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Yachad Professional Development Series #3

Monday, Dec, 10, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

“The Language We Use – Appropriate and Accurate Clinical Terminology, Phraseology, and Professionalism When Describing and Assessing Clients with Disabilities”

Lecturer: Dr. Joe Goldfarb, Assistant Director, Director Yachad/NJCD
Discussant:  Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

ASL interpreter provided upon request with 7 days advance notice. 

The building, lecture hall, and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. 

(registration deadline Friday, October 5th, 2012)

Registration fee for each lecture is $40

If you prefer not to pay on this site by credit card, you may make a check out to Yachad.

Please mail check to:
Yachad/NJCD Attn: Lecture Series
11 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10004


Monday, January 14th, 2013    (registration deadline Friday, January 4th, 2013)

“Sexuality, Relationships, and Marriage – Developmental Challenges and the Desire for Love, Closeness, and Companionship”

Lecturer: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Discussant: Nicole Bodner, LMSW, Director of New York Yachad/NJCD

Monday, February 11th 2013     (registration deadline Friday, February 1st, 2013)

“The New York City Origins of the American Disability Rights Movement – An Historical and Family Exploration of the Hard-Won Street Battles for Physical Accessibility and Inclusion Policy in the U.S.”

Lecturer: Warren Shaw, J.D., Disability Historian, Author

Discussant: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, March 4th, 2013     (registration deadline Friday, February 22nd, 2013)

“Effective Collaboration with Other Agencies — Representing Your Organization and Navigating the System to Promote the Best Interest of Your Clients with Disabilities”

Lecturers/Panel: Dr. Deborah Mann, Director of School Programs, Yachad/NJCD Schools; Nicole Bodner, LMSW, Director, New York Yachad Michael Appelbaum, Director, Day Hab, Yachad/NJCD

Discussant: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, April 8th, 2013      (registration deadline Friday, March 29th 2013)

“Addressing Siblings’ Needs – Group Therapy and Clinical Interventions for Sisters and Brothers of Children with Disabilities”
Lecturers/Panel: Chani Herrmann, MSW, Director, New Jersey Yachad

Discussant: Rebecca Schrag, MSW, Program Director, Senior Yachad


If you have any questions or requests, please contact lecture series producer, Deborah Berman, LCSW, Senior Social Worker, Yachad/NJCD


Phone: 212-613-8229 / 8172


Media Inquiries:  Stephen Steiner, Director of Public Relations, Orthodox Union


Phone: 212-613-8318