Florida Yachad Presents “Special Needs Family Day,” February 13 in Boca Raton
Yachad/The National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) | Jewish Disabilities Inclusion presents a “Special Needs Family Day” on Sunday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at JARC Florida, 21160 95th Avenue South in Boca Raton. The event is co-sponsored with The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Department of Special Needs, as part of Yachad’s month-long NAIM program, which emphasizes Inclusion in the broad Jewish community.
Registration is required, and space is limited. Registration is $18 per family, with lunch included.
The Keynote address of Family Day will be given by Dr. Rona Novick, world renowned child behavior therapist who specializes in bullying.
Family Day is part of North American Inclusion Month (NAIM), a time frame originated by Yachad specifically designated to raise awareness and to develop sensitivity of what it means for those who live with disabilities, and how to Include them within the greater Jewish community. Other events taking place in Florida for NAIM can be found on the official website, www.njcd.org/naim.
Activities throughout the day:
• Full day of youth programs provided by Levi’s JCC for both children with special needs and for siblings with typical function (sports; games; and arts and crafts);
• Hear from leading experts on a wide variety of topics (including: “Information on Benefits Coordination and Long Term Planning;” “The Medicaid Waiver Program;” and “Caregiver Support”);
• Presentation by Laura Pincus, Director of Exceptional Student Education of Palm Beach County, on the wide variety of programs and services available in the county;
• Unique Disabilities Resource Fair.
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