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adaptations: the young adult life skills network


Adaptations is an exciting program for adults in their 20s and 30s with developmental and/or learning disabilities and a high level of independence.

This program is a place for individuals of all backgrounds to socialize, learn, grow, and deepen their connections to one another and the community. Through partnerships and programs, Adaptations provides multiple pathways to fostering independence, finding your passion, and experiencing the richness of community.

For more information, please contact Dorsey Massey – Adaptations Coordinator at 646.505.4447 or email her at

Adaptations is funded through the generosity of donors to UJA-Federation of New York.

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Meet New Friends and Socialize - Enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer. Explore arts, culture, and New York living through special events, focused groups, and casual social gatherings.

Develop Your Career - Learn valuable skills for career planning, resume writing, interviewing, and job searching. Job readiness, placement assistance, and job retention services are also available.

Meet with Professionals - Benefit from one-on-one sessions with advisors who can help you clarify the steps needed to build life skills and achieve your personal goals.

Identify and Access Resources - An information center offers you individualized assistance in identifying and accessing needed supports and resources within the metropolitan New York area.

Involve Your Family - A parents' network is available to offer guidance, advice, and support.

Click Here To Visit The Official Site:    Adaptations Online

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