• Parents - In addition to the training opportunities listed below, recommendations from you regarding specific areas in need of training are requested and appreciated.  Please contact the special education office at (717) 642-2052 with any suggestions.







    Sponsored By





    5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. SpiriTrust Lutheran - The Village at Gettysburg Fellowship
    Room located at 1075 Old Harrisburg Road in Gettysburg, PA
    For questions or concerns please contact Meghan Riordan at United Way of Adams County.
    Please call 717-334-5809 or email mriordan@uwadams.org
    Autism Fun Nights is a program is designed to offer children with autism, or similar undiagnosed challenges, a safe environment to learn and practice social skills. The program is focused on children ages 6-12 and their families.  Activities will include stations
    with games, food, arts and crafts, and sensory/quiet areas. Each month there will also be featured theme. There will be no charge to participate in the Fun Nights.
     9/27/18 6:30-8:00

    Gettyburg College/Hauser Field House

    (follow the signs/balloons)


    Adams County

    22nd Annual Adams County

    College and Career Fair

    (over 50 colleges)

    10/15/18 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Penn State Harrisburg

    Library Room 101 (Morrison Gallery)

    Penn State Harrisburg

    Career Studies Program

    If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Linda Rhen at lxr29@psu.edu

    Register on Eventbrite at: https://fa18careerstudies.eventbrite.com

    Fall 2018 Open House

    Receive an overview of Penn State Harrisburg’s Career Studies program, tour the campus, and meet our students and peer mentors. Prospective students, families, teachers, transition coordinators, caseworkers, and others who work in education and support services fields are all welcome. Information shared at the open house may be helpful for transition planning and development of individual service plans. https://harrisburg.psu.edu/career-studies-program

    10/16/18 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    HACC, York Campus

    2010 Pennsylvania Ave

    York, PA 17404

    Suicide Prevention of York and York County Communities that Care

    To register email:  suicidepreventionofyork@gmail.com

    A community forum for an exchange of views on why York County is loosing so many of its citizens to suicide, drugs, and mental illness.

    Suicide:  York County has at least once suicide per month

    Overdose Deaths: Drug related deaths are among the highest in the state for a county the size and population

    Mental Illness:  Surveys continue to show school age children in York County experience serious periods of depression and thoughts of suicide.

    These trends hurt all of us.  

    10/23/18 11:00-1:00

    Under the Horizon

    Pottery and Art Studio

    2650 Biglerville Rd.

    Gettysburg, PA 17325

    Easterseals Western and Central PA and Under the Horizon (Pottery and Arts Studio) are partnering to provide a one-of-a-kind afterschool experience beginning January 2019.


    Please join us at our open house to learn more about our new afterschool program for school age kids 8+ with disabilities/special needs.   

    An invitation is attached for your convenience or you can visit our website at http://www.easterseals.com/wcpenna/our-programs/camping-recreation/camping--recreation---central/recreation-central-region.html.



    9:30a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

    (student centered)


    6:00-7:30 p.m.

    (parent centered)


    York Learning Center 300 E. Seventh Avenue, York

    Main Entrance


    Lincoln Intermediate Unit (12)


    York County Transition Coordinating Council



    College Fair and Apprentice Programs

    Panel Discussion with College Disability Services staff members OVR (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation) Representatives from: Hiram G. Andrews • Thaddeus Stevens • York College HACC, York • York College • Penn State, York US Army • PA Army National Guard • US Navy


    Millersville and Penn State Harrisburg will explain their college programs for students with an intellectual disability.

     Ongoing Various Dates/Times Various Locations Byrne's Health Education Center

    Byrnes Center provides trainings and outreach throughout the year.  Visit www.byrneshec.org and review Youth Education.  Current offerings include:

    Puberty/General Growth and Development

    Drug Education

    Hygiene/General Health

    Nutrition and Fitness

    Disease/Violence Prevention

    2/2/19 and 2/3/19 11:00 am-2:00 p.m. North Hanover Mall Register Online at www.hanoverlittleleague.com

    Baseball Challenger Division

    This baseball division is free of charge and open to any school age student.  This is an opportunity for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilties to enjoy the benefits of little league.  




    Parent Trainings, Workshops, and Family Events/Opportunities





    Sponsored By




    Lincoln IU

    65 Billerbeck St.

    New Oxford, PA


    Call Lorri Hrycek at 717-624-6495 or email at LLHrycek@iu12.org and provide your name and number

    SSI Benefits and Work

    A Goodwill Benefits counselor will discuss how to minimize SSI benefits when working.  Will also discuss how to get paid for work, report earnings, exclusions you may be eligible for, and much much more.



    And 2nd Friday of each month

    6:00- 8:00 p.m.

    SpiriTrust Luthern

    The Village at Gettysburg Fellowship Room 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA.

    United Way of Adams County


    Diana Fasnacht

    Director, Ready To Learn

    United Way of Adams County

    123 Buford Avenue

    PO Box 3545

    Gettysburg, Pa 17325


    Phone: 717-334-5809

    Fax: 717-334-8610



    Autism Fun Nights

    Autism Fun Nights is a program designed to offer just this for all children on the autism

    spectrum, or similar undiagnosed challenges. The program is focused on children ages 6-12 and their families.

    Activities will include stations with games, arts and crafts,

    and a sensory/quiet area. FREE PIZZA, refreshments and coffee are provided, and EVERY

    family will receive a FREE GAME! Siblings are also encouraged to attend. There is no charge to participate in the Fun Nights.



    5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

    Fairfield High School


    Fairfield School District

    IEP 101

    IEPs and meetings can be overwhelming and confusing.  This training will provide you with information on what to expect at an IEP meeting, how to prepare, and how to advocate for your child.  Your child is invited to attend this event as well.  Refreshments will be provided.


    5:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Under the Horizon

    2650 Biglerville Road

    Gettysburg, PA 17325


    Under the Horizon

    Cathleen Lerew,

    Owner/Lead Potter 







    Black Friday Creative Experience for Children

    · Be sure to pack a breakfast & lunch

    ·  Projects will run from 6:00am.— 12:30pm.The discounted cost per project is $20.  Each project will take approximately 90 min. to complete.

    ·  Projects include:

    ·  Paint Along

    ·  Painting ceramics

    ·  Sparkling Mosaics

    ·  Hand building with clay - making a bowl


    9:30 AM – 2:00 PM




    YORK, PA 17404


    York County Agency providers

    If you have any questions ~ please contact Melinda Krebs

    at: makrebs@iu12.org or call at 717-718- 5811


    Parents, Care Givers and Classroom Teachers:

    All who help with services related to transition have been invited to the York Learning Center for a one day Agency Fair. Parents and classrooms will have the opportunity to register for various sessions and then walk through the Fair portion of the day and speak with individual providers.

    Attendees will include:


    Bell Socialization


    Jessica &

    Friends Community Service Access Management

    Center for Independent Living Your Goodwill




    Living Unlimited

    Special Olympics

    Typical Life


    Shadow Fax....and more!



    6:30-8:00 p.m.

     Bermudian Springs District Administration Board Room

     Adam's County School District Consortium (Bermudian Springs, Upper Adams, Fairfeld)

     Topics to be addressed:

    Why do Children have Challenging Behaviors?

    Phases of Behavior

    Strategies to Address Challenging Behavior at School and Home


    6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Hoffman Room at HACC Gettysburg

    731 Old Harrisburg Rd. 

     The Arc. Adam's County


    Educational Forum:  Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Wills. 

    Presenter:  Bruce Bankenstein will present and answer questions.

    Questions can be be addressed to ARC of Adams County 717-677-8487


    Byrnes Heath Education Center-Puberty Programs for Special Learners

    Easterseals Afterschool Program

    Easterseals Afterschool Program Application

    Chiaroscuro Musical Experience for Students with Special Needs 1/21/18

    ACS by Temple University-Summer Residential Program

    Summer Camps for Students with Special Needs

    2018 Summer Programs in Adams County



    Local Task Force - Parent Training Workshop for Parents of Special Needs students - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    Learn more  »
    Great Expectations:  The Power of Presumed Competence Conference
    - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Learn more  »
    Mental Health Awareness Event - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Learn more  »
             Learn more (Spanish version)  »


    Parent Education Network Workshop - Wednesday, March 13, 2013  Learn more  »

    Fostering & Teaching True Independence
    - Tues., February 12, 2013  
    Learn more »



    Parent to Parent
     October 25, 2012


    Parents and Schools Working Together 2-16-11


    Supporting Students with Disabilities in a Standards Aligned System: What Parents Need to Know - November 15, 2010 

    LIU TaC Workshops for Parents & Educators -Multiple Dates 

    Hiram G. Andrews Center Open House Announcement - October 20, 21, & 22, 2010

    attachment - Hiram Andrews Center Info Flyer 

    Book Bag Literacy Night - October 13, 2010 

    Fairfield "K" Writing/Reading/Math Night - October 19, 2010 (4:00-5:30 PM & 6:00-7:30 PM) 

    National Autism Conference - August 2-6, 2010 

    Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy - August 20, 2010 

    CASSP Parent Forum - June 22, 2010 

    8th Grade Course Scheduling Evening - April 14, 2010 (5:45 - 9:00 PM) 

    Fairfield Family Reading Night - March 18, 2010 

    CASSP Parent Forum- March 23, 2010 

    Parent Training Workshop, "What Should be in a Good IEP and RR - March 25, 2010  

    Fairfield Special Education Parent Training on DRA - February 8, 2010 

    CASSP Parent Forum - February 23, 2010 

    Fairfield Financial Aide Night - January 14, 2010 (7:00 PM) , January 21, 2010 (Snow Date)


    Fairfield "K" Writing/Reading/Math Night
    - December 2009 (4:00-5:30 PM & 6:00-7:30 PM)