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Everyone at JSSA – from our leadership to our volunteers – has a story to tell about the consequential work we do. Check out our blog for updates from across our departments.

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  1. Maryland Works, Inc. Names JSSA “Provider of the Year”

    JSSA’s Specialized Employment Services will receive the “Provider of the…
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  2. JSSA Hospice Social Worker Wins Children’s Book Award

    I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other…
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    Arlen Gaines from JSSA Hospice wins Moonbeam Children's Book Award
  3. When Enough is Enough: Balancing Your Child’s Extracurriculars

    Between sports programs, scout meetings, music lessons, and art classes, our children have…
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    balancing children's extracurriculars to prevent burnout
  4. My JSSA Story: Irena, A Transitions Client

    At 86 years old, Irena* is thoughtful, sharp, and social. A child of Eastern Europe, she can…
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    A volunteer from JSSA's Transitions program offers companionship to an elderly woman in a facility
  5. My JSSA Story: Emily, A Specialized Employment Services Client

    Emily* was earning money as a dog walker and self-published author when she was referred to…
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    JSSA Specialized Employment services helped a young woman with autism get a pharmacy technician job
  6. My JSSA Story: Jason, an Out and About! Participant

    Jason*, age 30, describes himself as a bit of a nerd. “I like comics, TV, games, movies,…
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    Young adult with special needs painting pottery with JSSA's Out and About social club
  7. Our JSSA Story: Mark and Rich, Adoption Options Clients

    Most first-time parents anticipate a few surprises and bumps in the road when bringing home a…
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    Same-sex couple thankful for smooth and well-managed adoption process at JSSA in Maryland
  8. JSSA’s Specialized Employment Partnership with RSV Pools on ABC7

    On Monday, September 4th, WJLA-ABC7 featured the new innovative partnership between JSSA and…
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    JSSA's Specialized Employment services partnered with RSV Pools in Maryland to create a summer jobs program for students with autism.
  9. Tips for Parents of Teens Entering High School

    Adapting to high school isn’t always easy for adolescents, and neither is learning to parent…
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    Tips for Parents with Teens Entering High School from social workers at JSSA in Montgomery County
  10. How to Help Your Child Successfully Transition to Middle School

    The beginning of a new school year marks a major transition in the life of every child.…
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    Transitioning to Middle School