L.I.F.E. “Long Island Friends Experience”
Enriching the lives of adults with special needs (age 21+).
The long running LIFE Socialization and Recreation Program brings together high functioning adults with special needs. This program offers the opportunity to foster friendships in a warm supportive and congenial atmosphere.
The group meets two (2) times monthly on Monday evenings, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Participants will enjoy classes, workshops, community trips, and recreational activities.
Program includes: Bowling, Bingo, Art, Game Night, Holiday Parties, Self-Advocacy Support, Support Groups, Social Skill Building, Community Trips and more…
Fee: Ranges between $5.00 to $10.00 depending on the program
Light refreshments are included
For more information, please contact LIFE@guraljcc.org
This program is made possible by a grant with the JE and ZB Butler Foundation.
Relationship Building Course
For high functioning individuals on the Autism Spectrum who are interested in acquiring the necessary social skills for building, fostering, and maintaining meaningful relationships.
6 session course starting Spring 2018
FEE: $10.00 per session
Intake and interview are required prior to acceptance. If interested, please contact Yael Schochat at 516-569-6733 ext.231 or at Yael.Schochat@guraljcc.org
The I-Space (Inviting Special Populations to Access Community Environments) program will offer adults (ages 22+) with special needs the opportunity to gain a sense of fulfillment through their placement in appropriate paid employment. I-Space will work to identify placements suitable to their skill level and abilities through skills assessments, in addition to in-depth workplace and task evaluations. I-Space also offers financial and legal counseling for parents and caregivers in order to avoid any conflict between benefits (ie. Social Security) and income.
If you know someone in the community who is interested in participating in this new and exciting program, please contact: Naomi Lewis, LMSW, Program Coordinator at 516-569-6733 Ext 215 or by email at Naomi.Lewis@guraljcc.org.
This program is made possible by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation
VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT CENTER (VTEC)
In partnership with local businesses, our Vocational Training and Employment Center helps individuals with special needs make vital contributions to the American workforce through professional and personal development. VTEC provides hands-on job experience for young adults with special needs through internships and employment at local businesses. We foster strong community relationships, ensuring both parties get the support they need.
VTEC benefits include:
- Internship opportunities
- Job placement
- Ongoing support
- Relevant workshops
- Social opportunities
Contact Naomi Lewis, LMSW, Program Coordinator for more information at 516- 569 6733 Ext 215 or at Naomi.Lewis@guraljcc.org
This program is made possible through the generous support of UJA Federation.
NEW! CLUB L.I.F.E.
Promoting Individual Health and Wellness
For adults (age 18+) with Autism, Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Physical disabilities. Individuals with Special Needs may not have all the opportunities to experience and learn about a healthy lifestyle. This four (4) week program will include: Physical Health Education, Yoga, Exercise and much more…
Monday November 7, 14, 21, 28 6:00-7:00pm
Pre-registration required- Limited registration.
Please call Naomi Lewis, Coordinator for more information at 516-569-6733 Ext. 215 or email Naomi.Lewis@guraljcc.org.