Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Families First

About Families First

Listen to parents who attended Families First:

"I discovered the importance of developing a vision and goals for my child."

"The whole class was enlightening and motivated me tremendously."

"Families First is a group of parents that talk to you like they are in your family."

Families First is a free empowerment training on the basics of early intervention in the Philadelphia school system. All families receiving early intervention services in Philadelphia are welcome.

Families First Offers You:

PHOTO: Bright-eyed older baby girl
  • Direction on how to be an effective member of the Early Intervention Team.
  • A chance to meet other families with children who receive services.
  • Information to help you be confident as an equal member in your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Family Services Plan (IFSP).

Families First will teach you the basics of Early Intervention Services in Philadelphia at no cost!

Reimbursement of child care costs (to qualified participants only). Refreshments and PRIZES!

Families First was developed and is taught by parents of children in Early Intervention, in partnership with nationally recognized professionals.

To register or for more information, contact:

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Training Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities
Voice: 215-204-1772
TTY: 215-204-1805

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Mental Retardation Services and Elwyn, Inc.

Conducted by:
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education