One of ten American families has a member with a physical or developmental disability. That disability affects every other member of the family.
If your family faces this challenge, Jewish Family & Children's Service can help. Through our Special Needs Services, you'll have one-on-one access to an experienced, compassionate advocate who can help you navigate the legal, medical and educational systems that can be overwhelming to confront alone.
From physical disabilities that impair mobility, to behavioral issues related to ADHD and developmental disorders like autism, each disability presents its own set of challenges unique to you and your family. At Special Needs Services, we provide resources for dealing with all diagnoses.
We work with families to ensure that children, teens and adults with special needs receive access to all benefits, services and programs to which they are entitled. We offer information and referral services, counseling and support groups, advocacy, community outreach programming and more.
Publications like Connections, a seasonal newsletter offering information for a Jewish community that includes individuals with disabilities and special needs, present valuable news, interviews and upcoming events. Click here to read the latest edition.
Information and Referral
We provide support and practical assistance, and guide you through the process of connecting with a wide range of resources.Read More
Advocacy & Community Education
It is our goal to advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities. We will work with you to ensure that you have access to activities, services and benefits to which you are entitled. And we work with community-based organizations to inspire understanding, inclusion and change.Read More
Counseling & Support Groups
To help alleviate anxiety and empower yourself to take control, we offer individualized counseling and support group services.Read More