Family support

The Brooklyn Paper

The largest annual gathering of individuals, families, advocates, agencies, and friends of individuals with developmental disabilities in Brooklyn is scheduled for June 24.

The Brooklyn Family Support Fair, A Vision for New Possibilities, will be held at the Brooklyn College Student Union from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is the 19th Annual Family Support Fair and is coordinated by the Family Support Committee of the Brooklyn Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Council.

The fair, free for families and individuals with disabilities, will feature a Resource Fair, enabling attendees the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 70 agencies and a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the day. Workshop topics include autism, housing issues, behavior management, and more.

Services for all age groups will be represented and include advocacy, after-school, early intervention, special education, family reimbursement, day programs, vocational programs, respite, residential, and more.

Brooklyn College’s Student Union Building is located on Campus Road and East 27th Street.

To register for the fair, contact Debra and Christopher Greif at the Brooklyn Consumer Council at 718-642-8512. For more about the fair, contact Joe Baird at 718-422-3227.


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