• Date: Monday July 11th, 2016
    Time: From 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Outpatient Therapy Flyer 7-7-16

  • 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: Sunday September 4th, 2016
    Time: From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


  • Date: Saturday September 17th, 2016
    Time: From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


  • Date: Tuesday October 18th, 2016
    Time: From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Parents  Providers forums

  • Date: Saturday October 29th, 2016
    Time: From 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM


  • Date: Tuesday November 8th, 2016
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


    Tuesday, November 8th

    Speaker:  Kathleen Bailey Stengel, M.S., BCBA

    Title:      Creating an Environment for Success: Inclusion in Regular Education by Modifying the Classroom for Appropriate Behaviors to Maximize Learning”

    Topic:     Often times when students are provided inclusion opportunities, instances of maladaptive behaviors occur due to lack of appropriate planning, appropriate goal selection and appropriate environmental modification. This discussion will focus on creating successful academic plans and environmental preparations for student with disabilities included in the regular education setting to increase learning and maximize all opportunities.  The emphasis will be on modification of the environment and effective teacher planning to increase success for the students with special needs in the general education setting from K through 12th grade.  Discussion will emphasize how to provide goals for inclusion that meet a students’ needs and planning in the IEP to allow successful implementation.

    Speaker Bio:   Kathleen Bailey Stengel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Specialist with over 15 years of experience working in public education, special education inclusion, administrative behavioral health, applied behavior analysis, psychology and therapeutic services for individuals with disabilities. Ms. Stengel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Behavior Analysis.  She currently serves as the Vice President of Epic Developmental Services where she develops and implements large scale clinical practice for parents, school districts and children regarding behavioral health and special education best practices with emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support in six states.  Ms. Stengel currently volunteers as a Co-Leader for the Philadelphia Autism Task Force and is a member of the PA ABA initiative as well as other professional committees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Texas.

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Tuesday November 15th, 2016
    Time: From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM






    Tuesday, November 15th Evening option 6:30pm

    Speaker:   Michele A. Leahy

    Title:         Life Planning for Those with Disabilities

    Topic:  In this workshop, we’ll jump right in and discuss life planning for those with disabilities and how to prepare for the future.  We’ll hear about various topics including Social Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), how working affects Medical Assistance (MA) and federal cash benefits, waivers, Individual Education Plan (IEP) vs. Individual Support Plan (ISP), Medicaid vs. Medicare, person centered planning, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, and will have time for questions.

    Speaker Bio:  Michele is Founder and CEO of M. Leahy & Associates, a firm dedicated to life planning for those with disabilities as well as their families. Michele understands disability challenges from both a professional and very personal perspective. After managing grants intended to navigate government benefits, including Social Security, Michele led the charge in Southeastern PA to reach out to students with disabilities and their families facing a future of uncertainty.  She assists in developing strategies of funding special needs trusts with creating a roadmap to meaningful adult supports.  Her drive led her to assist students with disabilities exiting the school system to develop a holistic planned approach of blending and braiding community and financial supports.  Ms. Leahy had more than a decade of varied professional work experiences before she established her own company (http://www.leahylifeplan.com/)

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

  • Date: Thursday November 17th, 2016
    Time: From 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    paint-a-bright-futureWhere: Join us at The Arc Alliance on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 4-7pm for Paint a Bright
    Future with Employment.

    This event is a unique combination of employment expo and art show. Local businesses and service providers will be answering questions and providing information
    about employment. All profits from the art show will go directly back to the artist.

    There will also be food, music, and other fun surprises! Everyone is invited to attend this event and we hope to see you there!

    Who: Individuals, families, businesses, providers, everyone!
    What: Paint a Bright Future with Employment- employment
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    When: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 from 4-7pm
    The Arc Alliance- 3075 Ridge Pike Eagleville, PA
    Why: To increase knowledge about community employment,
    speak with businesses and service providers, and
    have the opportunity to view and purchase art.

    picture4Attention All Artists:

    Are you an artist who wants to display their art in this event? Please contact Amanda
    Hundley at 610-382-5831 or email ahundley@thearcalliance.org to request a submission form.

    *Deadline for art submission: Friday, October 28th, 2016

    Each artist will receive a 48” wide x 72” tall wall space or 48” long x 28” wide table space. The wall space will be for hanging art and the tables are for other types of art such as jewelry or sculptures.

    • Hanging art does NOT require a frame.
    • Please ensure your art fits within the space guidelines. Any pieces that exceed the space guidelines may not be displayed in the show.

    Volunteers are available to assist in any art sale transactions. 100% of all art sale proceeds to directly to the artist. If an artist’s piece does not sell, the artist may choose to donate the piece to The Arc Alliance to be hung as decoration in the building, but this is not a requirement.  

    *Deadline for Submitting this Form: Friday, October 21st, 2016

    *Deadline for Submitting Art: Friday, October 28th, 2016

  • Date: Tuesday December 13th, 2016
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM






    Tuesday, December 13th

    Speaker:    Michael Connolly, Esquire

    Title: An Overview of Special Education


    Topic:         The workshop will focus on a an overview of special education laws and regulations, and their practical impact on programming in schools.  Topics will include a discussion of child find and evaluation obligations of school districts, IEPs and how to prepare for an IEP meeting, how to respond effectively to an IEP and NOREP, and the mechanisms available to resolve disputes over programming and placement.

    Speaker Bio:       Mr. Connolly is a shareholder at McAndrews Law Offices, where, with over seventeen years of experience, he represents parents of children with special needs in a variety of education matters at administrative hearings and state and federal court.  He has assisted parents in disputes involving their public school related to issues such as eligibility and identification, programming and placement, tuition reimbursement, discipline, bullying, and discrimination.

    He also lectures throughout the state to parents, educators, and attorneys on special education and other education law related topics. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Connolly has been an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee, where he served as Vice Chair from 2002 through 2003 and as Chair from 2003 through 2006. In his roles as Vice Chair and Chair, he played an active part in helping to shape the Bar Association’s position on legal issues impacting students with disabilities as well as planning one of the Commonwealth’s preeminent legal conferences in the area of special education.  Mr. Connolly continues to be an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Legal Services for Exceptional Children’s Committee.

    Mr. Connolly began his career in education law upon graduation from law school as an associate with a District of Columbia law firm representing parents in special education matters. He later became a partner in a law firm located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he spent nearly a decade representing school districts throughout state.  Most recently, prior to joining McAndrews Law Offices, Mr. Connolly was a founding partner at another education law firm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he spent seven years representing parents and students in educational matters.

    To Register for this and other workshops:

    Chat-n-Chew at The Arc Alliance

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