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Parent Support Groups and Events - pictured, The Felix Awards 2016

Parent Support Groups and Events - pictured, The Felix Awards 2016

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Fall dates now posted!

Cocktails and Bureaucracy is Extreme Kids & Crew's ongoing series of workshops / support groups in which panelists and parents share advocacy resources and information. Join us for an informal evening gathering at Freddy's Bar.

Oct. 10


Making the Most of Your Child's Neuropsych

Registration coming soon!

Location: Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

This monthly group, loosely lead by Extreme Kids & Crew’s Executive Director, is available to parents whose children are participating in KEEN NYC’s basketball program in Brooklyn . Head out for some much deserved respite time, or stick around nearby with fellow parents and chat. Discussion topics are meant to connect and support, or simply entertain. The group will decide the structure, or lack thereof. Coffee, lots of coffee, will be provided.

Next Event: Oct. 1, 10:00-11:00am

Join us for a Saturday morning parent workshop at the Ridgewood Space to discuss the services available to families with children with disabilities. These seasonal events will be led by professionals in the disability community and disabled adults, with the goal to provide a better understanding to the NYC services system, and what it means to grow up with a disability and flourish.


Sept. 30


Needs, Wants, Wishes & Dreams with Gary Shulman (.pdf flyer)

This workshop will discuss the services and programs available to support families caring for children with disabilities and special needs. Topics will include: advocacy and legal supports, childcare, transportation, free treatment and equipment, support groups and more. The discussion with be led by Gary Shulman, a long-time advocate and professional in the special needs community. Time will be reserved for Q&A and all who attend will receive a copy of Shulman's resource directory: Needs, Wants, Wishes and Dreams.

Note: This is a parent event and childcare will not be available.

Location: Ridgewood Space

Oct. 12


Join us for an evening presented by The SMILE Center, to celebrate Strange Beauty, a memoir by our friend and Extreme Kids founder, Eliza Factor. Factor's joyful, intense and unique memoir tells the story of a family transformed by her son's multiple disabilities, and the transformation of self, family and community.

Now it's time to celebrate! Extreme Kids and The SMILE Center invite you to mingle and share in this momentous occasion. RSVP info available soon.

Please RSVP to The SMILE Center at

Location: The SMILE Center 171 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016