January, 2019
Stay Safe in the Cold!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has winter weather safety tips.
Click here for downloadable image below. Use this link for more winter tips from the CDC.
Feeding Pennhurst
Pennhurst History to Remember
by J. Gregory Pirmann 

Editors note: For 17 years, J. Gregory Pirmann worked at Pennhurst State School and Hospital. The institution, which operated for almost 80 years and housed thousands of adults and children with intellectual disability, closed in 1987. But thanks to Pirmann and the Pennhurst Memorial & Preservation Alliance, the history of this important, yet disturbing time will not be forgotten. Click to read Feeding Pennhurs t .
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Save the Date for the Bowling Fundraiser!

Support the 2019 Chester County Self Determination Awards Luncheon. Sign up for the Bowling Party Fundraiser at the
Bowling Palace in Downingtown. The event is scheduled for
Friday, March 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Click for downloadable flier .

Free Screenings of the Ground-breaking Film, Resilience

Two showings on Thursday February 7th
12pm-1pm and again from 6:30pm-7:30pm

At the Park Springs Apts. Community Center
1800 Park Springs Blvd. Spring City, PA 19475
Hosted by Owen J. Roberts Middle School and
the Chester County ACEs Coalition.
The Kokua Network has just introduced a new phone app that contains information from their website, plus an expanded knowledge center, resource directory, calendar, and customizable dashboard. Check the website here.
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One in 59 children are now estimated to have Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report, released in April, shows a significant increase from the 2014 stats of 1 in 68 children. Learn more .
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Resources & Training Opportunities

There are several other county departments who send out community newsletters and announcements just like this one. If you're interested, sign up here .


Mental Health First Aid classes are being offered in Chester County - Check out the fliers at our website

Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care is presenting "Fatal Four," a program on four potentially fatal conditions. February 20 in Willow Grove.

SAVE THE DATE - Hearing Loss Expo set for Nov. 2019

The Peal Center launches new website

Refer Web - Chester County's source for human services
Chester County Department of Mental Health / Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA


Chester County Commissioners
Administrator: Linda Cox
Deputy Administrator: Bridget Thrash