iCanShine is a great program that operates throughout North America providing access to recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.  The Philadelphia branch of iCanShine is hosting an iCan Bike Camp from August 19th - 23rd.  Click "read more" to learn how you can get involved!

Vision for Equality is presenting an information session for children and adults with disabilities and their families tomorrow in Kennett Square, PA.  The presentation will be entirely in Spanish.  Questions are encouraged!  "Read more" for details.

It's that time of year again!  Every August, St. Christopher's Hospital in North Philadelphia hosts a back to school carnival for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families.  Read more to learn how you can participate in this free event!

Carly's Cafe

July 19th 2013

"Walk a mile in someone else's shoes," we say.  But how can anyone truly understand and experience someone else's life, even for a moment?  In her award-winning short film, Carly Fleischmann attempts to transform us, to insert us into her world.  This film allows us to see through the eyes of an individual with autism in a way that words cannot.  "Read more" and take the journey.

Vacations can be an amazing part of summer, but sometimes planning, organizing, and traveling to a destination can be stressful for families of CYSHCN.  Click "read more" to get some helpful tips about how you can de-stress your family's vacation this summer!

If you live an area that has been affected by the recent Medicaid switchover to managed care plans, join the PA Health Law Project at one of the FREE in-person trainings they're hosting this summer!  The trainings will focus on explaining how your access to health care may be different and what you can do to stay informed.  "Read more" for details.

The Local Epilepsy Awareness Project (LEAP) is a statewide collaboration between the Epilepsy Foundations of Western/Central and Eastern PA, as well as the Special Kids Network SOC Partnership.  This August, LEAP is hosting two meetings about epilepsy/seizure disorders in Eastern PA, and would like you to join!  Click "read more" for details.

Project SEARCH is an amazing national program (based out of the Children's Hospital of Cincinatti) that helps young adults with special needs find employment after high school and college.  Reading Pediatrics, one of MHI's medical homes, has had great success with Project SEARCH.  "Read more" to learn more about Reading Pediatrics' story!

Are you an avid medical home website user? We need your feedback!  We're looking to improve our website in the next few months and would truly appreciate some ideas from all of you. Please take a few minutes to take the survey linked under "Read more" to answer some questions about our site!

Join advocates from around the region at the 2nd annual Philadelphia Disability Pride event!  Doors open at 9:30am, and admission is free.  Click "read more" for details.