Welcome to Lehigh Valley Autism Guide

LVAG has been central place for families and professionals to come together to create an inclusive community in Lehigh and Northampton counties. At any point in your personal and professional journey, Lehigh Valley Autism Guide has been there to help you reach your destination faster. It's encouraging to see new programs, improved collaboration and higher community awareness.

Due to the extended deadline and uncertainty with COVID-19 crisis, we have created a separate page dedicated to helping school staff and parents navigate special education during these unprecedented times. Click on the link to be directed to the page. It will updated as information is release so feel free to check back.

Click on the link to learn the guidelines for Early Intervention Services.

People with disabilities, including SSI/SSDI recipients, are included in the fiscal relief package. Stimulus checks will be treated as rebates and will not impact other benefits. For more information, click here for an excellent summary prepared by The Arc.

Not-for-profits are eligible for small business loans, regardless of whether or not they receive Medicaid funding. This is critical for our provider community, as these funds can be utilized to pay staff and other expenses that keep services operational. Additionally, these loans are eligible to be forgiven once this crisis has passed. For more information, click here. NOTE: While this is a significant win, the dollars available are limited and loans will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please see the Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Applications will open on April 15, 2020.

Money Follows the Person and Spousal Impoverishment Protections have been extended through November 30, 2020.

$150 billion in additional local/state funds made available. These funds can be accessed by Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities entities, although it is anticipated that there will be a lot of competition for these dollars.

 

Fun Things

 

Music Therapy Associates to hold FREE live program for kids every day at 9:30am on their Facebook page. Click here www.Facebook.com/MusicTherapyAssociates
Stress Management
Manage Anxiety & Stress
How to deal with regression
Upcoming Events (Contact Vendor Directly)
CANCELLED Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council
Walnutport
CANCELLED Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council
4850 W Mountain View Dr
CANCELLED Let's take a look at Special Education-Presentation is in Spanish
850 S 5th St
CANCELLED Parent Support Group Easton Area
2012 Sullivan Trail
CANCELLED Educational vs Medical Model for People with Disabilities
The Arc Of Lehigh & Northampton Counties
CANCELLED Presuming Competence and Fostering High Expectations
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Free Swim Day for Special Needs
YMCA
CLIU 21 Local Right to Education Task Force Meeting-Annual Conference
4210 Independence Dr
Assessing Capacity and the need for Guardianship
The Arc Of Lehigh & Northampton Counties
Local Special Educational Taskforce Meeting
6 Danforth Dr
Transition Assessment – Youth and Young Adult Engagement with Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN)
Location is TBD
2020 Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers Forum
Hershey
Leading Change
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
CLIU 21 Local Right to Education Task Force Meeting-General Meeting
4210 Independence Dr
An Overview of Magellan Behavioral Health Services
4210 Independence Dr
An Overview of Magellan Behavioral Health Services-FREE
4210 Independence Dr
Free Swim Day for Special Needs
YMCA
Via Teen Summer Experience
Location is TBD
Real World Lehigh Vally Day Program
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3rd Year-I Can Shine Lose the Training Wheels
2601 William Penn Hwy
TBD
Unity Day-Together against bullying, acceptance and inclusion
Location is TBD

Pin great ideas for students and kids to learn necessary skills at home and at school.

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​**Please note that LVAG does not endorse any businesses, therapies or medical recommendations. This website is designed to be an informational resource for caregivers to make their own decisions regarding the needs of their child. This information does not replace advice of medical, legal, therapeutic or educational professionals. Although providers are listed, the Lehigh Valley Autism Guide does not recommend or endorse any business,therapist, therapy or community organization. LVAG provides general information as a service to the community.This website is purely an informational resource for parents to use their own judgement to make their own informed decisions based on the needs of their child.  This information does not replace advice of medical,legal or educational professionals.  Proudly created with Wix.com

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