The Kelberman Center Clinic provides services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. Currently there is no wait list for counseling sessions!
The Promise Program at the Armory Campus held graduation on June 24, 2016. Thirteen students graduated from Promise preschool. After a heartfelt welcome from Dr. Jean Jacobson, each student received a diploma from their classroom teacher. Closing remarks were made by Leslie Stephens, Family Support Specialist. Families and friends enjoyed a beautiful slideshow that highlighted the many milestones our graduates have made during their time at the Promise Program.
Dr. Jean Jacobson, Managing Director of Clinic and Educational Services says, “This is our 19th Promise Program graduation ceremony since we opened the program in 1997. Even after all of these years, we are always amazed at the accomplishments these young children are capable of making. It teaches you to never underestimate the power of a child’s determination to overcome hardship!”
Congratulations, graduates! We are so proud of each and every one of you!
The Kelberman Center is pleased to welcome Crystal Hilts, MSEd to the role of Director of Transition and Vocational Services.
Hilts joins the Kelberman Center after two years as a Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Community Educational Specialist through the NYS Education Department.
Hilts has been active in the field of education and training development for twelve years. Her experience includes teaching students with disabilities, program development, youth in transition, skill training, and promoting community partners as collaborators in the Central New York region.
In her new role at the Kelberman Center, Hilts will focus on developing programs for young adults as they graduate from high school and move into vocational settings or secondary education institutes. She will use her experience coordinating secondary programs on college campuses, using peer mentoring and evidence-based data-driven instruction to improve students’ post-school outcomes.
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In the coming weeks the Kelberman Center will be moving our administrative offices to a beautiful new location! Through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, the Kelberman Center is relocating to the ground floor of the Community Foundation’s building at 2608 Genessee. At this location, you will find all of our administrative offices as well as expanded clinic space. Further details about the move will be released in the coming weeks!
On February 16, the Autism Support Group held their first ice skating event. It was a huge success with roughly 100 people in attendance!
Parents reported that kids had a great experience and many of them were able to take to the ice for the first time in their lives! The Kelberman Center would like to extend a special thank you to the Whitestown Wolfpak Pee Wee Red Team for volunteering to assist the skaters. They did a great job both on and off the ice!
Move Among the Stars generously donated skate rentals for 44 children and snacks for the entire group, making this a fun and comfortable day for everyone. We are thrilled with the success of this special event and hope to host something similar in the future.