Schedule of Meetings:
285 Schermerhorn Street
As you well know, a developmental disability, which can include autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities or any hearing or vision loss, is of a neurological nature and, therefore, a lifelong condition. As a person caring for an adult with a developmental disability, you may face some unique challenges. Thankfully, there is an abundance of services and supports to help both you and your son or daughter manage daily living- emotionally and physically. It's important for you to access available resources and supports to avoid feelings of isolation or helplessness.
The need for caregivers to receive emotional support is of particular importance. Caring for a person who has a developmental disability, at times may be exhausting and isolating. Breaks are necessary and recommended.
If you would like to give yourself some tender loving care, we believe joining the BCS Parent Support Group will do just that and enable you to network with other parents and caregivers. Sharing experiences not only provides an emotional release, but provides useful information regarding respite care and services you might not have considered.
Some of our basic group goals are as follows:
If you are interested in joining our group, you can call Cynthia Quintanilla at (718) 310-5661 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be glad to hear from you and/or assist you with any questions you may have about the group.
*May is Philosophy Month*
Featured Speaker: Joy Pugh, BA
Featured Food: Chicken empanadas, green and potato salad and various drinks
Tonight we begin May is Philosophy Month by welcoming Joy Pugh, a philosophy major, who will discuss with us Soren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard is considered to be the father of existential philosophy. What?! Why?! Well, Kierkegaard has a lot to teach us about ourselves. Kierkegaard proposed that each individual is solely responsible for giving meaning to life and living. Join us to find out how he obtained a fully authentic life and how we can too; should be a great night of intellectual banter. We love it!
Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own. Kierkegaard
Featured Speaker: Madeline Blount, BA
Featured Food: Chicken tacos, rice, beans and various drinks plus birthday cake for dessert!
To continue our May is Philosophy Month, Madeline Blount, a Yale graduate in literature, joins us to discuss another philosopher heavy weight, Henry David Thoreau. You got it! He's the guy who lived alone on Walden Pond, or as he put it, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately". I know you're thinking, WOW. Join us as Madeline discusses the life of the free thinking, true nature boy, or as he put it, "I went… to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived". Join us for some real log cabin fun!
Live the life you have imagined. Thoreau
As authentic humans we should not be bothered with details, but here they are:
We meet at: Brooklyn Community Services' First Floor Cafeteria
Address: 285 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY
Day and time: Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
How to register: No need to register, this month we will enjoy a drop-in basis
Our group is for caregivers of the developmentally disabled!