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Autism Spectrum Diagnostics & Consulting

Mary Cohen
Dr.
200 S. Clinton St. Suite 201
Doylestown
PA
18901
Our goal is to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families throughout the lifespan. We focus on services that improve outcomes through early identification, education, inclusion, advocacy and increased independence. We provide comprehensive diagnostic, psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations of children, adolescents and adults using evidence-based tools such as the ADOS and ADIR. We have social skills groups, facilitated play groups and Lego based social skills groups for children.Our practice provides sexuality education groups for adolescents and adults and classes on social literacy where individuals work with social mentors. Adult support groups discuss issues such as disclosure, workplace supports and interpersonal relationships. Educational workshops are provided for parents on topics such as college selection and supports for ASD students. The clinical team has more than 20 years of experience providing therapeutic support and promoting autism awareness and education in the Philadelphia community.

Sexuality Education Group Parent Workshops Lego Social Skills Social Literacy Classes After School Game Club Social Scholars Thinking Friendship Being Buddies

Lego-based Social Skills Group Summer Session in Doylestown, PA - Openings for Children Ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15 Lego-Based Therapy, or Lego-Club as it called by group members, is an evidenced based treatment where children develop skills through collaboration on group projects through the use of Lego. Group members collaborate on building sets, free style projects, and creating and producing short stop-action films. Groups are developed based on the child's age, language abilities, and goals for the group.
Contact Number: 215-230-3616

Camp Akeela

Debbie and Eric Sasson
Directors
1 Thoreau Way
Thetford Center
VT
05075
Camp Akeela is a co-ed, overnight sleepaway camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin. Within a well-rounded, traditional camp program, Akeela is a small, supportive community that helps campers improve their social skills. Our campers are bright, creative boys and girls ages 9 - 18 who have difficulty connecting with their peers. Many, but not all, of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non verbal learning disability. We offer top-notch instruction in dozens of activities, from swimming and boating to outdoor adventure, farm & garden, community service, athletics and an extensive arts program. Campers take comfort in the structure and predictability of the program, but also thrive when given a chance to pick their own activities. Akeela is an intentional community that values and celebrates each child and staff member. Campers make life-long friends, develop self-confidence, achieve independence, feel pride in their accomplishments, and leave camp with lasting memories filled with fun and spirit.



Vermont: Two sessions of 3.5 weeks each. Wisconsin: Two sessions of 2 weeks each.
Contact Number: 866-680-4744

Camp Pegasus/Art of Friendship Social Skills Program

Michael Fogel
Founder/Director
600 Haverford Rd. Ste G-101
Haverford
PA
19041
The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program (AoF) provides social-coping skills groups for children & teens ages 4-19. Mike Fogel's AoF curriculum (also used at Camp Pegasus) offers clear and memorable social-coping skills lessons. Participants and campers experience modeling & role play, conversation practice, team-building activities, free play or group projects, depending on the age and development level of the group. Great attention and care is given to ensure that children are placed with appropriate peers, ensuring maximum success. During the school year, girls groups & boys groups are available in Ardmore, Paoli, Plymouth Meeting & Center City. In summertime, Camp Pegasus provides a magical, transformational social experience.

Developmentally focused social thinking groups for children and teens between the ages of 4-19. Girls groups, boys groups, and co-ed groups are available. The program provides direct instruction in social-coping skills, modeling and role play, interwoven with conversation practice, team-building activities, play and/or group projects. A reward system and a positive social coaching approach make the groups a fun and comfortable place for children and adolescents to develop friendships and learn skills. Great attention and care is given to ensure that children are placed with appropriate peers in order to ensure maximum success. Locations: Center City Philadelphia, Blue Bell, Paoli, and Ardmore, PA.

Camp Pegasus: The Original Social Skills Therapy Day Camp on the Main Line
Contact Number: 610/649-1080, ext. 4

Carousel Connections

Amy McCann
Program Director
P.O. Box 36665
Philadelphia
PA
19107
Carousel Connections provides community experiences and training for teenagers and young adults focusing on next steps and building independence in the home, on the job, and on the go! At Carousel Connections, opportunities are provided to learn, maintain, and improve skills through participation in vocational training, independent living mentoring, and recreational activities. Programs include a six week residential summer experience based on the campus of Haverford College, adventure weekends to the Pocono mountains, and family and individual consulting to share resources related to the transition process and supporting program goals within the home. This fall, Carousel Connections launched community crews and volunteer day experiences to further develop vocational skills, build independence and self confidence, nurture relationships with organizations and community partners in the area, and foster inclusive living-learning experiences.



Using creative and positive techniques, Carousel Connections offers varied opportunities for individuals to learn. Program goals include: Opportunities that provide life skills training to further support independence and build self confidence, Opportunities that provide vocational training experiences that may be used in employment, Authentic and inclusive living/learning experiences and activities, Coordination with families and individuals during the transition process that connects individuals to community resources, An experience with community living on a college campus.
Contact Number: 215-948-2527

Communiverse, LLC

Susan Paul
Speech/Language Pathologist
1958 Butler Pike
Conshohocken
PA
19428
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Contact Number: 610/564-1127
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Hill Top Preparatory School

Meredith R. Fitzpatrick
Director of Enrollment Management
737 South Ithan Avenue
Rosemont
PA
19010
Hill Top Preparatory School educates students in grades 5-12 with diagnosed learning differences. Often these students find traditional school challenging because they have difficulties with nonverbal learning issues including anxiety, and navigating social situations. HTPS supports students with accommodations including an individualized curriculum complemented by counseling support and mentoring program. Visit hilltopprep.org to learn more. Hill Top Prep: Exceptional Teachers for Extraordinary Students.

School Year Clubs: Thorncroft Equestrian Riding Club ArtWorks is Hill Top's after school creative arts and music program designed to ignite and expand meaningful artistic connections. Activity period during the day includes Student Government, National Honors Society, House Band, Performing Arts, Robotics, and many more opportunities!

Hill Top Summer Adventures (Grades 2-9) Summer Camp is a traditional day camp and travel program designed for students with predictability and consistency in a daily program. Hill Top Summer Innovators (Grades 10-Post Graduate) The Summer Innovators program gives high school students the opportunity to develop employability , transition, and interpersonal skills while having fun and building their resume. Pathways to Independence (Grades 11 - Post graduate) P2I offers teens an extraordinary and interactive learning experience. Please contact: Brian Betteridge, Summer Camp Director 484-222-2825 [email protected]
Contact Number: 610/527-3230

Kesselman Clinical Associates

Paul Kesselman
Clinical Psychologist
237 W Lancaster Ave
Devon
PA
19333
Kesselman Clinical Associates is a group private practice that provides psychological counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families. We provide individual therapy , family therapy, group therapy and parent consultation. We see patients who are on the spectrum, those with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, school issues, learning issues , ADHD, and various other issues. We also provide a social skills group for children in age ranging from 6-13. We also have a teen group for individuals ages 15-18 that provides a supportive atmosphere in which teens discover themselves, learn social and coping skills, and empower each other to make healthier decisions. In addition we offer an expressive arts therapy group and a back to school group to help children adjust back to the start of the school year.

Teen Group: A group where teens learn and practice social skills while processing their own social emotional experiences in their day to day lives. The focus of the group is in empowering teens to increase their social competence and confidence. This is a social skills group that helps to empower children and teach them how to increase their social skills and abilities. Specific skills focus on self-esteem building, problem solving, dealing with special issues such as bullying and teasing, and stress coping. Role playing is used in group to help children learn and practice skills. Each child receives a binder with useful materials theirs to keep. The Back to school group helps children transition back to school.

Expressive Arts Therapy Group for children 8-10 and 10-13 years old. Children will have the opportunity to use the creative arts to express their inner emotions. Children will use drawing, writing, and other forms of creativity to improve communication, increase social skills and enhance their self-esteem. Each child is given a binder of wonderful resources to Social skills group (8 week summer group) This is a social skills group that helps to empower children and teach them how to increase their social skills and abilities. Specific skills focus on self-esteem building, problem solving, dealing with special issues such as bullying and teasing, and stress coping. Each child receives a binder of therapeutic materials .
Contact Number: 610-687-8200

Social Enrichment Center

Elizabeth Roberts
Director
542 Wesley Road
Springfield
PA
19064
The Social Enrichment Center was founded to support individuals, families, schools and community organizations. Our objective is to build children's and adolescent's self-confidence and social connectedness. SEC provides direct care to young people, utilizing evidence-based therapeutic and instructional strategies. Further, our team equips caregivers with developmentally appropriate skills and strategies to build children and adolescent's social competencies.

Individual psychotherapy and social skills therapy, Dyads (with one other peer), and small group social skills. Available services: Occupation Therapy Speech and Language therapy Academic Support CogMed

Summer Programs available all summer June to September Half Day and Full Day Options Back to School Readiness for ages 2-18 Flexible Scheduling Available Choose from 2, 3, or 4 mornings We offer hourly sessions throughout the summer to work on goals specific to each individual child or adolescent. Sessions can meet weekly for one hour or more depending on availability.
Contact Number: 610-853-2898

Spectra Support Services

Maleita Olson
Co-Founder, Executive Director
475 Lawrence Rd
Broomall
PA
19008
Our Mission To provide holistic, strengths-based supports and interventions which improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families by filling service gaps across the lifespan. Counseling Transition Services Behavior Therapy Waiver Programs Consultation Professional education Internships/employment

Our childrens supports begin at diagnosis and focus on familiarizing the family with the diagnosis and complimenting early intervention, wrap-around, community and school-based services. We help prepare for increasing academic, emotional, and social demands. We educate the about the interplay between adolescence and other challenges they face and assist in building a bridge to adult supports. We partner with adults and their families to develop a plan toward independence.We offer sibling-specific programs and seminars for siblings age 6- adult. For caregivers, we offer parenting resources, support groups, seminars and tips to help you support and attend to the needs of each member of the family.

Events: https://www.spectrapa.com/upcoming-events.html
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Summit Camp & Travel

Gene Bell
Senior Director
322 Route 46 West, Suite 210
Parsippany
NJ
07054
Summit Camp serves campers ages 8-19 who have issues of ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, and/or HFA. Based on a traditional camp program, campers find program success ,social skills improvement and emotional growth in a supportive environment that is fun and exciting. Our school year Weekender program offers regional youth group like weekends that also foster social skills and friendships.

Weekender Program offers school year weekends, day events, and vacation programs designed to foster peer relationships and enhance social skills. Participants gain valuable experiences in group activities. Weekend and school vacation program designed for teenagers to interact with and make a few new friends, enjoy a guided and supervised recreational weekend break staffed by educators & youth workers who understand them. Very much like a 24/7 social skills activity weekend. WHO: Young people, ages 11 - 19, who are kids with issues of Aspergers syndrome, NVLD, HFA, mild learning disabilities, and/or ADHD/ADD who would benefit from a directed weekend experience designed to foster socialization, peer interaction, and independence.

Camp provides a summer sleep away camp experience for boys and girls, ages 8-19, who have issues of attention. These may include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and/or ADHD), ASD, Asperger's syndrome, awkward social skills, High Functioning Autism, verbal or non-verbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and/or mild social or emotional concerns. Summit Travel works with older children, ages 15-19, who have similar issues. At the same time offers more directed interpersonal social skills, transition and life skills and an appreciation of group touring and adventure travel. The Weekender Program offers school year weekends, day events, and vacation programs designed to foster peer relationships and enhance social skills.
Contact Number: 973/732-3226

Summit Clinical Associates LLC

Kristina Vacha, LCSW, MSS, MA Applied Behavior Analysis, LBS
Therapist, Behavior Support Specialist
36 East Front Street
Media
PA
19063
Above all else I am a good listener. I will give you the time and space to share your story and together we will explore your concerns and how you would like to address them. Using evidence based interventions including behavioral interventions and/or cognitive behavioral therapy I can assist you and/or your family member with ASD with issues related to anxiety and depression, life transitions, relationships, family dynamics, self-care/caregiver burnout, work/employment stress, and improving your overall well-being. I can help you understand the diagnosis and address related concerns such as accessing services, comorbid diagnoses, school truancy, transition to independent living, contact with law enforcement, and sexuality. I have additional training in trauma-informed care, LGBTQ, and suicide prevention. I also offer therapy to successful professionals with social anxiety and/or Asperger Syndrome. I am available for private therapy appointments at Building Bridges in Media PA. I am available for home and community behavioral support and/or counseling services for transitioning teens and adults 21 and up either through private pay arrangements (sliding scale available) or under state funded waivers through several approved provider agencies.

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The Pathway School

Diana Phifer
Director of Admissions & Marketing
162 Egypt Road
Jeffersonville
PA
19403
The Pathway School is an approved private school serving students age 5-21 with Autism, significant learning, executive functioning and mental health needs. Staff utilizes evidence based tools to provide a multi-sensory learning environment in a therapeutic setting. Related service professionals support an interdisciplinary approach towards our mission of increasing independence in students.



The Pathway School provides a 6-week Extended School Year program allowing students to enjoy time with their existing friends and make new ones while developing skills that will increase their independence academically, socially and emotionally. Themed learning promotes creative thinking, flexibility and problem solving through hands-on learning and community integration.
Contact Number: 610-277-0660 ext 289

The Quaker School at Horsham

Alex Brosowsky
Head of School
250 Meetinghouse Rd
Horsam
PA
19044
For over thirty years, The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) has been a haven for children with social, emotional and academic challenges. Our peaceful Quaker community is a place where children who have not previously experienced school success blossom socially, academically and behaviorally. With a 4:1 student to teacher ratio and an emphasis on community building, students can increase their social skills and develop a positive self-image. All of our classrooms are sensory friendly, while language, social skills and integrated occupational therapy are built into every lesson. Students at TQS receive a personalized education and love school because they feel included and successful. Parents love TQS because their children are happy. Please visit our website (www.quakerschool.org) for more information or call 215-674-2875 to schedule a visit.



Our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is designed for children with learning disabilities who need help retaining and reinforcing skills in language arts, mathematics and social skills. Each child will receive individualized enrichment and reinforcement taught in very small groups. Our program is designed with academic enrichment in the mornings and recreational activities in the afternoons, including swimming, art, drama, music, wood shop, technology and weekly field trips.
Contact Number: 215-674-2875

Valley Forge Educational Services and Adult Employment Services

Juliann Jaffe
Director of Marketing and Communications
1777 North Valley Road
Malvern
PA
19355
Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) offers a continuum of educational, summer and employment-related programs for people with disabilities. The hallmark of our programs is our collaborative and holistic approach to each child, adolescent and adult, recognizing his or her unique abilities and needs through team efforts. Individuals of all ages come to learn, share, appreciate and respect one another while developing skills necessary for success. We are committed to helping students and participants develop a strong sense of self-worth to realize their value as contributing members of their communities. Programs include The Vanguard School, Summer Matters and Customized Workforce Solutions.

Parent Education Series. Resource Fairs. Camp Expo. Adult Employment Services, CWS provides recreational and leisure activities for adults with disabilities.

Summer Matters offers educational and recreational programming for young people, 5-21 years of age, with learning challenges and special needs. Programs include Summer L.I.F.E., three ESY programs, respite and recreation programs and a Vocational Immersion Program, all of which build on participant's interests to help them succeed, learn and grow.Programs are for children, adolescents, and adults with learning challenges and those with exceptionalities including autism, emotional disturbance, learning disability and other health impairment.
Contact Number: 610.296.6725 x116