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Our goal is to provide support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through educational programs, support groups and social gatherings. You’ll find information about our mission, upcoming programs, professional members, and a variety of resources on issues such as education, employment, advocacy, etc.

We hope the information on our site is helpful for you and your family. If you have any questions about the ASCEND Group, please send a message to [email protected].

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Social & Support Groups

We are planning to resume in-person gatherings in September at the JCHAI Education Center, 274 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA.  Fall meetings at 4:00PM: September 19, October 17, November 14 and December 12. We look forward to seeing you all then!

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JCHAI Center



Click here to view our video with Margot Stein, marriage and family therapist who will facilitate these groups.
Sessions are free for members and $10 for non-members (click on image above to register now). Join now!


 ASCEND Professional Events & News

New Professional Member

SafeinHome’s intelligent system integrates multiple technologies and sensors for superior accuracy and real-time 24-hour response. Some of our services include: seizure management, elopement mitigation, medication management, kitchen safety, overnight supports and fall risk mitigation.

Our YouTube channel. 
Our contact number: 1-855-476-6665
Our email: [email protected]
Our FAQ.

About Full Spectrum Fitness

Full Spectrum Fitness offers 1:1 and small group exercise programs designed to meet the individual needs of children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum. All sessions are 50 minutes long and our programs can help lead to an improvement in overall health & quality of life as well as increased confidence, independence and an enjoyment of exercise!

Contact: [email protected]
Book an assessment session.


Next Steps for Families with a New Diagnosis

Wed., September 29th from 10:30am-12:00pm
The Center for Autism Research and the Regional Autism Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia invites you to a workshop geared towards parents/caregivers of toddlers through elementary school-aged children who have recently been diagnosed with ASD. Topics will include an overview of ASD, tips for accessing community supports and resources and a parent panel discussion.


The Growth Opportunity Center in Southampton and Huntingdon Valley
New groups starting September!

We are running in-person social groups: children and teen groups for ages 5 to 18, creating a positive and fun, welcoming climate. We are also putting together a young adult group, focusing on the challenges of transitioning from high school to higher education or the work world, as well as navigating relationships of all kinds.