Families and Transition: Workshops, Programs and Announcements

Parent to Parent Workshops

Parent to Parent New York 

Staten Island Special Education Parent Center

January 2019 WorkShops

 Parent to Parent.pdf 

Eden II

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.


 Afterschool Programs.pdf                          Community Habilitation Program.pdf                                 Crisis Intervention.pdf                              

Crisis Respite.pdf                                            Holiday Recreation Program.pdf                                           Parents as Partners-General Advertising.pdf 

Scholars After School Program.pdf            Respite Services.pdf                                                                   Socialization Program.pdf 


OPWDD: Front Door and Self-Directed Services

What will the Front Door do for you?

What happens at the Front Door?

Why Start the Front Door Process now?

Click here for information and answers to these questions and more >>  Transition_Planning_Front_Door_.pdf 

 OPWDD_ An Overview.pdf 

Parent to Parent of New York State

Workshops presented by Parent to Parent of NYS:  Click here >>>  Workshops We Provide


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.

For info, go to http://www.nyrr.org/youth-and-schools/series-and-events/free-nyrr-wheelchair-training-program 

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.

Click here to read the complete article.