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September 2017

Coexisting ADHD, Autism, and Anxiety: Understanding and Treating the Complicated Diagnosis

Coexisting ADHD, autism, and anxiety workshop for mental health professionals at JSSA

Open to mental health professionals for 3 CE credits.  This course will present specific strategies using medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help children find the right balance between under-inhibition and over-inhibition. On one end of a self-control and attention dysregulation spectrum, ADHD can be thought of as a disorder of under-inhibition and distractibility. On the other end of this spectrum, autism and anxiety can be viewed as disorders of over-inhibition and perseveration. When these conditions coexist, effective treatment depends upon…

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September 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
October 2017

Transitioning Youth Resource Fair 2017

Transitioning Youth Fair 2017

Find your path to a brighter future! Meet JSSA's Specialized Employment Services staff, state agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers at the 2017 Transitioning Youth Resource Fair. Open to students and young adults with disabilities (and their families), this event will provide information about job coaching, benefits, recreation, and achieving greater independence. Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other accommodations upon request at least three days prior to event. Call 240-777-1059 or email transitioningsuccess@gmail.com for assistance. Transitioning Youth…

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October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montgomery College Rockville, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Overcoming Anxiety: CBT Techniques for Working with Children and Adoloescents

This 4-session, 12-CE course will provide participants with knowledge on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) strategies for children, adolescents and their parents. Program is open to Licensed Clinicians ONLY. To register for the course click here.   If you have additional questions, please contact Kiran Dixit at 301-838-4200 or email her at traininginstitute@jssa.org. Faculty:    Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D. Lance D. Clawson, M.D.   Date/Time: Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. October 17, October 24, November 14, December 5   Participants Will Learn:…

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October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Moving on to Life in the Community

Fairfax County Public Schools Resource Fair

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, and advocacy options at this free resource fair for Fairfax County students with disabilities (and their parents) who will require ongoing employment and community support services after graduation. 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Registration for participants and adult service providers 6:45 - 7:15 PM: Overview presentation (Little Theater) 7:15 - 8:45 PM: Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria) JSSA staff will be on hand to share information about our successful…

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October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road (Entrance 14 or 15)
Burke, VA 22015 United States

MCPS Fall Transitioning Youth Night

Montgomery County Public Schools Transitioning Youth Fall Event 2017

Families of students ages 14-21 with Individualized Education Plans are invited to meet representatives from adult service providers, including JSSA's Specialized Employment Services, at this informational event. The evening will include presentations from: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) A parent of a young adult receiving traditional services from DDA Interpreters are available upon request; requests must be received by the Transition Support teacher no later than October 10, 2017.

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October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
November 2017

A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia

Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 United States This free workshop will provide family members and caregivers with an overview of dementia and how it progresses, plus strategies for improving communication and decreasing frustration for those living with the disease. Panel discussion with: Lylie Fisher, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Rene Laje, Ph.D, LCSW-C JSSA Senior Services Keynote presentation by: Diane Vance, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area This event has reached capacity. Please…

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November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hospice Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering? JSSA offers specialized training for prospective volunteers for its Hospice and Transitions program.  We seek people with talents that match the needs of local patients and families; each of you has something unique to offer!  If you love to read or play games or enjoy sharing stories about travel, cooking, gardening, or have a well-behaved pet or unusual language skills, we need you!  JSSA volunteers bring the warmth of their community to the beside of those with…

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November 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
JSSA, Piccard, 1390 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
January 2018

Free Maryland ABLE Information Session


Join JSSA's Specialized Employment Services, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and JCRC for an information session with Maryland ABLE staff. Maryland ABLE is a new program to help individuals with disabilities save money and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing state or federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. Registration is free. Café Sunflower, located in Federation’s lobby, will be open before this program. Stop by for a delicious assortment of Sunflower Bakery products, fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches,…

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January 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Blvd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

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
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