Category Archives: Quest

You can give the gift of summer camp to a struggling child

Client’s name changed to protect confidentiality.Photos are of Quest campers from various years. A child diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or other social or emotional challenges may struggle with making friends and handling social situations. For Mark*, a home-schooled child diagnosed … Continue reading

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Back to school tips for special kids

While going back to school can be stressful for everybody, kids with conditions like autism, anxiety or ADHD may have more difficulties coping with the changes of schedule, expectations and routine. April Artz of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services is a therapist … Continue reading

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Quest Camp combines summer camp and therapy for children with social and emotional challenges

Parents of children with Autism-related challenges or other diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Disorder or anxiety may hesitate when considering summer camps. They may even forgo the idea altogether because many camps do not address their child’s unique needs. For children … Continue reading

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Helping children attend a special therapeuti​c camp

On June 22, Rodef Shalom Congregation will honor Fred Rogers for his life’s work on behalf of the emotional wellbeing of children as part of the synagogue’s biannual tradition of honoring a person who has made a significant commitment to … Continue reading

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Quest Camp provides summer camp experience for children with emotional and social challenges

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. Every year on April 2, organizations around the world aim to raise awareness of autism and how the diagnosis affects individuals and families. At JF&CS, we provide many resources for families and individuals who … Continue reading

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Jewish Disability Awareness Month shines light on the work of local Jewish agencies

From physical disabilities that impair mobility, to behavioral issues related to attention difficulties and developmental disorders like autism, each disability presents its own set of challenges unique to individuals and their families. At JF&CS, we work with families by providing … Continue reading

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Afterschool program improves functioning in children with behavioral, social challenges

For more than 20 years, Quest Therapeutic Camps has provided innovative treatment programs for children ages 6-18 years old. Thousands of children have made dramatic improvements in behavioral, emotional and social functioning because of Quest’s unique system that combines recreational … Continue reading

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