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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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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.

Wed, Feb 28


Cocktails & Bureaucracy Adolescence and Sexuality with speaker Kirsten Lindsmith!

Kirsten Lindsmith at The 2017 Felix Awards.

Kirsten Lindsmith at The 2017 Felix Awards.

The teen years present a host of new issues and questions for all parents, from questions about hygiene and personal care, to navigating social interactions and gaining independence. Join Extreme Kids and author, artist, and advocate, Kirsten Lindsmith as we discuss adolescence and sexuality amongst children who have disabilities.

We will hear from Ms. Lindsmith about her own experiences as a teen on the spectrum and dive into questions and concerns of each of the parents in the room.

Location: Freddy's Bar (back room), 627 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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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.

Sat, Mar 10


Intro to the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
This month Michelle Lang from YAI Link, will be speaking with us about the OPWDD. We will answer the questions:

  • What is the OPWDD?
  • How can I obtain OPWDD eligibility?
  • What services can I get through the OPWDD?

This will be a helpful talk for any families interested in getting respite, transition supports for young adults, or medicaid waiver.

Location: Ridgewood Space
Contact Info: Amanda Garcia,

This monthly group, loosely lead by Extreme Kids & Crew’s Executive Director, is available to parents whose children are participating in KEEN New York'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: Feb. 11, 10:00-11:00am

Sign up for KEEN New York's Brooklyn basketball program to receive an invitation to Coffee & Conversation.