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* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.
Services for People with Disabilities at JCFS *
Home Based Waiver for Children and Adults with I/DD - JCFS is a service facilitation agency and work with families through the family and agency based models.
Respite Services are offered in a group setting, providing children and youth with special needs with social/recreational opportunities while also providing a break to their caregiver.
Glick Family Camp - A camp weekend for children with developmental delays/disabilities and their families filled with a variety of creative and outdoor activities for everyone!
Camp Firefly - JCFS, in partnership with JCCs offers overnight camp experiences for boys and girls who have been diagnosed with social disorders such as Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Anxiety.
Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to share common joys and concerns, learn to handle common dilemmas and have fun!
Yad B' Yad is offered in collaboration with the Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, bringing together young Jewish adults with learning disabilities or I/DD and young Jewish adults for social, recreational and religious activities.
Hevra offers social outing and activities for Jewish adults ages 35-60 with learning disabilities or I/DD with opportunities to make friends and connections in the community.
Residential Supports provides support, assistance and training in community settings for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. CILA, Home Based Waiver and private funding accepted.
Psychoeducational Groups - JCFS offers a number of short term groups specifically for adults with I/DD. Topics have included Healthy Relationships and Sexuality, Anxiety and Anger Management, Dating Skills and Your Relationship with Food.