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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 6 Ways to Ease Back-to-School Challenges for Students with Special Needs

    Heading back to school means new classrooms, new people, and new expectations. Students with…
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    easing back-to-school challenges for students with special needs
  7. Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten

    Moving from preschool to kindergarten is a natural and exciting part of growing up. However,…
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    tips for parents and children about transitioning from preschool to kindergarten
  8. Improving the lives of others through planned giving

    “Our family lived the Jewish immigrant story,” says Jane Rosov. “I’ve lived a blessed…
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    JSSA Legacy Donor Jane Rosov
  9. How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

    Starting preschool can be anxiety-provoking for toddlers, but parents can ease the transition…
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  10. Meet a JSSA Hospice Volunteer: Amanda B.

    Amanda B. started volunteering at JSSA in 2017. In her own words, she discusses her experience…
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    JSSA Hospice Volunteer, Montgomery County, MD: Amanda B