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    ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS

    1-800-221-6333

    Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

    http://www.bccadd.org/

    CHILD ABUSE               

    1-800-932-0313

    Pennsylvania CHILDLINE

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  

    1-800-220-8116

    A Woman’s Place

    HOMELESS                    

    1-800-810-4434

    American Red Cross – LowerBucks County

    HORSHAM CLINIC

    1-800-237-4447

    Outpatient/inpatient MH counseling

    LENAPE VALLEY FOUNDATION         

    Crisis Hotline

    Doylestown area: 215-345-2273

    Lower Bucks area: 215-785-9765

    MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

    BucksCounty:  1-800-499-7455

    Penn Foundation:  1-800-245-7366             

    NOVA (NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE)

    1-800-675-6900; 215-343-6543

    Rape, sexual abuse & assault, crime victims

    RUNAWAYS                  

    1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

    National Runaway Switchboard

    SUICIDE

    1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
    Suicide and Crisis Intervention Services

     

    AREA RESOURCES

     

    AL-ANON/ALATEEN INFORMATION

    215-222-5244

    http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

    877-934-2522

    BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN & YOUTH  SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY

    215-348-6900

    Protective services

    BUCKS COUNTY PEACE CENTERS

    215-750-7220

    Programs for at-risk youth (11 to 16)
     

    CONTACT Bucks County
    215-355-6000 (Lower Bucks)
    Phone support from trained volunteers
     

    NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

    215-440-8400

    Support groups
     

    STEDMAN'S LABS

    215-639-8770

    Drug Testing
     

    TEEN MOTHERS PROGRAM

    YWCA OF BUCKSCOUNTY

    215-953-7793
     

    TODAY, INC.

    215-968-4713

    Substance Abuse Counseling

     

    PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    http://www.sap.state.pa.us/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=4

     

    PA FAMILIES INC.

    STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK
    1-800-947-4941

    pafamilies@alltel.net

     

     

    PA MENTORS SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

    For parents/caregivers of special needs children

    Dawn Vitello-Magnan

    Pa Mentor 10601 Decatur Road

    Suite 400

    Philadelphia, Pa 19154

    215-612-8200

     

     

    SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

    Lower Bucks County

    Patricia Lufkin

    Frankford Hospital Bucks C. Campus

    Langhorne, Pa

    215-545-2242

     

     

    SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

    Central Bucks County

    St. Paul's Methodist Church

    Warrington, Pa

    Nancy Heacock

    215-545-2242
     
    SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
    Craig and Anne Landis

    RenewalCenter

    2705 Old Bethlehem Pike

    QuakertownPa 18951

    215-536-5143

     

     

    SPECIAL INDIVIDUALS MEETING CHALLENGES WITH HEARTWARMING ACTIVITIES

    Support for parent/kids with special needs

    Rabbi Yair Robinson or Debby Chaiken

    101 Richboro Road

    Newtown, Pa 18940

    215-968-3400

     

     

    BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

    Support for parents of brain injured children

    Anne Sears

    8 Westover Court

    Yardley, Pa 19067

    215-208-0851

     

     

    PRO-ACT--PENNSYLVANIA RECOVERY ORGANIZATION - ACHIEVING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

    Family education program in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties for drug and alcohol issues.

    Babette Benham

    252 West Swamp Road

    Unit 12

    Doylestown, Pa 18901

    1-800-221-6333

    215-345-6644

     

     

    PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY SUPPORT ALLIANCE

    Ann Wise

    Family Services Association of Bucks County

    1268 New Rodgers Road

    Bristol, Pa 19007

    215-781-8160

     

    Dorothy Thomas

    Robert Kelly Family Center

    408 Mill Street

    Bristol, Pa 19007

    215-781-6602

     

     

    TOURETTES SUPPORT GROUP

    Support for caregivers of those with tourettes

    Mary Brennan

    41 Alberts Way

    Langhorne, Pa 19047

    215-860-1325

     

    PA TOURETTE  SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
    Laura Jean Umbrell, Administrator
    132 West Midlle Street
    Gettysburg, Pa 17325
    Advocates will do IEP for any child diagnosed with tourettes in any county in Pa
    1-800-990-3300
    717-337-1134

    AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

    Pam Haines

    PO Box 321

    Sellersville, Pa 18960

    215-453-9070

     

     

    SEAS SUPPORT GROUP

    Support and Education for Asperger's Syndrom, meetings in Bethlehem

    Kimberly Heinrichs

    610-706-0664

     

    Kate Budlong

    610-749-0332

    kbudlong@att.net

    www.seas-pa.org

     

     

    BUCKS COUNTY CHAPTER OF ASCEND GROUP

    Support group, education for parenmts who have children with Asperger's Syndrom

    Kathy Ferrari

    215-297-5184

    Kathy.Ferrari@att.net

    www.ascendgroup.org

     

     

    AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP

    Bio medical and nutritional support for parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Elsie McHale, group coordinator

    Goodnoe Elementary School

    298 Frost Lane, Modular 1 (out bldg. 1)

    Newtown, Pa 18940

    For more information contact Elsie McHale at 215-230-9264 or eljoco99@comcast.net

     

     

    NAMICAN of Bucks County

    Support for parents of children with mental helth issues.

    Attn: Debbie Moritz

    PO Box 355

    Warrington, Pa 18976

    1-866-399-6264

    215-442-5638

     

     

    CHADD CHAPTER OF BUCKS COUNTY
    Support group for parents of children with attention deficit disorder, ADD

    Bette Sovinee

    207 West Ferry Road

    Yardley, pa 19067

    215-736-1541

     

    FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION

    Training, support for foster parents

    Renee Atkins

    215-348-6900
     
    BUCKSCOUNTYFOSTER PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
    Groups held in Upper,Middle and Lower Bucks county.
    Contact- Jade DiClemente

    215-348-6919

    jwdiclemente@co.bucks.pa.us

     
     
    PA FAMILIES INC
    STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK
    1-800-947-4941
    *CALL OR EMAIL FOR CURRENT LIST

     
    PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS
    Support for parents with children with behavioral issues
    Michelle Lockhoff
    219 Pennwood
    RichlandtownPa 18955
    215-538-8280

    BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (B.I.L.Y.)
    Support group for parents whose children have behavioral issues
    Lynda Barkley
    16 Rutledge Ave
    EwingNJ 08618
    215-813-4880

    Marie Mueller
    PO Box37
    DanboroPa 18916
    215-766-0888
     
    Elaine Shannon
    215-576-5216
     
    Sandy Slater
    279 Aubrey Drive
    QuakertownPa 18951
    1-888-443-4481
     
    FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE
    Helps parents navigate the special ed maize/helps parents get educational services at schools. Bucks and Montgomery  counties
    Rita Denis
    610-428-2119

    SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
    Held in Upper Bucks- Perkasie/Sellersville/Souderton area. Group promotes advocacy, education, discussion, strategy, sharing, encouragement and a sense of growth and emotional healing for parents, families and caregivers.
     
    Kathleen Larson
    215-853-2941 or
    215-630-7472
     
    SPECIAL INDIVIDUALS MEETING CHALLENGES WITH HEARTWARMING ACTIVITIES (SIMCHA)
    Support for parents/kids with special needs
    Rabbi Yair Robinson or Debby Chaiken
    101 Richboro Road
    NewtonPa 18940
    215-968-3400

    COMPEER OF BUCKS COUNTY
    Matches volunteers with mental health clients who are 18 and over.
    Susan Orloski
    10 Canal Street
    2nd floor
    BristolPa 19007
    215-785-2825

    KINS 4 KIDS SUPPORT GROUP
    Support for caregivers of kids
    Maynard Hathaway
    352 Doone Road
    Fairless Hills Pa 19030
    215-547-5849
     
    FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
    Support for parents with challenging kids. Topical discussions, occasional speakers
    Susie Pina, Kathy Stairs, Kathy McDermot
    First United Church of Christ
    4th and Park Avenue
    QuakertownPa 18951
    215-538-3488
    Marlene Nathans 610-993-0631
    Vicki Young 610-234-0934
    3rd Monday of month--6-9pm
     
    HEADS ON STRAIGHT FOR TBI SURVIVORS & FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP
    Saint Mary Medical Center
    EducationBuilding, Route 413
    LanghornePa 19047
    Anne Sears 215-208-0851
    st Tuesday of month--7:30-9pm
    Open discussion, speakers

    SENSORY INTEGRATION PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
    Support for sensory integration dysfunction issues
    Sally Abruzzese
    3440 Hamilton Blvd     
    AllentownPa 18104
    610-821-0123

    PENNSYLVANIAFAMILY SUPPORT ALLIANCE
    Support for parents who need a safe place to talk about challenges of raising children
    Jose` Rivera
    Latino Leadership Alliance of Bucks County
    229 Mill Street
    BristolPa 19007
    215-788-4452 

    RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE
    Lynne Daugherty
    2141 Herblew Road
    WaringtonPa 18976
    1-800-770—4822 x4139
     
     
    ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR AUTISM http://groups.yahoo.com/group/children_with_autism/ 

     

    THE BUCKS COUNTY L.I.F.E. PROGRAM
    Parent Support Specialists

    A team of parents and professionals who provide info/referral services and help families of children who have emotional, behavioral and/or learning issues navigate the county and school systems where their child is involved.

    Charlene Artillo
    Sherry Stark
    Living and Family Environment
    152 Monroe Avenue
    PenndelPa 19047
    215-750-7651
    215-750-9310
     
    SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP OF WARREN HOSPITAL
    185 Roseberry Street
    Phillipsburg, New Jersey
    908-859-8834
    Hosted by the Occupational Therapy Dept.  Call for dates, times and topics.
     

    TRANSITION MAP is an online hub of information and  resources for transitioning youth ages 14-21, with developmental disabilities who are granduating from special education and entering adult life in the community

    Transition Consultant
    Jennifer Graham
    215-641-1200
     

    FAITH- FAMILIES ALLTOGETHER IN THEIR HOPES ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP

    Group works to met the challenges of raising children of biracial, transcultural and special needs adoption. Families meet monthly. For more information call or email 215-949-3893, faithfamilies@verizon.net.
    Helen Smith
    BucksCountyHuman Relations Council

    HEART FOR AUTISM

    Working with persons on the Autistic Spectrum, HeARTs for Autism ® encourages creative _expression. As the person works with an art project, there are opportunities for them to integrate Sensory needs, interact socially with our volunteers, and express themselves in ways that transcend the limits they might otherwise experience daily with their autism. Many times art can "say" something that the person otherwise could not "tell" us.The sibling program uses the creative time to provide peer support for the sisters and brot hers, while allowing them to explore what they might be thinking or feeling. The parenting program provides much needed nurturing. Creative _expression is used with the parents along with stress reduction techniques, and they have chance to network and support one another. HeARTs uses the artwork to then educate others about the Autism Spectrum Disorder and to advocate for improved, integrated services for ASD persons and families. Art program for autism spectrum children and a networking/support opportunity for parents/caregivers at the same time

    NorcomCommunity Center
    10980 Norcom Road
    267-231-7585

    FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP

    Support for those fathers raising children with Autism,ADD, cerebral palsy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and more.

    For more info please contact Allison Lansky at 609-771-2700 or Allison@archunterdon.org
    Mtgs held at The College of New Jersey, Ewing New Jersey
    To register  for group- 609-771-2700 or clinic@tcnj.edu

    RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP-RDI
    For info contact:  215-348-2940
     
    SOCIAL SKILLS  GROUP FOR KIDS
    Southampton Psychiatric Associates
    Morelyn Plaza
    1111 Street Road, Suite 312
    Southampton, Pa 18966
    215-355-2011

    ACES
    200 South Clinton Street
    Doylestown, Pa 18901
    215-345-7868
    Jay Stone
     
    Kinetic Rehab Services, P.C
    920 Town Center
    New BritainPa
    215-340-2216
     
    GROUP FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF ADULTS ON THE SPECTRUM

    This Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Autism Society of America listserv is RESTRICTED to parents, relatives, caregivers and spouses of adolescents, age 17+ and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who reside in Southeast Pa, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.

    Purpose is to share info and provide support for families who are concerned about the daily needs and future  of adults with ASD. The need to implement life span adult services, including a waiver, employment and housing will be discussed. This group will not address the Transition to Adulthood phase of Education.

    SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK

    Organization that helps parents find resources for their special needs child and provides technical assistance to help groups develop, expand and maintain programs and support systems that serve children with special needs.

    1-800-986-455

    PARENT TO PARENT OF PA

    Network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We connect families in similar situations with one another so that they may share experiences, offer practical information and/or support.

    Wendy Hoke Witmer
    1-800-986-4550

    KIDS TOGETHER INC

    An all volunteer non-profit. Provides information on inclusive communities. Includes an inclusive education llistserv, email newsletter and website information.

    PO Box45
    Quakertown, Pa 18951
     
    PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Debbie Fabio
    104 Persimmon Place
    Cranberry TownshipPa 16066
    724-779-4415
    PENNSYLVANIA PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS RESOURCE NETWORK
    Statewide cross-disability group supports parents and caregivers, helps families from local groups and network with other parents.
    PO Box4336
    HarrisburgPa 17111
    1-888-205-4915
    1-888-572-7368
    717-561-0098
     
    VISION FOR EQUALITY INC
    Assists  people with disabilities and their families access supports and services
    The Cast Iron Building
    718 Arch St
    6th floor North
    PhiladelphiaPa 19106
    215-923-3349

    MOMSTELL
    Organization involved in substance abuse treatment, prevention and support for parents/community
    PO Box450
    Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055
    717-795-9753
     
    PA EDUCATION FOR ALL COALTION INC
    Chapter meetings, on-line, Parent Consultant Network
    Diane Perry
    The Partnership Institute on Disabilities
    TempleUniversity
    1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
    Room 423 Ritter Annex
    PhiladelphiaPa 19122
    215-204-3031
     
    WIC
    Women, infants, children
    Supplemental nutrition program
    YOU ARE ELIGIBLE NO MATTER YOUR INCOME IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, HAS A MEDICAL CARD.
    1-800-942-9467
     
    ATTACHMENT DISORDER NETWORK
    PO Box23508
    Overland Park, Kansas 66283
     
    VALUE-Vision and Leadership Uniting Education
    Coalition of Pa advocacy groups for children with special needs.
    Ellen Mancuso
     
    JOEY ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP- Just Open Everybody's Eyes
    Support for parents who have children with behavioral issues
     
    AUTISMLINK
    Online support groups and discussion boards
    376 Wagon Wheel Trail
    WexfordPa 15090
    412-377-8778
     
    PENNSYLVANIAHEALTH LAW PROJECT
    Provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or service.
    CALL- 1-800-274-3258
    1-866-236-6310 TTY
     
    EDUCATION LAW CENTER
    Non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education.
     
    PHILADELPHIA CONTACTS
    215-238-6970
    TTY-215-789-2498

    PITTSBURGH CONTACTS
    412-391-4496
    TTY- 412-467-8940

    GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    List of Health and Human Services, list of Advocacy Resources, and parent Guides

    MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN PENNSYLVANIA
    MHAPA works on behalf of mental health through advocacy, education and public policy.
    Wendy Luckenbill, Family/Child Policy Coordinator
    1-800-692-7443
     
     
    PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK (PEN)
    Pennsylvania's statewide Parent Training and Information Center supports parents of children with special needs and includes information and links to Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special Education Legal Links, Transportation and Travel.
     
    2107 Industrial Highway
    York, Pa 17402
    717-600-0100
    1-800-522-5827

    PENNSYLVANIA CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM--CAP

    Advocacy program helps people who are seeking services from the OVR, Blindness, Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under federal law. Provides you with info and advice about rehab programs, advises you of your legal rights and responsibilities, helps you resolve problems that may arise while you are seeking services from rehab programs.  There is no charge.

    PHILADELPHIA OFFICE
    215-557-7112
    1-888-745-CDLP
     
    HARRISBURG OFFICE
    717-364-1733

    STARFISH ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION

    This is an Internet community for families of children with neurological disorders such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s, PDD, SID, learning disabilites, OCD, tourette syndrome, etc. Services include forum boards, interactive chat room, moderated chats, informational resources, online classes in educational advocacy, education consultations.

    3341 Warrensville Center Road
    Suite203
    Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
    216-283-2377