The Joshua’s Path program at Goodman JFS supports, educates and empowers adults with developmental disabilities and their families, by providing individual consultations, assistance navigating the system, information, resources and referrals, and pathways to employment through social skills and work training.
Joshua’s Path Services
Information & Referral
Parents, siblings, family members or caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities are often overwhelmed by the vast number of resources in the community. How do they know which one will best meet the unique needs of their loved one? Joshua’s Path is here to answer questions and provide caregivers with referrals to appropriate resources and service providers in the community.
My daughter is about to graduate high school – what does she do now?
How can I get permission for my 18-year-old son’s doctor to discuss his treatment plan with me?
What will happen when I am no longer able to care for my child?
What parent of a child with disabilities has not asked these and many other very important questions?
Joshua’s Path offers free, confidential assistance with identifying the current and future needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. We help families create a road map to find the most appropriate community resources and agencies for their loved one.
Educational & Empowerment Series
Joshua’s Path presents a series of free workshops specifically designed to provide caregivers with the resources and information needed to make life decisions for their family member with developmental disabilities. Our speakers represent a wide variety of those who offer specialized services for people with disabilities.
Spring 2019 Educational Seminar Series
Broward County Jewish Abilities Alliance
The Broward County Jewish Abilities Alliance (BCJAA) website, managed by our Joshua’s Path team, is a “one-stop shop” that families can use to easily navigate to search for resources in the community, and filter for those that are most appropriate for their child’s age and needs. Broward County is one of five regions across the country to create a Jewish Abilities Alliance directory of resources. This comprehensive directory includes resources in both the Jewish and secular communities specifically geared for families in Broward County, as well as national resources that can be helpful for all who have a loved one with a disability.
B.O.O.S.T. (Building On Our Strengths Together) (insert BOOST logo)
B.O.O.S.T. is a 24-week social skills and work training program designed for young adults (ages 18-35) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or a related disability. B.O.O.S.T. offers intensive social skills training and on-the-job worksite experiences, resulting in soft skill acquisition, the fostering of peer relationships and a practical plan to attain competitive, integrated, paid employment. (insert BOOST Lemonade Day photo)