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the jack and shirley silver center for special needs

Kulam, generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the EGL Charitable Foundation, is a Sunday program during the academic year for children with special needs and their families. It is designed for children ages 3-16 with a variety of needs, including children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and with varied communication and learning differences. Classes focus on building social skills.

In order to assure that classes are comprised of a group of children who will optimally benefit from the program, a brief intake process has been devised. For more information or to begin the intake conversation, please contact Leslie Epstein Pearson, LCSW, at the Learning Resource Network at 212.632.4499.

Classes are offered in art, photography, cooking, theater, sports, music, Jewish culture with MATAN, Sibfun and more.

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For more information or registration, contact Melissa Lader, LMSW, Director of School Age Special Needs Programs, at 646.505.5729 or

learning resource network (LRN)

A special project of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, LRN is a place where you can turn to ask questions about your child’s learning and development. Our goal is to address your concerns, alleviate your anxiety, design meaningful and manageable plans of action, and develop strategies to empower you as an advocate for your child. We can also refer you to specialists throughout the Jewish Board’s continuum of services and to other programs and professionals in the metropolitan area.
If you have any questions, call Leslie Epstein Pearson, LCSW, Director LRN, at 212.632.4499.

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