support for special needs
RESOURCE LIBRARY
 

JCC Manhattan offers support groups, programs, and resources designed to help individuals and families deal constructively with the range of challenges they face. The combined expertise of the facilitators and the personal experiences of the participants provide resources, networking, strategies, therapy options, emotional support, and community.

SibFun
Support Groups
Programs for Parents and Professionals
Parent 2 Parent Resource Center
Assistive Technology

 

SIBFUN

Siblings of children with disabilities meet to address the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability, while playing games and making new friends. For more information, please email Rachel Shuman at rshuman@jccmanhattan.org.


 

SUPPORT GROUPS

JCC Manhattan offers a range of support groups designed to help individuals and families deal constructively with the range of challenges they face. The combined expertise of the facilitators and the personal experiences of the participants provide community, resources, networking, strategies, therapy options, and emotional support.  Groups include:

  • Father's Talk: A Group for Fathers of Children with Developmental Delays
  • Parents of Children with Developmental Delays
  • Parents of Teens with Developmental Delays, LD, or ADHD
  • Parents of Adults with Developmental Delays, LD, or ADHD

Click here to view a list of available support groups

Hannah Kaplan-Cohen, life skills coach and parenting expert, skilled at working with young adults and families, runs the support groups. Registration is ongoing. Limited scholarships available. For additional information and a brief intake, please contact Hannah Kaplan-Cohen at hcohen@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4460.


 

PROGRAMS FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

We offer a rich and informative series of lectures, workshops, and panels with renowned attorneys, authors, doctors, therapists, and experts. Please call Hannah Kaplan-Cohen at 646.505.4460 for additional information.

Click here to view upcoming programs.


 

PARENT 2 PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

The Parent 2 Parent Resource Center provides guidance to families dealing with the challenges of parenting individuals with special needs. The network is staffed by parent volunteers who will be available to answer questions, share their personal experiences, and provide referrals and resources from our network of families. Please call 646.505.4391 to leave a message and one of our volunteers will call you back.


 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

In collaboration with Mark Surabian of ATHelp.org, the JCC is committed to providing guidance to children and adults on the use of Assistive Technologies (AT) to address learning, communication, vision, and physical challenges. We offer free one hour consultations, training, and support for AT apps, software, and hardware solutions for school, leisure, and the workplace. AT consultations are available on select Tuesdays and Sundays, by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mark Surabian at ATHelp@me.com.

334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
www.jccmanhattan.org [192.168.26.83]