Transition to Independence: Brooklyn Connect

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Brooklyn Connect is a program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that aims to provide support, connections, and independence. Young adults join the Jewish community and their peers as they participate in pre-vocational training and social skills groups. We offer parent workshops, assign mentors to all young adults, and create vocational placements or internships for each participant.

Participants have access to:

  • In-depth vocational training
  • Job placement opportunities
  • Ongoing social skills training
  • Mentoring program with working professionals
  • Higher education counseling
  • Community-wide holiday celebrations and programs

Key info:

  • Ages: Brooklyn Connect is relevant for people between the ages of 18-34 with ASD. Potential participants must meet with the director of special needs to determine eligibility
  • Hours: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Registration: Call Alanna Skydell 718-331-6800 ext. 143
  • Fees: None. Brooklyn Connect is generously supported and funded by the UJA-Federation of New York
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