Category Archives: Special Needs

Friendship Circle of Greater MetroWest NJ

Friendship Circle of Greater MetroWest NJ 10 Microlab Rd., Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Contact:  Toba Grossbaum, Director (973) 251-0200 toba@fcnj.com Based on the bedrock foundation of V’Ahavta L’Reacha Kamocha (Love your fellow as yourself), it is the Friendship Circle’s mission to: – Engage children and teens with special needs through a full range of experiences. – Provide parents and families of children and teens with special needs with much-needed respite and support. – Enrich, inspire and motivate teens through the sharing of themselves with others. – Create a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community for teens through educational and social […]

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SNAP

Snapclinics.org 10 Stoneybrook Way Morristown, New Jersey 07960 Contact:  Dr Alexandra Certner, (973) 538-7223, snapclinics@gmail.com Special Needs Athletic Programs (SNAP, Inc.) is a non-profit organization created to inspire youth to work together through athletics, peer mentoring activities, and educational programs. SNAP’s goals are to ultimately raise awareness about the impact students can make in the lives of children with autism and other disabilities. Over the years it became apparent to families with special needs children and autism that the traditional methods of inclusion have not met the needs of these children, and it was with this in mind that our organization was […]

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Mifalot

Mifalot 8 Halochamim Street POB 8400 Tel Aviv 61084, Israel Contact:  Michelle Pincus 973.945.2784 NJ Mifalot Ambassador, Michelle.pincus@yahoo.com Mifalot – Education & Society Enterprises, the largest organization in the Middle East that uses sports as a vehicle to enhance children’s’ self-confidence and bring social change to their communities. Mifalot is based in Israel, and our beneficiaries include children and youth from all over Israel, the surrounding regions and around the globe. Leveraging children’s universal passion for sports, our uniquely designed educational sports programs are created to teach essential life skills, develop an appreciation for diversity, embrace equality, and utilize community outreach to trigger social change. The beneficiaries of our many programs number over 25,000 annually […]

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Caps of Love

capsoflove.com South Florida Contact:  Valerie Mathieu Founder/President (561) 876-5753 CapsOfLoveUSA@gmail.com By recycling 2 different grades of plastic caps and lids, Caps of Love raises money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children.  We recycle polypropylene and polyethylene plastic caps.  They can be sold to companies using recycled ‘post-consumer’ plastic to create new products such as composite decking, janitorial supplies, shipping pallets, park benches, paint cans, automotive interiors and much more! This also has an environmental benefit as discarded caps are put into our landfills or incinerated.  If they are not recycled, there are harmful consequences to our planet. Work is simple, […]

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Aleh

Aleh.org 208 Rechov Yaffo – POB 36163 Jerusalem, Israel Contact:  Dov Hirth, Marketing and Development  DOV@ALEH-ISRAEL.ORG (917) 732-2361 ALEH is a rehabilitative network of centers caring for the most severely disabled children in Israel. Established in 1982, ALEH believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available care and develop to his or her full potentialALEH is a rehabilitative network of centers caring for the most severely disabled children in Israel. Established in 1982, ALEH believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical […]

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iCan Shine

iCanShine.org PO Box 541 Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301 Contact our staff at (610) 647-4176 or email us at info@icanshine.org Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.  By creating an environment where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities, everyone can shine!  We hold approximately 100 five day bike camps throughout North America each year, primarily in the summer.  To find a bike camp near you, please go to www.icanshine.org/find-a-program/. For your mitzvah or volunteer project, help for 90 minutes each day for 5 days to help a child with a disability […]

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Miracle League

MiracleLeague.com 1506 Klondike Rd., Suite 105, Conyers, GA  30094 Contact:  Stephanie Davis, Director (770) 760-1933 stephanie@miracleleague.com The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these children and adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. But it’s more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, […]

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JChai

JChai.org JCHAI (Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence) at Federation Hall 274 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010 Contact:  Beth Rosenwasser, PhD, Director of Community Engagement, (610)922-2480, BethRosenwasser@jchai.org JCHAI (Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence) is an AWARD-WINNING family of residential and community-based programs for people 18 and up with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. We create supported independent living in a person’s own home, their family’s home or in our supervised apartment program. JCHAI also provides vocational training, supported employment, counseling, social, educational and artistic self-expression with trips and social events. We offer Jewish programming but serve people […]

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Horsham Challenger Little League

Horsham Challenger Little League 1020 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044 Contact: Stan Jaskiewicz, Challenger Coach, 215-241-8866, sjaskiewicz@lawsgr.com Although we teach baseball, that is just a means to our real goals: socialization and recreation for children with disabilities. We play noncompetitive games, with no outs or scoring. We want each player to learn that he or she can have fun being active and outdoors, which many families may not have known was possible for a child with a disability. Until registering their child in our league, parents often have been reluctant to let their child try any sports. Many parents and relatives of […]

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Thorncroft Equestrian Center

Thorncroft Equestrian Center for Theraputic Riding 190 Line Road Malvern, PA 19355 Contact: jessica@thorncroft.org, Volunteer Coordinator, 610.644.1963, info@thorncroft.org Our mission is to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all people including those with special needs. We are committed to personal growth and education in an equestrian environment of respect and love. Founded in 1969. Thorncroft Equestrian Center will continue to be a premier leader in the field of therapeutic horseback riding and related mental health programs. Our Education Center will provide continuing education and assist in the development of future programs for instructors, students and families. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Thorncroft will […]

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