Yachad Expands Services and Reach for Children with Autism

January 3, 2017

New York, NY — Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, announced it would be officially expanding its collaboration today with Proud Moments Therapy, a behavioral health agency providing services to children on the autism spectrum ages 0-21. Based in Brooklyn, PMT has four offices across New York and serves New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, offering insurance-covered therapy to families across the region. Through this partnership, PMT therapists will work closely with Yachad summer program staff in preparation for and during summer programs. PMT specialists will develop participants’ personal programs, ensuring that their goals remain consistent throughout the year.

“We are very excited about this collaboration,” said Dr. Jeff Lichtman, International Director of Yachad, “Proud Moments Therapy offers unparalleled therapy services for children with autism, and we are happy that their talentedprofessional staff are joining forces with us. This is a milestone for Yachad, as we continue expanding our breadth and depth of services. Most importantly, it provides our children a seamless flow of appropriate and continuous service year round.”

Since its establishment, Yachad has been a leader in the special needs community, dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Touching thousands of Jews with disabilities every year, Yachad’s staff educates and advocates for greater understanding and acceptance, building a community where everyone has a place.

“Proud Moments’ Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are licensed to create and implement behavioral programs for all of the child’s environments to improve social, behavioral and adaptive skills. PM offers services in PM facilities, home, school and camp settings throughout the tri-state area, and specializes in functional assessment, applied behavioral analysis therapy, and social, behavioral and communication skills training.
“Yachad is a household name in the Jewish community,” said Chanie Rubin, director at Proud Moments Therapy. “We are thrilled about this opportunity to be part of the iconic movement.””
For more information, visit http://www.yachad.org and http://www.proudmomentsaba.com, or contact Tobey Karpel, tlass@proudmomentsaba.com.