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A boy remote learning on his laptop at home.
August 16, 2020
“Parents are facing a lot of uncertainly right now,” said Sara Freedman, the Director of Disability Services at JF&CS. “Everyone wants to know what school will look like this fall, but plans are constantly shifting and evolving.”

A CHAI Works participant painting at home.
June 21, 2020
Life during a pandemic is truly uncharted territory. At JF&CS, our programs have adapted to meet the current social-emotional needs of our clients while helping them build skills of resilience and strategies for persevering during these difficult days.

A Free Parent Coaching session on Zoom.
June 20, 2020
When schools closed due to the public health crisis this spring, many parents were left feeling stressed and overwhelmed. For parents of children with disabilities, however, the closure of schools was especially devastating.

Seinfeld playing on a television.
May 15, 2020
At times like these, a little laughter goes a long way. For one JF&CS client, the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" provided the perfect outlet for his anxiety and creativity.

Free Parent Coaching
March 31, 2020
If your child is currently at home and is missing their daily structure, feeling isolated and bored, and/or is displaying behaviors that could benefit from some interventions, JF&CS can help!

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February 27, 2020
Each week, residents in our Supported Housing program for adults with disabilities meet for a group dinner. Recently, these dinners have included thought-provoking discussions about how residents can create the kind of community they would like to be a part of.

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February 11, 2020
Billy, a CHAI Services client, meets with a clinical case worker from JF&CS to identify and work on goals he would like to achieve in the future.

Eli with his father and brother.
February 5, 2020
After his spate of psychiatric hospitalizations in 2017, Eli’s family found themselves in all-out crisis. Joan Munnelly, the Autism Navigator at JF&CS, was instrumental in helping Eli chart a new course in his life.

December 17, 2019
For participants in JF&CS CHAI Works-South, volunteering with The Pet Pantry has been a wonderful opportunity to connect with new four-legged friends — and their owners.

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November 26, 2019
Madison Kronheim, our board-certified music therapist, shares how she uses music to teach important skills to children with autism and neurological disabilities.

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