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WJCS Forms New Group for Tweens/Teens with Autism

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 WJCS is forming a new group for tweens and teens with autism spectrum disorders. They will share thoughts and learn how to deal with many of the issues faced in middle and high school, including safety, healthy relationships, boundaries, Internet safety, social media and bullying. The group will meet for five Tuesdays from mid-July through August and will

WJCS' Mary Figueroa Honored by Westchester County Board of Legislators

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Mary Figueroa, WJCS Amazing Afternoons program director, was honored last Saturday by the Westchester County Board of Legislators with a plaque and certificate of appreciation for her "longstanding commitment and dedication to the Mt. Vernon community." The recognition was given during the "Unity in the Community" Annual Day of Fellowship, which brings

WJCS Amazing Afternoons Students Head to Summer Camps

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Mary Figueroa, program director of the WJCS Amazing Afternoons Program at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon, sends student Emely Barrios off to Camp Eagle Hill for the four-week, sleep-away program in Elizaville, NY. Emely is just one of the Amazing Afternoons students who will be attending a camp through the generosity of WJCS partner Focus

WJCS Center Lane Joins Yonkers Mayor to Mark Pride Month

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Santo Barbagiovanni, left, WJCS Center Lane program director, and Brentin Brown, program specialist, were among dozens of attendees at a ceremony celebrating Gay Pride Month at Yonkers City Hall. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano marked the occasion with a proclamation, the announcement of an LGBT advisory board and a declaration that the greatest strength of the

WJCS Senior Programs in Mt. Vernon Hosts Exercise Program

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 WJCS Senior Programs in Mt. Vernon is hosting an exercise programs focused on preventing seniors from falling. The program is sponsored by Mainstream, the institute for mature adults at Westchester Community College, and the Westchester County Dept. of Senior Programs and Services. Participants in the 10-week series will learn how to exercise to improve

Six WJCS Staff Members Honored

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Six WJCS staff members were recognized this week for exceptional performances. Four who received awards at the WJCS 2014 Annual Meeting were: Debbie Schrag, MSW, coordinator, Connections & Cash Relief, Employee of the Year. Mark Morgan, counselor/trainer, Gloria Wright, Home Health Valdale House, winner of the Aide of the Year.

WJCS Announces Packed Calender of Shelanu Activities in June

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 The WJCS Shelanu program, a membership community for Jewish young adults, 18 – 35 with autism spectrum disorders, and their friends, will feature a host of activities during June. Members can enjoy bowling, gardening, watching films and even attend a Shabbat dinner. Click here to see the calendar. Shelanu creates a home away from home using spaces

Parent Management Training Summer Session Begins July 8

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 WJCS is offering a summer 10-session evidence-based parent management training group for parents of children with a developmental disability or with an autistic spectrum disorder. The group will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:00 AM for five weeks from July 8 to August 7. See attached flyer for more details. Interested parents should