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.
Jewish Disability Awareness Month (February 2015) - List of events and activities
Classes and Programs
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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
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
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
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
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.
Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/30/2015, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
(Ages: 5 - 8 yrs)
Start Date: 01/12/2015, End Date: 03/30/2015, Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
(Ages: 9 - 13 yrs)
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
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
Start Date: 01/15/2015, End Date: 03/26/2015, Time: 3:45 PM-4:30 PM
(Ages: 3 - 5 yrs)
Using musical instruments, songs and singing picture books, children will develop language and speech skills, and fine and gross motor coordination. Children will also further develop social/emotional skills while experiencing the joy of making music together.
Instructor: Ruth Minden-Kusnitz