|Abington Friends School - Early Childhood Program||The foremost goal of the Abington Friends Early Childhood program is to value and to preserve childhood. Our program builds on the excitement and curiosity that our children bring to their first school experience. Designed to strengthen a young child's developing independence and social skills, the Early Childhood Division combines a focus on the individual with an ever widening sense of community. An emphasis on community, rooted in Quaker beliefs, permeate the Early Childhood curriculum. A critical component of our program is our focus on providing children with an opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity in our own community and in our larger society. Our goal is to help children value the differences and, more importantly, the similarities among all people. We believe that if we are successful in this mission in our work with young children, we are doing our part to build a better society.||Montgomery||Abington Friends Early Childhood Program - Montgomery; Abington||Abington Friends School|
|Able Training Center||Day programming services for adults (ages 18-59) with special needs. Focus is on engaging activities, community participation, and helping the adults to increase their independent livings skills.
Able-Services provides day programming services and transportation to and from services, to adults with special needs.
Provides engaging activities for these adults and help them to develop skills to increase their level of independence. Able-Services is part of the lifespan of services provided by Leg Up Farm.
|Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Social Skills Training||Provides social skills training to adolescents only||Blair||Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. Adolescent Social Skills Training||Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, Inc. |
|Melmark - Residential Options and Services||Residential Options that Build Confidence:
Our residential program offers an array of alternatives for living on campus and in the community. This program engages leading therapeutic methods to assist individuals to achieve their maximum potential, and feature a strong multidisciplinary clinical team approach that focuses on individual strengths, interests, needs, and choices. Using consumer choice and preference, treatment goals are linked to assessment and reflect planning for future care.
Social, Recreational and Athletic Services:
Well equipped for a variety of activities, Melmark offers indoor and outdoor pools, a covered riding arena, gymnasium, multi-service recreation center, and interactive playgrounds. Students visit surrounding communities regularly for shopping, exercise, and entertainment.||Chester||*Main Site (Melmark)||Melmark|
|Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Conflict Resolution Programs||Strength Based Skills, A program that builds Social Skills through performing and visual arts programs
- CREATIVE RESOLUTION THEATER AND WORKSHOPS
A touring interactive theater that helps children and adults move from conflict to creative resolution in a fun, safe and supportive environment.
- NUTRITION PROGRAM
Brings a connection between food choice (nutrition) and behavior (energy) to after-school children.
- COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS
Practice expressing thoughts and feelings and an introduction to practicing containment skills.
An interactive touring program visiting helping children and youth integrate the four-steps to creative resolution while creatively representing their peaceful solutions on a group quilt project.
- BUILDING COPING SKILLS
Managing thoughts and feelings through increasing coping skills.
- ADULT TRAINING
Interpersonal Communication Techniques and Conflict Resolution Skills are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced through role-play and interactive exercises, establishing the group as a problem-solving resource.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Parks and Recreation - Philadelphia; Center City||Philadelphia Parks and Recreation|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer Program||Project for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview.
Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress.
This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Potential - Make a Friend Program||Make a Friend Program utilizes a unique approach to social skills where we target your child’s specific needs in a 1:1 or small group setting, depending on the needs of your child. We use a systematic Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method to teach social skills. We analyze and create a program that is unique to your child’s needs to develop core skills. We use a building block approach that teaches skills such as joint attention, social play, language, problem solving, and how to make and sustain friendships. This unique program addresses all of the areas that inhibit social skills and fills in the gaps to promote a core foundation while teaching social skills.||Bucks||Potential, Inc. - Bucks; Newtown||Potential|
|Potential - Social Skills Classes||Classes offer individually tailored lessons conducted in a small staff to student ratio to increase skills in emotion management, conversation, cooperative play, friendship management, and more.
- Sessions are led by board-certified behavior analyst and certified special education teacher, Erin Bertoli.
- Parents assist in the skills that are targeted.
- Lessons are taught using research-based interventions that include: social stories, video modeling, and role-play.
- At the end of each session, parents are given concrete information on targeted skills and strategies used to allow for generalization across settings.||Bucks||Potential, Inc. - Bucks; Newtown||Potential|
|Rockin' Rodney Moore's Fight to Learn - Youth Educational Programs||The Fight to Learn Program exists to give 5 to 12 year old boys and girls from low and moderate-income backgrounds the opportunity to improve their literacy skills, computer skills and social skills in a totally supportive background-under adult supervision. There is one adult staff person for every five participants.
Our goal is to prepare the youth-many of whom come from dysfunctional families-for future success as citizens and parents. It is all too common to see young people with promise not develop their intellectual and social skills while falling victim to illiteracy, drug addiction, homelessness and/or incarceration. Fight to Learn's goal is the preparation of at-risk youth for productive adult roles and responsibilities. This is important for the youth themselves, for their families and for our community.||Philadelphia||Fight to Learn After School Program - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||Rockin' Rodney Moore's Fight to Learn|
|Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps - Bridging the Gap||Life skills program for area youth. Topics covered during the 20 hour program include self-esteem, drug and alcohol education & prevention,money management, the employment process, banking, anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, community resources, STD/STI education, decision making. Also offerred are 45 minutes to 3 hour Bridging the Gap Workshops on any of the above topics. Program can be offered on-site and through out the community.||Dauphin||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps||Salvation Army Harrisburg Citadel Corps |
|Salvation Army, York, Bridging the Gap School Based Program||Bridging The Gap (BTG) is a character education / life skills course presented by Salvation Army staff to fifth grade students in their own school classrooms during regular school day hours. The once-a-week course runs for one half of the school year and covers such topics as "anger management" and "empathy."
There are opportunities during the year for family centered events to celebrate their student's successes in the program.||York||Salvation Army, York, Community Center||Salvation Army - York County|
|Social Skills Treatment - GABS||Program designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of children. Small group format with other peers.||Bucks||Galena Autism & Behavioral Health - Bucks County||Galena Autism & Behavioral Services|
|Variety At Play||"Variety at Play" involves partnerships with area venues to provide disability friendly outing for families throughout the Delaware Valley and across the East Coast. Prior to the event, Variety holds information sessions with the staff at each venue to train them on the various special needs children have and how to interact and engage the families and children. Variety and the community recognize venue participants as special needs friendly business.
Current At Play Participants include:
- Sesame Place
- Please Touch Museum
- Adventure Aquarium
- River Rink||Philadelphia||Variety - The Children's Charity - Philadelphia; Center City||Variety-The Children's Charity|
|Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's HJ Heinz Campus Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP) provides a caring and supportive environment where individuals with psychiatric disabilities can obtain the skills, knowledge and supports necessary to successfully transition into the community residential role of their choice.
- Goal setting,
- Housing awareness,
- Money management,
- Illness self-management,
- Medication management,
- Healthy living skills,
- Daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, shopping) ,
- Peer support,
- Social skills
|Allegheny||VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Wings for Success - Job Readiness Workshops||A Six-Part Image Seminar
Wings For Success’ offers a workshop called "Next Step...Success" The structure of this program allows us the flexibility to break our workshops down over the course of several weeks, when needed, thus making them more detailed regarding positive body image, shopping on a budget, interviewing tips, proper hair styling and makeup and, of course, wardrobe guidance. We can also do this program as a one-day event if that is more convenient.
||Chester||*Main Site (Wings for Success)||Wings for Success|
|YAP - Lancaster Behavioral Health Program||Youth Advocate Program (YAP) offers a Behavioral Health Program that serves children and families in the home, school and the community. YAP offers a Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Mobile Therapist and/or Therapeutic Staff Support Services to work as a team with the family, school, other agencies, etc.||Lancaster||Youth Advocate Program - Lancaster||Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)|
|YAP - OBRA Waiver Program||The OBRA Waiver Program is designed to provide support for adults diagnosed with Autism. The Advocate will provide services at the home and community and work on targeted skills (life skills, social skills, etc.).||Lancaster||Youth Advocate Program - Lancaster||Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)|
|Youth Advocate Program - Northampton Advocate Program||Develops and offers community-based alternatives for children and youth at highest risk of out-of home placement. Licensed provider of behavioral health services, offering a full spectrum of individualized, family-focused support and services to youth and families with various psychological and emotional needs.
||Northampton||Youth Advocate Program - Northampton||Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)|