Special Needs

Programs and support groups for people of all ages with special needs and their families. For information on all programs, please contact us at 516-569-6733 ext. 215 or ext. 213.

OPWDD Reimbursement Grant

This coveted grant from the Family Support Services Department of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) reimburses families of and individuals with special needs for specific out of pocket expenses that are not generally covered by insurance. Certain eligibility status and documentation is required.

Ongoing – no fee.


JCC Special Needs - JJ GoldsteinJJ Goldstein has been connected to the JCC of the Greater Five Towns since he was a toddler when he was a star pupil in our nursery school at the JCC.

We continue to be proud of JJ and his many accomplishments. He is presently a junior at Kulanu Torah Academy in Cedarhurst. He volunteers at Tomchei Shabbos packing Shabbat meals for the needy and at the JCC of the Greater Five Towns Early Childhood Center where he is a special assistant in a three-year-old nursery school class.

JJ is a talented drummer and most recently he ran in the ING Marathon in Miami for Team Yachad.

He is also a devoted uncle to his five nieces and nephews.

We are honored to highlight JJ Goldstein and his accomplishments.