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Women’s League 36th Anniversary Dinner Pays Tribute to its Founders

Women’s League dinners don’t happen very often. But when they do, the community at large comes out en masse to celebrate with them. Thus did hundreds of guests, including distinguished rabbonim, community leaders, and many friends of Women’s League share in the glory at the agency’s 36th Anniversary Dinner. It was a night that was filled with tributes to the dedicated staff of leadership, to the many worthy and wonderful honorees, and to the extraordinary founders of Women’s League, Jeanne and Isaac Warman.

Women’s League is an agency that serves the developmentally disabled population by providing a wide range of services including residential programs, early intervention, supported employment and more. They believe that all people with intellectual or developmental challenges can rise above their circumstances and maximize their potential. This is accomplished through individualized programming and by living in a normal, warm, secure and understanding home environment.

Sunday’s dinner was an elegant affair, but nobody lost sight of the main focus. Dinner Chairman Daniel Chill spoke from the heart when he recalled his own personal connection to Women’s League. “Sixteen years ago,” he said, “my special needs son desperately needed to move into a home. Back then there was nothing available and the state put a freeze on funding. But with God’s help I was introduced to Jeanne Warman.”

Dr. Stephen Glicksman of Teaneck was awarded the Professional Excellence Award. He was recognized for his innovative work in the field of disabilities in general, and for his more than two decades of outstanding work at WLCR in particular.

Dr. Glicksman earned his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Yeshiva University. In addition to his valuable work in all of the WLCR residences for children, teens and young adults, he is an adjunct associate professor at Yeshiva College and the YU Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and a consultant psychologist for the School for Children with Hidden Intelligence (SCHI) in Lakewood, NJ. Dr. Glicksman has published articles on topics as diverse as using spirituality to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and the relationship between professional and parental outlooks in helping children with profound and multiple disabilities. He has presented at numerous professional conferences, both locally and internationally, in as varied locations as Lake George, Monaco, and Jerusalem. Has published articles in professional journals as well as contributing to local magazines.

Dr. Glicksman consistently focuses on uncovering and highlighting service participants’ strengths and empowering them to maximize their potential. His personal involvement with staff and residents in facilitating monthly “Cutting Edge Committee” meetings, conducting staff trainings, developing behavior plans, and promoting the WLCR philosophy, as well as being the agency representative on various Statewide committees, has made him a beloved clinician within the WLCR family.

Dr. Glicksman also maintains a private practice in Teaneck, NJ where he resides with his wife Marcy and their three children: Yonatan, 19; Amitai, 17; and Simi, 14. To learn more about WLCR, visit https://www.womensleague.org/dinner.php.

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