Category Archives: Special Needs

What will potential changes to the Affordable Care Act and/or Medicaid mean for individuals living with disabilities and their families?

In partnership with Jewish Residential Services (JRS), Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) will co-host a community meeting to educate and discuss issues that affect people with disabilities as a result of potential changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … 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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Squirrel Hill organizations and the Chinese community of Greater Pittsburgh celebrate the Lunar New Year

On Sunday, February 21st, from 11 a.m. to Noon, Squirrel Hill-based organizations and the Chinese community of Greater Pittsburgh will co-host the Lunar New Year Parade in celebration of the Lunar New Year–also known as the Year of the Red … Continue reading

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Upcoming JF&CS and community events this April

The ongoing work of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and our partner agencies provide many possibilities and opportunities. As we strive to provide our community with comprehensive services, support and help every day, JF&CS and our community partners are offering … Continue reading

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World Autism Day shines a blue light on employment challenges and advantages

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. Every year on April 2nd, organizations, agencies and communities around the world aim to raise awareness of autism and how the diagnosis affects individuals and families. This year, World Autism Day is focusing on employment. … Continue reading

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Can You Work While Receiving Social Security Benefits? Yes You Can!

Employment options for individuals receiving social security benefits is the topic of an upcoming program co-presented by Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) as part of the educational series AIM: Support for Families of Individuals … Continue reading

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Jewish Disability Awareness Month shines light on the work of JF&CS and local agencies

As part of ongoing efforts for people with special needs and/or disabilities and their families, Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) will co-present the upcoming program, “Can You Work While Receiving SSI or SSDI Benefits? Yes … Continue reading

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