UpdatesBrooklyn Family Support Fair is hosting their annual art contest for individuals. The theme for the fair is “CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU”.
Please create artwork around this theme. Programs and Individuals are
encouraged to submit original art for the Flyer and Poster for the
Fair. Please mail your artwork to Christopher Greif c/o BFSSAC 888
Fountain Ave. Bldg. 1 Suite121 Brooklyn NY 11208. Postmarked no later
are excited to host our second Front Door Session at Block Institute on March 25th, 2015 at 10AM.
There have been a lot of changes in the field of developmental
disabilties in New York. It is very important for families to become
familiar with these changes. This workshop on the Front Door will introduce you to OPWDD's new process that must be followed in order to obtain necessary services and support. Click here for more information.
The Family Support Fair date is on June 9th, 2015 at Brooklyn College. Please contact Chris Grief for parent registration at Brooklyn Family Support Services Advisory Council at 888 Fountain Ave Bldg. 1 Suite 121 Brooklyn, NY 11239. 718-642-8512 Fax 718-642-4791.
Family Advocacy Day is scheduled for February 20, 2015. The location is at Heartshare 177 Livingston Street Brooklyn NY 11201 on second floor.
The Family Support Committee Meeting
is held every first Wednesday of the month at Block Institute from
10am-12pm. The meeting allows an opportunity for families and providers
to come together and plan for the annual Family Support Fair at
The dates for the year are as follows:
February 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
April 1, 2015
May 6, 2015
June 3, 2015
NEXT BROOKLYN FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE ADVISORY COUNCIL
NIGHT MEETING FEBRUARY 12 2015 5PM TO 7PM
LOCATION: GRAND ARMY PLAZA LIBRARY
ADDRESS: 10 GRAND ARMY PLAZA BROOKLYN NY 11238
TOPIC: “HOW TO WORK TOGETHER WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT”
GUESTSPEAKER: NYPD & BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY
|Welcome to the Institute of Possibilities
Welcome to Block Institute
of Brooklyn, New York, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to
improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their
families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience
providing individualized services for children and adults with
For nearly 50 years, Block
Institute has been a beacon of hope for the developmentally disabled
and their families. Our program offerings include Special Education and
Evaluation Services for children with special needs ages three to eight
years old. For adults with disabilities who are age 18 and older, we
provide Day Habilitation, Vocational Services, Day Treatment, and
quality Residential Care in a family like setting. Our adult programs
help individuals with disabilities to develop increased independence,
individuality, productivity and community inclusion. We firmly believe
that every individual, no matter his or her disability, has the
potential to achieve greater independence, and lead a more fulfilling
Block Institute is committed to
community awareness, sensitivity, and acceptance of individuals with
disabilities. We are devoted to providing our services in environments
that promote dignity, personal well-being, and good health.
• 376 Bay 44th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 • (718) 906-5400 • (718) 714-0197 Fax