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OHEL Invited as Guest Speaker to Eis Laasois Preschool’s Annual Retreat

Recently, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services was invited to the Dolce Hotel in New Jersey by Eis Laasois pre-school, to be a guest speaker at their event.

Eis Laasois pre-school, located in Williamsburg, has an extensive early intervention program, and they were hosting its annual retreat for their parents of children with special needs who receive these early intervention services. The retreat helped these parents feel comfortable in deciding their next course of action for their children, as they age out of early intervention.

It can be difficult for parents to navigate the path from receiving early intervention services, to receiving OPWDD services for their children. Asher Fogel, COO of OHEL, and Marc Katz, Director of OHEL Bais Ezra, were able to help elucidate this path for the roughly 80 attendees at the event. They explained the best ways to determine eligibility of services based on various age groups, as well as the different types of services children can qualify for at OHEL Bais Ezra.

It was a successful event, with many of the participants thanking Asher and Marc for their input and clarity. Marc Katz said about the event, “"There would be no greater feeling than transforming this presentation into the reality of rendering services to families to better cope with the demands of caring for a child with special needs”.  

For more information about OHEL Bais Ezra and their many services which you can benefit from, please contact OHEL today at 1800-603-OHEL, access@ohelfamily.org or visit www.ohelfamily.org.

Since 1969, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHEL’s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.

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