We are pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the Women’s Day Program’s newly renovated location! The renovated facility includes many wonderful amenities that will greatly enhance the program. These include activity rooms which are designed to improve cognitive, social, and emotional development, and a state-of-the-art kitchen, which will enable the ladies to cook and bake their own meals.
The Women's Day Programs are run by Mrs. Miriam Leah Schmeltzer, in conjunction with Mrs. Suri Spielman. A seamless program of educational, social, and vocational opportunities which are coordinated with the person's home environment is provided. There is also an emphasis on community inclusion. Small groups take short trips into the community each day, which include volunteering at local businesses, shopping, and recreational activities at local parks.
Life has its challenges and opportunities and for each person they are unique. For some, the availability of the right tools, guidance, and support brings about the opportunity to meet these challenges in the best way possible. With this strong foundation, each day brings a chance to celebrate accomplishments, discover individuality, and understand what brings happiness. At Yedei Chesed, people are presented with a wide array of skill-building opportunities that foster individual independence and productivity, greatly enhancing each person's quality of life.
To find out more about these fantastic programs, please contact Mrs. Miriam Leah Schmeltzer at 845.425.0887 ext. 218.
Yedei Chesed Achieves Coveted CQL Accreditation!
Yedei Chesed is a proud recipient of accreditation by the Council for Quality and Leadership (CQL), a credential denoting the agency's high level of quality and person-centeredness. CQL staff visited Yedei Chesed's various program sites and observed programs in action over a four-day period. During that time they interviewed staff, people supported and family members. Organizations accredited by CQL are held to a higher standard and must maintain a rigorous quality management program to ensure ongoing improvements are made to our policies and processes. For more information on what CQL accreditation means to you, please contact our Director of Quality Management, Mrs. Chanie Reisman at 845-425-0887, ext. 251 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Network for Siblings of Adults with I/DD
Siblings are important – in fact, siblings often have the longest relationship of their lives with each other. Sibling Resources is an evolving website dedicated to issues concerning adult siblings of individuals with disabilities. This growing network recognizes the important role that Siblings in the lives of their loved ones. By joining SiblingResources.org, one can become part of the sibling community in New York and nationally and receive information, resources and on-line learning opportunities.
Go to: Sibling Resources: www.siblingresources.org to join the network!
Great Gadgets for Indoor Play
Do you ever complain about your child- “My son is always bored! He’s not interested in toys, games, etc. I don’t know how to keep him busy/out of trouble!”? This site has some great ideas for “toys” for kids who don’t play with regular toys. Maybe something on this list will be engaging for your child!
This website has all kinds of fidgets, toys and sensory objects that could be great for children, as well as for adults (we have stress and sensory needs, too)! The site is called “office playground” because the products are designed to be “office toys” and stress relievers. There are so many different items, and many of them are very inexpensive (tons under $5- even some under $1).
These last sites have app suggestions for individuals with autism. If your child or his providers have an ipad, some of these may be helpful for them.