"Every mind deserves a great future."    

Barton Educational Consulting


Support Groups

Parents of Addicted Children

Contact Joi Honer at 800-678-2332 x 6156

Phoenixville Nicotine Anonymous


Nicotine Anonymous


Mental Health

Chester County Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

National Alliance on Mental Illness

PA Premise Alert System

The Pennsylvania Premise Alert System provides families with a uniform method to alert first responders with information about persons who have mental illness. Knowing a person’s medical situation ahead of time can be important for quick and educated responses that increase safety and the likelihood that the person will receive appropriate treatment rather than arrest during a crisis. 

Crisis Numbers
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county or you can call 911 (e.g. if there is immediate danger of physical harm).

Chester County: 877.918.2100
Montgomery County: 855.634.4673
Delaware County: 855.889.7827
Philadelphia County: 215.686.4420
Crisis Text Line: 741.741


Kokua Network

Written info on issues related to special needs families from financial planners to attorneys, advocates, therapists, and social connections.  


ASERT Resource Center


Extra-Curricular/Athletic Opportunities 

Special Needs Cheerleading Teams 

Special Needs Shooting Stars 

Philadelphia, PA

The SKKY Allstars special needs cheerleading team for kids of all ages practices weekly on Wednesday evenings and perform throughout the year.

The Precious Gems of Diamond Athletics

133 Eayrestown Rd., Southampton, NJ

The Diamond Athletic Allstars' free special needs cheerleading team is for kids 5 and older of all abilities. Weekly practices focus on fine and gross motor skills, self-esteem, team interaction and language skills.  

The Snow Angels 

1940 SW Blvd., Vineland, NJ

Blizz All Stars' co-ed special needs cheerleading & tumbling team for kids of all ages and abilities practice cognitive skills weekly through dance, formations, stunt and timing exercises. Members receive a trophy after every competition. 

South Jersey Storm Twisters 

1855 Hurffville Road Sewell

This eight-month special needs cheerleading program welcomes kids of all ages and abilities, performing in five local competitions each season.

Reinforce Grade Level Skills

Study Island