Special Needs Programs & Services: Families

Free Family Support l Parents Advisory Committee l Events

Shorefront Y's Walk for AutismFamily Autism Center (FAC)
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Family Autism Center provides information, education, referrals and resources to families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities.

For more information, contact Lilach Koch: 718-646-1444 Ext. 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org

FREE Resources Include:

  • Guidance for navigating the Special Education system
  • Family advocacy services
  • Educational workshops led by professionals in the filed
  • Family support group
  • Referrals for services
  • Special events


For more information, contact Lilach Koch: 718-646-1444 Ext. 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org


FREE Family Support Group
Group meets once a month.

The Family Support Group is designed to provide peer support and guidance for individuals and families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities.

The Family Support Group offers participants an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and ideas in a supportive environment.

Childcare is provided while group is in session.

For more information, contact Lilach Koch: 718-646-1444 Ext. 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org


Parents Advisory Committee:
Committee meets every two months.

Parents Advisory Committee offers parents an opportunity to get involved in making decisions pertaining to current programs. Parents provide feedback on the changes that have been implemented. 

Childcare is provided while committee is in session.

For more information, contact Lilach Koch: 718-646-1444 Ext. 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org


Upcoming Events:

Free workshop! Helping parents and caregivers manage the behavior of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Giving a sense of control workshop.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
To RSVP, please e-mail kochl@shorefronty.org.

Fourth Annual Walk for Autism
June 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
1.2 mile walk on the boardwalk to help support families affected by Autism and other developmental disabilities.





Past Events:

Free information session for families of children with special needs of all ages discussing home care services, legal representation, & planning for the future.

Free Workshop for Parents
Come learn and practice new strategies for challenging behaviors! Our workshop would model simple and practical interventions from Dr. Ross Greene’s “Collaborative Problem Solving” as well as “Therapeutic Crisis Intervention”. The workshop would also provide you with a toolkit that complements the information shared at the workshop.


Free Workshop for Parents
The Special Needs Program is proud to once again host Ms. Tamika Edwards, as she presents another informative Special Education Boot Camp: Am I in the Right Place? The Special Education Continuum.


Third Annual Walk for Autism
1.2 mile walk on the boardwalk to help support families affected by Autism and other developmental disabilities.

Free Workshop for Parents!
The special needs program at the Shorefront Y presents a workshop that will take you through a journey of realization that there are indeed programs, services, systems, and strategies that can help you feel supported and empowered to bring up your child with disabilities in a safe and nurturing environment. Special guest speaker Gary Shulman.


Free Workshop for Parents!
The Special Needs Program at the Shorefront Y is hosting Ms. Tamika Edwards, Director of Training, Legal Outreach Inc, who will present the structure and process of IEP Meetings and teach parents how to become their child's best education advocates.

Museum Tour
Guided tour of the Museum of Modern Arts

2012 Walk for Autism                                    
Members of our community raised awareness and support services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Open House
Enjoy music, movement, arts & crafts. Learn about a variety of programs and services we offer for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities.

Workshop: Treating Social Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Presented by Michelle Gorenstein, Psy.D., Assistant Professor at the SEAVER Center for Autism Treatment and Research.

Workshop: Integrated Music, Movement and Arts Therapy.

Presented by Sue Carpenter, PhD., Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services. Kingsborough Community College.

Trip to the American Museum for Natural History with Program BRIDGE

Photography Tour with Program BRIDGE

2011 Walk for Autism
Community members showed their support by participating in 2011 Walk for Autism.

For more information about this event,
call Lilach Koch (718) 646-1444 x 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org

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