Families First

Woman squats facing little boy as they smile and hold handsLearn the Early Intervention system and become an informed, active part of your child's team.

Families First Fall 2020 Sessions

Follow any session link to register for a virtual session on Zoom.

* Please register 3 days in advance for a language other than English.

What's the Philly 4-1-1? Sessions: Up-to-the-minute news for Philly Early Intervention families during Coronavirus.

EI Conversation Café Sessions: Meet other Early Intervention families. Talk, share and get support.

All Other Fall Sessions

About Families First

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

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).

For more information, contact

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

Families First is sponsored by:

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

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