Featured presenters include psychologist and disabilities expert Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, International Director of Yachad, and clinical psychologists Dr. Alan Samson and Dr. Esther Hess. Sessions will feature topics ranging from balancing familial needs to providing young adults with tools to transition into the workforce, and managing stress to finding appropriate educational opportunities.
Adira Botwinick, MSW and MSC Coordinator for Yachad, will be leading Sibshops, a discussion group for siblings. Allison Horowitz will run programming for Yachad members that includes games, summer-related activities and even a luau.
Orit Faguet, Director of Los Angeles Yachad, shared, “The Yachad Family Shabbaton is a really wonderful opportunity to bring families together and give them the chance to connect with each other while offering cutting edge information and support. This Shabbaton is also an opportunity to project the unique and valuable inclusion services and programs which Yachad offers to the West Coast community at large.”