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Volunteer Caroline Oliveria

What program will you be volunteering with and tell us a bit about it. I will be working within the residential program. The JCFS provides residential support for teen and adults. These homes provide...

Mental Health Therapy for Children? Why?

Toddler learning to swim
By: Lindsay Hardy, M. A. Life in general presents us with ongoing challenges, many of which we feel unprepared to handle- parenting, divorce, interpersonal issues, etc.. At times, we need outside...

School is Out but Fun and Learning are In! Summer Programs for Children with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 1 in 68 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With...

Matzah on my Mind

Matzah
Passover can be a very stressful time for those of us dealing with illness and loss, whether our own or that of a family member. How can one properly prepare for the holiday and observe it when our...

Ask a Clinician: How much 'screen time' is too much?

Children and Computers
Q   When my children were very young, I was intentional about monitoring how much time they watched television. Now that they are older, they seem to always have a screen before their...