Posts Tagged ‘JCC’

Special Needs School Fair For Pre-K Through High School – October 25

I plan to attend this even if I have to drag a couple of kids along. Let me know if you want to meet up there, it looks like it will be excellent!

2011 Special Needs School Fair
The JCC in Manhattan and YAI/NYL/LIFESTART partner to present the annual Special Needs School Fair. Representatives from preschools, elementary, middle and high schools serving the New York City special needs community will be onsite to provide information and answers to your questions. School materials will be available.
Tue, Oct 25
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Free All
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Transitions program at the JCC – Ages 16-21

James isn’t old enough for this yet, but I thought this program looked interesting and helpful to those of you with special needs young adults. The excerpt below was taken from the JCC website,
Transitions is a social program for 16-21 year olds with a variety of special needs, including teens and young adults on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum and those with varied communication and learning differences. During the academic year, young people meet at the JCC to participate in activities both on and off the premises. Programming may include sporting events, bowling, yoga, cooking, and community service. Through these fun and social activities, there is an opportunity to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants’ interest helps to shape the program and the activities that are chosen.

Transitions is generously funded by Council Member David I. Weprin, Chair Finance Committee and The New York City Council.

In order to assure that classes are comprised of a group of children who will optimally benefit from the program, a brief intake process has been devised. For more information or to begin the intake conversation, please contact Leslie Epstein Pearson, LCSW, at the Learning Resource Network at 212.632.4499.

April 10 – Passover Celebration for Families with Special Needs at the JCC Manhattan

Passover Celebration for Children with Special Needs and their Families


Join us to participate in programs that are educational and fun, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover in a special needs friendly environment. Arts and crafts and music activities will explore the excitement of the holiday with the entire family.


Sun, Apr 10, 11:30 am-1 pm, Free

Click HERE for more information and to register.



Mini-Series for Fathers of Children with Special Needs beginning April 5

This is at the JCC Manhattan on the UWS –

Fathers Talk:

A Group for Fathers of Children

with Developmental Challenges

Designed to give father an opportunity to share their experiences, hopes and challenges, with the goal of building community.

Limited Scholarships available.

Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm, $120/$144

Apr 5, May 3, Jun 14, Jul 12

For additional information and a brief, required intake, please contact Hannah Cohen|646.505.4460.

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