The Pennsylvania Training Partnership at Temple University is hosting a free webinar on Monday, June 23rd for those who want to learn more about navigating the ID and MH systems in their community.  Click "read more" for details.

The Special Kids Network regional coordinators are putting together summer Parent/Youth Professional Forums throughout Pennsylvania.  We will update this news item as additional dates and locations are added.  Click "read more" to find a forum near you!

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA is hosting its 10th annual All Abilities Camp in early February.  We also received some great new resources from ABOARD in their weekly newsletter that we thought we'd share with you.  Click "read more" to get the latest from this amazing Pennsylvania organization.

The holidays are a great time for us to get together with family and friends to celebrate the season.  However, for families with CYSHCN, sometimes holiday activities can be stressful - or even inaccessible.  Click "read more" to discover some helpful tips we've found for families and their CYSHCN!

Are you family member of someone with a disability, or a young adult with a disability?  The Youth and Family Training Institute of the PA SOC is looking for new youth and family advisory board members.  Make your voice heard and apply today!  

Join the Partnership for a Conversation with Patty McCool and Jen Fraker from ODP about How the Intellectual Disability (ID) System Works in a webinar on November 20th at 11:30am.  Registration is open, free,  and available to family members and self-advocates.  "Read more" to register today!

November 07th 2013

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) has once again provided some great resources and activities to commemorate it.  Furthermore, MHI is hosting a call with the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA to discuss their availability as a resource for Pennsylvania families.  We encourage your participation!

The organizers of the 38th Annual Philadelphia Regional Conference on Developmental Disabilities are calling for presentation proposals from parents, individuals with developmental disabilities, professionals and family members.  This is a great opportunity for families to share their knowledge and expertise with community members!  Click "read more" for guidelines.

Tools for Meeting Life's Challenges is a free informational seminar on the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face the families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities.  Register for the Cherry Hill or Philadelphia workshop ASAP!

Pennsylvania's Education for All Coalition, Inc. (PEAC) is hosting a conference on Relationships and Inclusion: Understading the Students, Understanding Ourselves on November 15th and 16th in King of Prussia.  Registration deadline is October 28th, so RSVP today!