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Special Needs Events Around NYC – February 2012

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

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.


The Special People, Places, and Things that January 2012 Brings: Looking for Special Needs Events in NYC? Look NO Further!

Maybe one of my new year’s resolutions should have been to have titles no longer than five words…

I know I’m behind on posting lately, but wow am I still trying to dig out from the email pile that accumulated over winter break (unlike any snow). In any case, with each email I open I am just beginning to realize how much there is going on around the city this month – I don’t even know where to start!

Here is a look at just some of the stuff you won’t want to miss (organized by agency/group, NOT by date):

RCSN Workshops:

Turning Five Developing Positive Behaviors
Understand the options and possibilities
for your child with special needs as you
transition to kindergarten together.
Explore typical causes for inappropriate
behaviors in school. Partner with educators
to reduce behavior problems and keep your
child in school and learning.
TUESDAY
1/10/2012

10:00 – 12:30 pm
WEDNESDAY
1/11/2012

9:30– 11:30 am
RCSN
116 E 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
P.S. 63
121 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY 1000

Preparing for Life after High School, 1/11/2012, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

HELP! Family Support Services
1/18/2012
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Yoga = Parent Empowerment
1/19/2012
10:00 – 12 Noon

***Saturday January 28–SPECIAL NEEDS SUMMER CAMP FAIR (not to be missed!) FREE***

Great summer resources and a free copy of RCSN’s Camps 2011-2012

Sign language and Spanish translators available

11:00 AM-3:00 PM, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave. & West 60th Street Manhattan

Registration required for the above events (except for the camp fair).

For a full description of workshops and to register online,
visit 
www.resourcesnyc.org/trainings
Register by phone: 212-677-4650

To register for the camp fair and a prize drawing, go to http://www.resourcesnyc.org/events

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The Quad Monday Workshop Series, 54 Read Street, 10007

PCIT: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Matt Goldfine, PhD., January 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm

PCIT is an empirically validated intervention that involves working with parents and their young children to learn more effective ways of positively interacting, improving child compliance, and reducing disruptive behavior. The first phase, Child-Directed Interactions, involves learning traditional play therapy skills designed to enhance the parent-child relationship, improve child social skills, and encourage good behavior, while cultivating parent attention to be a powerful reward. The second phase, Parent-Directed Interactions, involves learning and practicing structured and effective techniques for discipline. A variant, TCIT, coaches teachers and other providers for better interactions in educational settings.

Matthew Goldfine, PhD.  specializes in providing PCIT to families at Columbia University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Albano. Dr. Goldfine trained under Dr. Cheryl McNeil, co-author of both editions of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and has numerous years of experience in PCIT. He has published scholarly articles and book chapters about PCIT.

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Fitness For Focus Semester Kicks Off With Free Trials!

Sensei Glenn, 646-213-0973, 131 West 72nd Street
Spring Session Begins – Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th
14 week Spring Session ending on Sunday, June 3, 2012, Monday, June 4.

Free Trial Classes on Sunday, January 29th, Monday, January 30th

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Special Day for Special Families at the Transit Museum

http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org/xkids_site/Events.html

Sunday, January 22, 10:00AM 

Families with children with special needs will have the museum exclusively to themselves from 10-11.

During this time, admission is FREE!

After 11:00, the doors open to the general public.  Families with children with special needs will get a 50% discount on admission.

Both our monthly art project and our Music & Play will be held at the museum.

At 10:30, we will do a family art project with old metrocards. Children can start collecting them now!

At 12:30, the M. Shanghai String Band will play on the tracks!

There will also be a special quiet room for overstimulated kids…

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Free Screening of “ADD and Loving It”

**This Wednesday, January 11th**

Host: The Hallowell Center

What: Free Screening of “ADD And Loving It” followed by a discussion with Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell & his staff

When: Wednesday January 11, 6:00-8:30PM

Where: PS163 Alfred E. Smith School, Auditorium (163 W. 97th St.)

RSVP: Call Denise Boline at (212) 799-7777, ext. 100 or email Denise@ADHDnewyork.com.

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Feel free to add January 2012 events in the comments section or to email me with future events!

Quick, Before They’re Gone! Program Openings in NYC For Children and Adults with ASDs and Other Special Needs

October 10, 2011 Leave a comment

This was posted on a YAI webpage, last updated September 26, 2011. Hopefully there are still spaces available in some of the programs listed below, they look fabulous!

Featured Program Openings:

Brooklyn Autism Social Skills Groups: Accepting applications for a program with structured and supervised opportunities for socialization in an after school-setting to children aged 5-12 years old on the autism spectrum, who reside with their parents in Brooklyn. Contact YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.

Brooklyn Yoga Ballet: 10-week yoga/ballet class for girls and boys with autism, between the ages 3-10. Classes will meet at the New York League for Early Learning William O’Connor Midwood School in Brooklyn. For more information, contact LINK at 212-273-6182.

Family Support Groups for Caregivers of Children with Autism (all boroughs and ages): Parent/caregiver support groups for parents of children with autism. Attendance at all sessions is not required. To register and for more information, contact LINK at 212-273-6182. See latest group schedule.

Family Services

About YAI’s Family Services

YAI Autism Center: Offering private-pay programs including: Yoga with ballet or dance, social skills groups and music therapy. Call 1-888-YAI-AUTISM.

Manhattan Recreation Programs: Recreation programs for New York City residents over the age of 18, from Tuesdays through Saturdays. Weeknight group activities and Saturday trips. Transportation is not provided. Contact Pamela Accardo at 212-645-1616, ext. 618 or Edna Bay at 212-645-1616, ext. 620.

Project Intervene: In-home behavior management program. Including six-week program for Manhattan parents of children with special needs focuses on toilet training. Contact Contact Natalia Echeverri at 212-273-6297.

Family Reimbursement: Provides limited funds to families for services and goods that are not reimbursed through other programs or funding streams. For Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens residents. Contact Shanique Soto at 212-273-6585.

Manhattan Autism Social Skills Groups: Accepting applications for program teaching social skills to children aged 9-18 years old on the autism spectrum residing with their parents in Manhattan. Contact YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.

Family Support Series for Caregivers of Children with Autism (all ages): Support groups for parents and caregivers of people with autism. New groups begin this month. To pre-register and for more information, contact YAI LINK at 212-273-6182. See latest group schedule.

Leisure Trax Vacation Program: Free or low cost trips and vacations for Bronx residents 18 or older, living with their families. Trips are open to residents of other boroughs. Contact LINK at 212-273-6182. Application and travel schedule available on the Leisure Trax page.

Parents With Special Needs: Accepting referrals for program for parents with developmental disabilities who live with their children in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens. Contact Nafiza Somaipersaud at 212-793-2182, ext. 203.

Manhattan Overnight Respite: 24-hour professional supervision from Friday afternoon until Monday morning for children 5 and older. Must be ambulatory. Contact Vanessa White Germany at 212-255-2673.

Independent Living Program: Six-month classroom course for Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan residents to develop independent living skills. For application forms, contact Shanique Soto at 212-273-6585.

Brooklyn Children and Adolescent Program: Saturday recreation program for children 6 and older. Contact LINK 212-273-6182.

Brooklyn Leisure Trax: Recreation program for adults 18 and older. Contact LINK 212-273-6182.

Brooklyn Saturday Drop Off: Recreation programs Brooklyn residents 16 and older. Contact Cheryl Jones at 718-743-5311.

Project Grow: Seven-week training for Manhattan, Bronx or Staten Island parents of children with special needs. Day and evening groups in English and Spanish are available. Call 212-273-6259.

Project Grown-Up: Seven-week training for Manhattan parents of children with special needs. Day and evening groups in English and Spanish. Call 212-273-6259.

Queens Crisis Intervention Program: In-home behavioral management program for parents available in both English and Spanish.  Parent training groups outside of the home (like project GROW) are also available. Call Lewanda Wallace at 718-793-2182, ext. 221 or Jackie Nunez at 718-793-2182, ext. 231 assistance in Spanish.

Queens, Free Psychological and Psychosocial Evaluations: Available for those not eligible for Medicaid and are applying for OPWDD services. Evaluations for Brooklyn residents will be available in May and June. Call LINK at 212-273-6182.

Brooklyn Extend-a-Family: Overnight respite provided in the home of a host family. Available for young children who are non-ambulatory. Contact Cheryl Jones at 718-743-5311, ext. 6313.

Brooklyn In-Home Respite: Respite provided in the home to provide a break for caregivers. Contact Danielle Phanord-Alexis at 718-769-4369, ext. 2848.

Queens Saturday Recreation Programs: Activities for individuals 16 and older. Contact Michael VanConant 212-645-1616 x 667

Queens Thank Goodness it’s the Weekend: Socialization group meet twice a month on Fridays for people 16 and older. Contact Michael VanConant 212-645-1616 ext. 667.

Queens After School Program: After-school respite for children 6-15. Contact Stacy Tinglin 718-793-8695 ext. 210.

Queens In-Home Respite: In-home respite for children with special needs, age 3 and older. Contact Stacy Tinglin 718-793-8695 x 210.

Manhattan STAR Academy

About Manhattan STAR Academy

Manhattan: Accepting inquiries for the Manhattan STAR Academy, a unique learning opportunity for elementary school children. Contact Rae Eisdorfer at 212-420-0510 for information, application and tuition.

Premier HealthCare

About Premier HealthCare

Manhattan: Openings for internal medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, neurology (adult), gynecology, audiology, dermatology, weight management program and a program for people with physical disabilities.

Queens: Openings for internal medicine, pediatrics, dentistry, nutrition, podiatry, dermatology, gynecology, audiology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, physiatry, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and dental desensitization.

Bronx: Openings for pediatrics, dentistry, audiology, neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, endocrinology, gynecology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and podiatry.

Brooklyn: Openings for internal medicine, dentistry, pediatrics, gynecology, urology, endocrinology (child), physiatry, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy and dental desensitization.
For new referrals, additional services or information, contact YAI LINK at 1-866-2-YAI-LINK, TDD: 212-290-2787.

Center for Specialty Therapy

About YAI’s Center for Specialty Therapy

Queens: Psychosocial evaluations (includes evening and Saturday hours), and psychotherapy services available.

Brooklyn: ready availability for Psychological evaluation appointments

Free Evaluations for families living in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn who need evaluations to access OPWDD services but who do not have insurance that will cover them. Contact YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.

Day Services

About YAI’s Day Services

Brooklyn: Openings in the Remsen Street program. Contact Nia Cordani at 718-646-7699, ext. 312.

Manhattan: Openings in the Manhattan programs. Contact Domingo Hernandez at 212-645-1616 ext. 634.

Employment Services

About YAI’s Employment Services

Manhattan Employment Services: Training in job-specific skills for adults with developmental disabilities. Openings in a variety of programs. Contact Andrea Melvin at 212-273-6100, ext. 2448.

Bronx Employment: Accepting applications for a variety of programs. Contact Ruth Jeffers at 718-792-6221, ext. 205.

Brooklyn Supported Work and Training: Accepting applications. Contact Sara Schacter Erenburg at 718-368-9311.

Queens Supported Work and TrainingAccepting applications. Contact Chris Bechler at 718-389-1300 ext. 227.

There are openings citywide for people with developmental disabilities who are employed and need follow-along support services.