The JCC of Central New Jersey is committed to the inclusion of people of all abilities, backgrounds, denominations, gender identity and religious affiliations into all of our programs. We are committed to making our Wilf Jewish Community Campus a barrier-free environment and our programs equally inclusive. We believe inclusion is an attitude, not an activity. Inclusion is belonging. If you or a family member would like to participate in a JCC program and feel you may need special accommodations, please contact Mallory Zipkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-889-8800 x240. Whenever possible we will make reasonable accommodations to ensure accessibility for all. The JCC of Central NJ is a place where everyone is welcome.
For more information about Special Needs programming within the larger Greater MetroWest community, click here.
FREE Screening of Autism: The Musical
Tuesday, February 19 • 7:30 p.m.
In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month
"It's the story of what it's like to be the parent of a child with autism or any other serious disability, a tale that deserves to be told..."
- The New York Times
Enjoy snacks during the move!Space is limited - please register!
Teen Night Out for Teens with Special Needs
for 8th - 12th Graders
Saturday, February 9 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $25, Member Price: $15
Adaptive Yoga for Individuals 14+ years with Special Needs
Thursdays · March 7, 14, 21 and 28 · 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. · Group Fitness Studio
Special needs yoga instructor Kristen Elenis will bring this valuable physical and spiritual practice to individuals with special needs.
Price: $40, Member Price: $30, price is for 4-week session
Limit 10, participants are welcome to bring a family member or aid at no additional cost or registration space
JCC Special Needs Resource Fair
Sunday, May 5
Details coming soon!
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 Mallory Zipkin 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 Mallory Zipkin at 908-889-8800 x240 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
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.