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The JCC is a community partner in enhancing the social, emotional and physical developmental needs of, and facilitating a sense of empowerment and independence in, children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, neurological, learning and mental health challenges.

For more information about JCC special needs programs and services, contact the JCC Inclusion and Support Services team at 617-558-6507.
 

Classes and Programs

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Wednesday Night Out - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 18-30 - Summer

BAMSI Day Habilitation, Start Date: 08/26/2015, End Date: 08/26/2015, Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

BAMSI Day Habilitation 521 Washington Street, Stoughton (unless otherwise noted in monthly flyer) A monthly social group for young adults with mild learning differences, offering opportunities for a variety of leisure-time activities while working on skills of everyday living. Participants pay for outside activities. Meets one Wednesday evening per month. Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

L'Chaim (To Life) Fun, Fitness and Community - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 31+ - Fall 2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/01/2015, End Date: 12/08/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Socialize, dine out, work out in the gym, see a show! A group for adults with mild learning differences. Group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance of an advisor. Particpants pay for outside activities. Instructor: Trudy Bauer

Gentle Yoga - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ - Fall 2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2015, End Date: 12/17/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat. Instructors: Angela Wasson, Mieko Yamamoto

Fitness, Fun and Swim - Inclusion and Support Services - ages 18+ - Fall 2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/19/2015, End Date: 12/19/2015, Time: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

(Ages: 18+ yrs) A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights, cardio and Tai Chi along with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool. Instructor: Diane Taylor

Get In Shape - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 13-17 - Fall 2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17yrs) An activity-based exercise program for pre-teens and teens with mild learning differences who want to build self-confidence, strength and achieve good health through movement and exercise. Small group orientation allows for individual attention and support. Instructor: Rachael Held

Fun and Games - Inclusion and Support Services -Ages 4 -7 yrs - Fall 2015

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Meets at the BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 4 -7 yrs) A program designed to help children learn skills related to playing games and interacting with others. Geared to the needs of children with attention issues or mild developmental concerns who may benefit from a smaller class size. Instructors: Jason Mitchell

Tikvah Jewish Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 31+ yrs - Fall 2015

ELC Brookline, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/06/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays with adults with mild/moderate learning differences. Activities include visits to museums, the aquarium, bowling, dining out and other leisure time activities. Meetings are held at the JCC Early Learning Center in Brookline and in the community. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Frank McManus, Becca Pearl

Fun and Games - Inclusion and Support Services -Ages 4 -7 yrs - Fall 2015

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM

Meets at the BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 4 -7 yrs) A program designed to help children learn skills related to playing games and interacting with others. Geared to the needs of children with attention issues or mild developmental concerns who may benefit from a smaller class size. Instructors: Jason Mitchell

Metrowest Adult Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ yrs - Fall 2015

Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/06/2015, Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) Join other adults with mild learning differences for dining out, holiday shopping at the mall, movies and other leisure time activities. The group members decide their own activities with the assistance of advisors. Participants pay for community-based activities. Leaders: Jodi Willard, Lori Beecher

Adult Adapted Aquatics - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 22+ yrs -Fall 2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2015, End Date: 11/30/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

(Ages: 22+ yrs) Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment. Instructor: Lucinda Parker

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