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

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, 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: 04/06/2015, End Date: 06/15/2015, Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

(Ages: 9 - 13 yrs)

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/09/2015, End Date: 06/18/2015, 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

Just Dance for Girls - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 12-16 yrs -Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/09/2015, End Date: 06/18/2015, 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

Get In Shape - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 12-16 -Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 06/14/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages: 12-16 yrs) 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 - Spring

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 06/14/2015, 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, Michael Nesti and Laura Pistorino

Fun and Games - Inclusion and Support Services -Ages 4 -7 yrs - Spring

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 06/14/2015, 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, Michael Nesti and Laura Pistorino

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 06/14/2015, 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

Visit and Tour JCC Grossman Camp

JCC Grossman Camp, Sunday, April 12, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Tour camp and 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. For more information including directions to camp, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

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

Start Date: 04/12/2015, End Date: 06/07/2015, 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, Charlotte Ruskin

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Spotlight

Spring classes for children and adults begin week of April 6. Registration is now open.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

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