Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania
Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is a parent/member organization that provides support for individuals and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Mercer Counties. As a local organization, Autism Society NWPA provides individuals and families with support, referrals, mentors, education, and most importantly a community of understanding.
Families United Network, Inc.
Non-profit agency works closely with over 50 county children and youth agencies throughout Pennsylvania. Provides quality foster care and adoption services, domestically and internationally. Also operate two Life Readiness Group Home Programs to prepare adolescent boys and girls as they age-out of the child welfare system.
IU5 | Family Support Center
The Family Support Center is staffed by Sharon Carpenter, a support consultant, who has many years of experience in special education. It Offers information on the Procedural Safeguards afforded to families of children in special education and serves as a liaison between parents and school personnel at special education meetings, IEP’s and other school meetings.
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, the Parent to Parent model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been there. At P2P of PA, the Peer Support parent is the lifeline of our program. They are the volunteer families who have experienced the joys and challenges of sharing their lives with individuals with disabilities or special needs and are willing to listen, provide emotional support and information through shared, common experiences to the referred parent.
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