New Professional Members
Jeffrey Naser, MD and Associates
1137 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19132
This member is a fee-for-service practice, offering adult, child and adolescent psychiatric care in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Their practice is complemented by other clinicians in the building who provide individual and family therapy, art therapy, hypnotherapy and educational support and consultation.
Contact: Terry Peura, Nurse- practitioner at (610) 647-3959 or via email.
1001 W. 9th Ave. Suite C
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Ed Alt offers intensive, research-based behavioral treatment that yields best outcomes for children. They develop customized ABA therapy programs and equip each child's home, clinic and/or school team with the training and supervision necessary for high-quality, consistent teaching and behavioral intervention. Their plans are developed and monitored under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Services are intensive and the schedule and frequency of services is designed to meet each child's individual needs. They contract with many insurance providers who pay for all or some ABA therapy for children with autism.
Contact: Karen Yeknock (610) 831-1865 or via email.
James Graves, Financial Advisor
One Devon Square 724 West Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
As a Financial Advisor with over 35 years of investment knowledge and life experience, Mr. Graves works with families to address and plan for the financial demands of a family member with chronic illness or special needs. He focuses on those things that can be controlled; collaborates with special needs attorneys and medical professionals; align clients' expectations regarding quality of care and the required resources; and tries to eliminate the "fear of the unknown" financially speaking.
Contact: (610) 971-6296 or via email.
AGSpeech Language Potential, LLC
Ayesha Ganges, Speech-Language Pathologist
600 North Jackson Street Suite 203
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
AGSpeech is a private practice located in Media, Pennsylvania, providing speech and language evaluation and treatment services to the pediatric population. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment services are offered for a wide variety of speech and language disorders from a group of talented speech-language pathologists with specialties in the assessment and treatment of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonological Disorder, Language Disorders, Social/Pragmatic Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of their speech pathologists are trained and have had experience in the use of PROMPT therapy techniques, as well as in the areas of Sensory Integration, DIRFloortime and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Services are provided within the clinic, in schools and in homes. Occupational and Physical Therapy services are also available at their Media office location.
Contact: (610) 628-2829 or via email.
(Families Creating Communities for Adults with Special Needs)
This member is a nonprofit founded and led by parents and family members of adults with disabilities. They assist families in developing innovative models of housing, employment and volunteer activities for their adult family members. They meet monthly for educational programs and networking opportunities for parents, family members, professionals and agencies.
Contact: Sara Crimm (215) 280-2758 or via email.
Professional Member Events
FAMILIES CCAN: Free Parent Meeting
New Approaches to Lifesharing as a Housing Model for Adults with Disabilities
Mishkan Shalom Synagogue
4101 Freeland Avenue, Philadelphia 19128 (Manayunk)
Monday, December 5, 2016 from 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
CAR presents: Next Steps Workshop for Professionals
3535 Market Street,16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
A Step Up Academy: Surviving and Thriving Parent Session
520 Meetinghouse Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Other ASD Events
Philadelphia Performances for Autism
Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 2:00- 3:00p.m.
Celebration Beyond the Spectrum Holiday Event
Jadens Voice and the Faith in God Family Restoration Corporation invite everyone to this event.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Phila, PA 19131
Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
FREE, must register to attend.
PA Ballet presents: Sensory Friendly Nutcracker
Adjusted Lighting and Sound and Relaxed Theater Rules during George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Tickets start at $20
In the Media
PA ABLE is a new financial savings program that attends to the diverse savings needs of people age 21 and over with disabilities who have traditionally been penalized for having savings or working.
Central Bucks, Council Rock drawing attention for autism support programs from the Intelligencer
Two area school districts are growing their autistic-support programs to meet increasing educational demands as enrollment in their programs grows.
Looking to college, with autism
At this school, students with learning disabilities learn to navigate campus life. From the Philly.com article by Kathy Boccella
Feds Seek Input on Expanding Community-Based Services
From the article on DisabilityScoop.com by Shaun Heasley
Medicaid officials are looking for ways to increase access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities and they're asking the public to weigh in with ideas. CMS is accepting public comments through Jan. 9. For more information, click here.
Welcome to ASCEND Group
Thank you to our wonderful speakers, all the attendees and our ASCEND Board who made our conference a huge success! If you missed our conference or would like a recap, below are the links to the slides provided by the speakers.
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