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Programs within the context of the formal educational system or offered as an adjunct to the traditional school curriculum which provide instructional services that are individualized or specialized to meet the specific needs and interests of learners.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES) - Pennsylvania Business WeekPennsylvania Business Week is a one-week, in-school program with a challenging curriculum that teaches students about the American economic system.ErieAmericans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES)Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System, Inc. (ACES)
Borough of Norristown - Education and ResourcesThe Norristown Area School District serves the education needs of Norristown’s residents. The School District website, , proclaims: "Norristown Area School District is comprised of 12 individual schools: two high schools, three middle schools, six elementary schools and a new kindergarten facility. Each school is equipped with state-of-the-art resources, enabling our committed faculty to use the latest in computer technology in their classroom instruction." Located conveniently on DeKalb Pike, minutes away from Norristown, the Montgomery County Community College serves higher education needs for the surrounding areas. For more information on the College please visit There is also a choice of vocational schools and courses available. Please visit for a complete listing of sites and course availability. Norristown is conveniently located near major research institutions such as Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. The proximity of these institutions and other fine higher educational facilities renders Norristown as an exceptional place to live, and work.MontgomeryBorough of Norristown - Montgomery; NorristownBorough of Norristown
Brain Steps Consulting Team - Central Susquehanna Intermediate UnitTeam includes professionals who have received extensive training on educating students with traumatic brain injury. Team members act as consultants and are available to provide basic training and resources to school districts and families residing in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. The team provides consultation not only to students with traumatic brain injury, but also to students with non-traumatic brain injury, including strokes, tumors, lightning strike, anoxia/hypoxia and late-term chemotherapy/radiation effects on the brain.NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Intermediate UnitCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Burn Foundation - Burn SurvivorshipProvides up to 25 scholarships for young burn survivors to attend a week-long summer camp session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Burn Camp.DelawareThe Burn Foundation - Delaware; UplandBurn Foundation
Burn Foundation - Medical Community TrainingOffers training programs in burn care to student nurses and medical students throughout the tri-state area.DelawareThe Burn Foundation - Delaware; UplandBurn Foundation
Community Outreach and Prevention - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemOffer prevention clinics, tips and seminars in conjunction with our physicians, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and other medical providers. Some programs include: • The In-School Walking Program • Together for Health School Program for 7th and 9th grades • Diabetes Education Programs • Health & Medical Education PresentationsWayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
Cumberland/Perry Nurse-Family PartnershipThe Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for women having their first baby. A nurse will provide weekly or bi-weekly home visitation services throughout the pregnancy and will continue until the baby is two years old. The nurse can assist with the mother's specific needs, like helping her to understand her health and her baby's health, making the home a safe place, involving family and friends, and receiving information on community services.CumberlandSadler Health Center CorporationSadler Health Center Corporation
Dawn's Place - Educational ServicesServices include: Women without a high school education are connected with GED classes. International women are linked to courses on English as a second language. Women who are qualified are connected with Community College classes. Dawn’s Place provides educational sessions on topics including health issues, nutrition, STD’s, violence, abuse, and coping skills. Computer classes with certificationPhiladelphiaDawn's Place - PhiladelphiaDawn's Place
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties - Carlisle Office - AMENDA 30 session educational program for men who abuse/batter, consisting of four individual sessions (Initial evaluation, orientation and two evaluation sessions) and 26 two hour, weekly group sessions. The program follows the Duluth model, one of the oldest and widely used curriculums in the country. The goal of AMEND is to help men identify their abusive/violent behaviors and the beliefs and attitudes that support it, and to adopt non-violent beliefs and behaviors that support safety, fairness and equality in their relationships. Men may be self-referred, agency-referred or court ordered to the program.CumberlandDomestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties - Carlisle OfficeDomestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties
Education Leading to Employment & Career Training (ELECT)The ELECT program helps teenagers understand parenthood while also giving them support to graduate high school through group and individualized services. ELECT focuses on attendance, graduation and then transition to the work place or higher education. ELECT services include Fathering support groups, life skills training, family budgeting, academic/homework assistance, attendance tracking, child development and parenting skills.CumberlandCapital Area Intermediate UnitCapital Area Intermediate Unit
Family to FamilyThe Family-to-Family (F2F) is a 12 week education program especially designed for families experiencing the effects of severe brain disorders, focuses on three major psychiatric illnesses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), and major depression. Classes are team-taught by trained family members who have been there and understand. Participants are encouraged to support each other, to be knowledgeable, and to be effective members of a team that includes the family, the consumer, the doctor, and the case manager. Skills are taught on how to advocate and become an effective care giver. Many participants also find the emotional support that is so vital during times of illness and stress. You are not alone. CumberlandNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry CountiesNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry Counties
Geisinger's Janet Weis Children's Hospital School - Central Susquehanna Intermediate UnitProvides educational services like teaching and testing, as well as assistance with children’s re-entry to their home school to children who are patients at Janet Weis Children's Hospital. School is staffed by a state-certified teacher employed by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit. Teacher maintains a connection with each child’s home school teacher to get information about assignments, the child’s educational history, and to be sure the child receives credit for attendance and assignments he/she completes while at the Hospital School. The teacher will also suggest services and activities that will aid in the child’s return to school. The Hospital School is located on the third floor of Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Services are also provided at your child’s bedside when needed. NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Intermediate UnitCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Hamilton Hope ProgramComprehensive AIDS/HIV Care and treatment including: Primary Care, Case Management, Dental, Substance Abuse referrals and adherance and Nutritional services. Free confidential HIV testing and counseling. HIV education and risk reduction for groups. Every person who is sexually active should be tested. HOPE offers testing Mondays through Fridays, with or without appointments.DauphinHamilton Health Center, Inc. - HarrisburgHamilton Health Center, Inc.
In Our Own Voice (IOOV)In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery using a multimedia format (DVD and live interaction). IOOV presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups. In Our Own Voice presentations educate about mental illness, show faces of recovery, fight stigma. Mental Illness knows no boundaries. It is equal opportunity. We show treatment works, recovery is possible. CumberlandNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry CountiesNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry Counties
JEVS Human Services - Orleans Technical Institute - Skills Training/Education: Court ReportingOTI Court Reporting offers an Associates in specialized business degree to assist people throughout the Greater Philadelphia area in obtaining the skills needed to begin careers in court reporting, CART, and broadcast captioning. PhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services - Orleans Technical CollegeJEVS Human Services
Pals For Life - Education ProgramsPals For Life brings appropriate therapy animals to schools and educational centers to teach proper pet care and interaction. This education program provides the following benefits: --Teaches children how to care for their animals – how to train them, how to take care of them, and what their pet is trying to tell them. Teachers will also tie in the lessons they learned with their own lives as well. For example, when discussing how an animal communicates non-verbally, the children are able to think about how they also communicate with their own body language and how to read another person’s body language, an important life skill. --Stress the importance of having a calm body and calm voice around animals. Pals For Life will work with children on the autism spectrum and other special needs who often have challenges with self control, both verbally and physically. Using the animals as incentive and reward for maintaining a calm body and calm voice, the children are able to practice their self-control, and are rewarded with a cuddle from a snuggly dog. Teachers are often amazed at the difference in behavior of their students when the animals are around. --Teach about animal-related careers and other ways animals help their community. Pals For Life raises awareness about service animals, therapy animals and seizure-alert dogs. In addition, the children learn about careers to explore if they are interested in animals. DelawarePals For Life - Delaware; WaynePals For Life
Paradise Farm Camps - Educational ProgramsIn the Environmental Education program, guided instruction and free exploration of our 600 acres of hills,meadows, forests, and waterways allow students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the world around them. All of the lessons are designed to help teachers meet the standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology. School groups can learn to use a compass and map for orienteering, climb a rock wall, or paddle a canoe around our pond. Outdoor Adventures help students to build confidence, self esteem, and a sense of fun and community within the class. During a full-day or half-day Teambuilding program, students will first get to know one another in a large group, then separate into small working groups of 10-12 students. From there, the groups will continue through several different team challenges, including some of our 14 elements in the low-ropes course. This program can help every class come together and improve the all too important skills of cooperation, communication, and trust. Chester*Main Site (Paradise Farm Camps)Paradise Farm Camps
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Educational ProgramsEducating individuals with PD, their families, and the general public is an important activity of the PD&MDC. Each spring, the Jane C. Wright Symposium on living with PD draws a large crowd of patients and caregivers who are eager to learn about advances in research, alternative and traditional treatments, and other relevant topics. The Center offers other, more intimate educational programs throughout the year to patients and families with newly diagnosed PD, and with parkinsonian syndromes and other movement disorders. PhiladelphiaParkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center - Philadelphia; Center CityUniversity of Pennsylvania Hospital/ Health System
Peer to Peer Consumer Education CourseThe Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) consists of 10 - two-hour units and is taught by a team of trained ``Mentors'' who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. We've been there. You are not alone. The class meets once a week for a total of nine weeks. Participants come away many tangible resources: an advance psychiatric directive; a ``relapse prevention plan'' to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention early; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public. You come away with a lot of resources, skills, knowledge to help in this recovery journey. CumberlandNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry CountiesNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry Counties
Theatre Horizon - EducationEducation: One-third of Theatre Horizon’s mission is dedicated to arts education because we believe that through arts education, children are given tools to grow as individuals, creatively, and as a member of a team. Theatre Horizon focuses its education program on the idea that theatre is not just a discipline, it is a way of harboring creativity, ingenuity, and lessons for both inside and outside the theatre. We offer education programs for a variety of age groups with the goal of both having fun and encouraging children to grow. Summer Camps: Theatre Horizon offers summer drama camps to children aged 7 to 12 in Montgomery County. Using their bodies, voices and imaginations, students create characters and work with others to write and perform their own show. Students engage in a variety of theatrical exercises including character development, storytelling techniques, movement, vocalization, and games that encourage creativity and teamwork. A final performance for parents and friends on the last day gives young actors a chance to showcase their imaginative creations in full costume! After School Drama Program: Theatre Horizon is excited to bring after-school drama classes to area elementary schools! Classes run weekly throughout the 2010-2011 school year for roughly 18 sessions and are specially designed for elementary school students of all levels, from beginner to budding stars. The Program: Theatre Horizon will coordinate a weekly after school drama class in your elementary school. Students will learn acting techniques, participate in creative activities that encourage personal growth and teamwork, and work towards presenting a full-scale production of a play by the end of the semester! Building on the success of the Ithan Elementary School Drama Program, Theatre Horizon is expanding to include other area elementary schools. Classes are held in the school auditorium and taught by Theatre Horizon's staff of trained and certified drama teachers. Why A major element of Theatre Horizon's mission is arts education. We believe that through the arts, children are given tools to grow creatively, both as individuals and as a member of a team. Theatre Horizon focuses its education program on the idea that active participation in dramatic activities is a way of nurturing imagination, ingenuity, and a love of the arts. How can my school participate? If you are interested in having your school participate in Theatre Horizon's After-School Drama Program, please contact Michael McElroy at or call (202) 299-6648 Autism Drama Outreach Program: Using a variety of dramatic techniques, Theatre Horizon has developed a drama program that strives to inspire imaginary play and encourage interest in human relationships, which are some of the key challenges in children with autism. Our Goals: - To inspire imagination and flexible thinking - To help children find their own voice - To teach social skills in a fun and positive way Our Approach: Our program is influenced by many different types of therapies and programs for children on the autism spectrum. Using core principles of the Son-Rise approach, floor-time therapy as well as modified and un-modified acting lessons and activities for children, we provide a program that supports and loves each individual child for who he or she is. We discover each child's unique and individual motivations and build off of them, encouraging relationships and creative play. We often create custom-made games that cross the child's motivations with our goals for them. Along with teaching the basics of drama, we incorporate principles of the three E's (energy, enthusiasm and excitement!), non-judgment, acceptance and tons of encouragement. We are mindful that the kids we work with are kids! Therefore we try to be silly, fun and interesting to watch. We are the child's very active, energetic and imaginative play partner. Our underlying goal is to help the students feel good about themselves while engaging in dramatic play with an accepting and encouraging friend. Links to other Resources: The Autism Treatment Center of America, is the worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program(R), a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties. The Son-Rise Program was originated in 1974 by parents, Barry Neil Kaufman (best-selling author, Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues) and Samahria Lyte Kaufman for their son. The treatment and educational model has changed the way children with Autism are helped worldwide. All Son-Rise Programs are designed especially for parents to teach parents how to effectively help and work with their children. MontgomeryTheatre Horizon - Montgomery; NorristownTheatre Horizon
Wellness Recovery Course using WRAP - Wellness Rec. ActionThe wellness course runs 8-12 weeks meeting weekly for two hours. WRAP is a program in which participants identify internal and external resources for facilitating recovery, and then use these tools to create their own, individualized plan for successful living. The creation of a WRAP plan which happens over the course length generally begins with the development of a personal Wellness Toolbox, consisting of simple, safe, and free or low-cost self-management strategies such as a healthy diet, exercise, sleep patterns and pursuit of adult life roles. The person then uses this Toolbox to create an indivdualized plan for using each strategy to obtain and maintain their recovery. The plan includes identification of "early warning signs" of symptom exacerbation or crisis and how the Toolbox can help people to manage to feel better. WRAP also encourages development of a crisis plan, which states how the person would like to be treated in times of crisis (similar to an advance directive for inpatient psychiatric care), as well as a post-crisis plan for back on the road to recovery.CumberlandNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry CountiesNAMI Pennsylvania Cumberland/Perry Counties
West Chester Area Senior Center - Educational and Recreational ProgramsEducational & Recreational Programs provide a wide variety of activities for all levels/interests/abilities. - Italian - Spanish Classes - German Club - Photo Club - Computer Classes - iPad Club - Art Appreciation - Chorus - Garden Club - Book Club - Crafts Club - moreChester*Main Site (West Chester Area Senior Center)West Chester Area Senior Center
Why Not Prosper - Community Resource CentersCommunity ResourceCenter: We operate two resource centers devoted to helping any woman in need to obtain access to programs and services that will help to improve their quality of life, including referrals for employment, housing, substance abuse counseling, family reunification, and appropriate health care information.. Norristown Resource Center 107-109 East Main Street, Suite 300 Norristown, PA 19401 Philadelphia Resource Center 717 Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA (Next to the Dunkin Donuts). For information on programs and services or application to Why Not Prosper House, contact Reverend Michelle Obalaja at Why Not Prosper House 610-907-0195 or Email at PhiladelphiaWhy Not Prosper HouseWhy Not Prosper
Why Not Prosper - Community Resource CentersCommunity ResourceCenter: We operate two resource centers devoted to helping any woman in need to obtain access to programs and services that will help to improve their quality of life, including referrals for employment, housing, substance abuse counseling, family reunification, and appropriate health care information.. Norristown Resource Center 107-109 East Main Street, Suite 300 Norristown, PA 19401 Philadelphia Resource Center 717 Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA (Next to the Dunkin Donuts). For information on programs and services or application to Why Not Prosper House, contact Reverend Michelle Obalaja at Why Not Prosper House 610-907-0195 or Email at MontgomeryWhy Not Prosper, Inc. - Montgomery; NorristownWhy Not Prosper
Woods Services - Educational ProgramsOur state-licensed and approved private school programs provide extensive, year-round special education and supports, offering instruction that ranges from functional life skills to high school level academics. Each person’s educational goals are integrated with all other aspects of his or her life. Whether learning reading and mathematical skills, creating artwork for local competitions or participating in musical performances, an atmosphere of personalized instruction gives our students the chance to learn, grow and accomplish specific goals. Classrooms at Woods are upbeat, lively and staffed by certified special education teachers. A typical class consists of six to seven students allowing us to tailor active, personalized teaching strategies for self-contained or departmentalized instruction. For older children, pre-vocational training is assimilated into the school day. To help students successfully transition into a career, work-based learning features hands-on skill development in the fields of building trades, hospitality and office practices. Students also learn job search and interview strategies, personal banking and budgeting, the use of public transportation, and the social skills they need to succeed. A dedicated team of teachers and support staff provides an array of services to students in three distinct educational programs – The Gardner Education Center Serving primarily school-aged clients in the Mollie Woods program, Gardner provides special education services, supplemented by therapeutic supports with licensed speech, occupational and physical therapists. To further enhance learning and independence, our assistive technology center provides adaptive solutions to many of the functional challenges encountered by people with disabilities. Woodlands Education Center Serving children and adolescents in the Woodlands program, this Center provides a comprehensive special education program that features close instructional supervision and support. Functional academics are emphasized in addition to behavioral self-management and social skill development. The younger students participate in self-contained classroom settings. Older students change classes throughout the day, may participate in Woods’ employment training services, and can earn high school diplomas or equivalencies. Crestwood Education Center Serving clients in the Crestwood program, this education program resembles a public school setting. Most children benefit from the consistency and structure of small classrooms that change throughout the day, while some need the extensive instructional and therapeutic supports found in self-contained classrooms. Students earn credits towards a high school diploma and may also participate in vocational training. The school’s philosophy emphasizes personal success through academic progress, personal responsibility, coping skills and socialization.Bucks*Main Site (Woods Services)Woods Services
YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Community Education ProgramsChildcare Center, literacy and technology trainging for teachers, computer classes for adults and girls, college classes, GED and ESL classes.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Prevention Education ServicesEducational programs for schools, community groups, professional groups, churches. Specific to sexual assualt and domestic violence.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg

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