At Quest Camp, the youngest children start the day with "Open Activities." They read, play games or draw and socialize in a no-stress environment. With diagnoses of ADHD, autism, anxiety, etc., this time helps them ease into a structured day. Along with typical summer camp activities will come encouragement to…Read More
Category: Special Needs
Guardians Safeguard Vulnerable People
Patty McKeown has worked for JFCS Guardianship Services for more than 20 years. Her brother has an intellectual disability, so she and her family knew firsthand about the struggle to care for him and find resources to make his life fulfilling and safe. What is guardianship? People with intellectual or…Read More
What will potential changes to the Affordable Care Act and/or Medicaid mean for individuals living with disabilities and their families?
In partnership with Jewish Residential Services (JRS), Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) will co-host a community meeting to educate and discuss issues that affect people with disabilities as a result of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid. The meeting will be held on Monday, October…Read More
Back to school tips for special kids
While going back to school can be stressful for everybody, kids with conditions like autism, anxiety or ADHD may have more difficulties coping with the changes of schedule, expectations and routine. April Artz of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services is a therapist and director of Quest Camp, JF&CS's summer program for kids with…Read More