Local Summer Camps for Special Needs Children - 2018 (click to download list)

Chester County and Surrounding Areas activities

Click to download list of area activities for children (Recently updated April 2019)

Referrals to other consultants (personally known to Patience):

Sleep Consultant: Jennifer Schindele http://giftofsleepconsulting.com/ and Erica Desper http://beaconfidentparent.com/
Feeding/Eating Consultant: Kristin Quinn http://toddlersandtomatoes.com/ 
Organization Consultant: Annie Kilbride http://www.lifesimplifiedpo.com/ 

External helpful articles and suggestions 

School Behavior Issues

Template for school eval request letter

Questions about School evaluations, IEP's, 504s, behavior plans, explained Understood.org

Other sites helpful behavior tips

Net Nanny has some helpful information regarding children and technology- from porn addiction, gaming concerns, sexting, and cyber-bullying. Check out their blog: https://www.netnanny.com/blog/

Finding a therapist and other helpful tips from Nemours (Dupont): http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/finding-therapist.html

Supernanny has some great behavior tips and information as well as free downloadable reward charts! http://www.supernanny.co.uk/Advice/-/Parenting-Skills/-/Discipline-and-Reward.aspx

123 Magic: http://www.123magic.com/  For a simple explanation of the strategy  http://csgreeley.org/sites/default/files/files/1-2-3-magic.pdf  There is also a helpful blog post on this. 

I love all these suggestions for general parenting (Note- these might not work for kids with special needs/ MH disorders):http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/behavioral/get-a-well-behaved-kid/?socsrc=Parents_facebook_20160622183100_499804562

This site is great for mom advice, articles, even printable calendars and organizers for moms! www.imom.com

I love the articles on this site. They have great behavior advice written by therapists www.empoweringparents.com

Some articles with suggestions for various problems: http://www.sandbox-learning.com/default.asp?page=105

Some speech tips and resources: https://www.superduperinc.com/Handouts/Handout.aspx

Free printable behavior charts (For specific tailor-made ones, please contact Patience directly). 

 http://www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/ ,  http://www.rewardcharts4kids.com/behaviorcharts/

Free Rainbow Chart printables (To help encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables):

Courtesy of Hallie Steinberg, who sells Juice Plus, a vitamin-alternative (actual fruits and vegetables in a capsule or gummy) for kids and adults. Chart 1 Download   Chart 2 download

Other Resources:

Cerebral Palsy Information and Treatment  Cerebral Palsy Guidance is the web's most comprehensive and accurate information resource on Cerebral Palsy

Mental Health Symptoms in the Classroom, and how to manage those students- for teachers. Free Download. 

Sleep deprivation and mental health article and information

Facebook Resources

 I started these groups to meet some needs in the community

Ask the Experts [a Parent advice group with some experts help]: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AsktheexpertsPA/ 

Chester County Child Care [Find in- home daycares, babysitters, nannies, or jobs for sitters/nannies, etc]  https://www.facebook.com/groups/388985831267195/

Job Share Network [Find jobs in area or post jobs for employers] https://www.facebook.com/groups/671830729582190/

Printable list of Facebook groups to share. 

Where to find helpful tools for your child 

Download this printable list for where to find fidget toys, sensory items, timers, bedwetting devices, etc...