JSSA empowers individuals and families to achieve well-being across their lifespan.
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“When my son was diagnosed with autism, we were scared and didn’t know where to turn. Thankfully, JSSA came to our rescue. The support groups and therapy sessions helped our son flourish in school, despite his differences.”
“You were there, listened to our needs and guided us through the most difficult time in our lives. My wife and I only wish that other families in similar circumstances are able to have you by their side. We give you our deepest thanks and gratitude.”
“I am deaf, which made it hard for me to find an employer who was willing to accommodate my needs. JSSA’s Specialized Employment coach supported me and helped me find a great job in a field I love.”
“I joined the Going Places! program eight years ago. We go bowling, play mini golf, board games and just have fun with people like me. Having autism made it hard for me to make friends. Going Places! helps me to make friends and learn how to get along with others.”
This highly interactive workshop will help young adults (17-30 years old) with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder develop the life and social skills necessary for today’s job market. The program will run for 6 weeks (12 sessions), meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM – 11:30 AM. Workshop topics will include: Communication skills Time […]
Hospice is a team-oriented approach to end-of-life care, and JSSA volunteers play a key role in helping us address our patients’ needs and wishes. In 2016, our 190 specially-trained volunteers made more than 5,000 visits to Hospice patients and Transitions clients, providing compassionate support by: Reading aloud Playing games Sharing stories about travel, cooking, gardening and more […]
Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack’s and meet JSSA in the stands on Sunday, August 27 for Federation’s 3rd annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday to watch the Nationals take on the Mets!