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Special Needs Events Around NYC – February 2012

And I thought there was a lot to choose from in January! Though this collection is only a small sliver of what is being offered around NYC in February, I hope to see you at many of the unique events and opportunities listed below:

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February 3, 2012 (click the link below)

Next meeting of The Foorce at PS 163 – do not miss this special event – it’s FREE (and awesome)!

Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs and Yoga Relaxation Session

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Achilles Kids Super Bowl Fun Run
Saturday, February 4th
JCC: 334 Amsterdam @ 76th Street
9:30 am – 12 noon
 
Are you ready to rumble???  Wear your NY Giants Blue or YOUR team colors and come ready to run down the “field” and score a touchdown!
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Achilles Kids February Fun Run
Saturday, February 25th
JCC: 334 Amsterdam @ 76th Street
9:30 am – 12 noon
 
February sure is a busy month! Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day…. We’re going to pack a ton of holiday celebrations into one mega event! Join us!
For more information, please call 212.354.0300

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Reelabilities – February 9-14, 2012

NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Reelabilities Festival – click here for details!

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YAI Autism Family Support Services

2/16, 2/23 and 3/1 from 10am-12pm

3 session series on yoga and relaxation

  • Pre-registration is required by calling YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.
  • Parents and caregivers only! No children please.
  • Location: 460 West 34th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10001
  • Structure: 1st half (Presentation), 2nd half (Support)
  • Fee: None!

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How to protect your adult child legally and financially
Thursday, February 16 7-9:00PM
JCC Manhattan
Join Andrew Cohen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU for an informative seminar that addresses the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets, benefits and rights for your special needs child. Andrew and Mitch are fathers of children with disabilities. Their personal experience and professional expertise enable them to help other parents navigate the confusing and emotional aspects of estate planning to best serve the interests of each special needs individual. Topics of Discussion: • Government benefits for persons with disabilities • Estate planning and special needs trusts • Guardianship – why it’s important to establish this duty and authority • Transitioning to the workforce or a day habilitation program • Housing options • Legal quandaries – contracts, credit cards, crime, etc. • Marriage and children
$20.00 Member
$25.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

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Tech Kids Unlimited: A Mini-Tech Workshop for Kids with Special Needs 
Ages 8-15
Explore the magical world of I-stop animation. Students will work with an artist-in-residence specializing in digital animation to develop their own storyboards, shoot their work and create their own animations. If your child has previously taken this workshop, he or she will work on more advanced animations.

Wed, Feb 22, 2-6 pm
Thu, Feb 23, 3-6 pm
Fri, Feb 24, 11 am-2 pm
$245/$255

For more information or to register, please contact

Beth Rosenberg at brosenberg@jccmanhattan.org.

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AMC SFF Films – February 25, 10:00AM – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Go to http://www.amctheatres.com/sff/ to find a participating theater near you.


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