Family Education & Training
A well-informed family makes all the difference in the quality of life that children have. Providing support for families ensures that they are better able to give the best care to their loved ones. Our Family Education & Training sessions provide families with valuable resources and information about services available to them and how to gain access.
Provides information about life after school, social security, and adult services and supports available to your family.
(For families of children 16 to 21 years of age)
Provides you and/or family member(s) with information about community-based resources available to people with disabilities in Staten Island. (Available to all ages)
Introduces the Self-Direction service to families and breaks down its many components. Self-direction gives families the flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for them, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for them.
Families who attend this workshop learn about how to take full control of the funding used to buy necessary services for loved ones.
Provides information on schools as well as the programs they offer. The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is thoroughly covered during this session to provide better information to families such as the rights of parents/guardians, etc.
(For families of children of all ages)
Introduces to families new innovative ways of thinking about how ‘play’ can be a medium for understanding a loved one’s wants and needs.