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Family Autism Center Workshop Schedule

Penn Foundation’s Family Autism Center is pleased to introduce this series of six workshops for parents/caregivers and extended family members of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Each session is $25 per person or couple. Participate in two sessions for $40.

A social activity group will be held in an adjoining room during each workshop for children with autism spectrum disorders. Siblings are welcome to attend this group as well. The cost is $15 per child. Please fill out this Social Activity Information Sheet for each child participating in the group.

Workshops and social activity group will be held in Penn Foundation’s Loux Healthcare Center - Univest Community Room (807 Lawn Avenue, Sellersville).

To register for the workshops and/or the social activity group, please contact Elaina Borchelt at 267.404.5988.


We Care About Your Self-Care…It is Important!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | Presenter - Maria Keeler
In this workshop, parents/caregivers will participate in hands-on activities, facilitated by a therapist, that will include mindfulness practices, expressive arts experiential, and discussion of the range of emotions as a parent along with simple weekly self-care tips.


How to Connect With Your Child
Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | Presenter - Maria Keeler
In this workshop, you will learn ways to connect with your child through the expressive arts (visual arts, movement, music) and Greenspan’s Floortime techniques as well as be provided with some suggested activities for home.


What I Need to Know as a Grandparent or Extended Family Member of a Child with Autism
Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | Presenters - Vanessa Hari, MA and Maria Keeler
In this workshop, you will receive an overview of autism spectrum disorders; ways you can connect with the child; and suggested ways you can support the parents of the child.

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