In our ongoing effort to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for all our members, we provide support for families with special needs. We have programs, activities, resources, referrals and workshops and a variety of other support.
For more information about Special Needs programming within the larger Greater MetroWest community, click here.
Upcoming Community Programs
These programs for individuals with disabilities and their families are funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Please check back for details as the dates get closer.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Wanatick at firstname.lastname@example.org
All events are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
October 12 - Tishrei Together at the JCC of Central NJ Sukkah
December 7 - Super Sunday/Chanukah at the JCC of Central NJ
February 1, 2015 - Tu B’Shevat Together at Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside
March 29, 2015 - Pesach Together at the JCC of Central NJ
JCC Shadow Program
If you would like your child to participate in a JCC program and feel that he/she may need special accommodations, please contact JCC Assistant Executive Director Mike Goldstein at email@example.com. The JCC will evaluate each program and child to try to successfully match your child with an appropriate shadow volunteer. We will look at each child on an individual basis to determine need and appropriateness of program. Please note that there will be an additional fee for a shadow if we are unable to provide a trained volunteer.
Camp Yachad Shadow Program
Whenever possible, Camp Yachad serves children with disabilities in the same groups as all the other campers. If you are interested in summer camp for your special needs child, please contact Camp Co-Director Mike Goldstein, at 908-889-8800 x218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about our Camp Yachad Shadow Program.
If you are a teen looking for special need training and volunteer opportunities, consider being a part of the JCC's Teen Action Service Corps (T.A.S.C.). Click here to learn more.
For questions about any Aquatics programs or to register, please contact Kim Koza, Aquatics Director, at 908-889-8800 x219 or email@example.com.
Private Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs (all ages)
This one-on-one 30-minute aquatics class, taught by our trained swim instructors, is ideal for children with special needs. Lessons are adapted to each child's specific needs and limitations. for more information, please contact Kiz Koza.
#24665-01 Single Lesson: Member: $35/session, Community Participant: $45/session
#24665-02 Five Private Lesson Package: Member: $175, Community Participant: $225
#24665-03 Ten Private Lesson Package: Member: $300, Community Participant: $400
Adaptive Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs ages 3 - 5
Thursday, September 11, 18, October 2, 9, 16 • 7:00 p.m.
Adaptive Swim Lessons for Children with Special Needs ages 6+
Thursday, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy this 10-week parent/child swim program which features a 10-minute free swim warm-up and 30 minutes of instruction with a certified Water Safety Instructor. Learn to enjoy the water, explore breath control, develop basic swimming skills and learn water safety. Contact Michelle Sion at x219 for more information and to sign up. Price: $320, Member Price: $260
Private Services as Requested
Adaptive Sports with Throwback Sports
Individual or group sessions are scheduled to encourage happy and active children. In each Throwback Sports session, focus is on the Personal Play Goals that gradually allow for an increased teamwork concept while building up core physical skills. The key to all this is having fun. Children work towards understanding the concepts, strategies and significance of engaging with others in sports play such as baseball, football and basketball. Facilitated by Mike Cohen and the Throwback Sports Team. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.