If you are a parent/caregiver of a child with ASD, you are definitely not alone. Please join us to share information, get help with navigating the system, listen to guest speakers, and get support. We meet the First Thursday of every month at the Pottstown YMCA from 6:30-7:30pm.
Parents Helping Parents A group for parents of children with special needsEvery Third Thursday of the Month5:30pm-7:00pm
5:30pm-6:00pm - Dinner (provided)
6:00pm-7:00pm - Group Discussion
RSVP: Alex D'Annunzio firstname.lastname@example.org (610)933-8110 ext. 2216 or
Becky Martin email@example.com 610-933-8110 ext. 2401
Location: Devereux CommunityServices
1041 W. Bridge St. firstname.lastname@example.org Phoenixville, PA 19460
Pottsgrove Challenger Baseball
Pottsgrove Little League
It's that time of year again. If you are interested in signing your child up for Challenger/Buddy baseball, the deadline in March 8th. You will find all of the forms below that you will need to register your child.
All questions concerning Pottsgrove Challenger Baseball should be directed to John Toth at: email@example.com or 610-705-0532 and Jenn McMonalge at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the PGLL website for Challenger and League information at: eteamz.com/pottsgrovelittleleague
Fathers Roundtable:"Guy Talk" for
Fathers of Children with Autism and Special Needs Mark your calendars: this Sunday, May 5 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time, streaming live at www.autismbrainstorm.org . This is the first of a series of discussions on specific topics envisioned as an online resource to support fathers and strengthen families. Each month there will be several participants on the live video feed from their webcams with psychologist Robert Naseef as the facilitator. The group will be fathers and male service providers with special guest contributors on specific topics. The roundtable brainstorming session will be streamed live, so anyone watching could send in questions or comments. After the meeting, the video will be archived as a YouTube and available for anyone.
Sessions will talk about the struggles and triumphs of fathers, offer advice and perspective to others about how to survive and thrive, and support fathers and families from the newly diagnosed to adulthood. All participants are urged to keep in mind that they should not disclose anything that they would not want their families, especially their children, or friends to stumble upon on the internet. Fathers have the option to not use last names and may choose to use a pseudonym. Examples of topics include:
What do men need as fathers of children with special needs?These sessions are not intended to be used as a substitute for a private consultation with a mental health professional. If you have concerns related to a specific topic, make an appointment with a licensed mental health professional in your area who is experienced in helping with such concerns.
Dealing with feelings from a male perspective
Perspectives on discipline
Being a good partner
Being fair to typically developing children
Coping with stress
Sexuality and adolescence, etc.
9th Annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Elmwood Park Zoo
Sunday, June 2, 2013
10:00 am -12:00pm (rain or shine)
First 300 people get in free!!! First come, first serve!!!
(no registration required)
Free information from many of our children’s service providers
Animals, food, raffles