• Date: Saturday August 20th, 2016
    Time: From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CPR and First Aid Schedule for FY 16-17 (3)

  • Date: Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    Time: From 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM

    Uniquely Fit provides a safe place for the special needs of your child

    At the Indian Valley YMCA, we are now working with Uniquely Fit to
    broaden the ability of those children that need additional support. These
    group classes focus on keeping your child active and learning new skills
    in a fun and safe environment. Families and friends will work together,
    with the child, expanding their ability
    while also expanding their own friendly
    network in the community.
    • Gross Motor Activities
    • Sensory Development / Communication
    • Cooperative Play / Interactive Play

    For registration / information Contact;
    Alisha Riexinger 215-896-3084 or

    WHEN: January-February 2017
    TIME: Wednesday Night 4:30-5:15 ages 7-12
    Thursday Morning 9:30-10:15 ages 3-6
    890 Maple Ave Harleysville Pa 19438

    Flyer – Uniquelyfit1701

  • Date: Tuesday February 28th, 2017
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM






    Tuesday, February 14th 

    Speaker:   Mariam Mahmud, MD 

    Title:         Ask a Pediatrician

    Topic:  Pediatrician, Dr. Mariam Mahmud will be available for a question-and-answer discussion about basic health issues affecting children, babies to teens.  Topics often include important pediatric issues like food allergy, sleep routines, reflux, nutrition, behavior concerns and vaccinations.

    Speaker Bio:  Mariam Mahmud is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College with dual degrees in Anthropology and Biology.  She went on to receive her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine with further pediatric training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  She currently practices pediatrics at Trappe Pediatric Care in Collegeville and serves on the Children’s Services Board of the ARC Alliance.  Dr. Mahmud has a special interest in pediatric behavioral health, ADHD and eating disorders. She does community work with medical students at Drexel and Temple in screening programs around Philadelphia.  

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Tuesday March 14th, 2017
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM






    Tuesday, March 14th 

    Speaker:   Jacqlyn Zarabba, Psy.D., NCSP

    Title:         Breaking Down the Jargon: Understanding Your Child’s Psychoeducational Evaluation Report

    Topic: This presentation will provide a brief overview of the evaluation process, as well as a clear explanation of the cognitive, social, and emotional areas typically assessed. Concrete examples will be provided.

    Speaker Bio:  In addition to working with children and families at Dragonfly Psychological Associates, Dr. Jaci Zarabba is an Assistant Professor at Widener University in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.  Prior to joining Widener, Jaci worked as a school psychologist for seven years where she evaluated students for special education services, provided individual and group counseling, and engaged in collaborative problem solving with families and school-based personnel.

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Tuesday March 21st, 2017
    Time: From 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

  • Date: Tuesday March 21st, 2017
    Time: From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Date: March 21, 2017

    Speaker: Dr. Adriana Gonzalez-Lopez

    Title of Workshop: Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs): What are they? How do I read them? What do I do with the results?

    Topic: This presentation will review the main objectives of an FBA in the educational setting. The presenter will review the main required components of the assessments. This presentation will also provide clarity on the usefulness of the FBA as well as what information you can obtain from the FBA to develop a positive behavior support plan with educational objectives.

    Bio:  Adriana González-López, Ed.D.

    I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level, as well as a Licensed Behavior Specialist in Pennsylvania.  I received my M.A. in Human Development and Behavior Analysis from the University of Kansas and my Ed.D. in Special Education from Arcadia University. Currently I am the Regional Clinical Director at Epic Developmental Services. I have worked in private and public schools, higher education and consulting organizations. I started my career in residential services for youth with autism and severe behavior disorders and I also was a special education teacher in the public schools. I worked in higher education for about 15 years, where I was the director of consulting and training, coordinator of and instructor in ABA and autism courses, and a consultant for positive behavior supports in public, private and charter schools. I started and co-directed a higher education program for students with intellectual disabilities. I continue consulting with school districts and families to support children and youth with autism and with behavior problems. I am particularly interested in staff training and in the development of social competence of individuals with autism, intellectual disability and other developmental disabilities.


    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Saturday April 8th, 2017
    Time: From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    teamJoin The A Team for a fun day of games & activities

    Be sure to check out the Autism Resource Fair too!

    Keep checking our Facebook Page: Link

              A-Team Spring-Ford Family Fun Day

    for up–to-date info and a list of resources & sponsors!

    For more information, email us at: SpringFordATeam@gmail.com

  • Date: Tuesday April 18th, 2017
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM






    Tuesday, April 18th

    Speakers:  Parent Attorney Panel

    Moderator: Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esq. – Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman, LLC
    Caryl Andrea Oberman, Esq. – Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman, LLC
    David J. Berney, Esq. – Law Offices of David J. Berney
    Fred Stanczak Esq. – Law Offices of Frederick M. Stanczak
    Heidi Konkler, Esq. – McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.
    Judith Gran Esq. – Reisman Carolla Gran LLP
    Lorrie McKinley, Esq. – McKinley & Ryan, LLC
    Stephen J. Jacobson, Esq., Psy.D – The Education Lawyers

    Title:         Meet the Special Education Parent Attorneys

    Topic:  Parents and advocates will be able to ask special education questions in an open Q & A session with multiple special education attorneys

    The content is designed for parents, grandparents,  caregivers and advocates who make decisions about a child’s education services to bring questions and discuss options dealing with Individual Education Plan (IEP’s) and other educational issues.

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Wednesday April 19th, 2017
    Time: From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    An informative and engaging evening of discovery

    April 19, 2017 at 6 pm

    Do you or a loved one have an intellectual disability who needs services and supports? Have you always wanted to know more about the Intellectual Disability system and Supports Coordination, but don’t know where to turn?

    Attend The Arc Alliance’s FREE informational night, discover answers to your questions and possibly uncover opportunities you may not have known about! Snacks & light refreshments will be served!


    • Individuals with intellectual disabilities
    • Families/parents with children with intellectual disabilities
    • Anyone who is interested in learning more about Supports Coordination and disabilities services
    • All are welcome!


    • You’ll learn how to apply for Supports Coordination services
    • The services that are involved with Supports Coordination
    • Have an opportunity to ask questions.


    To increase your knowledge, and ask questions about Supports Coordination.


    To RSVP or ask questions: Contact Amanda Hundley by calling 610-382-5831 or emailing ahundley@thearcalliance.org

  • Date: Tuesday May 16th, 2017
    Time: From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Date: May 16th – 7pm – 8:30pm

    Speaker: Lesley Mehalick

    Title: Trusts and Estate Planning

    Topic: Estate planning for families of persons with disabilities overview of special needs trusts and the ABLE Act.

    Bio: Lesley Mehalick is a shareholder of McAndrews Law Offices and the supervising partner for the firm’s estates and trusts department. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, special needs and disability planning, guardianship, special needs trusts, estate administration, and elder law planning. Ms. Mehalick regularly assists families in navigating through special needs planning, whether a young child, adult or elder family member is involved. These efforts include qualifying clients for public benefits, preparing special needs trusts, bringing guardianship proceedings, and carefully crafting an estate plan that maintains a disabled family member’s eligibility for essential public benefits. She is privileged to counsel clients regarding elder law issues and ways to protect the assets and promote the dignity of loved ones who may require skilled nursing care. She regularly appears in Orphans’ Court and she is a frequent lecturer to both attorneys and families on these topics. Ms. Mehalick previously practiced civil litigation in Northern Virginia, and she has litigated suits in both Virginia and Maryland. Prior to her private practice, she served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stanley P. Klein, Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax County, Virginia. Ms. Mehalick holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation and a Certification in Estate Planning from the Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, and she received her J.D. from the George Washington University  Law  School, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor on the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal .

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

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