Concerned about how your loved one will respond in an emergency?  You are able to register with your local police and fire department through the PREMISE alert.  The PREMISE alert helps identify special needs for individuals that police, ambulance, and fire department personnel would need to know in the case of an emergency. Here is the direct link to the form that is completed and submitted to your local police department:

By |2013-02-08T19:20:28-05:00February 8th, 2013|Advocacy updates, Blog, Blogroll, Down Syndrome, Resources, Support|0 Comments


This video resource is provided by We hope this is helpful for you and your family. This is probably one of the most common questions. It's not easy knowing what to do, especially if you're not sure if your child is aware of his differences. Stephen Shore is a world renowned speaker and professional in the field of autism. Having Asperger's himself, he has helped thousands of people on their journey with autism. In this short video, Stephen advises parents on how to tell their child they have autism Link to Video  

By |2012-06-13T12:13:11-04:00June 13th, 2012|Autism, Blog, Blogroll, Resources|0 Comments

Family Friendly Apps for Ipad

The following links will take you to Autism Speaks, Brain Parade Partners and Moms with apps pages where there are lists and links to rich resource for your ipad and other tablets. One of the therapist from The Arc Alliance told us about these resources and we want to make them available to you and your family. We hope these resources are helpful. Tablet link through Autism Speaks App link to Brain Parade Moms with Apps    

By |2012-05-08T13:23:23-04:00May 8th, 2012|Autism, Blog, Resources|0 Comments

Planning for Your Special Needs Loved One

Presents Planning for Your Special Needs Loved One  Thursday,   May 10, 20126:30   - 8 pmNewtown   Library201   Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown SquarePresented   by:Dennis   C. McAndrews, Esq.McAndrews   Law Offices Pat   Bergmaier, CFP, LUTC MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning Ginny Koehler PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) of PA RSVP  to Roe DeLuca by Monday, May 7 at 610-687-4249 or -  View the Flyer here   Estate Planning For Families in 2012 - Pitfalls of Gridlock in Washington By: Dennis C.   McAndrews, Esquire If Congress and the   President do not reach an agreement in 2012 to extend or modify the existing   Federal Estate Tax Threshold of 5 million dollars per person and 10 million   dollars per couple, the threshold [...]

By |2014-09-03T04:04:38-04:00May 8th, 2012|advocacy, Blog, Events, Resources, Special education|0 Comments

Broken Promises to Moms-Rally for the Crisis!

Governor Corbett’s budget affects those who through no fault of their own, are the most vulnerable children and adults with intellectual disabilities! While the proposed budget call...s for an increase of 3.9% for State Centers/Institutions Governor Corbett is cutting over $146 million of support and services for families! Follow the link for more details on this critical and strategic event! Link to The Arc Alliance Events Page for this and other upcoming events!  

National Sibling Day – April 10

Bringing Brothers   and Sisters Together on National Sibling Day Are   you a sibling to an individual with intellectual and developmental   disabilities (I/DD)? Did you know there’s a day set aside just for you? The   Arc will celebrate National Sibling Day on April 10 with a special   opportunity for siblings to connect and learn online. Join   The Arc and the Sibling Leadership Network at noon Eastern   Time for “Getting Started: How to Bring Brothers and Sisters of People with Disabilities Together,” a FREE Webinar overview of the   paths to successful networking. How do siblings learn about each other and   meet? What issues draw people together? And, how do groups like The Arc’s National Sibling Council maintain [...]

By |2014-09-03T04:06:56-04:00March 22nd, 2012|Blog, In the news, Resources, Support|0 Comments

March is Developmental Awarness Month! Be Informed

This post provided by The Arc National Office. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month thanks to a 1987 Presidential Proclamationfrom Ronald Reagan, which was the direct result of the advocacy efforts of The Arc. A lot has changed since then, more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are living and thriving in their communities rather than institutions, there are more opportunities, more protections and more respect for and inclusion of people with I/DD in their communities. But we must remember that many of those advancements were hard won. Advocacy was the impetus for many of the positive changes in our society, such as the creation of DD Awareness Month. And that will continue only as long as we fight for it. In 2012, a [...]

By |2012-03-06T15:12:46-05:00March 6th, 2012|advocacy, Blog, In the news, Resources|0 Comments

Watch The Interview with Gary Alexander Sec. of DPW

Yesterday morning Jill Zielinski and Paul Stengle from The Arc Alliance had the opportunity to interview Sec. Alexander regarding the state of affairs at the Department of Welfare (DPW). Unfortunately, there was not a lot of time to address all the issues we would have liked. So we are looking to have another opportunity to dialog with the Secretary in the near future. If you were unable to watch the interview live you are now able to link directly to BCTV and watch the entire 30 minute show. BCTV Link to Gary Alexander interview We would love to hear your opinion of the interview and the answers provided by the Sec. We would also like to hear from you on additional questions or issues [...]

By |2012-03-02T17:12:45-05:00March 2nd, 2012|Arc news, BCTV shows, Blog, Gary Alexander, In the news, Resources|0 Comments

Why is DPW closing cases – why cut benefits to those most in need?

Live Call in telecast & web cast! Live Interview of Gary Alexander Jill Zielinski, Director of Supports Coordination for The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services and host of The Arc Alliance Building Bridges in the Community, will be interviewing Gary Alexander, Secretary of the Department of Welfare (DPW) and Paul Stengle, CEO of The Arc Alliance on BCTV Comcast channel 13 or streaming online March 1 at 11am. Jill will be engaging the Secretary of the DPW and the CEO of The Arc Alliance on several key and challenging issues of concern for families and individuals affected by Intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays. Topics will range from the current cut of 88,000 children from Medical Assistance benefits to a 3.4% increase to state centers. [...]

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