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The final U-PRISE meeting for this school year is Thursday, April 5, 2018!
**Final Advisory Committee Meeting is immediately preceding from 4:30-5:30pm**

UCF District Office Public Meeting Room

You can RSVP by clicking HERE!

*Free childcare provided by UHS NHS Students, please RSVP above!

U-PRISE School-Parent Liaisons:
Penny Johnson -Hillendale Elementary
Kalia Perse -Unionville Elementary
Tammy Klinger & Peng Luo -Pocopson Elementary
Elizabeth Huntley -Chadds Ford Elementary
Toshie Schritter - Patton Middle School
Cecile Arrouays- Unionville High School

District Sponsored Events/News/Resources:
In District ESY @ Pocopson Elementary School- June 25 through August 2nd
*See your child's IEP for a description of his or her individualized ESY programming.

Thank You 2018 U-PRISE Community Resource Fair 2018 Attendees!
Click HERE to see the exhibitor's links for more information!

Non-District Sponsored Events/News/Resources*

*All events and news shared below are not necessarily supported by UCFSD. However, we support our U-PRISE families in sharing community resources.

April is Autism Awareness Month
Jaden's Voice-

On the Spectrum with Terri Matthews

Life on the Spectrum: A Discussion with Dina Buno & Panel of Self-Advocates

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018
2:00 PM


Meet Dina Buno, star of the movie 'Dina', and a panel of self-advocates as they address a variety of topics that affect adults on the Autism Spectrum, caregivers, family & friends. Relationships, employment, advocacy, socialization, & related topics will be discussed. Parents, professionals & self-advocates are welcome to attend this free event.


The T/E library is hosting FREE college admissions info sessions to HS students and families in April:

A Snapshot of Transition: Picture your future! by OVR - April 18, 6-9pm

Project SEARCH would like to provide you with the upcoming dates for applications and the start of the program at both Bryn Mawr Rehab (BMR) and Lankenau Medical Center (LMC).

Applications can be found on our website:
Next Application Deadline
: BMR March 28th
Subsequent Application Deadline: LMC June 13

Reach for Future Planning, hosted by CHOP- Join us for a free workshop focused on adult siblings, parents and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sunday, April 8, 2018 • 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Roberts Center for Advanced Pediatric Research • 2716 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19146 A light lunch will be served, and a free parking pass or tokens will be provided.

PaTTAN - Transition to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum -2 videos at the bottom from Dr. Jane Brown

2018 Summer Camp Series- Fick Educational Services, LLC -

Protecting your Child from Bullies – Students with Disabilities - By Dan Ascher, February 26, 2018

RAM Initiative Informational open-house at West Chester University onThursday, February 22, from 7 to 9 pm at Sykes Student Union (110 West Rosedale Ave), Room 252 A, West Chester, PA.
Pilot Launched to Help Students with Intellectual Disabilities Attend College & Prepare for Employment

For additional information about the application process and/or the RAM initiative program, please

ASERT Feb Newsletter

Kennett YMCA Adapted Fitness and Swim Classes

DeCaro Parent Coaching, LLC

Natalie Coqueron- Chester County Respite Coordinator, Child and Family Focus, 484-732-8459 x44 or

Special Needs Friendly Driver's ED:

Camp Sequoia

Finding Your Way- A College Guide for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Speaks- Family Services- Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide

Eagles Autism Challenge: Bike, Run, Walk- May 19, 2018

Disability Resources from the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive with a Disability

Disability Scoop

Ken's Krew

20 Tips for Keeping Your Child with Special Needs Safe in Your Home

The Best Activities for Special Needs

Spread the Word to End the Word

iCan Shine

iCan Bike

iCan Swim

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

Chester County Mental Health News- Charting the Life Course

Chesco Life Program

PA ABLE Savings Program

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

*Any families who have Medical Assistance can visit Longwood Gardens for only $2/ticket.

Longwood Gardens is excited to be a partner with Art-Reach and offer deeply discounted admission to ACCESS cardholders. The ACCESS Admission program allows families to visit participating museums, science centers, gardens, historic sites, and attractions. Cardholders are able to purchase tickets at participating venues for just $2 each.

For more information about the program and the full list of 33 participating organizations, visit the Art Reach site:

*Special Needs Ministry at Willowdale Chapel, Kennett Square - Contact is Deane Lafferty

Sunday morning buddies - to help kids be successful in their regular peer class. However, we also have a sensory room in case children need a break.

Respite Night - meets once a month and is for both the child with special needs and their siblings. We try to make this evening a ton o' fun for the kids so the parents can truly enjoy a night out. Respite Night is usually the second Saturday of each month, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

First Friday for Moms - is a support group for moms of kids with special needs. We meet monthly on the first Friday to discuss a variety of topics relating the raising kids with special needs.

Joni and Friends summer camp - We encourage our families to sign up for this week of camp and we try to bring as many of our volunteers there as well. It's run by the Joni and Friends organization so we can just attend, but it's a great vacation for families and a great week for volunteering.

Urban Air Downingtown: Special needs jump is for special needs kids, their siblings, and their parents/caregivers. Urban Air will not hold open jump during special needs jump. Kids are $10, parents and caregivers jump free.

Special needs jump will take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8pm. Everyone jumping will need a waiver! Click here to fill one out (they're good for a year)

ACCESS Admission: Discounts to museums, science centers, gardens, historic sites and attractions.

BounceU: Sensory Bounce. First Wednesday of every month 5:00pm-6:30pm. Reservations HIGHLY recommended.

Sky Zone: Sensory Hours. Select Mondays from 6-8pm.

Respite Night: Second Saturday of the month from 5:00-9:00pm

Big Red Safety Box: Free-of-charge safety toolkit for autism families in need of wandering-prevention tools.

Yellow Dot: Notify responders of your medical status and emergency contacts if you are ever in trouble.