New Professional Member
Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc
Erin Saporito, State Director
940 E Haverford Rd., Ste 102
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Kaleidoscope Family Solutions (KFS) provides a collection of services designed to help special needs children and adults achieve their dreams and live meaningful lives. KFS provides provides home and community based services to individuals with I/DD. KFS is approved under the Consolidated, P/FDS, and Adult Autism waivers in PA.
Professional Member Events
ASCEND's Annual Conference
Autism Spectrum Disorder Through the Lifespan
Williamson's Restaurant, 500 Blair Mill Road
Horsham, PA 19044
Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce and MRC
56th Annual Hatboro Holiday Parade
34 S. York Rd, Hatboro PA 19040
Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Ruttenberg Autism Center and Carol S. Weinman, Esq.,
FREE AUTISM WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES OF ADULTS Transition to Adulthood
1740 Walton Road, 1st Floor, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Sunday November 20, 2016 at 3:30pm
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Mini Grants ARE HERE!
The Dept of Public Health mini grants can be up to $3,000 each. The application is due by November 11th, 2016 for project to begin between January 2017 and June 30th, 2017. The proposed project, service, event, program must take place in Philadelphia, must include children with special needs and must demonstrate some level of collaboration between systems of care. Innovative ideas for under-served populations are encouraged!
HHoops Challenger Day: Registration Open
Hatboro-Horsham High School 899 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA 19044
Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Free admission all 8+ year olds, free food and drinks, free prizes, free raffle tickets, free photos. Quiet rooms provided as well as various events (ring toss, hula hoops, dribbling and more). We encourage everyone to register 2 days prior to the event. This will allow HHoops to organize enough prizes, gifts and food for all participants.Pre-register here or register at event (walk-ins welcome). Volunteer here. Inquiries/questions can be directed to David Nelson at DNelson@HHoops.com
Play without Boundaries
Please Touch Museum
Sunday November 13, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m
Play without Boundaries early openings provide an opportunity for families to enjoy the Museum without the crowds and loud noises that may be challenging for children with special needs. During this event, the Museum's exhibit zones will be calmer and quieter in every way: fewer people, lower lighting, and less noise. This free event is exclusively for families with children with special needs. Please note that registration is required, and there is a registration limit, so please register early.
Contact Alice at: email@example.com or 215-578-3181.
Things We Like
Local teen works to foster friendships for special needs teens, young adults
from the article by Monica Thompson Fragale, For Digital First Media
SKIPPACK- A Montgomery County teen will throw a Halloween party this month that will be the first of many events designed to foster friendships for special-needs teens and young adults."I want everyone to get to know each other, so we can become the most fantastic friends," said Gabby Durand, 17. There will be pumpkin painting, games, and more. The event will start with an icebreaker.
Which features a diverse assortment of films featuring people with I/DD on the marketplace has new additions:
Road to the Grand Final 6 min. / documentary / Australia
Free 73 min. / documentary / Croatia
Heartbreak & Beauty 14 min. / experimental / Australia
Welcome to ASCEND Group
The 2016 ASCEND Group Conference "Autism Across the Lifespan" will cover the various lifelong challenges and transitions faced by autistic individuals and those who care for them. This full-day conference features a variety of topics aimed to inspire and instruct. Top experts will present the most up-to-date information and strategies, benefiting parents, professionals, caregivers and self-advocates alike. Attendees will enjoy numerous opportunities for support and networking. There will also be a Vendor Expo to browse, and a full lunch is included.
Who Should Attend?
· Adults with ASD
· Anyone who wants to learn more about autism
Williamson's Banquet and Event Center
* Students please send copy of ID
To view full flyer and download printable form click here.
If you are already an ASCEND Professional Organization Member and would like to be a vendor at this conference click here.
See you at the conference!
ASCEND will be forming an Adults with Asperger's/Autism Support Group!
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ASCEND Professional Events Calendar &
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ASCEND's MISSION:To improve the lives of individuals
Interested in volunteering? We welcome ASCEND members and non-members to sign up to volunteer on one of our committees. It's a great way to meet other people in our community and to give back!
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