Welcome Visitors and Friends
The Special Needs Advocacy Group was created by and for caregivers of children with special needs in the School District of Cheltenham Township. We are committed to providing advocacy, support, and education to create a school community in which all children are equally engaged, respected, and academically challenged.
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit will host an agency information night, “Transition to Adult Life,” May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Norristown Area High School cafeteria, for families and students with special needs.
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Norristown Area High School, 1900 Eagle Dr, Norristown, PA FREE
For more information or to register, call Jacki Lyster, 610-755-9393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-755-9393 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail email@example.com.
The Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) is pleased to announce the availability of mini?grants to support children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and families that include an individual with ASD. The deadline for submission is April 5, 2013.
The 2013 Mini-Grant announcement and application packet are available by visiting www.autisminpa.org. Requests to mail paper applications can be made after Feb. 6, 2013 by calling the toll-free Mini-Grant Help Line at 1-866-539-7689 or by email: DPW-AutismOffice@pa.gov. Please include and spell your name, complete mailing address and a phone number with area code.
3rd Annual AUTISM RESOURCE FAIR
February 21, 2013
Penndale Middle School
(Please note the change in location from previous years.)
Come meet vendors in Advocacy, Behavioral Health, Community Resources, Camps, Social Skills Groups and MORE!
Email: KKessler@mciu.org for more information
Sponsored by: The Montgomery County Autism Network
Socially Speaking Success is once again offering a 6 week social skills program for students and young adults 3-18 years of age in the winter on Thursday after school beginning February 21 through April 4 in North Wales, PA. There will not be a session on March 28. Sessions run for one hour and time for your child’s group will be determined. Socially Speaking Success is in its 11th year and is highly regarded by parents and educators throughout the Montgomery and Bucks County communities. It continues to be run by two licensed speech pathologists and an occupational therapist (in the summer) committed to working as a team to provide social communication skills and sensory integration skills in a structured setting. The targeted population includes but is not limited to those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, PDD, Non-Verbal Learning disability and those students who demonstrate social pragmatic delays. The children and young adults from ages 3-18 must be verbal and capable of integrating themselves in a small group setting with minimal behavior disruptions. They must also possess a cognitive level for understanding basic directions and participation in discussion.
Please refer to the website for more specific information about the Winter program
SNAG welcomes all to a new school year. Attached is our handout about starting the year out right. We hope it’s helpful. snags-tips-for-a-great-school-year.doc
SNAG is now able to accept donations to cover the costs associated with this website and other programs. We appreciate donations of any amount. All of SNAG’s programs remain free of charge and we do not charge our families dues.
Thank you for your support!
Below you will find the PA Health Law Project’s latest alert for families regarding Medical Assistance copays for services to children with disabilities. It includes specific recommendations and actions we are asking families to take. Please distribute this widely.
Click here for a version in Word and click here for a version in pdf.
Special Education in Cheltenham Township: 2011 and Beyond
Director Doris Galante addressed current and future issues
in special education for grades K – 12. Her presentation is here.
To visit the SNAG Facebook page and like us, click here.
Click here to see the presentation by Attorney and Cheltenham parent Jenny Lowman from the Education Law Center.
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