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.
 
New for 2020
Progress isn't without bumps along the journey. Understanding behavior is still the biggest struggle for everyone especially the kids. That's why LVAG will focus on #listentobehavior initiative. This means sharing info that supports the idea that "behavior is communication" for those who can't express it in a way we understand. This includes all functional levels. Encouraging others to lead with understanding before judgement. And showing alternative ways to address behavior other than reactionary, punitive punishments which result in escalated behavior. Most importantly, present the positive change that comes when we listen to behavior. Please help spread awareness and knowledge so our children are in the best mindset to learn and grow. Children with disabilities make progress faster with less behavior when they are supported both mentally, emotionally and even physically. Thank you and stay tuned to the changes in the website and Facebook feeds.
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Upcoming Events (Contact Vendor Directly)
What is the Transition Section of an IEP?
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
CLIU 21 Local Right to Education Task Force Meeting-Presentation Only
4210 Independence Dr
Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work!
Hershey
Local Special Educational Taskforce Meeting
6 Danforth Dr
Collaborating on School Teams in Ways that Make a Difference
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Understanding Core Vocab and AAC (Augmentive & Alternative Communication)
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
CLIU 21 Local Right to Education Task Force Meeting-Presentation & Meeting
4210 Independence Dr
Free Swim Day for Special Needs
YMCA
Transition Assessment - Office of Developmental Programs (ODP)
Location is TBD
ZumbaThon Autism Society of the Lehigh Valley
Parkland High School
Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council
Walnutport
Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council
4850 W Mountain View Dr
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
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
Free Swim Day for Special Needs
YMCA
TBD
Unity Day-Together against bullying, acceptance and inclusion
Location is TBD
A Legal Look at Education from Both Sides of the Fence
The Arc Of Lehigh & Northampton Counties
Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council Meeting
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21
Carbon Lehigh Transition Coordinating Council
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

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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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