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

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    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.

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  • Date: Tuesday January 24th, 2017
    Time: From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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    Tuesday, January 24th 

    Speaker:   Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esquire

    Title:         Planning for Families with Children with Disabilities

    Topic:  This session will explore the importance of careful estate planning to protect eligibility for public benefits if you have a disabled relative.  The session will include a discussion of estate planning documents such as: Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.  How to fund Special Needs Trusts and how to handle probate and non-probate assets.  In addition, participants will learn about the importance of developing a Letter of Intent for their disabled relative in order to establish a safety net for relative.

    Speaker Bio:  Ms. Yazno-Bartle is a senior associate attorney at The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman, LLC.  She has been with Ms. Oberman’s firm since 1997, concentrating on legal issues of persons with disabilities and their families, education rights, estate planning, guardianship, testing accommodations and domestic relations.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Montgomery County Bar Association and is an author and frequent lecturer to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and parent groups in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Yazno-Bartle is the President of Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC), a non-profit organization designed to promote inclusion practices in Pennsylvania.  She is a board member of The Arc Alliance where she serves on the Arc Alliance Advocacy Services Board, is a member of the Chat-n-Chew Parent Training Committee and a member of the DELVAL Guardianship Association at the Arc Alliance.  In 2016, Ms. Yazno-Bartle was appointed to chair the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee.  Ms. Yazno-Bartle serves as a volunteer attorney of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a program devoted to providing free wills and other estate planning documents for Pennsylvania’s emergency first responders.  In addition to her professional affiliations, Ms. Yazno-Bartle serves as the Secretary of the Central Bucks West Football Parent Club and is a volunteer nursery school teacher at First Baptist Church of Doylestown.  Before joining Ms. Oberman’s firm, she was a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Chester County, Inc. in West Chester for over four years where the primary emphasis of her practice concentrated on Domestic Relations, Landlord-Tenant, Public Benefits and Bankruptcy. She received her B.S. with Honors in Economics from Rutgers University, Cook College in 1989 and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she was president and co-founder of the Latin American Law Students Association.  Ms. Yazno-Bartle was born in Colombia, South America and is fluent in Spanish. 

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

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    Tuesday, February 14th 

    Speaker:   Mariam Mahmud, MD

    Title:         Ask a Doctor

    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.  

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