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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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Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

The following is a listing of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

Fun and Games - Special Needs Ages 3 -7 yrs - Spring

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 3 -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 small class size. Instructors: Jason Mitchell, Ezra Prevost and Meaghan Kearney

Fun and Games - Special Needs Ages 3 -7 yrs - Spring

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, Time: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM

BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 3 -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 small class size. Instructors: Jason Mitchell, Ezra Prevost and Meaghan Kearney

Young Adult Social Group - Special Needs ages 18-30 - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 18-30 yrs) Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults with mild/moderate challenges. Includes 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

Metrowest Adult Social Group - Special Needs Ages 25+ yrs - Spring

MetroWest, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) Join other adults with mild special needs for dining, mini-golf, 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: Lisa Dwinnells, Charlotte Ruskin

Mini Sports for Children with Different Learning Styles - Special Needs Ages 6-9 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2014, End Date: 06/09/2014, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 6-12 yrs) A class that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play. Instructor: Matthew Kuklentz

Mini Sports for Children with Different Learning Styles - Special Needs Ages 10-12 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2014, End Date: 06/09/2014, Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

(Ages: 6-12 yrs) A class that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play. Instructor: Matthew Kuklentz

Adult Social Group - Special Needs Ages 31+ - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/08/2014, End Date: 06/17/2014, 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 special needs. Group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance of an advisor. Particpants pay for outside activities. Instructor: Trudy Bauer

Just Dance for Girls - Special Needs Ages 11-16 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/10/2014, End Date: 06/12/2014, Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

(Ages: 11-16 yrs) Dance and exercise just for girls. Class begins with a yoga warm-up (breathing exercises and stretching). Body awareness and the joy of self-expression through dance will be emphasized as participants move to the music. Instructor is a board-certified dance/movement therapist. Intructor: Nancy Kreiger

Teen Activity Group - Special Needs Ages 12-16 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/13/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

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

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