WJCS Autism Center

A resource center for individuals and families, the WJCS Autism Center offers comprehensive services in a comfortable setting where  information, guidance, parent support and education, advocacy, spiritual strength, and informal support of others familiar with a child with autism. The Autism Center offers workshops and resources to help keep families informed.

The center also offers special education advocacy services that help parents navigate the special education system, identify and understand their child's needs, and feel more empowered in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Services include initial consultation as well as classroom observation and representation at Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meetings.

Other Autism Center programs include:

  • Parent/Grandparent Support Groups, which allow grandparents to share struggles of dealing with grandchildren with autism and find strategies to improve family life.
  • Project Lifesaver, which offers locater bracelets for people with autism or other developmental disabilities who may wander or get lost.
  • Supper Club, a social group for adults 18 years and older that meets for dinner weekly as a way to ease social isolation.

Resources offered include a Summer Camp Guide and After-school and Weekend Programs Guide and Holiday Break Guide.

Support is provided through funds from UJA-Federation of New York.

Contact Lee Englander, MA, Autism Center coordinator
914-761-0600 x228; [email protected]

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