Judy Voron Life Skills Studio

Judy Voron Life Skills Studio

Education. Innovation. Opportunity.


This wonderful studio opened in our Pleasantville location, June 2014. We offer a wide variety of creative activities and programs that support socialization, independence, community connections, personal growth and skill building. Each offering provides an excellent training and mentoring venue for our direct support professionals. We also hold periodic informational presentations and workshops in our studio for families, staff and colleagues. In addition, our studio offers evening activities throughout the year held by a variety of community partner organizations. Please check out our calendar and/or Facebook page to see our current offerings.

If you are unable to participate due to financial considerations please reach out to Tara Klein (tklein@selecthumanservices.org) so that a scholarship review can be conducted.

All programs are held in the Judy Voron Life Skills Studio at Select Human Services, Inc., 17‐19 Marble Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570. GET DIRECTIONS


See links below for more Info:

Studio Social Nights

Join your friends for our Friday Night Social gatherings in the Judy Voron Studio! Unstructured social format which provides; general DSP support, pizza dinner and DJ entertainment (all included in the event fee.)

DATES: January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd and April 6th. It is offered to young adults, ages 15-25.

Package fee of $80 for ALL (4) social nights.

INTAKE: All new participants must complete an intake interview with the event coordinator. Please contact Dan Gilsenan to make an intake appointment or call him at: (914)741-6300 x123

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE or buy tickets for a single night HERE .

If not registered, please email Dan Gilsenan (dgilsenan@selecthumanservices.org) for an intake interview.


“Out’n About” for HS Teens/Young Adults.

This innovative, community experience program encourages social interactions with peers while exploring a range of local public destinations in Westchester. Guided by instructor Linda Tibaldi, HS Teens/young adults will either walk or take public transportation Out’n About. With appropriate support, participants will buy their own tickets, purchase snacks and enjoy fun activities with friends. Syllabus with activity fees will be provided with registration.
Offered to High School teens and young adults.

Group will meet on (8) Wednesday’s from 4:30 to 6:30pm on: October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 29.

Registration fee is $280 per person, plus a weekly activity fee. Group will be capped at 6 participants.

Questions? Ask Tara Klein at tklein@selecthumanservices.org



It’s Complicated: Navigation Skills Group(s)

This spring, TWO skills groups will be offered: High School to 20 and the 21+ Group!
Join social worker Carleen Miller-Verna for this innovative social skills program in the Studio at Select Human Services. Discussion will include, but may not be limited to: defining safety & boundaries in peer relationships and learning how to navigate social media & media images in relation to those peers.

1) HS age group dates: 3/5, 12, 19, 26, 4/9 &16.
2) The 21+ age group dates: 4/23, 30, 5/7, 14, 21 & 6/4.

Registration fee is $210 per person for all (6) sessions and includes dinner at each session. Each age group will be capped at 8 participants, so register on-line ASAP for this popular program! Registration is required. NOTE: Have Self Direction? Program can be reimbursed thru Family Reimbursed Respite.
Questions? Contact Carleen Miller-Verna, LCSW at cmiller.verna@selecthumanservices.org.

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE


Spring Game Nights!

Join your friends to play board games, video games, bingo and enjoy pizza together!

Meets on March 21st and May 16th from 4:30pm to 5:45pm in the Studio at Select.
$20 per night. Registration is required and will be capped at 12 participants each night.
Questions? Contact Dan at

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE


Spring 2018 Culinary Arts

Join chef and nutritionist Jenna Lebowich of Cook Learn Live this spring at Select. Students ages 16 and up will work collaboratively to explore new recipes, cook and/or bake together and share their culinary creations. Each student will participate according to his or her ability while the entire class works together to prepare delicious and nutritious food. All specific dietary needs will be accommodated and support will be provided.
Meets from 4:30pm to 6:00pm on March 29th, April 26th, May 24th and June 21st.
FEE: $125 for all four sessions, or $40/each. Class will be capped at 8 students and registration is required.
For more info on Jenna or to discuss specific dietary issues, ask here: www.cooklearnlive.com or by email at jenna@cooklearnlive.com

Questions? Ask Dan at dgilsenan@selecthumanservices.org.

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE



Basic Computer Skills

Develop your software skills, discuss the importance of Internet safety, explore social media platforms and more!
Class meets on April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 4:45pm to 6:00pm.
FEE: $100 for all four sessions and will be capped at 6 students, ages 15 to 25 years old.
Questions? Ask Dan at dgilsenan@selecthumanservices.org.

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE


Girls Group

A place for girls to meet up and engage in shared activities to promote independence in daily living skills and socialization while having fun together.

The event is on Tuesdays in March from 4:00pm to 5:15 pm and is for girls between the ages of 14-18.

The Girls’ Group is FREE!!!

Questions? Contact Carleen Miller-Verna, LCSW at cmiller.verna@selecthumanservices.org.