The Special Needs Support Network (SNSN) is a sub-group of the Jaffari Support Services (JSS). We are a group of volunteers dedicated to integrating children, youth, and adults with special needs both within and beyond the Jaffari community.
Our goal is to increase awareness on special needs and disabilities to the community in order to make our centre more inclusive and accessible for everyone.
Some of our programs include: – Educational/spiritual programs during the holy months of Muharram and Ramadhan – Opportunities for special needs individuals to volunteer and give back to the community while learning new skills – Family-friendly/accessible socials – Workshops and information sessions for families – Training for volunteers – Connecting special needs individuals and families with buddies in the community – Providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation of lectures and events
We are excited to be collaborating with SMILE Canada (www.smilecan.org) and Global Deaf Muslim Canada for future programs at the Jaffari Community Centre!