• Helpful Links 

    Links to important information about Transitioning to Adult life in Pennsylvania.
     

    Great resource at Glen Mills Counseling Center:

    Glen Mills Counseling Center–Joseph Lipiarski LSW specializing in Autism and Aspergers with individuals and families. Focus is strength-based perspective, solution focus parenting skills, to change shifts in perceptions, and working through grief and loss to regain  interconnectedness. Extensive background in teaching as a Special Educator for 9 years (Oxford and Garnet Valley School Districts). Joe spent 11 years directing a camp for children with special needs. (Bournely Special Camp, West Chester, PA).  Glen Mills Counseling  Center takes all insurance including Magellan. For more information call 610-656-1424
     

    Autism Transition Handbook

    The website provides information to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families by providing access to the most current and comprehensive information on the transition to adulthood: www.autismhandbook.org
     
    • www.Siblingsupport.org
    • Autism Speaks’ Transition Tool Kit
      This free online guidebook was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. It includes information on self-advocacy, community living, employment, housing, getting organized, and much more.
    • Rudy Simone on Life as an “Aspergirl”
      Simone is a writer, jazz singer, and stand-up comedian in San Francisco. She’s also a proud member of an often-misunderstood minority-within-a-minority: a woman on the autism spectrum — or as she prefers to call herself, an ‘Aspergirl.’ Simone is the author of three books: “Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or HFA, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates,” “Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger's Syndrome,” and “22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger Syndrome.” Her website www.Help4Aspergers.com supplies resources and information on Autism Spectrum disorders. Read about Simone on PLoS, a blogging network, and The Well, an online blogging community.
    • Autism & Children’s Ministry: A Webinar for Ministry Leaders & Volunteers
      This webinar is hosted by Nella Uitvlugt, Executive Director of Friendship Ministries. From the Friendship Ministries “What We Believe” page: “Society and the church often ignore the spiritual needs of people who have intellectual disabilities. At Friendship Ministries, however, we believe that … Everyone is created in God’s image and is deserving of love and justice—both in our society and in our churches. People who have intellectual disabilities deserve a chance to know about God and feel God’s love. They also deserve to be treated with respect, and to have friendships with others who know and love God."

      One Place for Special Needs:
      Complete guide to educational and special needs apps
      From the site: “With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the ‘good stuff’ and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.”


     

    • PaTTAN  1-800-441-3215
    • ASCEND Group Inc
      PO Box 531, Ardmore, PA 19003-0531
      610-449-6776  |  info@ascendgroup.org
    • Disability Rights Network of PA
      For information concerning Social Security: www.drnpa.org  |  1-800-692-7743 ext.406 
    • Creative Works
      241 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096
      610-642-9101  |  Fax: 610-642-6616  |  http://www.lmvtc.com
    • OID – Department of Developmental Disabilities (formerly OMR)
      20 South 69 Street, 4th Floor   |  610-713-2400 – For intake, contact Alice Kelly
    • OVR – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 
      1875 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA 19401-3146  |  484-250-4340
    • Pennsylvania Recreation and Leisure Services for Persons with Disabilities: 1-877-986-4550