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2 Be Social LLC.

Tara Trievel, M.Ed, CAS
617A Swedesford Rd
Malvern
PA
19355
We implement the Social Thinking framework developed by Michelle Garcia Winner. Lessons are developed based on a student's current level of social competency, family goals and individual goals. A free consultation is required to determine areas of need for either a social group or for individual sessions. Sessions are one hour in which 50 minutes is spent with clients and the remaining ten minutes is spent to wrap-up with parents/guardians. We do our best to promote consistency when learning vocabulary and concepts. We feel strongly that the continuity between home, school, and 2 Be Social is in place during the development of new social skills.

Consultation: Free Includes a 20-30 minute meeting with parent(s), immediate family members, and/or prospective client Children, teens and adults participate in group and/or individual sessions. All sessions focus on learning the tools and strategies in order to promote social and emotional competencies. Individual sessions are customized to progress from the individual's current level of social awareness and ability. Groups are formed between 2-4 social learners who present with similar strengths, needs and age.

2 Be Social offers weekly social learning camps throughout the summer. Each camp experience is as unique as the campers attending. The focus is on having fun while creating a safe, comfortable environment in which students are given the opportunity to increase their social awareness and ability to effectively work with others. Detectives: Ages 5-7 It takes important skills to become a social detective and œcrack the hidden social code! Superheroes: Ages 8-11 Campers will œunveil the Superhero within! It takes strength and power to overcome our impulses that sometimes hinder our social relationships. Dragons: Ages 11-16 Get ready to be immersed in the realm of Ryuu! Participants will evolve their own Japanese dragons through role play.
Contact Number: 484-318-8795

A Step Up Academy

Marybeth Harmer
Educational Director
520 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown
PA
19046
Marybeth Harmer is the Educational Director at A Step Up Academy (ASUA), a private, not-for-profit school for children with autism. ASUA has two locations, one in Jenkintown that services Kindergarten through 6th grade, and a second location within the Meadowbrook School in Meadowbrook, PA which houses a preschool and a learning center designed for high levels of inclusion opportunities.

Surviving and Thriving Support Group: Keeping the focus on your well-being. A group that helps you navigate what it's like to have a child diagnosed with autism. Contact Kay@AStepUpAcademy.org for more information.

Contact Number: 215-885-1075

A Total Approach Therapy & Education Services

maude LeRoux
Clinical Director
9 LaCrue Ave
Glen Mills
PA
19342
Serves individuals with sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia. The Total Approach team includes occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and physical therapists working with each client in a holistic manner, believing that each client has the ability to learn in his/her own unique way.

Contact us for our unique way of developing social-emotional skill Online webinars - contact maude@atotalapproach.com

Intensive programming as per individual needs. DIR/Floortime, Tomatis Sound Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Cellfield, Cogmed
Contact Number: 484 840 1529

Autism Spectrum Diagnostics & Consulting

Mary Cohen
Dr.
200 S. Clinton St. Suite 201
Doylestown
PA
18901
Our goal is to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families throughout the lifespan. We focus on services that improve outcomes through early identification, education, inclusion, advocacy and increased independence. We provide comprehensive diagnostic, psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents and adults using evidence-based tools such as the ADOS and ADIR. We have social skills groups, facilitated play groups and Lego based social skills groups for children.Our practice provides sexuality education groups for adolescents and adults and classes on social literacy where individuals work with social mentors. Adult support groups discuss issues such as disclosure, workplace supports and interpersonal relationships. Educational workshops are provided for parents on topics such as college selection and supports for ASD students. The clinical team has more than 20 years of experience providing therapeutic support and promoting autism awareness and education in the Philadelphia community.

Sexuality Education Group Parent Workshops Lego Social Skills Social Literacy Classes After School Game Club Social Scholars Thinking Friendship Being Buddies

Lego-based Social Skills Group Summer Session starting Monday, June 26, 2017 in Doylestown, PA - Openings for Children Ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15 Lego-Based Therapy, or Lego-Club as it called by group members, is an evidenced based treatment where children develop skills through collaboration on group projects through the use of Lego. Group members collaborate on building sets, free style projects, and creating and producing short stop-action films. Groups are developed based on the child's age, language abilities, and goals for the group.
Contact Number: 215-230-3616

Camp Pegasus/Art of Friendship Social Skills Program

Michael Fogel
Founder/Director
678 Pont Reading Rd.
Ardmore
PA
19003
The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program (AoF) provides social-coping skills groups for children & teens ages 4-19. Mike Fogel's AoF curriculum (also used at Camp Pegasus) offers clear and memorable social-coping skills lessons. Participants and campers experience modeling & role play, conversation practice, team-building activities, free play or group projects, depending on the age and development level of the group. Great attention and care is given to ensure that children are placed with appropriate peers, ensuring maximum success. During the school year, girls groups & boys groups are available in Ardmore, Paoli, Plymouth Meeting & Center City. In summertime, Camp Pegasus provides a magical, transformational social experience.

Developmentally focused social thinking groups for children and teens between the ages of 4-19. Girls groups, boys groups, and co-ed groups are available. The program provides direct instruction in social-coping skills, modeling and role play, interwoven with conversation practice, team-building activities, play and/or group projects. A reward system and a positive social coaching approach make the groups a fun and comfortable place for children and adolescents to develop friendships and learn skills. Great attention and care is given to ensure that children are placed with appropriate peers in order to ensure maximum success. Locations: Center City Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Paoli, and Ardmore, PA.

Camp Pegasus: The Original Social Skills Therapy Day Camp on the Main Line
Contact Number: 610/649-1080, ext. 4

Center for Autism Research

Dana Weidig
Outreach Manager
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research- CHOP
Philadelphia
PA
19146
The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a collaborative effort between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. As one of the largest and most comprehensive autism research centers in the world, our mission is to understand the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order develop more effective treatments. CAR is also committed to serving the needs of families living with ASD through evidence-based education, guidance and clinical services. We developed the CAR Autism Roadmap (www.carautismroadmap.org) to help families answer questions about life with autism and to connect them with resources in their community, whether they are new to the diagnosis or have lived with it for years. CAR also developed www.autismMatch.org to connect families with studies that are a match for them! Families who participate in CAR research receive comprehensive assessment reports and are paid for their time and some travel expenses. Learn about CAR at www.centerforautismresearch.org.

Find a full listing of our upcoming events at http://www.centerforautismresearch.org/newsandevents/

Contact Number: 267-426-7540

Education Alternatives

Karen Yednock
Admin Assistant
1001 W. 9th Ave. Suite C
King of Prussia
PA
19406
Ed Alt offers intensive, research-based behavioral treatment that yields best outcomes for children. We develop customized ABA therapy programs and equip each childs home, clinic and/or school team with the training and supervision necessary for high-quality, consistent teaching and behavioral intervention. Our plans are developed and monitored under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Services are intensive and the schedule and frequency of services is designed to meet each childs individual needs. We contract with many insurance providers who pay for all or some ABA therapy for children with autism.

Social support groups, respit parent nights

Contact Number: 610-831-1865

Fick Educational Services, LLC

Cris Fick
Educational Consultant
17 Turner Lane
West Chester
PA
19380
With over 18 years of experience, we are devoted to the educational needs of the children we serve. Through individualized learning plans, tutoring, and advocacy, we strive to insure that all children have access to the education they deserve by laying the foundation for a brighter future. Our team consists of certified math and reading specialists, elementary through high school tutors, and special education certified tutors. We have ertified reading and special education teachers who tutor in our West Chester office. We also have Wilson certified reading instructors. We offer various reading comprehension programs and strategies.

Study Skills & Executive Function Social Skills Groups Parent Advocacy training Tutoring Cris has 20 years of experience providing curriculum planning and annual evaluation services to home school families. She possesses an understanding and appreciation for the unique needs, goals and educational philosophy for each home school program. Cris is qualified to evaluate all grade level students, special education programs, and planning and IEP goals. She is also approved as a high school diploma evaluater for PHAA. Please visit our website for more information.

Themed Summer camps for children of all abilities
Contact Number: 610-457-2199

Hill Top Preparatory School

Meredith r. Fitzpatrick
Director of Enrollment Management
737 South Ithan Avenue
Rosemont
PA
19010
Hill Top Preparatory School educates students in grades 5-12 with diagnosed learning differences. Often these students find traditional school challenging because they have difficulties with nonverbal learning issues including anxiety, and navigating social situations. HTPS supports students with accommodations including an individualized curriculum complemented by counseling support and mentoring program. Visit hilltopprep.org to learn more. Hill Top Prep: Exceptional Teachers for Extraordinary Students.

School Year Clubs: Thorncroft Equestrian Riding Club ArtWorks is Hill Top's after school creative arts and music program designed to ignite and expand meaningful artistic connections. Activity period during the day includes Student Government, National Honors Society, House Band, Performing Arts, Robotics, and many more opportunities!

Full Season: June 20 -July 31 1st Session: June 20- July 1 2nd Session: July 5 - July 30 (Dates are approximate) Hill Top Summer Camp is a traditional day camp and travel program for campers entering grades 2nd through 9th who may have one or more of the following diagnoses: ADD/ADHD, NVLD, high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome and social skill needs.
Contact Number: 610/527-3230

Jeffrey Naser & Associates

Terry Peura
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
1137 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn
PA
19132
I am a pediatric nurse practitioner who provides initial psychiatric evaluations and medication management to kids age 5 years to 21 years of age. I also have a 11 year old son who is on the Autistic Spectrum. This has allowed me a special affinity for kids on the spectrum along with having relationships with various other practitioners who work with kids on the spectrum providing social skills, occupational therapy and other supports. Feel free to contact me at 610-647-3959 ext. 102

I am also interested in continuing to collaborate with professionals or parents in developing various social situations and opportunities for kids on the spectrum. Feel free to contact me at 610-647-3959 ext. 102

Contact Number: 610-647-3959 ext. 102

Kesselman Clinical Associates

Paul Kesselman
Clinical Psychologist
237 W Lancaster Ave
Devon
PA
19333
Kesselman Clinical Associates is a group private practice that provides psychological counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families. We provide individual therapy , family therapy, group therapy and parent consultation. We see patients who are on the spectrum, those with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, school issues, learning issues , ADHD, and various other issues. We also provide a social skills group for children in age ranging from 6-13. We also have a teen group for individuals ages 15-18 that provides a supportive atmosphere in which teens discover themselves, learn social and coping skills, and empower each other to make healthier decisions. In addition we offer an expressive arts therapy group and a back to school group to help children adjust back to the start of the school year.

Teen Group: A group where teens learn and practice social skills while processing their own social emotional experiences in their day to day lives. The focus of the group is in empowering teens to increase their social competence and confidence. This is a social skills group that helps to empower children and teach them how to increase their social skills and abilities. Specific skills focus on self-esteem building, problem solving, dealing with special issues such as bullying and teasing, and stress coping. Role playing is used in group to help children learn and practice skills. Each child receives a binder with useful materials theirs to keep. The Back to school group helps children transition back to school.

Expressive Arts Therapy Group for children 8-10 and 10-13 years old. Children will have the opportunity to use the creative arts to express their inner emotions. Children will use drawing, writing, and other forms of creativity to improve communication, increase social skills and enhance their self-esteem. Each child is given a binder of wonderful resources to Social skills group (8 week summer group) This is a social skills group that helps to empower children and teach them how to increase their social skills and abilities. Specific skills focus on self-esteem building, problem solving, dealing with special issues such as bullying and teasing, and stress coping. Each child receives a binder of therapeutic materials .
Contact Number: 610-687-8200

Making Real Connections Creative Arts Counseling and Autism Center

Michele Rene` Conner
Entrepreneur Owner/Director
34 S. York Rd.
Hatboro
PA
19040
"MRC has Personality" helping people of all ages with autism and related disorders build foundations for social success in our one of a kind "Community of Opportunity". Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties with resources, education, community outreach and intensive group, individual and family therapy for you to connect your pieces together.

Social Skills Groups, Creative Arts Boot Camp, Parent Support Groups, Kids' Night Out, Adaptive Dance Classes , and MRC Eductional Workshop Series

Making Real Connections® Creative Arts Bootcamp FUN GROUP FOR THE CHILLY MONTHS This group will meet Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm and will provide opportunities to explore the arts through music, movement, crafts, acting, and physical fitness. Fun surprise guest will visit during the camp experience. This 8 week camp is geared toward grade school and middle school students while teen assistants are welcome and desired. Starting in January 2017! Details will be available at www.makingrealconnection.com
Contact Number: 2158692211

Ruttenberg Autism Center

Eric Mitchell
Director
1740 Walton Road
Blue Bell
PA
19422
The Ruttenberg Autism Center's mission is to provide expert assessment, treatment and support services to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Social Skills/Activity/Vocational Groups, Training & Consultation, Assessment/Evaluation Services, Transition Service Consulation for Vocational, Daily Living, and Higher Education Goals, ABA and Relationship-based Service Provision/Consultation, Mentorship & Therapeutic Coaching/Advocacy, Pschiatry, Medication Management, and Developmental Pediatrics

Afterschool and Summer Transition Programs
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School To Work, LLC

Dennis Coren
Executive Director
196 Marc Lane
Huntington Valley
PA
19006
School To Work, LLC. provides: Vocational Exploration, Transition Services & Independent Living options to individuals with intellectual disabilities and students on the Autism spectrum. Our goal is to educate clients about employment and life skills using a community based service delivery model. We assist students to transition from school into adult life: working, living & participating independently in the community. School To Work, LLC. furnishes "On The Job" vocational exploration in a natural environment, where students learn and practice work skills in real time conditions. Using Community Based Vocational Training (CBVT), we believe, is the best practice to prepare for lifetime employment. School To Work, LLC also offers many exciting mini classes including Driver's Education, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design and CPR/First Aid, Music and more. For more information write SchoolToWork@comcast.net or call (215)817-4444

Driver's Education Class Art as a Career Class Music as a Career Class Culinary Arts Class Fashion Design Class CPR/First Aid Class Acting and Media Class Technology:Market yourself through Media Class

Contact Number: 215-817-4444

Social Enrichment Center

Elizabeth Roberts
Director
542 Wesley Road
Springfield
PA
19064
The Social Enrichment Center was founded to support individuals, families, schools and community organizations. Our objective is to build children's and adolescent's self-confidence and social connectedness. SEC provides direct care to young people, utilizing evidence-based therapeutic and instructional strategies. Further, our team equips caregivers with developmentally appropriate skills and strategies to build children and adolescent's social competencies.

Toddler: Individuals, Dyads (with one other peer), and Groups. Middle School Level: Anxiety groups: Coping with stress Transition to Middle School Group After-school Social Program Social Environment Occupational Therapy High School Level: Social Development Classes Social Enrichment Classes Anxiety Groups- Coping with Stress Afterschool Social Program Transition Groups Occupational Therapy Executive Functioning Skill Instruction Groups Cogmed

Six Week Summer Camp for ages 2-13 June 22nd- July 31st Half Day and Full Day Options Back to School Readiness for ages 2-18 Flexible Scheduling Available Choose from 2, 3, or 4 mornings We offer hourly sessions throughout the summer to work on goals specific to each individual child or adolescent. Sessions can meet weekly for one hour or more depending on availability. This program focuses on increasing your teen's social competency and self-esteem.
Contact Number: 610-853-2898

Spectra Support Services

Maleita Olson
Co-Founder, Executive Director
475 Lawrence Rd
Broomall
PA
19008
Our Mission To provide holistic, strengths-based supports and interventions which improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families by filling service gaps across the lifespan. Counseling Transition Services Behavior Therapy Waiver Programs Consultation Professional education Internships/employment

Our childrens supports begin at diagnosis and focus on familiarizing the family with the diagnosis and complimenting early intervention, wrap-around, community and school-based services. We help prepare for increasing academic, emotional, and social demands. We educate the about the interplay between adolescence and other challenges they face and assist in building a bridge to adult supports. We partner with adults and their families to develop a plan toward independence.We offer sibling-specific programs and seminars for siblings age 6- adult. For caregivers, we offer parenting resources, support groups, seminars and tips to help you support and attend to the needs of each member of the family.

Events: https://www.spectrapa.com/upcoming-events.html
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Summit Camp & Travel

Gene Bell
Senior Director
322 Route 46 West, Suite 210
Parsippany
NJ
07054
Summit Camp serves campers ages 8-19 who have issues of ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, and/or HFA. Based on a traditional camp program, campers find program success ,social skills improvement and emotional growth in a supportive environment that is fun and exciting. Our school year Weekender program offers regional youth group like weekends that also foster social skills and friendships.

Weekender Program offers school year weekends, day events, and vacation programs designed to foster peer relationships and enhance social skills. Participants gain valuable experiences in group activities. Weekend and school vacation program designed for teenagers to interact with and make a few new friends, enjoy a guided and supervised recreational weekend break staffed by educators & youth workers who understand them. Very much like a 24/7 social skills activity weekend. WHO: Young people, ages 11 - 19, who are kids with issues of Aspergers syndrome, NVLD, HFA, mild learning disabilities, and/or ADHD/ADD who would benefit from a directed weekend experience designed to foster socialization, peer interaction, and independence.

Camp provides a summer sleep away camp experience for boys and girls, ages 8-19, who have issues of attention. These may include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and/or ADHD), ASD, Asperger's syndrome, awkward social skills, High Functioning Autism, verbal or non-verbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and/or mild social or emotional concerns. Summit Travel works with older children, ages 15-19, who have similar issues. At the same time offers more directed interpersonal social skills, transition and life skills and an appreciation of group touring and adventure travel. The Weekender Program offers school year weekends, day events, and vacation programs designed to foster peer relationships and enhance social skills.
Contact Number: 973/732-3226

The Center for Neuropsychology and Counseling, PC

James J. Stone
Dr.
1243 Easton Rd Ste 203
Warrington
PA
18976
Our team provides comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of our clients. We work with clients of all ages, as individuals, couples, and families. Our clinicians are skilled therapists, evaluators and consultants. We will pin-point the issue and work with you to determine the best course of action through an effective treatment plan. Our highly-skilled clinicians provide therapy, evaluations, therapeutic groups, Cogmed training, and consultation to schools, courts and physicians. We are available for trainings and speaking engagements, as well.

Sometimes, reading the social messages that are all around us can be difficult. Our social skills groups help people learn what signals are important to pay attention to and how to read them. Whether its the expression on someones face, the tone of their voice, or just the way they are standing, understanding what others are trying to communicate beyond their words is critical to social success. Difficulty reading these cues can lead to anxiety and a fear of social interactions. Our groups can help by providing a safe place to learn and practice these skills with others who have similar concerns and lead to improved social interactions and self-confidence. For more information, call The Center at (215) 491-1119.

Contact Number: 215-491-1119

Therapy Bridges

Elizabeth "Beth" Pfeiffer
5940 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown
PA
18106
Therapy Bridges provides private and school based occupational, physical, and speech therapy services for both children and adults. Our mission is to provide quality services that are contextually focused and use best practice. We believe it is essential to implement assessment and intervention processes that support the child or individual, as well as their families in enhancing quality of life and participation in meaningful daily activities and interactions. Services are individualized to the needs of the client and involvement of families/caregivers and school personnel is viewed as essential. We value evidence-based practice and support research and training of future therapists necessary to implement best practice. Our therapists have advanced training in: Sensory Integration, Neuro-development treatment, Myofascial Release, Listening programs, Vision therapy, Yoga, Feeding & Social Skills interventions.

Social Skills Groups

Contact Number: (610) 395-2880

Valley Forge Educational Services and Adult Employment Services

Juliann Jaffe
Director of Marketing and Communications
1777 North Valley Road
Malvern
PA
19355
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a continuum of educational, summer and employment-related programs for people with disabilities. The hallmark of our programs is our collaborative and holistic approach to each child, adolescent and adult, recognizing his or her unique abilities and needs through team efforts. Individuals of all ages come to learn, share, appreciate and respect one another while developing skills necessary for success. We are committed to helping students and participants develop a strong sense of self-worth to realize their value as contributing members of their communities.

Parent Education Series. Resource Fairs. Camp Expo. Adult Employment Services, CWS provides recreational and leisure activities for adults with disabilities.

Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 5-21 years of age, with learning challenges and special needs. Programs include Summer L.I.F.E., three ESY programs, respite and recreation programs and a Vocational Immersion Program, all of which build on participant's interests to help them succeed, learn and grow.
Contact Number: 610.296.6725 x116