Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


Families First

Fall 2017 Events

Children playing outdoors together

  • October 24, 2017
    Challenging Behaviors
    ... and What Families Can Do to Make a Difference
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Kleinlife JCC
    10100 Jamison Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19116

    Conducted in Russian and English simultaneously. Children welcome!

    Register online for Challenging Behaviors

  • November 2, 2017
    Understanding Evaluations and Reevaluations
    , presented by The PEAL Center and Families First
    10 AM - 2 PM
    Resources for Human Development
    4700 Wissahickon Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

    Register online for Understanding Evaluations and Reevaluations

  • November 8, 2017
    Sensory vs. Behavior

    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    3300 Henry Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19129

    Conducted in English and Spanish simultaneously.

    Register online for Sensory vs. Behavior

About Families First

Listen to parents who attended Families First:

"I discovered the importance of developing a vision and goals for my child."

"The whole class was enlightening and motivated me tremendously."

"Families First is a group of parents that talk to you like they are in your family."

Families First is a free empowerment training on the basics of early intervention in the Philadelphia school system.

All families receiving early intervention services in Philadelphia are welcome.

Families First Offers You:

PHOTO: Bright-eyed older baby girl
  • Direction on how to be an effective member of the Early Intervention Team.
  • A chance to meet other families with children who receive services.
  • Information to help you be confident as an equal member in your child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Family Services Plan (IFSP).

Reimbursement of child care costs (to qualified participants only).

Refreshments and PRIZES!

It's Free - but please RSVP!
(Advance registration is required for Spanish sessions and child care needs.)

Register or request information:

Cathy Roccia-Meier, Training Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities
Voice: 215-204-1772
TTY: 215-204-1805

Families First was developed and is taught by parents of children in Early Intervention, in partnership with nationally recognized professionals.

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Elwyn SEEDS (Special Educaiton for Early Developmental Success), and The Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council (PICC).

Conducted by:
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, College of Education

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service