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August 2017

Being Mortal: Free Screening and Panel Discussion

Being Mortal screening at Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

Join JSSA and Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase for a free screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal." Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the relationship between doctors and patients, focusing on end-of-life care. Enjoy light refreshments during the film followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi David Rose (Chaplain, JSSA) and Eileen Wolfinger, RN, CHPN (Hospice Team Manager, JSSA). Kindly RSVP to 301-907-8895 or via the Register…

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August 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase, 8100 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park with JSSA

Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack's and meet JSSA in the stands on Sunday, August 27 for Federation's 3rd annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday to watch the Nationals take on the Mets!

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August 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

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

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
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