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January 2018

Doing Good with Mitzvah Mavens

Do Good with Federation's Mitzvah Mavens and JSSA

You're invited to learn how you can support disability employment programs in the Washington metropolitan area with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Mitzvah Mavens, an inter-generational community of women who share a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). This event is free to attend.  Tom Liniak, JSSA's Director of Specialized Employment Services, will share the program's successes in matching individuals with disabilities with local businesses to create work opportunities. He will also explain how others can help the program grow…

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January 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Life & Social Skills Workshop for Successful Employment Readiness (NoVA)

Employment Readiness Training Fairfax

Note: This is for the Northern Virgnia workshop This highly interactive workshop is for young adults ages 18-30 with high functioning autism who are interested in developing life skills to promote independence and employment readiness. It will integrate a more focused approach to learning soft skills for job readiness so participants gain the necessary skills to be able to interview for potential positions. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 - 11:30 AM $360 for 12-session program (funding is available for those who…

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January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JSSA, NoVA, 3025 Hamaker Ct. Suite 450
Fairfax, VA 22031 United States

Life & Social Skills Workshop for Successful Employment Readiness (MD)

Employment Readiness Training Maryland

Note: This is for the Maryland workshop This highly interactive workshop is for young adults ages 18-30 with high functioning autism who are interested in developing life skills to promote independence and employment readiness. It will integrate a more focused approach to learning soft skills for job readiness so participants gain the necessary skills to be able to interview for potential positions. Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11:30 AM $360 for 12-session program (funding is available for those who qualify)…

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January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

February 2018

At Wit’s End: Practical Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults

JSSA Training Institute: Practical Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors in Older Adults

3 Continuing Education Credits This CE training will provide participants with practical ways to approach challenging behaviors in older adults, including a strategy for assessing behaviors related to distress, pain, and dementia and other cognitive impairments; tips on motivating older adults to participate in their own care; and an understanding of the importance of optimizing function to one's overall wellbeing. The session will include case studies and interactive activities to illustrate approaches. Presenter: Erin Vigne, RN, MA Erin Vigne has…

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February 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Workshop: Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs

Special-Needs-Employment-Workshop-Feb15

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team invite you to join them for an employment workshop and resource fair for individuals with special needs. This workshop will showcase employers who have hired employees with disabilities, supportive employment organizations, and other resources for individuals with special needs seeking employment. JSSA's disability employment specialists will be presenting. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Carey: 703-865-6502 or calford@financialguide.com.  

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February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031 United States

March 2018

Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair

Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair 2018

Ivymount's 6th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair is a wonderful opportunity to learn about services and activities for children and young adults with special needs and their families in the DC metropolitan area from more than 50 exhibitors, including JSSA's Specialized Employment Services. In addition to exhibitors, two informational sessions are scheduled for the afternoon: 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. The same three speakers will present during each time slot, so attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two…

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March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854 United States

Road to Independence 2018

Road to Independence Resource Fair

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to host a resource fair, offering a wealth of information about post-high school employment, social, and recreational programs from over 35 local organizations, including JSSA's Specialized Employment Services. Preregister for two specialized workshops led by industry experts in the fields of dating and relationships, and financial planning. We encourage you to register for the workshops soon, as space is limited. * This event is free and open to adults, young adults, and…

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March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

iPractice 101: Consultation and Treatment in the Digital World

JSSA Training Institute: Consultation and Treatment in Digital World

3 Continuing Education Credits A primer for clinicians who want to increase their awareness and utilization of technology in working with their patients, this CE training will provide an overview of smartphone use, popular apps, and the increasing role of digital devices in clinical practice with families. The session will explore the benefits and concerns related to raising children and adolescents in this digital world as well as updated research findings and practical advice based on a behavior modification parenting…

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March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

April 2018

Flash Forward! Postsecondary Education and Employment Options

Postsecondary Education and Employment Options with JSSA

For FCPS students with IEPs and their parents Flash Forward is for Fairfax County public school students receiving special education services and their parents to explore options for life after high school. The agenda includes information tables, an overview of postsecondary options, and workshops on supported employment, competitive employment, and postsecondary education. JSSA's disability employment specialists will be hosting an information table between 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

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April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodson High School, 9525 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22031 United States

Conscious Eating Across the Lifespan: How to Support a Healthy Relationship with Food at Any Age

JSSA Training Institute: Conscious Eating Across the Lifespan

3 Continuing Education Credits This CE training will explore how eating behaviors change throughout the lifespan, how to support a healthy relationship with food at each stage, and how to get back on track when the relationship with food becomes a problem. Participants will examine the impact of emotional awareness, alexithymia, and experiential absorption on emotional eating and review the unconscious eating cycle and interventions to redirect problem-eating behaviors. The session will include an experiential conscious eating exercise. PRESENTER: Tracie…

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April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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