JCC OF THE GREATER FIVE TOWNS RECEIVES REIMBURSEMENT GRANT FROM OPWDD
The JCC has received a reimbursement grant from the Family Support Services Department of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). This coveted grant will allow the JCC to reimburse families of and individuals with special needs for specific out of pocket expenses that are not normally covered by
Certain eligibility status and documentation is required.
For information, please contact Gayle V. Fremed, Director of Special Needs, at 516-569-6733 ext. 211.
Golf Lessons for Children and Teens with Disabilities
In partnership with the Lawrence Yacht and Golf Club, the JCC “Play Golf” program will allow participants ages 10 and over with physical, emotional, sensory or developmental disabilities to gain the many benefits that the game of golf teaches. The program will be fun and focus on a physical and social component, giving participants a sense of accomplishment and self worth.
Held at the Lawrence Yacht and Golf Club.
4 Sessions: Sundays; September 23, October 14, 21, & 28 at 3 PM.
In April 2013, an updated 8-session Spring schedule will follow. (To be determined.)
$60 for all 12 sessions.
Pre-registration is required. Maximum 15 participants.
This program is made possible by the Sports for Youth Initiative of UJA-Federation of New York.
Please contact David Weingarten at 516.569.6733 x215 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOCCER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The “Field of Dreams” soccer program of the JCC of the Greater Five Towns is for children with neurological and/or physical handicapping conditions. In conjunction with the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club, this program is designed to accommodate those children who are unable to participate in a typical or mainstream soccer program. Children with autism, auditory or visual impairments, or orthopedic issues would greatly benefit from this program. The JCC of the Greater Five Towns and the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club are working together to set up a special learning environment that is specifically tailored to address and compensate for any cognitive and/or physical issues that have previously prevented any child from playing soccer.
The JCC has a Fall and Spring schedule similar to that of a typical or mainstream soccer program. Each seasonal schedule is made up of skill sessions, which are run by JCC staff in conjunction with professional trainers from the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club. The premise of these sessions is to teach the game of soccer while providing a fun and pressure-free environment.
Volunteers who will serve as peer mentors in this special program are also needed. If you are interested in enrolling your child or would like to volunteer, please contact Gayle Fremed at 516-569-6733, ext. 211.
ETGAR/CHALLENGE SPORTS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AGES 4 & 5
The Etgar/Challenge Sports Program provides a 45-minute session of Karate and a 45-minute session of Soccer each week. A light snack will be provided between sessions.
Monday, October 15, 2012 through May 14, 2013
JCC of the Greater Five Towns
207 Grove Avenue
$20 per session
For information call GAYLE FREMED 569-6733, EXT 211
SIBLING SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays 4-5 PM,
10 Free Sessions Starting Oct. 17
PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays 4-5 PM,
10 Free Sessions Starting Oct. 17
WEDNESDAYS WITH MARY MOSHOS
Fabulous recreation group for children on the Autism Spectrum. Music, bubbles, shaving cream and more.
Shadows available as needed.
Wednesdays 5:30–6:30 PM
10 sessions Starting Oct. 17
ONGOING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIES
The JCC is proud to offer programs for children with autism spectrum disorder, ages 5+, based on a grant awarded by the Solon Summerfield Fund and Abraham Zimmerman Fund of UJA-Federation, called Lemann Mishpachotainu.
• Tutoring • Recreational Programs
• Mentoring • Programs for Teens
• Babysitting • Case Management
• Respite Services for Families
All services will be provided on a first-come-first serve basis and an intake interview must be conducted prior to receipt of services.
For any information or questions, please call Gayle Fremed at 516-569-6733 ext 211
F.A.M.E. PROGRAM (FRIENDSHIP AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE)
Join us for a unique mentoring program for typically developing and special needs children. Each child will be paired up with a mentor (middle, high school or college student) and will participate in socialization activities.
This program will meet once a month.
Thursday, November 1 5:30- 6:30 MENTORS ONLY!
Thursday, November 8 5:30-6:30 MENTORS AND MENTEES!
Thursday, December 6 5:30-6:30 MENTORS ONLY!
Thursday, December 13 5:30-6:30 MENTORS AND MENTEES!
For more information contact Gayle Fremed or Julie Schatt at 516-569-6733.
SOUL MATES FOR THE YOUNG SOUL
Modeled after our very successful “Soul Mates” program for adolescents, the JCC is proud to introduce our newest program, “Soul Mates for the Young Soul”. Aimed at high functioning children ages 6-11, this program combines therapeutic arts including yoga, music, art and drama. The goal is to increase self-confidence and boost socialization skills through interaction with peers and typically developing teen shadows.
For additional information, contact Gayle Fremed at 516-569-6733 ext. 211.
Wednesday, October 3 4:00-5:00 Art
Wednesday, October 17 4:00-5:00 Drama
Wednesday, November 7 4:00-5:00 Art
Wednesday, November 28 4:00-5:00 Music
Wednesday, December 5 4:00-5:00 Art
Wednesday, December 12 4:00-5:00 Music and Movement
Please note: Program fee is $10 per class and a snack is served.