Spending the night away from home is an important rite of passage for children with disabilities. There are services to help and tips for making it easier on the child and the parent.
Jennifer Shaoul, MPA
Jennifer Shaoul, MPA, is senior coordinator of YAI LINK (yai.org/link), an information and referral program for people with disabilities and their families whose services include explaining and determining eligibility for services within the YAI network and other programs in the community. She is also the co-chair of the Manhattan Family Support Committee, a Subcommittee of the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council.