About

The Porchlight Project originated out of a need to get concise, practical and easily implementable strategies into the homes of parents with children affected by developmental disabilities. The learning modules explore the following topic areas:

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  • Understanding Autism
  • Caregiver Toolkit
  • Daily Routines
  • Self Help
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Communication
  • Safety Skills
  • Behaviors

Module content is provided by PACE staff therapists pertaining to their area of expertise. Danielle Borras, OTR/L, CVE, Occupational Therapist, Certified Vocational Evaluator; Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA; and, Carla Brooks MA CCC-SLP, Speech/Language Pathologist are a few of these professionals. Check our Therapy Services page to view recordings of webinars by these and other therapists.

The primary objectives of the project are:

  • To deliver simple, short, succinct and easy to understand learning modules.
  • To clearly identify readily implementable strategies that a parent could begin immediately.
  • To inspire local community groups to develop workshops to share successes and challenges with the strategies.

Our mission: Helping families affected by developmental disabilities thrive.

We encourage everyone to become an active member of the community by participating in the use and distribution of the learning modules as well as joining the local workshops for hands on support of the techniques. Of course, feedback on any aspect of the Porchlight Project is greatly appreciated by filling out the brief surveys at the end of each module or by contacting us directly at .

Porchlight is:

United Way Silicon Valley

made possible with a grant from the United Way Silicon Valley.

If you would like to support our efforts on this project, please visit the PACE donations page. Additionally, if you shop on Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to PACE whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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