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Learning Differences & Special Needs

Well Being for Every Child

Jewish Family Service provides care for children with a myriad of challenges, including learning, behavioral, physical, developmental, neurological, and emotional disabilities.

Helping Children Achieve Their Potential

Specially trained, licensed social workers will help your child to optimize their emotional and social well-being, with the goal of assisting the child in achieving the highest potential. Family support is an important component of caring for special children, and JFS focuses on the needs of the parents, as well.


  • Information & Referral
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Navigating the Public & Private Systems of Care & Advocating for your Child
  • Planning & Coordination of Services
  • Support Groups & Workshops for Parents
  • Social Skills Groups

DIR Floortime  for Families and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

DIR Floortime is an intervention program tailored to the unique challenges and strengths of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental challenges. It is a comprehensive developmental framework which enables clinicians, parents and educators to construct a program tailored to the child’s unique challenges and strengths. Click Here for more information,or contact Sara Mendez Emma, LCSW, at 973-740-1233 or

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