*** Special Friends Board of Directors retains The Moran Company for national CEO search.
*** Special Friends Board of Directors approves expansion of Adult Transition services to include Community Participation Services and Supported Employment.
Special Friends Foundation Inc. was founded in 1997 as a 501c3 (tax exempt) corporation with a mission to serve those with special needs. We have extraordinary supporters, many of whom have been with us since our founding.
The Foundation is comprised of Adult Transition (Group Homes and Day Activities) and Family Services Divisions. Special Friends is licensed and qualified as a service provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The mission of the Special Friends Adult Transition Division is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life.
The Family Services organization began over 20 years ago and has assisted children and their families challenged by rare genetic disorders and other special needs, particularly Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome (RTS). The Special Friends Foundation Family Services Division is committed to providing families with the information and resources necessary to meet the many challenges of raising special needs children.
The Special Friends vision is to continue refining a system of quality services and supports delivered in respectful, inclusive environments, to foster competent, evidence-based practice, and to extend our reach to all Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities.
To provide a home environment:
Making communication possible
Providing information about RTS
Making medical and therapy services possible
Promoting fun peer activities, adaptive equipment, camps, after-school activities
Sponsoring RTS family reunions
Thank you to all the families contributing to SFF
Date: April 26-28, 2019
Contact: Brenda Bon Levine
Date: March 1-3, 2019
June 22-23, 2019
Forth Worth, TX
A master file is a 3-ring binder used to save medical and educational information.
It also includes some of the RTS Useful Information downloads, found below.
If you would like a binder mailed to you, please complete the form below.
RTS: A Book for Families By Drs. Stevens and Carey (pdf)Download
The SFF Pamphlet (pdf)Download
RTS Review Guidelines (pdf)Download
Top Ten Medical Issues by Lorrie Baxter (pdf)Download
Where Do I Start (pdf)Download
What is Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome (pdf)Download
Writing a letter for financial assistance (pdf)Download
Best Practices in Residential Models (pdf)Download
Paying for Medical Care (pdf)Download
Early Intervention (pdf)Download
US School Age 3-21 (pdf)Download
Transition Childhood to Adulthood (pdf)Download
You as the advocate (pdf)Download
RTS Infographic (pdf)Download
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