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.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by the Numbers: How to get the Most Out of Your ABA Program In and Out of the Classroom
Thursday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the JCC
FREE and open to the community
Presented by Adrienne Fitzer, Owner/Director, The Applied Behavior Analysis Center
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs are data driven. Learn about the different types of data used within ABA classrooms, how to collect and interpret data and learn why accurate data collection and interpretation are the foundation for success in school and at home. Presented by Adrienne Fitzer, Owner/Director, The Applied Behavior Analysis Center.
Brought to you by MetroWest ABLE of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
Special Needs Parenting Support Group
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.
This support group meets monthly at the JCC and is FREE and open to the community
Are you looking for support and guidance, for networking with other parents, for services and resources available in the community or to learn how to be the best advocate? Join us monthly to learn, talk and share in this circle.
Coming in December!
Special Needs Vendor Expo
Wednesday, December 4 from 8:30 a.m. – noon and 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FREE and open to the community
Come visit the JCC of Central NJ’s vendor expo showcasing local providers including therapists, healthcare providers, educational resources, camps, legal resources, advocates and more. More details to come soon!
For more information about Special Needs programming within the larger Greater MetroWest community, click here.
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 email@example.com.
Book Club for Children with Special Needs
Instructional reading groups for boys and girls (1st – 12th grade). Skills targeted may include: reading comprehension, decoding, critical thinking skills, sight word recognition and social skills. Facilitated by Jodi Litwin Paul, learning specialist and speech language pathologist. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like your chilid to participate in a JCC program and feel that he/she may need special accomodations, 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.
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
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 (TASC). Click here to learn more.