Workshops and Groups

JSSA offers a variety of workshops and groups for individuals struggling with social, emotional, and physical challenges. These programs, including life skills workshops, social skills clubs, and bereavement support groups, are available in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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Maryland

Social Clubs

Out and About Social Club for Young Adults

Out and About is a social club for young adults (18-30 yrs) with high functioning developmental disorders, such as Autism. This club provides social opportunities in a supportive environment with guidance from professionally trained staff, allowing participants to gain confidence while interacting with others.  Monthly outings include field trips, games, art projects, dining out and more.

Events will be held second Tuesday and fourth Sunday of every month.
Date: March 12, 2019. (Subject to the change due to holidays)
Price will vary per event

All participants must be screened prior to event. To set up your screening and learn more information please contact: Genardra Pugh or Keondra King at outandabout@jssa.org.

Social Skills Groups

NEW! Social Skills Group for 7th & 8th Grade Boys

In this group boys will learn to strengthen social communication skills, problem solve, develop self-awareness, manage teasing, and build better peer and parental relationships.

For more info call our Inquiry Department at 301-816-2633.

Starting in February (exact date TBD).

Support Groups

Support Group for Loss of Spouse Within the Past Year

  • Date: Twice monthly on Friday mornings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Irene Mednick, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-816-2683.

Support Group of Loss of Parent Within the Past Year

  • Date: Weekly in the evening for seven weeks (spring and fall)
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Fallsgrove
  • Facilitator: TBD

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-816-2683.

Support Group for Loss of Young or Young Adult Child

  • Date: Monthly on a Monday evening
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location:  JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman at 301-816-2683.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • Date: Twice monthly on Monday evenings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Group leader: Ellen Lebedow, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by emailing Ellen Lebedow at elebedow@jssa.org.

Support Group for Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss

For more information, please contact Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C, at 301-610-8379.

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