If you are in need of disability resources or would like additional information, you can contact the JCFS Disability Helpline at 773.467.3838 or e-mail at DisabilityHelpLine@jcfs.org.
Current Education and Support Groups for People with Disabilities and their Families
Our education and support groups for people with disabilities cover every age, every family dynamic and a wide range of topics and challenges.
For youth and adults with developmental disabilities
JCFS is able to offer a variety of groups. Each group focuses on a specific skill set, all groups emphasize developing peer relationships, practicing reciprocal conversation and learning from the experience of others. The menu of groups includes:
- Financial Literacy/Money Management
- Dating Skills/Healthy Relationships
- Anger Management
- Building Resilience/Coping Skills
- Speak Up For Yourself
- Cooking Skills/Dinner Club
- Conversation Skills and Current Events
- Conversation Skills and Crafts
Groups may be offered in West Rogers Park, Skokie or Northbrook depending on interest and facilitator availability. Home Based Waiver funding may be used for some groups. For further information and to let us know your interest, Contact Emily Tegenkamp, MA, LCSW at 773.467.3741 or EmilyTegenkamp@jcfs.org. You may also contact the Disability Helpline at 773.467.3838.
The Future is Now!
Time and Location TBA
A futures planning group for parents of adult children with disabilities. This group gives caretakers the opportunity to meet and socialize with other parents while planning out the future for their loved ones with disabilities.
Request additional information contact EmilyTegenkamp@jcfs.org.