• Setting Behavior Expectations at Home and in the Community


    Wednesday May 24th, 2017

    DCIU- Morton

    200 Yale Avenue

    Morton, PA 19070

    6:00- 8:00 p.m

    This session will focus on helping parents understand how to set and teach clear/ realistic expectations in the home and community. Participants will also explore strategies for building positive, respectful relationships with their child research- based practices for developing expectations will be discussed.

    Presenter: Stephanie Szczepkowski, Professional Development Specialist

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  • What: Community Information Session - covering introduction to OVR, succesful navigation of the OVR Referral and transition process and introduction to six essential soft skills for workplace success; in collaboration with Disability Rights Pennsylvania- covering introduction to DRP and work incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program.

    When: Thursday, April 27th from 5:00-8:00pm

    Where: Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU): 200 Yale Avenue, Morton PA 19070

    Who: Session is open to youth, parents, or professionals that work with youth with a disability.


    *Please contact Early Reach Coordinator if Planning to attend*

    Danielle Miller


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  • Sexuality & Children with Special Needs

    Presenter Karen Neifer, Professional Development Specialist

    Tuesday, April 25th 2017

    Drexel Hill Middle School

    3001 State Road

    Drexel Hill, PA 19026

    6:00- 8:00 p.m

    As a parent or caregiver of any child or adolescent, the subject of sexuality can be challenging. If your child has a physical or cognitive disbability, you may find yourself feeling totally unprepared to deal with the subject matter.


    Please join us for a discussion of sexual development and issued related to sexuality and young people with disabilities.

    Recognize how sexuality is a normal aspect of growth and development, and become more comfortable communicating and creating positive messages around this topic for your children.

    Learn about ways to help protect your child from abuse

    Gain tips and strategies for talking about sexuality and how to answer questions and respond to behaviors.


    To register for this session, contact Karen Neifer 610-938-9000 ext 2139 or e-mail

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  • Join us to learn about the supports and services available to students with Special Needs. Come and meet representatives from agencies such as:


    CHOP Center for Autism Research

    Child Guidance Resource Center

    Elwyn Therapeutic Camp

    …..and many more!


    We’ll also have food, fun activities and games for children!


    Thursday, April 27th, 2017


    DCIU Marple

    Education Center


    (near the main entrance)

    85 N. Malin Road

    Broomall, PA 19008


    For additional information, please contact:

    Jill Shaika at 610-938-9000 ext. 6706


    Joanne Mallon at 610-938-9000 ext. 3343

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  • My Child has ADHD, Now What?

    Wednesday March 15th 2017

    Presenter: Bria Hoey, Professional Development Specialist


    Marple Newtown School District Administration Building RM. 206/207

    (Enter the building from parking lot off of Media Line Road)

    40 Media Line Road

    Newtown Square, PA 19073

    6:00- 8:00 p.m


    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a nerodevelopmental disorder described as "persistent" or on-going pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity- impulsivity that gets in the way of daily life or typical development. This parent workshop will focus on analyzing deficits and gifts of ADHD, as well as providing parents with practical strategies to implement across all enviornments with their children. The targeted audience of this session is for parents of newly diagnosed children and parents that want to have a better understanding of ADHD.



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  • Wednesday March 8, 2017 through May 24, 2017

    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Place: Delaware County Intermediate Unit

    200 Yale Ave., Morton, PA 19070



    NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

    About NAMI

    NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI {Affiliate Name} is an affiliate of NAMI {State}. NAMI {Affiliate Name} and dedicated volunteers, members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.


    Shirley Gallagher

    NAMI-PA, Delaware County

    140 N Lansdowne Ave

    Lansdowne, PA 19050

    (610) 623-0071


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  • "Anxiety and Your Child"

    In this workshop, parents will understand the DSM 5 criteria for diagnosing anxiety. The wide variety of symptoms associated with anxiety will be discussed and examined. Intervention discussion will focus on cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. There will be time alloted for parent networking and resource sharing.


    Wednesday February 8th 2017

    Drexel Hill Middle School

    3001 State Road

    Drexel Hill, PA 19026

    6:00- 8:00 pm


    Presenter: Trish Seifert, Professional Development Specialist

    To register for this session, contact Trish Seifert 610-938-9000 ext. 2142 or send an email to

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  • Sociall Skills and the Hidden Curiculum

    Presenter: Nora Connell Professional Development Specialst

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

    Marple Newton School District Administration Building

    (Enter Building from Media Line RD)

    40 Media Line Road

    Newtown Square, PA 19073

    6:00- 8:00 pm


    Many Children with special needs struggle with navigating the complex social demands of the school day. There are many reasons why these children struggle in this area. Many people refer to this as the "hidden curriculum". This Workshop will present a framework of social skills necessary to function in the educational enviornment. Specific strategies will be discussed to address social skills deficits based on this framework.


    To register for this sessions, contact Nora Connell 610-938-9000 ext. 2263 or send an e-mail to

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  • Special Needs Planning for Your Loved One with a Disability:

    Government Benefits, Estate Planning & Funding Strategies


    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    6:00- 7:00 pm

    Hosted by Radnor Township School District

    Radnor High School

    130 King of Prussia Rd

    Radnor, PA 19087

    Transition flyer 2016


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  • DCIU Parent Training

    "Collaborating on School Teams in Ways that Make a Difference"

    Presenter: Lorie Brew, Parent Education and Advocacy Center (PEAL

    Flyer PDF

    Tuesday November 15th 2016
    Delaware County Intermediate Unit

    200 Yale Avenue

    Morton, PA 19070

    Room 172

    6:00PM- 8:00PM

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  • Taskforce

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  • Spec. Ed parent survey - English and Spanish


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  • Special Kids with Special Needs Deseve Special Financial Planning

    Monday October 27th, 2016


    Presenter: Jeffrey Slavich Financial Advisor

    SpecialCare Planner

    Mass Mutual Financial Group


    Delaware County Intermediate Unit

    Education Service Center

    200 Yale Avenue

    Morton, PA 19070

    6:00-8:00 P.M


    parent training 10-27

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  • parent partnership forum

    Parent Partnership Forum & Resource Fair

    Working Collaboratively to support children with special needs and their families in Delaware County.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    9:00am - 2:00pm

    Delaware County Intermediate Unit

    200 Yale Avenue

    Morton, PA 19070-1918

    Key Note Spoeaker: Dan Habib

    Creating A Culture of Inclusion: A Parent's Perspective


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  • Improving Homework, Study, and Organizational Skills to be Successful in School

    Presenter: Kathy Ash, Professional Development Specialist.


    Monday October 3rd, 2016

    Delaware County Intermediate Unit

    Education Service Center

    200 Yale Avenue

    Morton, PA 19070

    6:00- 8:00 pm


    October 2016 parent training


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