Hand In Hand: Serving Families with Special Needs

handinhandHand In Hand is a program initiated by parents in the community and members of the JFCS Special Needs Task Force who are looking for support for the inclusion of all people with special needs into the life of the general and Jewish communities.




We provide information and referral, parent education workshops, individual and family counseling, support groups for parents and siblings, and socialization groups for children.

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For more information about any of these programs, please contact us.

Social Skills for Children Participants (ages 11 – 13) will be placed in a specific social skills group best suited to meet their needs following an intake screening by the facilitator. Our program will include games, modeling, and specific lesson plans to learn targeted skills. Next session begins April 13!

SiBS: Supporting Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs This program is designed for 3rd through 9th graders who have siblings with special needs. Here they have a chance to form a support community, learn from and enjoy one another, and discuss the common joys and challenges that come with having a sibling with special needs.