Institute Events and Trainings
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Families First

Upcoming Events

PHOTO: Bright-eyed older baby girl

April 5, 2014

10AM - 12PM
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
143 W. Coulter St. Philadelphia, PA 19144

April 7, 2014

1PM - 5PM
United Healthcare Multicultural Center
1900 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

April 8, 2014

6PM - 8PM
Family Support Services
5548 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

April 23, 2014

6PM - 8PM
TOPIC: "Is it Behavior or Sensory—and What You Can Do!"
4025 Chestnut Street, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA

May 1, 2014

10AM - 12:30PM
"Transitions" Brunch*
440 N. Broad Street, Room 1075
Philadelphia, PA 19130

*Conducted in English and Spanish, simultaneously

May 4, 2014

2PM - 4PM
Philadelphia Autism Support Group
Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Avenue

June 18, 2014

11AM - 1PM
TOPIC: Challenging Behavior and What Families Can Do to Make a Difference
Community Council
4900 Wyalusing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

About Families First

Listen to parents who attended Families First:

"I discovered the importance of developing a vision and goals for my child."

"The whole class was enlightening and motivated me tremendously."

"Families First is a group of parents that talk to you like they are in your family."

Families First is a free empowerment training on the basics of early intervention in the Philadelphia school system. All families receiving early intervention services in Philadelphia are welcome.

Families First Offers You:

  • Direction on how to be an effective member of the Early Intervention Team.
  • A chance to meet other families with children who receive services.
  • Information to help you be confident as an equal member in your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Family Services Plan (IFSP).

Families First will teach you the basics of Early Intervention Services in Philadelphia at no cost!

Reimbursement of child care costs (to qualified participants only). Refreshments and PRIZES!

Families First was developed and is taught by parents of children in Early Intervention, in partnership with nationally recognized professionals.

To register or for more information, contact:

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Training Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities
Voice: 215-204-1772
TTY: 215-204-1805

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Mental Retardation Services and Elwyn, Inc.

Conducted by:
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education