JSSA is partnering with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to provide financial assistance to members of the Jewish Community during this public health crisis. Individuals and families who need assistance with things like housing, utilities, food, medical expenses, mental health, or other relevant emergency needs that are not covered by the Federal Stimulus may […]

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, JSSA has been remotely helping over 100 individuals with disabilities secure in-demand jobs, stay safe in their current jobs, apply for unemployment benefits, and much more. “Our Specialized Employment Services (SES) program helps teens and adults with disabilities – including those with autism – achieve long-term career success and self-sufficiency,” […]

These are unprecedented times. With the COVID-19 pandemic, having an accessible health care plan if you are unable to speak for yourself is critical. Now more than ever, health care providers need guidance from patients and their families. Having a proactive conversation with your health care provider and those who matter most about your health […]

As the health and safety of our clients and staff continues to be our main priority, we are closing all JSSA offices to outside visitors beginning Wednesday, March 18. We remain committed to delivering the full complement of JSSA’s services even as the majority of our staff will be working remotely. Hospice and Premier Homecare […]

As we keep a close watch on the news and government announcements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), JSSA is committed to keeping our clients and the community informed about our response. JSSA is continuing to provide our critical services as much as feasibly possible, including remote service delivery when necessary. Most importantly: We are coordinating with […]

When frightening events occur, children need guidance and support as they try to process what they’re hearing and seeing around them and on the news. For parents who feel unequipped to manage their child’s concerns or questions during scary times like this, the following tips may help you feel more confident addressing these types of […]

Less than half of parents who have adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their child’s care when they are no longer capable, or here to care for them. JSSA’s Collaborative Care Program provides affordable, team-based care coordination and support services to fit the unique needs and […]

JSSA Legacy Donor Candi Kaplan

Through her many personal and professional pursuits over the years, Candi Kaplan has cultivated the skill of thinking ahead. A long-time JSSA board member, Candi began her term as president in 2016 with an eye to the future.

How to Recognize and Support an Anxious Child | JSSA

Anxiety is a natural response to ambiguity in life, even in childhood and adolescence. And while a bit of anxiety has been shown to be helpful in encouraging motivation, many children and teens experience an unhealthy level of anxiety. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. For […]

6 Ways to Set Limits on Your Child's Use of Electronics

Summer often means less daily structure and more screen time. While research has found that electronics can engage children in beneficial ways, many parents worry that video games and television are taking over their kids’ lives. When electronics prevent your child from learning, socializing, and developing other critical skills, it may be time to put some […]

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