February 2021








Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 PM, EST
The ASCEND Group presents a panel of representatives of both staff and college students on the autism spectrum who are in these programs to discuss resources, share their experiences as well as offer advice and insight into college life. This event is free, but registration required.


 Free Improv Class for Adults 18+!

Fridays, February 12 and March 12

6:30 p.m.

The ASCEND Group is offering an improv class led by Zoe Darazsdi and is limited to 10 participants; registration above to receive Zoom link.



Margot Stein Virtual Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Teens 

Third Tuesday of the month

February 16 from 7:00 - 8:15 PM

Watch video with Margot.

Margot Stein, marriage and family therapist, will facilitate these groups. 




Click on image above for more details. RSVP here. 


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Professional Events


Virtual Next Steps for ProfessionalsInternet and Social Media Safety

This workshop is geared towards professionals who work with children and adolescents who are diagnosed with ASD. Parents/caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Friday, 2/12 from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Safety Resources for Families and First Responders/Law Enforcement

From Car Resources: 

Be Safe The Movie
The BE SAFE video modeling program shows teens and adults what to do in everyday
situations with the police.






Save the Date: Wednesday, February 24
Free Virtual Workshop: Love with Limits
Part 1: Positive Cycles Motivate Children to Practice & Master Social Skills & Coping Skills. 



The Child and Family Art Therapy Center (CFATC) is launching a spinoff division specializing in the treatment of adult emotional/relationship/mental health needs. Introducing…Philadelphia Art Therapy Associates (PhATA)!

1847 Financial

Upcoming Special Needs
Zoom Workshops

Our complimentary workshops are focused on empowering and educating families who have dependents with special needs. Every Wednesday at noon. Zoom link. 

In Lansdowne, Delaware County, entrepreneur Alexis Wood looks to raise awareness and join the fight in autism research, one paintbrush at a time.



   PDE Office of Safe Schools Links

Returning To School During and After Crisis

What we can do to support students during challenging times such as positive greetings, frequent check-ins, designing safe environments, predictable routines, etc. 

Difficult Conversations for School Settings
Educators may need to navigate some difficult conversations in  classrooms or school settings. 





Camp Pegasus Social Skills Summer Camp 2021: In Person

We are excited to share with you that we will be in person again for this upcoming camp season! We are putting strong safety measures in place and planning for every contingency!


Applications are open for the 2021 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy!  The ACI summer leadership training (virtual this year) prepares autistic students to engage in disability advocacy on their college campuses. Application link.





           FAMILIES CCAN Cook!
      Free Winter Sessions on Zoom

Simple meals, simple steps, great dinners with Chef Mary.


              Adult Group Meetup:
           Zoom Conferencing Chat


This group provides an opportunity for older teens and adults (around age 18 and up) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to meet for support, self-advocacy, networking, conversation, and fun.



  ASERT Youth and Young Adult
      Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Calling all youth and young adults! Looking for ways to speak up? Join us Thursdays from 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Email for accommodations.. 

Free ASERT Workshops

Transition Tuesdays: A Webinar Series 
Download the Trajectory and the Integrated Support.




 Practical Solutions Webinar Series



Secondary Transition Series from High School to Adult Life

What are the Challenges? What are some Solutions? Where do I find Resources to help?

Join us on Thursday, February 11 from 4-5PM.


Ethical Considerations when Working with Adults on the Autism Spectrum Webinar

This webinar will focus on treatment  intervention and the importance of ethical standards as it relates to supporting adults on the autism spectrum. Thursday, February 11, 12:00 -3:00 PM. 





Employment for individuals with disabilities

Bender Consulting Services, Inc  provides disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility to drive innovation and realize business value for customers.



Currently Recruiting Qualified Individuals with Disabilities 

AECOM is recruiting at its Conshohocken office for intern, 
management and engineering positions.  

AECOM brochure 

AECOM "How To Apply Online Guide"  



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