Families and Transition: Workshops, Programs and Announcements
Special Needs Resource Fair
Senator Andrew Lanza and JCC of Staten Island sponsor the Special Needs Resource Fair.
Friday May 11th, 2018 from 9:30 to 12:30
Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Road Staten Island
Click here for more information about the Special Needs Resource Fair >>>>>> Sen Lanza Resource Fair.pdf
Eden II has various programs available (respite, socialization, after school, community habilitation, holiday recreation, crisis). Please contact Elizabeth Caiazzo, LMSW-Director of Family Services @ 718-816-1422 ext. 1076 or email ECAIAZZO@EDEN2.ORG.
Click on the links below to see the individual programs offered.
Project GROW: Mandarin Sessions
Please share the following flyer with any of your families who are fluent or understand Mandarin. Project GROW is collaborating with Charles B. Wang Community Health Center and University Settlement in the city and this is open to families who reside in Staten Island if they are willing to travel.
Families must have OPWDD eligibility- no Self-Direction at this moment.
Click here to see the flyer: Mandarin.pdf
Therapeutic Horseback Riding
For more information on HOOPH, contact Megan Delmar
Phone Number: (718) 981-9251
Parent to Parent of New York State
Workshops presented by Parent to Parent of NYS: Click here >>> Workshops We Provide
SDMNY: Guardianship and Alternatives: Frequently Asked Questions
Guardianship and Alternatives: Click Here
Uniqkid is a specialized, multi-tiered organization, dedicated to providing integrated programming to children with special needs and their families.
It is located at the Aviator Sports and Recreational Center in Brooklyn.
To schedule a screening, please feel free to contact Karina@uniqkid.org, or call 1-844-426-8647 ext. 1, to schedule an
For more information, click here see their website.
AHRC Bowling League
How do you spend your Saturday???
AHRC has begun a Saturday Bowling League on Staten Island.
The Staten Island bowling program meets at Showplace Bowling, 141 East Service Road, Staten Island on Saturdays from 2pm -4pm. The cost is $5 a game including shoe rental. transportation is not provided for this program.
The annual AHRC bowling tournament will be in May.
For more information, call Sam Emsell at (212)780-2596.
Social Skills Group
New Alternatives for Children
37 W. 26th Street, New York, NY
For children and adults with ta diagnosis of autism (ages 3-21)
Click the following link for more information: Autism Social Skills Flyer.pdf
The NYC DOE's Family Guide for Assistive Technology
New York Road Runners Wheelchair Training Program
The NYRR announced today their first-ever NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program to introduce parents and youth to the sport of wheelchair racing. This program is free and open to youth ages 7-21. Please pass this information on to youth and parents that may be interested in this program.
The program is open to youth who have physical disabilities and those who have the ability to push an everyday chair. Candidates include those who need to use manual wheelchairs full-time and those who may use a walker or crutches for short distances but a wheelchair for longer distances. This includes young people with hypertonia, ataxia and/or athetosis, impaired muscle power, impaired passive muscle range of motion, and/or limb deficiency and those who do not wish to run with prosthetics.
Transition Quick Links
The Disability Scoop
Community Living Skeptics Often Have a Change of Heart
Despite initial opposition, a new study suggests that many families of those with disabilities required to transition from institutions to community living are ultimately pleased with the outcome.
The Eden II Programs Diagnostic and Outreach Center
The Eden II Programs Diagnostic and Outreach Center is pleased to remind you that we are offering 4 webinars during the month of April. All of our webinars are delivered by a live presenter who is a topic area expert with years of experience working with individuals on the spectrum. The live format allows for frequent opportunities to interact with the presenter. We hope you consider joining us for one of these exciting webinars.
Registration for all webinars is FREE. Continuing education credits for Behavior Analysts or Speech Language Pathologists are available for some webinars for a nominal fee.