Welcome to ASCEND Group
UPCOMING EVENTSASCEND events provide members and non-members with the chance to meet and
network with other family members, professionals, educators and individuals “on the
spectrum” whose experience and expertise can be of immeasurable value. There is no substitute for in-person conversation, and dialogue when it comes to living, learning and growing.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday, September 22
Concord Elementary School, Glen Mills, PA
More than 200 people attended our inaugural Family Fun Day in 2012. ASCEND professional members will once again provide entertainment and ASCEND will offer plenty of fun activities. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Friday, November 22
Williamson's Caterers in Horsham, PA
Our 2013 conference will feature Leah Kuypers, MEd, ORT/L, developer of The Zones of Regulation curriculum designed to teach self-regulation, and Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP, who speaks nationally on the topic of executive functioning. More information coming soon!
ANNOUNCING NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Please join the ASCEND board of directors in welcoming two new board members who were elected at our Annual Meeting in March. Click here to read bios for Keith Bartley and Erica Brignac.
SUPPORT ASCEND TODAY!As a nonprofit organization, we depend solely on the support of our members.
Member benefits include:
- Discounted admission to ASCEND’s annual conference
- Invitations to ASCEND-sponsored social events
- Inclusion in our Membership Directory (optional)
- Free admission to speaker meetings
- Invitation to join our listserv for message posting (member families only)
- Access to the online e-newsletter archive
ASCEND's MISSION:ASCEND is a community of
people in the Greater Philadelphia
area who are concerned about the
many ways that Asperger Syndrome
and other autism spectrum disorders
affect children and adults and their
families in the home, at school
and in every area of
By working together, we raise public awareness about Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, advocate for improved education and services, and provide support and information to the Asperger and autism community.
On This SiteAn important part of the ASCEND mission is identifying and sharing resources with families, individuals with autism, professionals, educators, and other community stakeholders. We invite you to browse this site for access to regional and national resources in many categories, including advocacy, research, autism in the media, and much more!
ASCEND Group Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We do not endorse any specific professional or therapeutic treatment. We are not meant to be a replacement for medical or legal advice. Our mission is to raise public awareness about Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, to advocate for improved education and services, and to provide support and information to the Asperger and autism community. This web site is for informational purposes only. Any link or mention on our web site should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation. If you have questions about autism or Asperger Syndrome, please consult with a qualified medical professional.