Special Needs Caregiver Support Group
While attention and assistance is given to individuals with special needs, the people caring for them are often forgotten. Join our Caregiver support group, geared specifically to those caring for a family member with special needs. This group will allow the often invisible person behind the chair the opportunity to talk about how having a special needs child or family member effects their life and lets them express their feelings about the care they give to their family member. This group provides caregivers a safe place to express their frustration, anxiety and fears in the presence of a caring social worker. The social worker will provide support, empowerment and will work with the group to help the participants identify coping mechanisms. She will also offer referrals and provide information regarding services as needed.
Monthly, beginning October 6
For further information please call Talia Sclair at 516 569 6733 Ext 215.
Special Needs Support Group
This group is geared towards adults with special needs, offering support and the opportunity to share and discuss issues and struggles that they face in their lives.
The facilitator, who is a special needs staff member, encourages the members of the group to engage in problem solving, offers ideas for improving social skills and raise self-awareness through introspective discussion. The group takes place before our LIFE program on Monday evenings, from 6:15pm to 6:45pm.
For further information please contact LIFE@guraljcc.org