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



Select Culinary Arts: Fall 2017

Back by popular demand,  join chef and nutritionist Jenna Lebowich of Cook Learn Live this fall 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 3:1 support will be provided.

This class will meet on Thursday’s for (8) sessions from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Fall 2017 dates are: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 30. The registration fee is now $280* and class will be capped at 6 students. 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 Tara at tklein@selecthumanservices.org.

*if you have already registered/paid, you will receive a partial refund. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Email Tara for info.



It’s Complicated! A Navigation Skills Group for Teens.


Expanded to meet the unique needs of young adults age 21+, 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.

This program has been expanded to meet the unique needs of young adults over age 21 . Group will meet on (4) Monday’s from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Group will meet on (4) Monday’s from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Jan 22nd, 29th and Feb 5th,12th.

Registration fee is $140 per person and includes dinner at each session. Group will be capped at 8 participants. Registration is required. Questions? Contact Carleen Miller-Verna, LCSW at cmiller.verna@selecthumanservices.org.

Buy your tickets ONLINE HERE



#SHSCares is a new initiative being launched at the Judy Voron Life Skills Studio. Young adults, ages 18 to 25 who need minimal assistance will work collaboratively to help others throughout the Hudson Valley. 
Though still being formed, #SHSCares plans to have monthly meetings to plan community outreach efforts and connect with each other socially. Dates TBD.
There is no charge for this program but registration will be required.


**To register, email tklein@selecthumanservices.org**