​Parent Support

​Autism Cares Foundation (Contact) Frank and Linda Kuepper


Provides events for both families and individuals as well as outreach and education.  http://www.autismcaresfoundation.org/

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Autism Guards (Contact) Tara Horowitz


To work the existing school districts, administrators, board members, companies, businesses, etc. in our Montgomery County, Pa community to help ensure that our children have a positive and purposeful adult life.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://autismguards.org/

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Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia (Contact) Patti Erickson


We are here 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.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.asaphilly.org/

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ASCEND Group, Inc. (Contact)  Maleita Olson, Adam Klein, or Amanda Klein


ASCEND events provide members and non-members with the chance to meet and network with other family members, professionals, educators and individuals “on the spectrum” whose experience and expertise can be of immeasurable value. There is no substitute for in-person conversation, and dialogue when it comes to living, learning and growing.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://ascendgroup.org/

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​Spectra Support Services, LLC (Contact)  Maleita Olson

At Spectra Support Services, LLC, we serve as advocates and guides to assist you in accessing needed services, both within our organization and within your local area.   We help persons with disabilities and their families to begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Our clinicians share an expertise in Autism and related disorders.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.spectrapa.com/





Activities


Ambler Music Academy:  (Contact)  Andrew Hoy


We have enthusiastic and talented certified music therapists on our faculty who provide music therapy and adapted private music lessons to students with special needs. Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.amblermusicacademy.com/

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Camp Concepts (Contact) Steve Haines


Expressions is a unique recreational summer day camp program designed to meet the needs of children, ages 4-18, who have different types of social skill deficits such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and PDD-NOS. Expressions at George School is a special place where your child can safely enjoy a fun summer camp experience while improving and practicing his or her social skills through carefully selected interactions with typical peers. Expressions Day Camp is a safe place to express oneself!  Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.campconcepts.org/

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Civic Green/TOPS Soccer (Contact) Joe Hunter


Hosted at The Greater Plymouth Community Center, Civic Green gives athletes a chance to learn the latest sports moves, practice their skills, and make friends.  It is also run by the same gentleman who runs TOPS in Plymouth Meeting.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Civic-Green-Special-AthletesTOPS-Soccer/198012946892509

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The Center On Central (Contact) Katie Opher


Offering individual art, music and dance/movement therapies as well as groups. Camp 24 is the summer social skills program.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://thecenteroncentral.com/

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DragonFly Forest (Contact) Fred Weiner


We do this because, while we provide what looks like a traditional camp experience to our participants, we actually are employing an Intentional Programming Model.  This model is based on the assumption that all camp activities can lead to learning and growth.  Click on their website to find out more information.  http://www.dragonflyforest.org/

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MusicWorks (Contact) Lori O'Leary


MusicWorks provides music therapy services to restore, improve and maintain the quality of life of all individuals throughout the Delaware Valley who are challenged by autism, special needs, illness or aging.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://musicworkswonders.org/

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Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA (Contact)  Lisa Rulli


The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility.  Click on the website to find out more information.
https://philaymca.org/

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Theatre Horizon (Contact)  Leigh Mallonee


A professional non-profit theatre company headquartered in Norristown that performs in Montgomery County. The company was co-founded by Matthew Decker and Erin Reilly. Through theatre, we create a community of artists, students and audiences in which each member is encouraged to grow.  Click on the website to find out more information.
http://www.theatrehorizon.org/

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Variety Club Corporation: (Contact) Angus Murray


The Variety Club Camp and Developmental Center offers year round camping experiences for children with mild to moderate developmental or physical disabilities. Variety's mission is to build social competence in children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities by engaging them in recreational, educational and leisure activities while connecting families to resources.  Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.varietyphila.org/club-camp

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William Jeanes Memorial   Library & Center for Learning (Contact) Beth Hargis


​The newly renovated library in Lafayette Hill.  This lovely location hosted our first meeting.  Provides programming open to children of all developmental levels.  We will be having a series of story times in the winter of 2014.  The newly renovated library in Lafayette Hill.  This lovely location hosted our first meeting.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://jeaneslibrary.org/

Resources 

Facebook Group Page

Twitter: @ExceptionalFam

Will be updated with resources from the 2015 Elmwood event.  Please see "Events" tab for that full list.


​Legal and Financial Planning


Dawn Finley, Inc. (Contact) Dawn Finley

Provides tax preparation and planning for individuals, small businesses (including LLCs, LLPs, corporations and S-Corporations),trusts and non-profits.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.dawnfinleyinc.com/

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Law Office of Randy Steen
(Contact)
Randy Steen

Versed in all aspects of estate planning, special needs planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, retirement planning issues, insurance strategies, and litigation before the Internal Revenue Service.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.rsteenlaw.com/

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McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. (Contact) Crystal Welton


​Provides legal services for individuals with special needs, including autism, in the areas of special education law, estate planning, special needs planning, guardianship and assistance with public benefits for individuals with special needs.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.mcandrewslaw.com/

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MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning (Contact) Pat Bergmaier


​Financial Planning for families that have dependents with special needs.

The MetLife Center for Special Needs PlanningSM, formerly MetDESK®,  was created to serve families that have dependents of all ages with disabilities.  MetLife is one of the leading companies with an organization dedicated to the unique circumstances and requirements of individuals with special needs. MetLife Special Needs Planners provide educational workshops to address critical areas of concern for a dependent with special needs.  Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.independencewealthstrategies.net/Patrick-Bergmaier,-LUTCF,-CFP.e283786.htm

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​Merrill Lynch, The Schell Group (Contact) Nick Schell


At Merrill Lynch, our mission is to help clients identify and reach their goals at every stage of their lives - from the birth of a child to sending children to college, from attaining adequate healthcare coverage during retirement to leaving the legacy you desire. We help you pursue the life you want through a one-on-one relationship with an experienced financial advisor committed to your needs and equipped with the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the broad banking capabilities of Bank of America.  http://www.wealthmanagement.ml.com/wm/system/viewfapage.aspx?pageurl=schellgroup  

Therapies (Some as an activity)



The Center On Central (Contact) Katie Opher

Offering individual art, music and dance/movement therapies as well as groups. Camp 24 is the summer social skills program.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://thecenteroncentral.com/

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​The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH)

Our innovative patient- and family-centered “Specialty Care Medical Home®” model of care provides a comprehensive array of assessment, treatment and support services in office, school, home and community environments: “all under one roof”. Our interdisciplinary team of experts work individually and collectively to address each individual’s unique concerns.  Click on the website to find out more information.  https://www.cnnh.org

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Child Guidance Resource Centers (Contact) Gerry Gonzalez

Child Guidance’s programs have proven to be successful at assessing, treating, and empowering children, adolescents, adults, and families with behavioral health struggles, developmental disabilities, and residential needs.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://cgrc.org/

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Clinical Psychologist & Certified School Psychologist (Contact) Adam Berman Psy.D


My intent is to enhance your child's level of motivation, increase academic achievement, increase their level of comfort within social environments, and strengthen relationships with friends and family. My intent is to empower children. I see children and parents as co-collaborators in treatment. Therapy offers new resources and can give children and families new skills and perspectives to improve the quality of their daily life and their relationships.

Also works with Quest Therapeutic Camps out of Philadelphia.
Personal Website.  Click on the website to find out more information.  
http://www.adambermantherapy.com/

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Circle Speech Services (Contact) Susan DeMilia


Circle Speech offers speech and language services that are both effective and convenient, by working with families where they live, learn and play. My mission is "to give families practical tools to improve their child's communication skills every day".  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.circlespeechservices.com/

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​Devereux Community Services: (Contact) Amy Kelly

Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year.  Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.devereux.org/

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​EBS Children's Institute (Contact) Kim McGinley


Provides speech & language therapy, physical & occupational therapies, behavioral services, special education & more. Long-standing global leader in school & home based pediatric services.  Click on the website to find out more information. 
http://ebschildrensinstitute.com/

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Eric Young Counseling, LLC (Contact) Eric Young

Spent the last 20 years working with special individuals and their families facing incredible challenges ranging from autism to head trauma.  Click on the website to find out more information.
http://erikyoungcounseling.com/

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​Kaleidoscope Family Solutions (Contact) Mairead Conley

Kaleidoscope Family Services (KFS) is a specialized provider of behavioral health treatment services and clinical staffing services to school systems, community based mental health organizations, and MR/MH agency.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.kfamilysolutions.org/

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MusicWorks (Contact) Lori O'Leary


MusicWorks provides music therapy services to restore, improve and maintain the quality of life of all individuals throughout the Delaware Valley who are challenged by autism, special needs, illness or aging.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://musicworkswonders.org/

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Southeastern PA Autism Resource Center (SPARC)


SPARC provides both center - and - community based diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services. We also provide educational and consultative services to community organizations such as parent groups, schools, daycares, medical providers, and other service agencies.

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​Spectra Support Services, LLC (Contact) Maleita Olson

At Spectra Support Services, LLC, we serve as advocates and guides to assist you in accessing needed services, both within our organization and within your local area.   We help persons with disabilities and their families to begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Our clinicians share an expertise in Autism and related disorders.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.spectrapa.com/

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Theatre Horizon (Contact)  Leigh Mallonee


A professional non-profit theatre company headquartered in Norristown that performs in Montgomery County. The company was co-founded by Matthew Decker and Erin Reilly. Through theatre, we create a community of artists, students and audiences in which each member is encouraged to grow.  Click on the website to find out more information.
http://www.theatrehorizon.org/

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Theraplay, Inc. (Contact) Laurie Watkin

​Physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapies and special instruction services for children from birth to 21.  Click on the website to find out more information.
http://theraplayinc.com/


​Schools and Additional Agencies


1 Call Bath Solutions (Contact)  Stephen J. Klein


3rd generational family home improvement company since 1954. 1 Call Bath Solutions. Whether you’re considering increasing the functionality of your bathroom with a bathtub to shower conversion or improving your existing tub with a beautiful bathtub liner, 1 Call Bath Solutions can help. Our huge selection of products and services guarantees that we can find a way to make your bathroom more visually appealing, functional, and accessible for everyone in your home.  Approved to be an Environmental Modification provider under the Adult Autism Waiver.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.1callbathsolutions.com/

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Access Services  (Contact)  Kristine Beck


Every individual with special needs is entitled to a supportive community and the opportunity to lead a rich, fulfilling life. From children in need of foster care to adults with developmental challenges, everyone has the potential to overcome tremendous adversity, they only need a helping hand to open the door and show them the way.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.accessservices.org/​

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The Arc Alliance  (Contact) Scott Camilleri & Carol Lawrence


The Arc Alliance desires to assist people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays to obtain the rights and resources they require to become, to the fullest-extent possible, independent, self-sufficient, participating and contributing members of society.  Click on the website to find out more information. http://www.thearcalliance.org/​​

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Kencrest  (Contact)  Marcia Berner


Kencrest assures that people with intellectual disabilities and autism have the opportunity to live well in their community, earn the respect of others and control their own lives. Serve in 3 different states. Serve children, youths, and adults.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.kencrest.org/​

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New Avenue Foundation  (Contact)  Jim Wurster 


The mission of New Avenue Foundation is to create meaningful lives for people with developmental disabilities and autism through advocacy and innovative services.


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The Pathway School  (Contact)  Diana M Phifer/ Rashonda Saunders


The Pathway School is a non-profit, approved private school that provides educational and therapeutic services to young people with significant learning, social, emotional and executive functioning needs.Pathway’s programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools and approved by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education to serve students ages 10-21.  Click on their website to find out more information.  http://www.pathwayschool.org/​


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Slip Savers, LLC.  (Contact)  Adam Klein


Slip Saver is a treatment for your floor, bathtub, or shower that will prevent slipping.  

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Social Enrichment Center  (Contact)  Michelle Martin


The Social Enrichment Center was founded to support individuals, families, schools and community organizations. Our objective is to build children’s and adolescent’s self-confidence and social connectedness.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://www.socialenrichmentcenter.com/​

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Vision for Equality  (Contact) Emily Key


Vision For Equality was one of the first agencies in the nation to develop programs that enabled people with disabilities and their families to directly monitor services provided to the disabilities community.  Click on their website to find out more information.   http://www.visionforequality.org/​​

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Warrington School (Contact) Amy Gindhart

NHS provides innovative solutions to support the unique needs of the individuals we serve by striving to create a caring and responsive environment that promotes the highest standards of integrity and quality.  Click on the website to find out more information.  http://schools.nhsonline.org/warrington.html​