DISABILITY SERVICES

DISABILITY SERVICES AT THE H.E.S.

NO MATTER YOUR ABILITIES, THE H.E.S. HAS A PROGRAM FOR YOU!

 

Our mission is to help those in need, embrace diversity, practice inclusion, and build a cordial community. 

 

The agency operates an array of programs for developmentally disabled children and adults. We are confident that you will find a program that meets your families with the H.E.S.

For more information about Disability Services at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext 123 or ariella@thehes.org

 

CONNECT-A-BILITY

 

The H.E.S. Disabilities Services Department invites you and your family to join us for this brand new program.

 

For your children, a series of interactive virtual enrichment sessions designed specifically for their abilities. Programs include puppetry, music, yoga, drumming, art, and movement.

 

Parents will be invited to workshops that will provide you with information and support. This will help ensure you have access to the best services for you, your family, and your child.

 

Families will receive monthly packets including materials to use in sessions, information for parents, alongside fun surprises!

 

Let us be part of your team; supporting you and your child while helping you connect them to the services they need and stay connected to others during these unique times.

SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

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PARENT WORKSHOP 

TOPIC | OPWDD- What is the best option for my child?

 

Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 PM

 

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Guest presenter, Jeri Mendelsohn, joins us as we discuss Self-Direction and how to work with your Care Manager to get the best blend of Waiver funded programs and services.

 

Jeri Mendelsohn, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker works as a consultant assisting clients in the not-for-profit, philanthropic and educational sectors in program development on behalf of people with disabilities, older adults, and other vulnerable populations. Jeri has worked extensively within the NY metro community having served as a social worker at the Five Towns Y, the Director of Early Intervention Programs at HASC, and as an agency executive and CEO for the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y.
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SWIM ‘N’ SKILLS

AN OPWDD PROGRAM 

 

The H.E.S. Swim ‘n’ Skills program is designed for children ages 4-15 who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and meet OPWDD’s eligibility requirements.

 

Each child will receive individualized swim instruction and an individual counselor. Parents will receive ABA training and optional swim time with children.

 

Swimming activities will target the encouragement of positive social behavior, including sharing, language growth, and self-esteem.

Want more information about the Swim ‘N’ Skills Program at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or ariella@thehes.org

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

CAMP XTRA

H.E.S. STAFF IS HARD AT WORK PLANNING SUMMER 2021. CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES AND REGISTRATION 

H.E.S. Camp Xtra is a day camp that caters to children with developmental disabilities. Campers are in a safe environment where they can feel comfortable and enjoy their summer in the least restrictive environment. 
 
Children in Camp Xtra are mainstreamed within H.E.S.’ Summer Camp with the support of a counselor. The appropriate level of assistance is assessed for each child based on their individual needs, from a group setting to a 1:1 camper/staff ratio.
 
Children participate in general camp activities and enriching activities. Transportation (from local areas) DUE TO COVID-19 TRANSPORTATION WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR SUMMER 2020, lunch and snacks are provided. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Your child must be between the ages of 5-17;
  • The child must have an IEP;
  • If a child has received OPWDD Waiver Services, the Care Manager must provide their Level of Care (LOC), Life Plan, Notice of Decision (NOD), Psychological and Psycho-social evaluations.
Additionally, children, 7+ must be toilet trained to attend the Camp Xtra Program.

 

Each child must engage in an intake meeting with the Director of Disability Services Department prior to being admitted to the program.

Want more information about Camp Xtra at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or ariella@thehes.org

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

R.A.P. ROOM | REACHING ACADEMIC POTENTIAL 

PROVIDING ENRICHED SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The atmosphere in the room is soothing and relaxing, and children complete their homework individually or in small groups in the least restrictive environment.
 
After completing academic work, children are mainstreamed with a counselor into general After School Program’s activities, which include karate, dance, arts and crafts, multimedia room projects, and more.
 
The R.A.P Room Program runs from September to June, 3 P.M. – 6 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 3 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. on Fridays.
 
This program is staffed with a social worker and counselors with Special Education experience.
The eligibility requirements for the R.A.P. Room are as follows:
  • The child must be between the ages of 4-21;
  • The child must have an IEP;
  • If the child has received OPWDD Waiver Services, the Care Manager must provide their Level of Care (LOC), Life Plan, Notice of Decision (NOD), Psychological and Psycho-social evaluations.
Additionally, children, 7+ must be toilet trained to attend the R.A.P Room program.

 

Each child must engage in an intake meeting with the Director of Programs for People with Disabilities prior to being admitted to the program.

 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Want more information about the R.A.P. Room Program at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or ariella@thehes.org

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

DUE TO COVID-19 THE H.E.S. ADULT SUNDAY RECREATION PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING.
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY BACK INTO OUR BUILDING AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
 

CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR PROGRAM UPDATES.

 

SUNDAY ADULT RECREATION

 

The Sunday Recreation Program engages developmentally disabled adults in weekend activities and provides respite for family caregivers.
These activities include going to shows, movies, sports events, and engaging in arts and crafts activities. The program allows developmentally disabled adults to socialize with their peers while also sharpening their life skills.
The program is open to individuals 18 to 45 years old, living within the greater Southeast Brooklyn area. Participants should be high functioning developmentally disabled adults. Transportation may be available depending on proximity to H.E.S.
 
Eligibility requirements for Sunday Recreation Program:
  • The individual must be between the ages of 18-45.
  • The individual must have a Medicaid waiver.
  • The individual’s Care Manager must provide H.E.S with the individual’s Level of Care (LOC), Life Plan, Notice of Decision (NOD), Psychological and Psycho-social evaluations.
Each Individual must engage in an intake meeting with the Sunday Coordinator or the Director of Programs for People with Disabilities before being admitted to the program.

Want more information about the Sunday Adult Recreation Program at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or Ariella@thehes.org.

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES SUPPORT GROUP AND THE EMPOWERED PARENTS SERIES 

MONTHLY VIRTUAL GROUPS 

 

The Empowered Parents Series provides parents and community members informed on issues related to raising children. 

 

Sessions are facilitated by our Social Worker, Samantha Vincent, MSW; topics vary monthly and include such topics as Coping with Stress, Helping your child succeed in school, accessing resources to help your child, transitioning into school, and many more.

 

The Parent Support Group led by our Social Worker Samantha Vincent, MSW, meets once per month. The support group allows parents and caregivers to share information, knowledge, and experiences with each other. 

 

​All are welcome to join, no reservation is required. For more information, please give us a call at (718) 241-3000.
 

 

DATES AND TIMES:

 

Empowered Parents Series

Offered every 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • December 15th
  • January 19th
  • February 16th
  • March 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 18th
  • June 15th

Join our Social Worker, Samantha Vincent, MSW, for the first of this upcoming series, which will focus on coping with stress in these difficult times.

January 19th @ 6:30 PM | CLICK HERE TO JOIN

 

Support Group

Offered every 4th Tuesday of the month 
  • December 22nd
  • January 26th
  • February 23rd
  • March 23rd
  • April 27th
  • May 25th
  • June 22nd

January 26th @ 6:30 PM| CLICK HERE TO JOIN

 

FREE TO ALL 

 

MINNIE’S PLACE AT THE H.E.S.

A SENSORY CENTER

The H.E.S. is proud to offer Minnie’s Place – a controlled sensory environment that is used to stimulate and/or calm children- to all of its participants.

 

All of the equipment in Minnie’s place can be controlled, manipulated, intensified, or reduced as needed by the qualified H.E.S. Persons with Disabilities department.

Want more information about the Person’s with Disabilities Services at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or ariella@thehes.org