ADVOCACY

Families First

Spring 2018 Events

Children playing outdoors together

  • February 2, 2018
    Advocating for your child with special needs

    10 AM - 12 PM
    Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
    143 W. Coulter Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

  • March 13, 2018
    Transitions

    5:30 PM - 8 PM
    Kleinlife JCC
    10100 Jamison Avenue
    Philadelphia 19116

    Conducted simultaneously in English and Russian.

  • March 14, 2018
    Transition to Kindergarten -
    What to expect in Kindergarten for my child with behavioral challenges or Autism
    10 AM - 12:30 PM
    Community Behavioral Health, 8th and Market

    Conducted simultaneously in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

  • April 10, 2018
    Transition to Kindergarten -
    What supports, services and interventions are available for my special needs child in Kindergarten
    5:30 PM - 8 PM
    RHD
    4700 Wissahickon Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA

    Conducted simultaneously in Spanish.

  • April 17, 2018
    Play Pen Zen

    5:30 PM - 8 PM
    Kleinlife JCC
    10100 Jamison Avenue
    Philadelphia 19116

    Conducted simultaneously in English and Russian.

  • May 8, 2018
    Families First Transitions Brunch

    10 AM - 12:30 PM
    Elwyn SEEDS
    4025 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor
    Philadelphia, PA

    Conducted simultaneously in Spanish.

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).

Reimbursement of child care costs (to qualified participants only).

Refreshments and PRIZES!

It's Free - but please RSVP!
(Advance registration is required for Spanish sessions and child care needs.)

Register or request information:

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Training Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities
Email: cathyRM@temple.edu
Voice: 215-204-1772
TTY: 215-204-1805

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

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Elwyn SEEDS (Special Educaiton for Early Developmental Success), and The Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC).

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



Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service