MONTGOMERY

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Support groups/supports for parents whose children have any kind of behavioral challenges, developmental, social or emotional concerns or addictions.

10.27.13

 

PA FAMILIES INC

STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK

1-800-947-4941

pafamilies@comcast.net

www.pafamiliesinc.com

CALL OR EMAIL FOR CURRENT LIST

 

 

 

 

1-4-13-update
FAMILY MENTOR AND  ADVOCACY NETWORK
Formerly Parents involved Network-PIN
Provides direct supports to families, educational advocate available,  help create connections to all levels of our community, empowering
families and youth. Mental Health Association of SE PA, family and youth division,

 Kathy Laws   Laws-klaws@mhasp.org
267-850-5677, or 800-688-4226

 

5/23/12
NAMI PA MONTGOMERY COUNTY

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Landsdale 100 W. Main St. Suite, 204 Landsdale, PA 19446
(215)-361-7784  FAX (215)-361-7786

NAMI-MontCoPA@Verizon.net

For more information please call 215-361-7784 or e-mail:

nami-montcopa@verizon.net.

 

5/23/12-udated

ANXIETY, and AGOROPHOPHIA

TREATMENT CENTER

OCD SUPPORT GROUP for adult patients, OCD Support Group for significant others. Anxiety support group.

Must be diagnosed with either one of these disorders and be 18 or older.

Director: Dr. Linda Welsh

112 Bala Avenue

Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004

610-667-6490

www.aatcphila.com

 

 

 

 

1-2-13-update

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN FROM CHINA

P.O. Box 633  Berwyn, PA 19312

Kery Kosten Gauder  delvalfcc@aol.com

Marianne McMahon  joinfccdv@netscape.net

Families who have adopted from China, newsletters, parties, picnics, etc.

Serves families from Phila. Mont. Bucks, Dela. And Chester Counties.

 

1-4-13-update

“IT’S MY LIFE TOO”

Group provides support, education, resources for parents, caregivers, of youth who have experienced mental health, substance abuse, foster care, juvenile justice issues.

Norristown Public Library

1001 Powell Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Kathy Laws-267-850-5677

Klaws@mhasp.org

 

1-10-13-update

SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK SKN

Regional Coordinators

Pa Elks Major Projects, Inc.

Diane Perry-Southeast Region

300 West Love Lane

Norwood, PA 19074

814-270-5618

dperry@paelkshomeservice.org

The Special Kids Network System of Care works in your area and with agencies you know. System of Care creates and improves services for children and youth with special health care needs.

There is also a Special Kids Network Helpline (SKN) to help families of children and youth with

special health care needs. SKN finds services to meet their special needs. SKN can connect you

to local services if you make a free call to: 1-800-986-4550; TTY: 1-877-232-7640; or on the

web at: www.helpinpa.state.pa.us.

 

1-3-13-update

TOGETHER AS ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP

Phyllis Stevens

478 Moyer Road

Harleysville Pa 19438

215-256-0669

www.taplink.org

taplink@comcast.net

Meet every 4th Saturday of the month at Montgomery County Community College, Parkhouse Building, Room 119, Blue Bell, PA

 

ADDITION 11.07.13

TOURETTE SYNDROME PARENT MENTOR

Lesley Geyer 610-409-0833.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELKINS PARK AREA SATELLITE OF CHADD

Nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others and private online communities, including one for parents and one for adults with AD/HD

www.chadd.org  elkins-park@chadd.net

Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 Parking: free
1st Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30, room G3

 

3/12-updated

FATHER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Early Intervention Services and advocacy services provided for Education ( IEP), Legislative advocacy as well.

ARC ALLIANCE

3075 Ridge Pike  Eagleville Pa 19403

610-265-4700  www.Thearcalliance.org 

Father’s Group – usually meets first and third Saturdays each month September through May from 10am to noon. Open to all fathers who have a child with special needs. Find support, resources, and fun for you and your children! Child care provided- children are welcome! Please contact Marj Hunsicker at mhunsicker@thearcalliance.org to register.

 

 

 

 

1-3-13-update

ONLINE CHAT SUPPORT GROUP

Group is for parents who are raising children with special needs.

www.myadlcenter.org

dsoucy@myadlcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-2-13-update

LOCAL INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL-(licc)

Parents, clinicians, teachers, etc. work together to insure early intervention services for children with special needs are of highest quality.

We welcome, need and encourage parent participation.

Contact: Gerry Feeny-gfeeny@montcopa.org

610-292-5040

Betsy Aena-earena@montocopa.org

Dr. Damian Johnston-djohnston@mciu.org

Babysitting available. Call ahead.

1605-BW. Main Street

Norristown, PA 19403

 

3/12-updated

1.TRANSITION SUPPORT GROUP

2.PARENTS ACCESSING RESOURCES SERVICES AND CONNECTIONS GROUP

Early Intervention Services and advocacy services provided for Education ( IEP), Legislative advocacy as well.

ARC ALLIANCE

3075 Ridge Pike

Eagleville Pa 19403

610-265-4700

www.Thearcalliance.org 

Stepping Stones to Transition Group has merged with the PARCS group – This group will meet the third Wednesday of each month during the day from 9:30am to 11:00pm. Come share experiences and ideas as we support each other through transition. Please contact Sharon Jones, Director of Advocacy at Sjones@Thearcalliance.org or at 484-354-4858.

PARCS: Parents Accessing Resources Services and Connections will meet the third Wednesday of each month during the day from 9:30a, to 11:00pm. Join us as we work collaboratively to build a positive atmosphere to share stories, experiences, resources and knowledge through group discussion and presentations from guest speakers. We have a wonderful library of resources for you to peruse. Please contact Sharon Jones, Director of Advocacy at Sjones@Thearcalliance.org or at 484-354-4858

 

12-24-12-update

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES

Advocates provide specialized knowledge about special education and the laws that provide you and your child benefits, privileges and protections.

Check website for more info!

www.specialedadvocates.org

 

 

SPECIAL ED ADVOCATE

Trish E. Luberda, CSEC

Certified Special Education Consultant and Paralegal

267-482-0009 (office/CP)

267-401-1041 (fax #)

trish@advocates4U.org

www.advocates4U.org

Fee based consultant services within the SE Region of PA.

Provides contractual engagement for individualized client services.

 

5/12/12-updated

PA COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School

www.pacec-sped.org

The principal purpose of the Assoc shall be to advance the education and welfare of children and youth with exceptionalities.

201 E. Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting Pa 19462

610-825-1500 Ext 2014

membership@pacec-sped.org

 

County Hispanic Special Education Network, El Condado de Montgomery la red Especial Hispana de la Educación More information to follow shortly. This group is made possible with support from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. Please contact Sharon Jones, Director of Advocacy at Sjones@Thearcalliance.org or at 484-354-4858.

 

5/24/12-updated

Educational Consultant/Advocate

Advocates provide specialized knowledge about special education and the laws that provide you and your child benefits, privileges and protections. Training statewide for parents and school districts as well as attend meetings and review records, etc.

www.specialedadvocates.org

Trudy Fulmer, MEd., MA

Sellersville Pa 18960

215-258-3377

rfulmer@comcast.net

 

1-4-13-update

FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE

Helps parents navigate the special education maize, and helps parents get educational services at schools

Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh counties.

Rita Denis

610-428-2119

rmdenis@yahoo.com

1-2-13-update

EDUCATION ADVOCATE/ATTORNEY

Helps with IEP and mediation etc in education

Lenore Myers

Lmjmyers@cs.com

 

5/23/12-updated

RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE #23

This group meets to address issues regarding students receiving special education services. Members include parents, school officials and community reps. Any parent welcome.

Sharon Jones-610-265-4700

fanofpa@aol.com

Karen Saloman 215-646-3638

ksal@comcast.net

Dr. Lois Robirson-610-755-0442

lrobinson@mciu.org

Daniel Currie-610-705-6221

dcurr@spring-ford.net

 

1-4-13-update

NORRISTOWN EDUCATION & ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN WITH DIFFERING ABILITIES
NEACDA
P O Box 262
Fairview Village, PA 19409
(484) 213-2703
contact@neacda.org
http://neacda.org/
Our mission is to empower students, families, and the local community with education and resources to provide meaningful social and educational opportunities for children with differing abilities.
Working with the Norristown Area School District to promote cross-collaboration concerning the needs of families with children with differing abilities.
Providing educational and social opportunities through the use of written and electronic resources, guest speakers, referral sources and networking
opportunities with other parents and experts in the field of special education.

 

5/23/12-updatede

NORRISTOWN EDUCATION & ADVOCACY FOR CHILDREN W/DIFFERING ABILITIES  (NEACDA)

PO Box 262

Fairview Pa 19409

Parent education group for parents of children w/differing abilities(all disabilities) in Norristown and surrounding area. Meets Monthly. Except June.

www.neacda.org

contact@neacda.org

484-213-2703

 

 

1-15-13-update

METHACTON ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION NETWORK-MAEN

Https://sites.google.com/site/maengroup/

Parent run network to help improve the educational well-being of the special needs children in the Methacton School District.

Methacton School District.

Wendy Ericsson

MethactonAEN2003@yahoo.com

3051 Sunny Ayre Drive

Lansdale Pa 19446

 

1-2-13-update

COMMITTEE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION- LOWER MERION

A parent volunteer 501©(3) nonprofit organization providing education, networking and support to parents of students with an IEP, GIEP or 504 Service Agreement within the Lower Merion School District community. Brown bag meetings, informal gatherings held at Welsh Valley Middle School Library-Bldg. E, 325 Tower Lane, Narberth, PA 19072

www.lmcse.org

Vicki Peetros-Co-President

vpeetros@comcast.net

Sheila Kineke

skineke@yahoo.com

301 E. Montgomery Avenue

Ardmore Pa 19003

PGAPEER@aol.com

 

1-15-13-update

PENNSYLVANIA  EDUCATION FOR ALL COALITION  (PEAC)

Diane Perry, President

PO Box 263  Norwood, Pa 19074

610-522-0698   www.paedforall.org

A partnership of parents, educators, related professionals and others working together to support the education of ALL children, together in their neighborhood schools, including children of different backgrounds and abilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-2-13-update

NORTH PENN PARENTS SPECIAL EDUCATION COUNCIL

Parent driven 501(3) (C) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide educational and networking opportunities to parents and professionals of children with learning and/or physical differences within the North Penn School District Community.

PO B 1082

Lansdale Pa 19446

267-640-5554

NPSECinfo@yahoo.com

Or visit www.npenn.org, go to “For Parents “Section, and click on ‘NP Parents Special Education Council.

 

1-4-13-update

EDUCATION ADVOCATES PARENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Carol Dugery-serves Montgomery, Chester, Bucks,

 Delaware Counties.

610-454-7264 OR 800-522-5827 OR 717-600-0100

cdugery@parentednet.org  www.parentednet.org

Available in 24 counties in PA

Pennsylvania’s statewide Parent Training and Information Center supports parents of children with special needs and includes information and links to Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special Education Legal Links, Transportation and Travel.

PA Education Network-(PEN)

2107 Industrial Highway    York Pa 17402

 

5/28/12-updated

ABC EDUCATION ADVOCACY

www.ABCadvocacy.net

Step-by-Step Parent Advocacy and Resources for families of children with special needs in Pa public Schools.

 

UPDATED 1.13.13

EDUCATION ADVOCATES

Early Intervention Services and advocacy services provided for Education ( IEP), Legislative advocacy as well.

ARC ALLIANCE

3075 Ridge Pike

Eagleville Pa 19403

610-265-4700

www.Thearcalliance.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-3-13-update

KIDS TOGETHER INC.

staff@kidstogether.org wwwkidstogether.org

The Goals of Kids Together, Inc. include a desire to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities. We support the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities.

Volunteer non-profit provides info on inclusive communities including advocate education listserv, email newsletter and website information

 

1-14-13-update

NAR-ANON

Support for family/loved ones of those who have drug addictions

Horsham Clinic Conf Center Building 7

722 East Butler Pike

Friday 7:30pm

NARANON

First Baptist Church

700 North Broad St parking /entrance behind church

“Sharing the Serenity”

Tuesday 7:30pm

NARANON

Plymouth Meeting

Church on the Mall

500 West Germantown Pike

“Together We Grow”

Wed. 7”30pm

NARANON

Willow Grove United Methodist Church

3rd floor, Room 305

34 York Road, Corner Church St and York Rd across from Comcast

1st floor lounge Thursday 7:30pm

 

5/23/12-updated

COUNCIL OF SOUTH EAST PA

PRO-ACT FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

8 locations within 5 county areas

Support for parents/loved ones of those abusing drug/alcohol

252 West Swamp Road, Unit 12

Doylestown Pa 18901

215-345-6644

www.councilsepa.org

HOTLINE-1-800-221-6333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITION 10.2013

AL-ANON SUPPORT GROUPS

Back to Basics

N Bethlehem Pike & E Mt Pleasant Ave. Ambler Pa 19002 Sunday 12:30pm

Abington Al-Anon  Abington Hospital

1200 Old York Rd, Abington 19001 Lenfest Pavillion Conf Room P  Sunday 7-8:30pm

Abington Alateen Abington Hospital 1200 Old York Rd, Abington 19001 Lenfest Bldg, Doctors Dining Room/Classroom Sunday 7-8pm

Alateen at Oaks Greentree Church of the Brethren, Green Tree & Egypt Rd, Oaks 19456

 room off church  Sunday 7-8pm

New Beginnings AFG Greentree Church of the Brethren, Green Tree & Egypt Rd, Oaks 19456

room off church  Sunday 7-8pm newcomer and regular meetings

Monday Morning Meeting AFG Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ 60 N Hanover St, Pottstown 19464 Monday 11am -12pm

 

1-2-13-update

MARINE PARENTS REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP

Open to all military branch parents and their families. Share the pride, concerns and fear of the unknown. For information email:

semperfifamilies@comcast.net

 

5/27/12-updated

HIGHMARK CARING PLACE -HARRISBURG AREA

3 Walnut Street, Suite 200

Lemoyne, PA17043

Support for children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Free child-focused, family-based peer support programming, education, and consultation.

Families- referral services, adult telephone support, educational programs

Schools & other professionals- consultation services, educational presentations, resources.

717-302-8411

1-866-613-4673

www.highmarkcaringplace.com

 

1-15-13-update

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE-Phil.

Linda Bates-Harnish

2064 Heather Road

Folcroft,  Pa 19032

215-545-2242

Support for those who have lost loved ones

to suicide.

Website-phillysos.tripod.com

 

ADDITION 11/12

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

AFSP-Greater Lehigh Valley
Richard Orlemann
(610) 782-3150
afsplv@gmail.com

 

ADDITION 10.2013

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Pinnacle Health

1st Wed. of month, Polyclinic Campus

1 Landis, Simpson Board Room

717.213.3906

 

ADDITION 10.2013

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr Avenue & County Line Road, Bryn Mawr, PA
Clothier Auditorium (Across the street from the ambulance entrance to the ER)
1st Wednesday 7:30 PM
Facilitator: Sue Kelleher (215) 545-2242
 

ADDITION 10.2013

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Brooke-Glen Behavioral Hospital
7170 Lafayette Ave Fort Washington, PA
Contact Person:  Rodica Mihilas
(215) 545-2242
Second Monday at 7:30 p.m.
 

ADDITION 10.2013

SUICIDE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP

STEPPING STONES

Life-Growth Psychological Services

Montgomery & 5th Ave. Suite 105

Boyertown Pa 19512

1st & 3rd Monday of month 7-8pm

Tina Engelbart 800.689.0250 x 1

Tina@Life-Growth.net

 

Updated 5/15/12 

CHILDREN’S SUPPORT GROUP

For women and their children who were abused or have witnessed domestic violence. Counseling  and support groups.   Men as well.

610-437-3369

The Turning Point

PO Box 1705

Allentown, Pa 18105

 

 

1-3-13-update

SUPPORT GROUP FOR THE NON-OFFENDING PARENT

Support group on demand, call for info

Victim Services Center of Montgomery Co., Inc

18 West Aiy Street-Suite 100

Norristown Pa 19401

HOTLINE: 1-888-521-0983

610-277-5200

 

UPDATED 3.2012

DOWN SYNDROME PLAY GROUP

Arc Alliance

3075 Ridge Pike

Eagleville Pa 19403

610-265-4700

www.Thearcalliance.org 

Down Syndrome Play Group – meets the second Friday of each month September through May from 1:00-2:30pm. We meet informally to have fun with our children & share ideas. Siblings always welcome! Please contact Tonya MacCoy – tmaccoy@thearcalliance.org to register.

 

1-3-13-update

MONTOMERY COUNTY DOWNES SYNDROME INTEREST GROUP

(MCDSIG)

Rose Townsend, Co-Chair

610-754-1483

info@mcdsig.org Mike Schwartz

www.mcdsig.org

608 Ederer Lane  Ambler, PA 19002

This Montgomery County interest group is a non-profit group without dues. It exists to support individuals with Downes Syndrome and their families and friends for mutual support and guidance and to assist increasing overall social understanding and acceptance of Trisomy-21.

Please see the website.  It’s loaded with information and updated regularly—www.mcdsig.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATED 3.2012

SIBLING SUPPORT GROUP

Arc Alliance

3075 Ridge Pike  Eagleville Pa 19403

610-265-4700    www.Thearcalliance.org 

Sibling Group – meets last Thursday of each month September through June from 6:00-7:30pm. Open to siblings ages 4 through age 10. Have fun and meet other children to share similar experiences. Please contact Tonya MacCoy - tmaccoy@thearcalliance.org to register.

 

1-10-13-update

CST of Montgomery County, Inc. Family Empowerment Satisfaction Team, (FEST)

Consumers/caregivers contribute their opinion regarding services they have used. Examples, Did it meet their needs? Did it support recovery?

What programs are missing in their county?

Consumer data and concerns are given to the advisory boards for each county.

700 East Main St Norristown Pa 19401

267-507-3490  800-688-4226 

www.mhasp.org

 

6-12-12-update

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Lansdale

Moms Clubs

MOPS is for every mother of preschoolers (including Kindergarteners). At MOPS we come together as a community of mothers to share brunch, listen to a speaker, interact with a small group, develop relationships, and enjoy needed rest. Our children are well cared for by a dedicated team of childcare workers through our MOPPETS program. The first meeting is FREE so come check us out. Dues are $3/meeting.

 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month  9:15 - 11:15

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Lansdale
700 N. Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 

Website: http://www.mopsoffbcl.blogspot.com

E-Mail: mopsoffbcl@gmail.com

 

1-13-13-update

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUPS

COLLEGEVILLE AREA AUTISM SUPPORT

GROUP

Support group for parents who have children with

PDD.

Further info call

Joan- 610-933-4621

Cathy- 610-265-2209

 

 

 

UPDATED 1.14.13
TODDLER/PRE-SCHOOL PLAY GROUP

for children diagnosed with ASDs.  Purpose:  to

provide structured play dates where children can

further develop social/play skills with peers and to

provide networking and support opportunities with

other parents.  Liz at 484-341-8015 or

lizpu96@aol.com

 

5/26/12-updated

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AFTER THE DIAGNOSIS

Support groups for parents and grandparents led by a

psychotherapist who has a child on the autism spectrum.

Sonia Voynow, LCSW

Narberth, Pa 19072

215-247-5832

Sonia@survivingthriving.com

www.survivingthriving.com

 

UPDATE 5/25

ADL RESOURCE SUPPORT GROUP

Group for parents/loved ones of those with

autism.2nd and 4th Wed at 7pm, meetings

held at Crooked Billet Elementary School

in Hatboro. For directions, info contact

Diane Soucy  610-400-7243

Kristy Thorpe kthorpe@myadlcenter.org

Light refreshments served.

The ADL Center offers a weekly ONLINE

Instant Chat Support Group that meets

every Tuesday evening at 9 PM.

www.myadlcenter.org

 

1.13.2013 updated

SIBSHOPS
This is a group for kids 6-13 years old, who have a sibling with any type
of disability, games, discussions, activities, etc., and they are held 2nd
Sat. 10-12pm
929 Willow Street
Pottstown, Pa 19464
www.creativehs.org
610-326-2767
jtyson@creativehs.org

 

 

 

 

PARENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH BEHAVIORAL

ISSUES, AUTISM, LEARNING ISSUES, MENTAL HEALTH,

EMOTIONAL, DRUG, ALCOHOL, SUCICIDE, ETC.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMA-

TION.

1-800-947-4941

pafamilies@comcast.net

Please note we are also now listing groups for parents

who have children with physical challenges as well.