Person Centered
Care Services

Family Education & Training

A well-informed family makes all the difference in the quality of life that both children with disabilities and their family experience. Providing support for families, then, ensures that they are not only able to understand how to give the best care to their loved ones but have all the necessary resources to do so.

Our Family Education & Training sessions provide families with valuable resources and information about service alternatives available to them and how to gain access.

Family Education & Training (FET) provides education and training to care-givers of children under the age of 18 who are enrolled in the Home and Community-Based
Services (HCBS) Waiver. In a given year, families are required to attend at least two FET sessions in order to maintain HCBS Waiver eligibility

Some of the sessions covered include:
Transitioning to Adulthood

Provides information that helps children better transition into adulthood. Covers topics such as adult services and supports, social security, and more.

Socialization & Recreation

Provides family members and care-givers with general information about community-based resources available to them and their loved ones.

Self Direction

Introduces the Self-Direction service to families and care-givers as an alternative method of coordinating supports and services that are right for the family.

Schooling & IEP

Provides information about schools and the programs they offer, Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), and the rights of parents/guardians.

Play Therapy

Introduces new innovative ways of thinking to families about how play can be a medium for understanding a loved one’s wants and needs.


Provides information on how to encourage independence and self-advocacy in children and young adults as they age.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides information on food assistance for low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Want to schedule a session or want more information? Contact Jennifer Siliato at or (718) 370-1088 Ext. 403

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