Jewish Social Service Agency
Serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia


Workshops and Groups

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JSSA’s workshops and groups offerings cover a wide range of learning, behavioral, emotional, social and physical challenges for all ages.

Participating in a workshop or group provides an opportunity to learn from our highly skilled professionals and to share with others who are facing similar challenges. JSSA’s expert team of psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians, educational and employment specialists lead groups throughout the year with new groups forming in the winter, spring, summer and fall.*

JSSA is continually forming additional groups based on individuals’ and parents’ specific needs and requests. We update our website daily with current offerings. 

NEW: Download the 2016 Fall Workshops and Groups Brochure

 Fall Workshops and Groups Updates:


  • The Paul & Annetta Himmelfarb Foundation Out and About Program: Deaf Social Club is now open.
    • September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Maryland Event locations
    • $30/per event, Pre-registration required.  Please contact Liz Katz, LCSW-C,


To register for the Support Group for Parents of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northern Virginia, please call Adena Levy, LCSW, at 703-896-7903.

New group: Life Skills Support Group – JSSA NoVA office
This workshops is for young adults ages 19-30 who have a high functioning autism spectrum disorder or other related challenges and are interested in developing life skills to promote independence. Topics include organization and time management, budgeting and money management, communication skills, housing options, nutrition and more. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss personal discoveries and difficulties related to each topic.
Thursdays, Oct. 27 – Jan. 5. 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
Facilitators: Jacintha Henry Carson, LPC, NCC and Sarah Adair, MSW
Cost: $340 for eight sessions. To register, call 703-896-7913. Pre-screening required prior to first session. This 30 minute assessment costs $20.

Groups no longer available:

  • Social Skills for 4th and 5th grade boys, ages 9-10 with ASD or related disorders – Northern Virginia
  • Cool, Calm and Connected: A Social Skills Therapy Group for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum or Related Disorders – Northern Virginia

Cancelled Group:

  • Dealing with Divorce: A Support Group for Children – Northern Virginia



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