Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Families First

Upcoming Events

Children playing outdoors together

Spring 2017

  • April 3, 2017
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Sensory vs. Behavior (English/Spanish)
    Tabor Services
    57 East Armat Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

  • April 5, 2017
    8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    "Challenging Behaviors" (rescheduled)
    Brightside Academy
    5600 Woodland Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19143

  • April 19, 2017
    Pave your Path to Kindergarten
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Strengths, Needs, and IEPs!
    Kleinlife JCC
    10100 Jamison Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19116

  • April 24, 2017
    5:45 PM - 8 PM
    Transition to Kindergarten
    What supports, services, and interventions are available for my child with special needs in Kindergarten?
    Elwyn SEEDS South
    1930 S. Broad St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19145

  • May 3, 2017
    9 AM - 11 AM
    Creating a Vision
    Southwestern Presbyterian Head Start
    2559 S. 70th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19142

  • May 10, 2017
    8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Part 1: Early Intervention Basics (Part 2 is June 14)
    Tabernacle Lutheran Church Head Start
    5843 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19139

  • June 14, 2017
    8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Part 2: Early Intervention Basics
    Tabernacle Lutheran Church Head Start
    5843 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19139

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:

PHOTO: Bright-eyed older baby girl
  • 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).

Reimbursement of child care costs (to qualified participants only).

Refreshments and PRIZES!

It's Free - but please RSVP!
(Advance registration is required for Spanish sessions and child care needs.)

Register or request information:

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

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

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Elwyn SEEDS (Special Educaiton for Early Developmental Success), and The Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC).

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

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service