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Special Needs

CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 

For more than three decades we have worked with children, teens, young adults and adults with varying abilities to help them reach their fullest potential, both developmentally and interpersonally, by offering year-round social, recreational, fitness, and life skillsprograms.

The center has two divisions to better serve our participants:

  • Sandler Family Kehilla Center (ages 5-21 years)
  • Life Skill Training Center (ages 21+ years)

All programs are open to the broader community, and advanced registration is required.

Our programs are facilitated by educators and social workers with low participant-to-staff ratios. Our staff is comprised of experienced professionals who possess a combination of clinical and recreational skills in the fields of social work, special education, and psychology. These highly qualified professionals work with Long Island and Queens children, teens, and adults with a variety of special needs including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An individual assessment is required to determine appropriate placement.

All Center for People with Special Needs programs require an assessment to ensure proper placement. To schedule an assessment, contact Mallory Schiff, MSW, 516.484.1545 ext. 135, mschiff@sjjcc.org.

CAMP KEHILLA  SANDLER FAMILY KEHILLA CENTER
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING CENTER  FAMILY SUPPORT

 

“Having Hannah attend Camp Kehilla was a truly life-changing experience. Although she is in a Special Ed program at our high school, they still aren’t able to cater to all of her needs. During most physical activities, Hannah is usually off to the sidelines. This year, when people ask how her summer was, she tells them it was amazing and how she was able to play soccer! It’s profound that one of her most joyous moments was just being able to play in a structured, safe, and encouraging environment. Hannah says she’s ready to go back to school because it’s a great way to pass time until she goes back to Camp Kehilla next year!” Rachel M.

Amanda Foglietta, LCSW

Director of Sandler Family Kehilla Center

(516) 484-1545 x175

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Heather Schulz

Director of Life Skills Training Center

(516) 484-1545 x104

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Events

Preventing Parent Burnout: Stress Management for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Tue, Mar 05, 2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Understanding Self Direction

Tue, Apr 16, 2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Staff

Amanda Foglietta, LCSW

Director of Sandler Family Kehilla Center

Stephanie Costa, LMSW

Camp Kehilla Director

Victoria Granatelli

Assistant Director of Camp Kehilla

Mallory Schiff, MSW

Special Needs Social Worker

Heather Schulz

Director of Life Skills Training Center