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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.

Dec. 5


An Introduction to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities OPWDD
(.pdf flyer)

This month Nichole Riccio, an Intake Specialist from YAI Link, will be speaking with us about the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (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: Freddy's Bar (back room), 627 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact info: Diana Baron-Moore,

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: Oct. 1, 10:00-11:00am

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

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.

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