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 Fall 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 offers adults (ages 22+) with special needs the opportunity to maintain their dignity and sense of fulfillment through their placement in appropriate paid employment. I-Space works 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 exciting program, please contact Talia Sclair, at 516- 569 6733 Ext 215 or at Talia.Sclair@guraljcc.org

No Fee.

This program is made possible by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation


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 Talia Sclair, at 516- 569 6733 Ext 215 or at Talia.Sclair@guraljcc.org

No Fee.

This program is made possible through the generous support of UJA Federation.