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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 617-558-6508.

Classes and Programs

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/05/2015, End Date: 03/23/2015, 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

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/06/2015, End Date: 03/18/2015, 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

Young Adult Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - ages 18-30 - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 03/01/2015, Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 18 - 30 yrs) Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults with mild/moderate learning differences, including a variety of leisure-time activities taking place within and outside the JCC; chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities. Instructors: Breanna Robinson, Liz Niedzwiecki

Teen Activity Group - Inclusion & Support Services - Ages 12-16 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 03/15/2015, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

(Ages: 12-16 yrs) An activity group designed to help teens enhance and practice social skills while encouraging greater independence in the community. Activities might include dining out, bowling, craft and community services events. Participants pay for outside activities. Leader: Megan Ribak, Jenna Tamburello

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 11, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from many areas throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of early bird pricing as well as a special discount for registering at the camp fair. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Metrowest Adult Activity Group - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ yrs - Winter

Temple Israel, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 03/08/2015, Time: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) A group for adults with moderate learning differences, offering a variety of activities designed to enhance social skills and independence within the community. Going out to dinner, bowling, art projects and baking are just a few of the activities the group will enjoy together. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Cindy Campbell, Charlotte Ruskin.

Mini Sports for Children with Different Learning Styles - Inclusion & Support Services - Ages 5 - 8

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/30/2015, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 5 - 8 yrs)

Mini Sports for Children with Different Learning Styles - Inclusion & Support Services - Ages 9 -13

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/30/2015, Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

(Ages: 9 - 13 yrs)

Adult Activity Group - Inclusion and Support Services (Adults) - Winter

BAMSI Day Habilitation, Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/16/2015, Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

BAMSI Day Habilitation 521 Washington Street, Stoughton A monthly social group for adults with mild learning differences, offering opportunities for a variety of leisure-time activities such as craft projects, games, cooking, as well as trips to local shopping centers and restaurants. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

Gentle Yoga - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2015, End Date: 03/26/2015, 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

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