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The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for children with special needs. Our unique programs allow our participants to access the same recreational activities as their peers by providing them with the support and accomodations they need to be successful. While the programs are specifically for children with disabilities, our participants are simultaneously able to be included in the community as they utilize the JCC facilities and interact with other JCC members.
All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering. To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about our programs, please contact:
Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or email@example.com
Please contact 973-530-3998 for additional information or to register for a program.
Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm-3:00pm
Sunday social recreation program including arts & crafts, structured games, music therapy, Jewish education, and swim. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. Snack and beverage included.
Fall 2013: 10/6, 10/20, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26
Winter/Spring 2014: 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4
7 Sundays: $280 JCC Member/ $315 Guest
Optional supervised bus transportation for AM Friendship Circle program on coordinating program dates:
Fall 2013: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
Winter/Spring 2014: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
Monday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Get the creative juices flowing with Club JCC partnering with ARTS UNBOUND! Artists from ARTS UNBOUND will provide a sampling of the different creative avenues available to our participants. Ceramics, painting, creative construction projects, drawing, print making, and more. Get a little messy while having a lot of fun! Program fee includes all materials; all you need to bring is your creativity and imagination.
Fall 2013: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
8 Mondays: $320 Members/$360 Guests
Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday evening sports and recreation program for our school-aged participants! Participants will learn basic skills and rules of popular games such as basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis. Children will focus on appropriate social behaviors in a recreational setting while improving their gross and fine motor skills. Throughout the sessions participants will also enjoy recreational games such as freeze tag, running bases, and relay races. This program will emphasize following directions and completing multi-step tasks. Staff to participant ratio is approximately 3:1.
Fall 2013: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
8 Wednesdays: $240 member/$280 guest
Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of yoga and swimming which is targeted to children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Children participant in a group recreational swim session after enjoying a yoga class. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.
Fall 2013: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
14 Thursdays: $490 JCC Members/ $560 Guests
Winter/Spring 2014: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
15 Thursdays: $525 JCC Members/ $600 Guests