Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Families First

Upcoming Events

Children playing outdoors together

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Topic: Transition to Kindergarten: What supports, services and Interventions are Available for My Special Needs Child in Kindergarten?
Family Support Services
5548 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Topic: Transition to Kindergarten - What to Expect in Kindergarten for My Child with Behavioral Challenges
Elwyn SEEDS South, 1930 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Transitions" Brunch
10 AM - 12:30 PM
4025 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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.)

To register or for more information, contact:

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Training Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities
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