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April 2014:
  • Webinars:
    • April 9, 2014 – (10:00 am – 11:00 am) PYLN AT and Accommodations Webinar (AT)
    • April 26, 2014 - (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) PYLN Regional Youth Event – PaTTAN – Pittsburgh (Saturday)
    • April 30, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Community Practice Session - Employment Options Webinar
      • OVR and ODP

  • Special Kids Network Parent Youth Professional Forum, "LEARNING, LIVING, WORKING AND SELF-DETERMINATION" Wednesday April 9 2014, 4pm-8pm Reading Area Community College, 10 South Second Street Reading, PA 19603 contact Diane Perry Phone: 814-270-5618 Fax: 888-235-7245 Email: dperry@paelkshomeservice.org

  • Transitioning to College with a Disability workshop sponsored by Delaware County Community College Register at: www.dccc.edu/transitioning-to-college
    • Thusday, April 17th 6PM at the Downingtown Campus Room 238
    • Thusday, April 24th 6PM at the Marple Campus Academic Building Small Auditorium



  • DCIU 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Month Resource Fair :Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:00-7:00pm, DCIU Marple Education Center Cafeteria (near the main entrance) 85 N. Malin Road Broomall, PA 19008 information, please contact: Jane McDivitt, LSW or Adrienne Flick, MSW at (484)-423-7004

  • 2nd Annual Spring Dance hosted by the Springfield Township High School Life Skills class. The semi-formal dance will be held at Springfield Township High School, Montgomery County on April 26th from 7PM-10PM. Contact: Nicolle Schrage Springfield Township High School Nicolle_schrage@sdst.org


  • SPECIAL PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (SPEC) meeting “Special Needs Trust Planning” Randy Hope Steen, Attorney, Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:00 – 2:30 Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Call Jean at 215-913-9027 or email jean.mccoubrey@gmail.com.

  • Creative Options Forums:Choices Beyond Group Homes April 26, 2014, 10 AM - 3 PM (lunch provided) North Way Christian Community 12121 Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090 Register Online: TheTrainingPartnership.org EMAIL: training@temple.edu


May 2014:


  • Tour the Red Rock Job Corps Center (Pennsylvania’s residential Job Corps Center) May 2, 2014. Tour will be from 10 am to 2 pm. Please RSVP by Friday April 18th by calling 1-800-269-5640 or emailing moser.dan@jobcorps.org



  • The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA of DE) will host the 11th Annual Buddy Walk in Newark at the University of Delaware on Sunday, May 11th. Nearly 2,000 people will walk one mile to promote awareness for their Buddies (all people with Down syndrome) while raising money for local efforts. http://secure.dsadelaware.org/Events/2014-Buddy-Walk_2370.aspx



June 2014:
  • June 4, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Secondary Transition and Inclusive Practices Webinar (RESCHEDULED from March 19, 2014)
    • Look at current national trends – employment, college nationally and link for PA

July 2014:
  • Transition Vocational Initiative (TVI) Career Awareness Summer Program for students who are blind or visually impaired: July 6 - 18, 2014 at Overbrook School for the Blind, Phila. , PA Contact: Stephanie Hays shays@obs.org or 267-670-2577
  • Transition Conference 2014
    • July 15, 2014 Pre-Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center
    • July 16-18, 2014 Penn Stater Conference Center


October 2014:

Save the Date *Hiram G. Andrews Center - The Commonwealth Technical Institute 11th Annual Career and Transition Fair October 22, 23 and 24, 2014


Summer Programs


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Expressions Day Camp at George School: email campaoncepts.org

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Summer Compass Program: a unique summer transition experience designed to prepare students with disabilities for real life! For more information, please contact: Maria DeLuca at 610-755-9448 or mdeluca@mciu.org




Camp Programs from the Phila. Dept of Rec. On the www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia wesite, under the Camp sub menu (click here), you will find links to various camp programs from the Dept of Rec site, to Ladore Summer Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Artology, and Dragonfly Forest (a camp for kids with several chronic medical conditions).