The mission of the annual Montgomery County Resource Expo is threefold: to promote a better quality of life for people with disabilities in Montgomery County, to provide access to information and resources from a wide variety of agencies and organizations, and to support the family members, friends, teachers, and other community members who make it all possible.

In “The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost says, “Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood,…”. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, the planning team came upon two roads: hold the Resource Expo virtually or do nothing. The tried and true path, the one people have relied on twice a year for twenty years held at both ends of the county, was suddenly blocked.

The planning team, undeterred, embraced the path less traveled. As Steve Jobs once said, “innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity not a threat.” The team took this large scale, “live” event and, through a virtual “board”, has made it accessible 24/7 to a broader audience! All now have immediate access (and on an ongoing basis) to contact information, resource booklets, video profiles of agencies, etc.

The planning team, in cooperation with its county-wide partners, embraced the opportunity to make a change for the better.

Welcome to the NEW Montgomery County Virtual Resource Expo:

Resource Expo Flyer

County-wide Partners:

  • 1847Financial
  • Advocacy Unlimited, LLC
  • ASK For Tutoring
  • Association for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Diagnostics and Consulting
  • Camp Jaycee
  • Camp Lee Mar
  • Career, Independent Living and Learning Studies Program/ CILLS
  • Carousel Connections
  • Chapel Haven Schleifer Center
  • Child & Family Art Therapy Center/Camp Pegasussus
  • Connecting the Pieces
  • Devereux Community Adult Autism Partnership Program
  • Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)
  • Families Creating Communities for Adults with Special Needs
  • Firely Services
  • Gwynedd Mercy University – Integrated Studies
  • Hill Top Preparatory School
  • Integrate for Good Inc
  • Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI)
  • KenCrest Employment Programs
  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
  • Kris Kobelrein
  • Leahy Life Plan
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College SEED
  • LifePath, Inc.
  • Making Real Connections
  • Mental Health Partnerships/ Family Mentor
  • MontcoWorks NOW
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Montgomery County Montgomery County Office of Mental Health (Children’s and Adult)
  • Montgomery County Office of Developmental Disabilities
  • Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce
  • MusicWorks
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • PA Client Assistance Program, CAP
  • PA Family Network
  • PA Health Management
  • Partnership for Community Supports
  • Peaceful Livng
  • Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute
  • Pile Law Firm
  • Service Access & Management Inc. (SAM Inc.)
  • Shared Support South
  • Special Olympics Montgomery County
  • TechOWL
  • The Arc Alliance- Supports Coordination Organization
  • The Guided Tour, Inc.
  • The Partnership TMA of Montgomery County
  • The Pathway School
  • The Pathway School
  • The Social Enrichment Center
  • Theraplay, Inc.
  • Total Performance Physical Therapy
  • Towne Monitoring Service
  • Trail Guides with Mental Health Partnerships
  • Valley Forge Educational Services
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Kari Kessler is a Project Consultant in the area of Autism. Kari has a Master's in Education from Penn State and is a Certified Competent Learner Model Coach and Coordinator. She recently completed her coursework through Florida Institute of Technology to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been a coach in Intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis programs.

Prior to being a consultant, Kari taught in Autistic Support Programs for students with complex instructional needs all the way to the other end of the spectrum- the Asperger's student. Kari is devoted to high quality, rigorous education for students with autism. She is passionate that students be prepared for life after high school. Kari's enthusiasm for education and students with disabilities is evident in her engaging presentation style.

Kris Koberlein
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Kris Koberlein is a Project Consultant for Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23. As a Project Consultant for MCIU, he supports students, families, school districts, and community stakeholders in the area of Secondary Transition, Paraprofessional Training, and Family Engagement. As part of his work, he helps coordinate the Montgomery County Transition Coordinating Council in which various community stakeholders come together and help students and families navigate the transition from school to post-secondary life.

Kris has worked in the area of special education for over twenty years. Prior to assuming his role as a Project Consultant for MCIU, he served in the roles of Special Education Supervisor, Alternative Education Supervisor, Program Specialist, and Special Education Teacher. He has also been a presenter at the Pennsylvania Department of Education Transition Conference that has been held during the Summer.

Kris has a Bachelor History / Secondary Education from Allegheny College, A Masters in Special Education from Lehigh University, and a Certificate in Special Education Supervision from Penn State. He holds Pennsylvania Certifications in Special Education K-12, Social Science 7-12, and English 7-12.