anyone in the community to attend, at no cost.
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  • Apr. 23

    Achieva: Understanding the Basics of SSI and SSDI

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by Achieva. During this FREE webinar, Elaine Cole will provide information on the differences between SSDI and SSI, the rules for eligibility, and how to apply for benefits through the Social Security Administration, including the types of documentation that may be required through the application process. Achieva and its group of organizations are affiliated with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States.
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  • Apr. 23

    The National Task Group (ntg) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices: Family Webinar Series

    Online

    1 pm
    The National Task Group (ntg) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices is hosting a free five-session webinar series about aging, dementia, and adults with intellectual disability designed especially for families/caregivers. The NTG is a not-for-profit organization charged with ensuring that the interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia - as well as their families and friends – are taken into account.
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  • Apr. 23

    PA Family Network: Advanced Waiver Workshops

    Online

    2 pm
    Join the PA Family Network Advisors in this 2-part workshop which will expand in more detail what was presented in the Waiver Basics (101) Workshops and how waivers can support your loved one. Free workshop, but registration is required. These workshops are created by family members and self-advocates FOR family members and self-advocates. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 23

    PA Family Network: Waiver Basics Workshops (For Siblings)

    Online

    6 pm
    Join the PA Family Network in this workshop to learn how waivers can support your loved one. Free workshop, but registration is required. Target Audience: Families with individuals just entering the system. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 24

    Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium: A Vision for Families: Social Value and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium. The first part of this workshop will focus on the dynamics of social devaluation such as how it happens and what the consequences of it are. The second part will present concrete strategies that can be used to assist people who have been devalued to mitigate against their devalued status, move toward valued status, attain community membership, and have a full meaningful life. The Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium preserves and shares the historic struggle of Western Pennsylvanians with disabilities to attain human and civil rights.
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  • Apr. 24

    Pennsylvania Health Law Project: Medicaid Eligibility Across Lifespan

    Hybrid

    10 am
    The Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) and the Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership (NW3) are proud to host a free hybrid training about Medicaid eligibility for all ages and stages of life. This project is funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. PHLP is a non-profit legal services organization that provides free legal services to Pennsylvanians who need help getting or keeping Medicaid coverage and services. 
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  • Apr. 24

    Arc of Chester County: Social Security Disability Benefits-Part II

    Online

    11 am
    This FREE webinar is part of the Spring 2024 Chat-n-Chew Speaker Series hosted by The Arc of Chester County. Again, please join Richard Gaudiosi, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration for more detailed information on disability benefits. This presentation will focus on how working, and income can affect your benefits. He will go over ticket to work and answer questions. The mission of the Arc of Chester County is to advocate, educate, and provide services to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives.
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  • Apr. 24

    Center for Autism Research at CHOP: Next Steps for Professionals and Families

    Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

    12 pm
    Hosted by the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This workshop is geared towards professionals who work with toddlers through elementary school-aged children who are diagnosed with autism. Parents/caregivers are also welcome to attend. Topics include an overview of autism, how diagnoses are made, available interventions, tips and resources for supporting families, current research and a question and answer panel. Center for Autism Research (CAR) is based at  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with research and collaborations spanning CHOP, the University of Pennsylvania, and other academic institutions nationally and internationally.
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  • Apr. 24

    Central PA HCQU: Weis Markets Virtual Cook Along: Simple Snacks

    Online

    1 pm
    Join the Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) and Weis Markets Dieticians for a virtual cook along session: Simple Snacks. Make PB and Berry Chia Snack Bars (a no-bake recipe). The Central PA HCQU provides free health-related trainings and focuses on improving individual outcomes, enhancing physical and behavioral health, and creating an organized system of care, to help caregivers better assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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  • Apr. 24

    PA Family Network: Using LifeCourse to Planand Problem Solve for ISP

    Online

    6 pm
    Join the PA Family Network in this interactive workshop to: Identify service/supports so your loved one can live an Everyday Life, and Learn to use the LifeCourse framework and tools to plan for your future and ISP. These workshops are created by family members and individuals with disabilities FOR family members and individuals with disabilities! This is a free workshop, but registration is required. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and is funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 25

    Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation: Free World Autism Month Miniseries

    Online

    12 pm
    Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation is pleased to host a free World Autism Month Miniseries. Each Thursday throughout the month of April, a new virtual session will be released at 12 noon (EST). This year's sessions will provide attendees invaluable and up-to-date insights to better support neurodivergent people. The Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families and professionals in the autism community.
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  • Apr. 26

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Supporting Autism and Beyond

    Online

    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). This course will dive into looking at the entire person and how to set up interventions based in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), while also looking at the person's profile of varying needs. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
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  • Apr. 27

    19th Annual Logan’s Run 5k and Family Fun Walk

    City Island- Harrisburg

    12 am
    April is National Autism Acceptance Month, and on Saturday, April 27, the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area will hold their annual Logan’s Run 5k and Family Fun Walk. The 5k Run will begin at 10 am (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.), and the Family Fun Walk will begin at noon (registration begins at 11 a.m.). The mission of the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.
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  • Apr. 27

    Office of Philadelphia Sheriff: Autism Awareness Resource Fair and Family Day 2024

    Salvation Army Philadelphia Kroc Center

    10 am
    Hosted by the Office of Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal. Enjoy a fun day for the whole family. The purpose of this event is to strengthen the community and provide networking opportunities. 
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  • Apr. 27

    Therapy Solutions Children's Services Inc: Non-Competitive Soccer Clinic

    Soccer Fields at Waldron Mercy Academy

    10 am
    Hosted by Therapy Solutions Children's Services Inc. For children with diagnoses, special needs, or who could otherwise benefit from a non-competitive, small-group environment. Learn the foundational skills or sharpen your game! A therapist-owned company; Therapy Solutions is a provider of comprehensive developmental and rehab.
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  • Apr. 29

    PA Family Network: Peace of Mind: Long Term Planning

    Online

    Join the PA Family Network in this interactive workshop to get information and strategies on handling Long Term Planning and identify services/supports so you and your loved one can live a goodlife. Free workshop, but registration is required. These workshops are created by family members and self-advocates FOR family members and self-advocates. The PA Family Network is a statewide peer-to-peer information and support initiative for families of people with intellectual disabilities and autism.
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  • Apr. 29

    Families CCAN April Resource Meeting: Supported Decision Making

    Online

    7 pm
    Join Families CCAN for their April Resource Meeting. The guests will be a team from the Lehigh Valley that has been working on a project to share information about Supported Decision Making. This meeting is free to attend and all are welcome. Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • Apr. 30

    PA Family Network: Waiver Basics Workshop (Part 1)

    Online

    10 am
    Join the PA Family Network in this workshop to learn how waivers can support your loved one. Free workshop, but registration is required. Target Audience: Families with individuals just entering the system. The PA Family Network is a program of Vision for Equality and funded through the PA Office of Developmental Programs.
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  • Apr. 30

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Exploring the Complexities of Autism

    Online

    11 am
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). This training will explore the diagnosis through a visual depiction of an "autism wheel" and will end with an opportunity to engage in a "fireside chat" with the presenter to discuss what you need as a supporter to best assist individuals with autism. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).
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  • Apr. 30

    Families CCAN Cook

    Online

    4 pm
    Families CCAN Cook provides guided sessions for individuals with disabilities and a family member or support person to prepare a balanced and nutritious dinner in one hour - in the comfort of their own kitchen! Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • Apr. 30

    The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties: Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP) for Students with Disabilities

    Online

    6 pm
    Free webinar hosted by The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Guest Presenter: Danielle Zmitrovich, M.S., BCBA,LBS with Glenn R. Koch and Associates, LLC. The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports.
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  • May. 1

    TechOWL: Night Owl AAC Sessions

    Online

    5 pm
    TechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, will present a webinar series “Night Owl AAC Sessions,” during National Speech-Language-Hearing Month in May. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS) from the Institute will help participants enhance their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) knowledge, and will present a webinar on a different topic. TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • May. 2

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    2 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 6

    Families CCAN: Info Session

    Online

    7 pm
    Come find out what Families CCAN is all about! Whether you're planning for a transition from high school to adulthood or you're starting your journey to independent living, Families CCAN has resources and programs that can help. This meeting is free to attend and all are welcome. Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • May. 7

    DBHIDS: 32nd Annual Brighter Futures Awards

    LIVE! Hotel, Market Ballroom

    9 am
    Every year at the “My City, My Place” Brighter Futures Awards, the DBHIDS Division of Intellectual disAbility Services and its Public Awareness Committee announce award winners from nominated  community members or groups who made a difference in others’ lives and support individuals registered with Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services.
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  • May. 7

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    1 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 7

    Milestone HCQU West: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Essentials

    Online

    1 pm
    Hosted by the Milestone Health Care Quality West (HCQU). This presentation will focus broadly on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) fundamentals.  It will include information on the basics of AAC usage, the wide array of AAC types, and general tips for those supporting an AAC user. Milestone is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of support, treatment, and residential and vocational services to individuals with behavioral health challenges, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities.
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  • May. 7

    Families CCAN Cook

    Online

    4 pm
    Families CCAN Cook provides guided sessions for individuals with disabilities and a family member or support person to prepare a balanced and nutritious dinner in one hour - in the comfort of their own kitchen! Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • May. 7

    PEAL Center: Honest Conversations: Safe Relationships and Sexuality

    Online

    6 pm
    This FREE parent/caregiver webinar is hosted by the PEAL Center. Those with disabilities and special health care needs need information from their trusted adults! In this way, they are prepared to engage in relationships that are safe, make safe decisions, effectively communicate consent or non-consent, and have positive relationships. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • May. 8

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    2 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 8

    TechOWL: Night Owl AAC Sessions

    Online

    5 pm
    TechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, will present a webinar series “Night Owl AAC Sessions,” during National Speech-Language-Hearing Month in May. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS) from the Institute will help participants enhance their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) knowledge, and will present a webinar on a different topic. TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • May. 9

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    2 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 10

    PA Treasury Department: PA ABLE and Social Security Disability Programs

    Online

    12 pm
    Hosted by the PA Treasury Department. During this FREE webinar, experts will discuss how PA ABLE Savings Program and Social Security Disability Programs work together. You’ll hear from Diana Fishlock, outreach specialist for the PA ABLE Savings Program, and Frank Magni, Social Security Administration public affairs specialist. A PA ABLE account gives individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals), and their families and friends, a tax-free way to save for disability-related expenses, while maintaining government benefits. Federal and state law authorized the creation of PA ABLE accounts.
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  • May. 10

    ECHO Autism at CHOP: While You Wait

    Online

    1 pm
    While You Wait is a free evidence-based virtual community designed for families of children awaiting an autism evaluation or access to developmental services. During each session, families will learn from a multidisciplinary group of autism and developmental experts about what they can do while they wait for that next appointment.
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  • May. 11

    PEAL Center: Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

    Online

    9 am
    As a way of creating a safe space for youth to learn more about these basics alongside their peers, the PEAL Center has created this FREE Saturday morning series so parents can register their young person (aged 14-26) to participate independently, led by a PEAL Elevatus-certified trainer. This sexuality education series is adapted to accommodate youth with high-support learning needs. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • May. 13

    PCHC: Jamiel Owens -"Your Fifteen Minutes of Fame: An Autism Father's Perspective on Collaboration for Positive Outcomes

    Delaware County Intermediate Unit Bldg

    10 am
    Hosted by Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC) Hybrid Training! This presentation will consist of discussing Jamiel’s professional role and affiliation, and his journey of advocacy from the father’s perspective. Being transparent in every stage of his life, he will engage with the audience to reflect, acknowledge,  and share similar experiences; but also to participate verbally or in writing in brainstorming ways to interact, affirm, and assist with families in the Neurodiverse and Neurotypical communities. The core of his conversation will be to speak on events in his life as being disabled, himself, and the beauty that some about from understanding […]
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  • May. 14

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    11 am
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 14

    Families CCAN Cook

    Online

    4 pm
    Families CCAN Cook provides guided sessions for individuals with disabilities and a family member or support person to prepare a balanced and nutritious dinner in one hour - in the comfort of their own kitchen! Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • May. 15

    TechOWL: Night Owl AAC Sessions

    Online

    5 pm
    TechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, will present a webinar series “Night Owl AAC Sessions,” during National Speech-Language-Hearing Month in May. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS) from the Institute will help participants enhance their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) knowledge, and will present a webinar on a different topic. TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • May. 15

    The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties: Transitioning Out of K-12 Education or Students with Disabilities

    Online

    6 pm
    Free webinar hosted by The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Guest Presenters: Kathleen M. Metcalfe, Esq. and Rayni Rabinovitz Bienenfeld, Esq. with Raffaele and Associates, LLC. The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports
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  • May. 16

    PCHC: Health Fair -"Fittness Matters, Wellness Works"

    Rivers Casino Philadelphia

    9 am
    Hosted by Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care (PCHC). Save the date! Food, entertainment, games, prizes. 
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  • May. 17

    Art of Friendship Seminar: Mind the GAP: Teaching Teens to Handle Unstructured Social Situations by Developing Conversation Skills

    Paoli, PA

    11 am
    Hosted by the Art of Friendship. A FREE live workshop empowering parents, educators, and professionals to help children socialize, cope, and thrive. In-person AND virtual remote attendance options. Reframe gaps in structure as social opportunities to Get Attention Positively. Form a plan of action with a set of behavior guidelines and use play and conversation skills to make positive social connections. Presenter Mike Fogel is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor who treats a wide range of childhood emotional-behavioral challenges.
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  • May. 17

    Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Public Comment Webinar on Residential Performance-Based Contracting and Other Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Amendments

    Online

    1 pm
    Hosted by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is hosting a series of public comment webinars to provide an overview of how it proposes to implement Performance-Based Contracting for Residential Services effective January 1, 2025. Additional proposed changes to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers that are not related to Performance-Based Contracting will also be covered. Registered participants will have the opportunity to provide verbal comments on the waiver amendment during the session. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department […]
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  • May. 18

    PEAL Center: Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

    Online

    9 am
    As a way of creating a safe space for youth to learn more about these basics alongside their peers, the PEAL Center has created this FREE Saturday morning series so parents can register their young person (aged 14-26) to participate independently, led by a PEAL Elevatus-certified trainer. This sexuality education series is adapted to accommodate youth with high-support learning needs. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • May. 20

    HCPBS Network: Addressing Anxiety in Autistic Youth

    Online

    12 pm
    Hosted by Home and Community Positive Behavior Support (HCPBS) Network. This presentation will introduce strategies for helping autistic youth and others with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to manage anxiety using a multicomponent intervention plan that integrates Positive Behavior Support (PBS) with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). HCPBS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding and enhancing the application of PBS principles across home and community settings, contexts, and the lifespan for people with behavioral challenges.
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  • May. 20

    Neurodiverse Reads: A Discussion Group for Adults and Older Teens

    Philadelphia City Institute

    5 pm
    Adults and older teens are invited to participate in a monthly discussion series of books exploring neurological differences such as autism, ADHD, and more.
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  • May. 20

    Families CCAN May Resource Meeting: Benefits Information with Michele Leahy

    Online

    7 pm
    Save the date for Families CCAN's May meeting. Michele Leahy will be joining to help participants understand the ins and outs of benefits. This meeting is free to attend and all are welcome. Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • May. 21

    Milestone HCQU West: People with IDD in the Criminal Justice System

    Online

    1 pm
    Hosted by the Milestone Health Care Quality West (HCQU). Learn unique issues facing people with IDD in the criminal justice system and what The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) is doing to address them. Milestone is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of support, treatment, and residential and vocational services to individuals with behavioral health challenges, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities.
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  • May. 21

    Families CCAN Cook

    Online

    4 pm
    Families CCAN Cook provides guided sessions for individuals with disabilities and a family member or support person to prepare a balanced and nutritious dinner in one hour - in the comfort of their own kitchen! Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • May. 22

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: 2024 Dual Diagnosis Virtual Conference

    Online

    12 am
    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invite you to participate in the statewide Dual Diagnosis Conference being held virtually on May 22-23, 2024. Nationally recognized speakers will provide a variety of perspectives on the impact of trauma, physical health, and metabolic health. There is no fee to attend the virtual conference, but advance registration is required.
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  • May. 22

    TechOWL: Night Owl AAC Sessions

    Online

    5 pm
    TechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, will present a webinar series “Night Owl AAC Sessions,” during National Speech-Language-Hearing Month in May. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS) from the Institute will help participants enhance their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) knowledge, and will present a webinar on a different topic. TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • May. 22

    PEAL Center: Employment Webinar: What's Important to Know About Where You Work

    Online

    6 pm
    Join PEAL’s Youth Team for an interactive webinar about employment for young people with disabilities! The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • May. 23

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: 2024 Dual Diagnosis Virtual Conference

    Online

    12 am
    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services invite you to participate in the statewide Dual Diagnosis Conference being held virtually on May 22-23, 2024. Nationally recognized speakers will provide a variety of perspectives on the impact of trauma, physical health, and metabolic health. There is no fee to attend the virtual conference, but advance registration is required.
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  • May. 25

    PEAL Center: Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

    Online

    9 am
    As a way of creating a safe space for youth to learn more about these basics alongside their peers, the PEAL Center has created this FREE Saturday morning series so parents can register their young person (aged 14-26) to participate independently, led by a PEAL Elevatus-certified trainer. This sexuality education series is adapted to accommodate youth with high-support learning needs. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • May. 29

    TechOWL: Night Owl AAC Sessions

    Online

    5 pm
    TechOWL, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, will present a webinar series “Night Owl AAC Sessions,” during National Speech-Language-Hearing Month in May. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPS) from the Institute will help participants enhance their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) knowledge, and will present a webinar on a different topic. TechOWL is Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act Program. TechOWL is one of 56 programs in the nation.
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  • Jun. 1

    PEAL Center: Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

    Online

    9 am
    As a way of creating a safe space for youth to learn more about these basics alongside their peers, the PEAL Center has created this FREE Saturday morning series so parents can register their young person (aged 14-26) to participate independently, led by a PEAL Elevatus-certified trainer. This sexuality education series is adapted to accommodate youth with high-support learning needs. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • Jun. 4

    South Central PA HCQU: Emergency Preparedness

    Online

    12 pm
    This training provides an overview of emergency preparedness, including types of situations that could turn into an emergency, steps to take during an emergency, and strategies to help you be prepared for a future emergency. The South Central PA HCQU works to support and improve the developmental disability community. Each month they conduct a variety of virtual trainings for anyone in the community to attend, at no cost.
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  • Jun. 4

    PEAL Center: Unlocking Inclusivity: Understanding Intersectionality in Working with Youth with Disabilities

    Online

    12 pm
    Hosted by the PEAL Center. This session will explore intersectionality’s role in supporting youth with disabilities. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • Jun. 6

    Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning: Advancing Policy Initiatives That Promote Student Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being

    Online

    10 am
    Hosted by The Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL). In this interactive session, learn about several policy-focused initiatives implemented by other states to address student social, emotional and mental well-being, and engage in conversations to identify and advance policy priorities across Pennsylvania. CPSEL is an initiative of the Center for Schools and Communities.
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  • Jun. 8

    PEAL Center: Positive Relationships for Young People with Disabilities: Friends, Dating, and Beyond!

    Online

    9 am
    As a way of creating a safe space for youth to learn more about these basics alongside their peers, the PEAL Center has created this FREE Saturday morning series so parents can register their young person (aged 14-26) to participate independently, led by a PEAL Elevatus-certified trainer. This sexuality education series is adapted to accommodate youth with high-support learning needs. The PEAL Center is a one-stop-resource for disability information and referral in Pennsylvania for parents, self-advocates, and professionals. PEAL provides assistance to families of children with disabilities, educators, and others who work with them.
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  • Jun. 14

    ECHO Autism at CHOP: While You Wait

    Online

    1 pm
    While You Wait is a free evidence-based virtual community designed for families of children awaiting an autism evaluation or access to developmental services. During each session, families will learn from a multidisciplinary group of autism and developmental experts about what they can do while they wait for that next appointment.
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  • Jun. 26

    South Central PA HCQU: Psychotropic Medication

    Online

    11 am
    This training provides an overview of psychotropic medications, including commonly prescribed medications, what these medications are used to treat, and some common adverse side effects associated with these medications. The South Central PA HCQU works to support and improve the developmental disability community service systems by building capacity and competency to meet the physical and behavioral health care needs of persons who have developmental disabilities.
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  • Jul. 12

    ECHO Autism at CHOP: While You Wait

    Online

    1 pm
    While You Wait is a free evidence-based virtual community designed for families of children awaiting an autism evaluation or access to developmental services. During each session, families will learn from a multidisciplinary group of autism and developmental experts about what they can do while they wait for that next appointment.
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  • Jul. 22

    Families CCAN: Info Session

    Online

    12 pm
    Come find out what Families CCAN is all about! Whether you're planning for a transition from high school to adulthood or you're starting your journey to independent living, Families CCAN has resources and programs that can help. This meeting is free to attend and all are welcome. Families CCAN enables adults with disabilities to live happy, supported, independent lives where they are full participants in their communities.
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  • Oct. 18

    PEAC: Annual Inclusion Conference

    Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

    9 am
    Hosted by Pennsylvania’s Education for All Coalition, Inc. (PEAC). The PEAC Inclusion Conferences are for parents, administrators, educators, service providers, families, students who have disabilities, and their peers.  PEAC holds annual conferences focusing exclusively on inclusive special education in Eastern Pennsylvania! PEAC is a community of parents, educators, individuals with disabilities and professionals who believe that children of all backgrounds and abilities should be successfully educated together in their neighborhood schools within the general education curriculum.
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  • Nov. 5

    2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)

    Online

    12 am
    The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to save the date for the 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference! The conference will be held virtually from November 5th to November 7th 2024. More details, as well as registration information to follow. Stay tuned!
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  • Nov. 6

    2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)

    Online

    12 am
    The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to save the date for the 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference! The conference will be held virtually from November 5th to November 7th 2024. More details, as well as registration information to follow. Stay tuned!
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  • Nov. 7

    2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)

    Online

    12 am
    The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to save the date for the 2024 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference! The conference will be held virtually from November 5th to November 7th 2024. More details, as well as registration information to follow. Stay tuned!
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