Join the UPMC Palliative & Supportive Institute (in conjunction with other partners) on Friday, May 31st or Saturday, June 1st for the Second Annual Palliative Care Conference.  Day 1 (5/31) will focus on clinical information for health care professionals, and Day 2 (6/1) will bring community and family members together for education and support.

Tomorrow evening, ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA is hosting a FREE workshop for families of CYSHCN who have set up a special needs trust for their family member.  Registration is required, and there is a limited number of seats left!

A few weeks ago, we posted about one of the Special Kids Network's Parent Youth Professional Forums (PYPF) in King of Prussia, PA.  There are several additional PYPFs taking place throughout the state in May and June, and families of CYSHCN are encouraged to attend!  Click "read more" to get details about a PYPF taking place near you.

On Tuesday, May 21st, Cathy Roccia-Meier of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University will present a FREE workshop for parents and caregivers of CYSHCN at Shriners Hospital for Children.

May 12th 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

We thought we'd share this great Mother's Day post from (as published on the Huffington Post on 5/9).  "This letter is for the Special Needs Mom, whose child is unable to write or say the words this Mom may long to hear..."

The Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC) is hosting an early intervention family fun day on Saturday, May 18th at The Carousel House in Philadelphia.  Advanced registration is required!  Click "read more" for details.

The PA Chapter hosts a variety of great "Let's Talk" presentations every month.  On May 8th, the Chapter will host a webinar/teleconference on Pediatric Obesity and Bullying.  Click "read more" for details.

A series of videos about transitioning to adult healthcare (created by PEAL and sponsored by the PA Medical Home Transition Program and PA Department of Health) is now available for viewing!  Click "read more" to start watching.

The Department of Health’s Special Kids Network, in partnership with the PA Elks Home Service Program, will host a Parent Youth Professional Forum (PYPF) on Monday, May 13, 2013.  Families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are encourage to attend!  "Read more" for details.

CHOP's 37th Annual Conference on Developmental Disabilities is just around the corner, and MHI's own Lizanne Welding-Mills and Dr. Renee Turchi are presenting!  Register today: details under "read more."