Jeena is our second home here in US. We have come across some unique and incredible people who have taught us the importance of maintaining the spirit alive while fighting autism. We appreciate all the efforts that were made to organize different workshops, meetings, walkathons, awareness days, social events to help our children with their social skills, for last ten years. The list can go on. We are amazed at the immense value a support group can hold for families with special needs children. Go Jeena !
Jeena has brought special needs families together so that they can talk about their pain, their challenges, and their triumphs. Jeena has helped these parents find friendship and support which can be invaluable when facing a crisis. Through Jeena, we are constantly reminded that we are not alone, and that despite all the hardships, we can find a way to smile and live vibrantly.
Jeena has been a huge help for us over the last few years - it has helped us understand our daughter's issues better, we made new friends in similar situation and learned a lot from them.
When we moved to the bay area, Jeena community was really helpful in guiding us with the decision to choose the proper school district for our kids. That was just the beginning. Ever since we reaped great benefits from the Jeena community in many ways. Advice, references, guidance, and moral support. Everything that parents with special needs kids need.
I am a immigrant to US and my child was recently diagnosed with PDD-NOS, I was seeking information on Autism and I was offered the best advice and support from Jeena. They understand the culture and the language (choice of words, and way of communication) of first generation immigrants and there assistance is invaluable.They are doing a great job and hope and pray that they continue doing so for the sake of the Immigrant community.
When our son was diagnosed with Autism over 9 years ago, someone mentioned to my wife about Jeena. Not expecting much, we decided to become part of Jeena and attended our first yearly celebration/function 'Jeena Yahan' organized by Jeena families with performances from all special needs kids, kids with autism, cerebral palsy and other disabilities. That day we learned that Jeena is not just a support group but is an extended family for parents with special needs kids like us who don't have any family in US. In this extended family you get all kinds of support from everyone who either have gone through the challenges that you are facing now, or is there for you just for emotional support. I have nothing but good things to say about Jeena and all Jeena family members. Our son is doing much much better now and Jeena has played an important role in helping us improve our son's life.
Been a member since 2002 when my daughter was about 2 yr. I realized that apart from exchanging useful information with other parents it was important for parents nd their special needs children to come out and have fun! Jeena provided such a warm welcoming place where special needs children can freely have fun! Their parents can enjoy without inhibitions and get energized once again to take care of their children's needs. For the first time I saw my daughter's talent and confidence emerging - she went up on the stage an confidently performed a song as though she was the best! And indeed in my mind she is. Thank you Rajni and thank you Jeena for bringing these joyous moments alive in my life!
I first heard about Jeena when my son was diagnosed with Autism. As a parent I was overwhelmed with the implications of my son's disability and really did not know how to deal with this. Finding services was relatively easy but there was no one I could talk to and get some support and seek advise from parents who were already dealing with this for some time. Jeena provided a platform for parents to come to gether and offer each other advise and a sense of belonging. They offer so many programs like art, music, dance and a variety of therapies to parents at very nominal cost. What I love about Jeena is that it is totally run by parent volunteers who are aware and in most cases know the problems of SNK's first hand. Going to Jeena feels like going home to friends and family. I really thank Rajni for founding Jeena and helping parents like me understand and accept my son's ability.