The following is an alphabetical list of
additional links that may also be helpful.
A Total Approach -
Total Approach consists of a group of dedicated professionals,
occupational therapists, speech language pathologist, and physical
therapist, who all strive to work with each child in a holistic manner. We
believe that each child has the
ability to learn in his/her own unique way and we
continuously search for those programs that would assist us in finding the
additional pieces of the puzzle we need to make the service to our
population more effective. We mostly work with children from ages 0 to 18,
though adults are also seeking out our sound therapy/sensory integration
programs. Our services include working with children with all kinds of
developmental delays, spectrum
disorders (Autism etc.), learning disorders (reading and writing), Cerebral
Palsy, Torticollis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia
and children who are challenged
socially-emotionally, though it is not limited to these
larger categories. We offer a wide array of different programs that makes it
easy for parents to come to one place for many of the needs of their child.
All our therapists are cross-trained to ensure a functional team approach to
all our children.
is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers.
Free Printables: 5000+
free printable pages and worksheets. http://www.abcteach.com/
is a national, non-partisan organization formed by parents in support of
children with neurodevelopmental and communication disorders. We
are dedicated to advancing public policy issues affecting our children,
protecting their human and civil rights, educating the public and media,
sharing our goals with state and federal officials, and holding accountable
those in government who do not act in the best interest of our children.
Group Inc., the Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
is to raise public awareness about Asperger Syndrome, to advocate for
improved education and services, and to provide support and information to
the Asperger community.
(Help Options & Parent Empowerment) is a group of parents and professionals,
located in Central Pennsylvania, dedicated to helping you find the answers
that will help your child.
your audio connection to autism
Living and Working (ALAW) For twenty-five years this group of families
has been advocating for better understanding of the challenges of autism,
and for school programs and public policies beneficial to their children’s
National Committee (Autcom) the only autism advocacy organization
dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism" through a shared
vision and a commitment to positive approaches. Our organization was founded
in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all
persons with autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and related
differences of communication and behavior.
Society of America
http://www.autism-society.org/ The mission of the Autism Society
of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons
within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included,
participating members of their communities through advocacy, public
awareness, education, and research related to autism.
Building Blox We offer specialized teaching tools for teachers of
students with developmental disabilities. Our products are developed
by experienced classroom special education teachers and speech therapists.
Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the
Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to
parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various
Chester County Private Schools
Children with Special Needs:
Cure Autism Now (CAN) is an organization of parents, clinicians and
leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research
in autism through raising money for research projects, education and
outreach. Founded by parents of children with autism in 1995, the
organization has grown from a kitchen-table effort to the largest provider
of support for autism research and resources in the country. The
organization's primary focus is to fund essential research through a variety
of programs designed to encourage innovative approaches toward identifying
the causes, prevention, treatment and a cure for autism and related
do2learn – games, songs, communication cards, print resources, and
information for special needs
EAI Education is geared for educational institutions and teachers. We
offer a comprehensive selection of over 4000 manipulatives, calculators,
classroom resources, math and literature books, storage, sensors and probes
and test prep material.
Green Tree School was founded on the belief that every child deserves
a quality education, regardless of his or her special needs. Guided by this
principle, we serve three distinct groups of students: school-age students
with serious emotional disturbances, children and teens with Autism Spectrum
Disorders and preschoolers with developmental delays. With campuses in the
historic northwest section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Green Tree is a
state licensed, Approved Private School (APS). Our staff to student ratio
(1:2.5) allows us to provide therapeutic and educational services to
students with extraordinary needs. In operation since 1957, we are the
oldest school of this kind in Philadelphia.
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy
organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of
parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family
freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families
united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
The mission of the Institute on Disabilities is that, in partnership
with people with disabilities, families and allies from diverse cultures, we
work to change systems so that people can live, learn, work and play in the
communities of their choice. The Institute on Disabilities is committed to
supporting individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of
interdependence, contribution, and inclusion. This mission is accomplished
through training, technical assistance, services and supports, research,
dissemination, and advocacy.
Kardon Institute began in 1976 as an extension of a pilot
rehabilitative music program offered collaboratively by Moss Rehabilitation
Hospital and Settlement Music School. In 1985, a generous endowment grant
from Emanuel S. Kardon through the Samuel and Rebecca Kardon Foundation
established the Kardon Institute for the Handicapped as an independent
National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network To encourage
homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the
Lord Jesus Christ and to find Christian homes for children with special
The National Institute for Mental Health website:
National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign
NHS Human Services Program Locations
Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
As parents of children who are diagnosed with AS, we understand
how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger
Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS,
professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals
with AS who are seeking support, have access to information.
PACER Center has a mission to expand opportunities and enhance the
quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their
families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
PAFTA is Pennsylvania Families Together for Autism. Anyone is welcome
to join to stay on top of legislative issues happening in the State of
Pennsylvania. Our group will actively work to educate legislators and those
in Harrisburg in the Dept. of Education, Dept. of Public Welfare, and other
Departments to let our legislators know that we have a voice.
Parents of Autistic Children of Pennsylvania
Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania matches parents and family members
of children and adults with disabilities or special needs on a one-on-one
basis according to condition or concerns.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of
supports the Department of Education's efforts to lead and serve the
educational community by offering professional development that builds the
capacity of local educational agencies to meet students' needs. PaTTAN's
primary focus is special education. However, services are also provided to
support Early Intervention, student assessment, tutoring and other
partnership efforts, all designed to help students succeed.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Potential, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose current goal is to
provide the highest quality interventions for individuals on the autism
spectrum. We utilize current research in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
which includes an analysis of Verbal Behavior (VB) to improve communication,
behavior, toileting, social skills and more. Visit our services page to
learn more about Educational and Behavioral Consultation, ABA-VB, Social
Skills, Toilet Training, Workshops and Clinical Services. We serve all ages
and diagnoses... We treat the individual, not the label.
Suicide Prevention (Delaware County)
Our purpose is
to promote understanding that suicide is a preventable community
health problem in our county.
Delivers pediatric therapies in a play environment in three locations
(West Chester, Horsham and Drexel Hill). Services include outpatient
therapy, home health care, early intervention services and specialty
services including Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental interventions,
Electrical stimulation, Splint fabrication, Infant marrage, Therapeutic play
groups and other activities to address developmental delays.
WALK NOW unites the community in support of those affected by autism
with a noncompetitive 5K walk and community resource fair, raising necessary
funds for autism research, awareness and outreach. Experience the power of
tens of thousands united by a single cause at WALK NOW. Rally your families,
friends and coworkers to put on their walking shoes! Join the fast-growing,
family-friendly community dedicated to raising money to find a cure for
autism at WALK NOW. Each WALK NOW event Includes a Resource Fair. Parents
can meet a variety of autism service providers while kids enjoy arts &
crafts, moon bounces and other fun activities.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for
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