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Activities
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Activities 


Ability Programs at Central Bucks YMCA
Central Bucks Family YMCA is committed to offering programming for
individuals with disABILITIES and Special Needs through their Ability Programs. 
Their Ability Programs offers adapted activities including adapted aquatics/swim lessons, fitness, social opportunities, recreational programs, after school programming
and much more with the support of their professional team. 
Their groups are offered in both group and private settings. 
For more information, please connect with them at 215-348-8131 x.1141 or bvolpe@cbfymca.org.



Action Karate
Offering private and semi-private classes for children with Autism, ADD and ADHD.

Locations throughout Bucks County, PA
(888) 99-SHARK


AMICA Camp
AMICA Camp gives children with social challenges the many benefits of a traditional summer camp experience and the skills to connect with their peers in camp and community settings.  AMICA campers learn to make friends and interact with each other and mainstream peers while enjoying all that an exceptional day camp has to offer.  After the camp season, AMICA kids can
practice socializing with their camp friends year-round in a variety of field trips,
social skills groups, and fun community activities.  
  More information can be found on their website: www.amica4autism.com or email them at amica4autism@gmail.com.



Bucks County Admirals Special Hockey
Ice Hockey for individuals with developmental disabilities. 
Call (267) 679-8831 for more information.


Bucks County Soap Box Derby Super Kids Classic
The Bucks County Super Kids Classic is a soap box derby race for special needs children between the ages of 7 to 18 years old.



Celebrations! at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County
Celebrations! is a family education program for children with special needs and their families. This free program is available to the greater Jewish community, regardless of affiliation. Offered for school aged children, 5-18 years old, this Shabbat program will be held once a month, from November through April.
Each month’s session will run from 10:30-12 p.m. and will feature an adapted Shabbat service, two sessions of Jewish themed sensory-based activities, and a parent discussion group. Music, movement, art, blessings, and food will be part of each session, led by a Rabbi with special education training and a special education teacher,
with the assistance of trained and experienced volunteers.
To register, call (215)399-7668


Family Night for Children with Autism
Third Monday of every month they offer an open special bouncing session for children with Autism and their families from 6:10 to 8:30pm (Langhorne location) and 6:10 to 8:00pm (Horsham location).
$8.95 for the first child, $7.95 for siblings (Langhorne location).
$7.95 for the first child, $6.95 for siblings (Horsham location).



Miracle League of Bucks County
(Formerly Special Olympics Softball)
This program provides an opportunity for individuals with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy softball with the help of a "buddy" when at bat and in the field and also to protect them from injury.
Located in Holland and the Northampton area.
Call (215) 491-4091 for more information.



Special Needs Exclusive Nights at Sahara Sam's Indoor Water Park
Lights and sounds throughout the park and arcade will be controlled; quiet rooms will also be available.  Admission is only $15.00 per swimmer; non-swimming chaperones are only $5.00.  These events occur on select days from 6-9pm.  They only sell a limited amount of tickets so purchase your tickets in advance!  Click on the link above for exact dates.
Located in West Berlin, NJ.
Call (856) 767-7580 for more information.



Southampton Starbrite Program
Sponsored by the Southampton Soccer Association, this program is for individuals ages 6 and up with both physical and mental disabilities.  There are three levels of play based on the child's abilities to give the children of lesser abilities an opportunity to compete without feeling intimidated.
For more information, call (267) 205-1111.



Special Equestrians
Special Equestrians provides Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy to individuals with disabilities. 
Located in Warrington, PA.
(215) 918-1001


Special Olympics of PA
This program provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 
This is a FREE program.
Call (215) 781-6530 for more information.



TOPSports
A sports organization for children with special needs ages 5-21 offering soccer in the
fall, basketball in the winter and bowling in the spring. 
Email sa.milligan@verizon.net for more information.




Agencies 

Early Intervention Services for children birth to 3 years of age are offered through the Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs.  If you have concerns about your infant or toddler's development, contact an Early Intervention Service Coordinator at the Base Service Unit in your area (see below).  The Service Coordinator will assist you in determining whether your child is eligible for Early Intervention Services.

  • Penn Foundation (School Districts:  Palisades, Penn Ridge, Quakertown) 267-517-3650
  • Lenape Valley Foundation  (School Districts: Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, New Hope/Solebury) 215-345-5300 ext. 5402
  • Northwestern Human Services-Bucks County EI Office (School Districts: Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Pennsbury) 215-752-5760

The Early Childhood Services Program provides early intervention to children ages 3-5 years of age who have special needs.  If you suspect that your preschool age child may have a developmental delay, call the Early Childhood Services Program at (800) 770-4822 ext. 1716.


Autism Cares Foundation
A non-profit organization that provides free, fun activities and events for
children and
young adults with Autism.



BARC Developmental Services
Offering early intervention services, residential services, vocational services, production services and J.O.B.S program for individuals with special needs.


Bucks County LIFE Program
Serving Bucks County families who have a child or adolescent that struggles with emotional, behavioral, social and/or learning issues, Bucks LIFE works closely with families to offer support along with informational resources and referral services.


Cadence Hearing Services
Dr. Lynda Wayne, audiologist, located in Newtown/Langhorne area performs hearing tests for pediatrics to geriatrics.  A variety of hearing instruments are dispensed as well as custom ear plugs for music, sleeping, hunting and swimming can be made.
Par with most insurances.
Call today (215) 860-3154, www.cadencehearing.com or drwayne@cadencehearing.com.


Clarity Service Group
Clarity Service Group provides ABA services, early intervention, wrap-around, parent training, consultation services and more.



Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Services include Approved Private School, special classrooms, summer programs, recreational programs, parent-infant programs, assistive technology, early intervention programs and various outpatient speech, physical and occupational therapies for people with disabilities.


Education Law Center
The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access
to a quality public education.



Exceptional Connections
Exceptional Connections is committed to helping children and their families live a happy and comfortable life. Owned and operated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. We look at behavioral and learning issues individually and create a plan that suits the child, the family structure and the child's environment. Eliminating behavior issues while teaching skills and communication is the key to success.


Friendship Circle Community Preschool
Friendship Circle Community Preschool provides a positive and safe learning environment for ALL children ages 24 months to 5 years, to grow, make friends, build self-esteem and experience the joy of their accomplishments. 
They offer smaller sized classrooms, experienced professionals, developmentally appropriate activities and individualized attention to IEP and IFSP plans, through a team approach.  They work collaboratively with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and the Bucks County Department of Mental Health and Developmental Programs. 
Friendship Circle Community Preschool is proud to be DPW licensed, a Keystone Stars 3 participant and accepts CCIS funding.  Early care, after care and up to five full or half days per week classes are available.  Children do not need to be potty trained!! 
Please contact (215) 794-0800 to schedule a visit.
Located in Croydon, PA



Kencrest
Kencrest provides services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as autism.  Services include early intervention, inclusive preschools, community living settings, life sharing, job coaching and more.


KidsSpace
Therapeutic play for children with special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders, challenges in relating and communicating and regulatory challenges using the philosophy of DIR/Floortime.  Services include play therapy/floortime, OT, educational consult, parent coaching, sensory integration, and child and family counseling.
Jane Melchiondo, 1082 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA     
(267) 981-7933



Mind * Body * Motion
A non-profit association founded by parents and professionals
to provide and promote Conductive Education (CE) services
to individuals with motor disabilities and their families.



NAMI
Support groups, education and advocacy for caregivers and families with
loved ones suffering from mental illness.



Penndel Mental Health Center
Penndel Mental Health Center provides Supports Coordination to individuals ages 3 and older who meet eligibility requirements for MR services. 
Supports Coordinators provide resource and referral services,
 advocacy and service monitoring.



Piece of Our Puzzle
Improving the quality of life, knowledge and understanding of our special needs kids. Offering social skills groups for children with any range of disability or special needs in the Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia area. Friendships will be formed and skills taught to use in the community; also offering respite care and parent training. Contact Erin Farrell at 267-709-9589 for more information and discounted rates.



Potential, Inc
A non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the highest quality interventions for individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities.  They utilize current research in ABA which includes an analysis of Verbal Behavior to improve communication, behavior, toileting, social skills and more.



Progressions
Progressions offers wraparound behavioral health treatment for children and adolescents in their own home, schools and communities throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Services are child focused and individualized to the child and family needs. They help children and families struggling with various mood, thought and behavioral disorders. In addition, Progressions also provides child and adult outpatient therapy.  Progressions accepts Medical Assistance and is currently taking referrals for new clients. Progressions has offices in Philadelphia, Trevose, Allentown, Pottstown and Reading. 
Please visit the Progressions website for site specific information.



Sunny Days
Sunny Days Early Childhood Developmental Services offers an early intervention program as well as pediatric home care for children up to 18 years of age.


The Goofy Gators
Local non-profit (501c3) that supports our children with autism and other disabilities. Their mission is to provide resources and financial relief to families across the Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia county in order to make this journey a little easier. They also hold kid friendly events as well as opportunities for parents to come together and offer
support and advice in a non-judgmental environment.
Contact Erin Farrell at 267-709-9589 for more information on how to join this amazing cause.



Theraplay, Inc.
Theraplay, Inc. is a provider of physical, occupational, speech and feeding therapies
 and special instruction services for children from birth to 21. 
Their services include Outpatient Centers, School Based, Home Care and Early Intervention Therapies.  Theraplay provides children's therapy services in a play environment that enables a child to maximize their potential.




Websites 

Developmental milestones for children ages 0-5 years.


AutismWeb

A resourceful website about Autism; warning signs, teaching methods, special diets and the best books and videos about Autsim.


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Easy to read information on IDEA, early intervention, special education and
disabilities in
children and youth.



Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Linking families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs.
Parents and family members may be matched for the following conditions or concerns: physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, special health care needs, behavioral/mental health concerns, foster care or adoption, educational issues and more.



Sharing and Caring of Bucks County
A non-profit organization and support group for Autism Spectrum Disorders:  Autism/PDD-NOS/Aperger's/Mental Retardation/Related Neurological Disorders. 
They have a support group at Bucks County Community College
for parents and siblings as
well as an online support group.
 
They have very helpful resource links for individuals with Autism on their website.


Zero To Three
Non-profit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policy makers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

















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