Families Helping Families Has 3 Family Fun Events Planned for President’s Week – 2011

Are you wondering how you will occupy your special needs child and their siblings during another school day off??? SAVE THE DATE!!

FHF has 3 Family Fun Events planned for President’s Week:

  • Monday, February 21, 2011 Zumba/Karate/Pizza Event

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Wagner College Planetarium

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011 Basketball at FastBreak

Visit the Families Helping Families website for more info: http://www.fhfnyc.org/

HELP IS ON THE WAY: PREVENTING CAREGIVER BURNOUT: Tips and Techniques for Caring for Loved Ones and Reducing Stress

Are you caring for a disabled family member, an elderly family member or neighbor?

Is the stress taking its toll? Do you need a break?

HELP IS ON THE WAY. Join Senator Diane J. Savino and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York for a free seminar. A LIGHT MEAL WILL BE SERVED.

When: Thursday, January 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Forever Young Senior Center – 330 Saint Marks Place, Staten Island, NY 10301 (By the St. George Theatre)

Need Transportation? Call 212-561-7424 for a ride – Free parking at the center. Please RSVP to Kara Hughett at Kara.Hughett@morris-king.com or 1-212-561-7424

LINK: EVENT FLYER CaregiverSeminar_Savino_FINAL

Family Together NYS, Inc. – a Non-Profit Organization for Children’s Mental Health Services

Below is information from Family Together in New York State, Inc.

Families Together in New York State, Inc. a statewide, parent-governed, non-profit organization, grew out of the efforts of many people who were concerned about children’s mental health services in New York State and across the nation.

I would encourage anyone who is interested in obtaining information on Mental Health issues to subscribe to receive their weekly digests.  You can register at their website www.ftnys.org

Sensory Summer with the NY Metro Chapter of the National Autism Association


The NY Metro Chapter of the National Autism Association, in partnership with Watch Me Grow, is proud to offer two week-long sensory-sensitive summer programs for children with autism spectrum disorders during the last two weeks of August 2011

Each week-long program will be a fun and therapeutic program for children with autism spectrum disorders in a sensory-sensitive, safe and caring environment where the needs of the children come first.  The programs will be held at Watch Me Grow, a 4,000 square foot sensory gym equipped to provide sensory motor activities located at 361 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003.  The children will play in the gym, visit local parks, and take community-based field trips.  Highly trained staff will promote socialization among the participants with a 2:1 child-to-staff ratio.

Each child applying will be screened prior to enrollment to ensure proper placement in the program.  Groups will be organized by developmental age to optimize each child’s experience.  

The fee for a one week session is only $50.  Watch Me Grow has donated the space and administrative staff and the balance of the program is made possible by the generosity of our supporters.

When:  Ages 6-8: August 22-August 26, 2011

           Ages 9-11: August 29-September 2, 2011


Each one week program will be held Monday-Friday 8:30a to 2:30p

To register your child, please call 212-721-5220 and schedule your child’s free screening!  The deadline for registration is February 15, 2011.

*****Please note that space is limited and early registration is highly recommended!******

If you would like more information about us,
please visit our website.