At the JCC, we specialize in helping those with disabilities. We provide developmental, social, and recreational opportunities for a wide spectrum of individuals, beginning at age three and ranging through adulthood. Our staff’s mission is to provide opportunities for participants to improve social skills, which enhance their overall wellbeing. Staff are professionals working to provide stimulating experiences for our participants. We also provide inclusion programs to allow people with disabilities to participate in many of our programs outside of the department.
Dr. and Mrs. Megna Kids Club for Special Kids
Teens After School Program
Ages 13-21 • September-June
Our after school program for teens with disabilities presents an opportunity for participants to be healthy, social, and active members of the community with a maximum degree of independence. Our goal is to establish the groundwork for optimal success in achieving their highest potential as they transition into adulthood. Licensed teachers facilitate activities including social skills exploration, fitness and athletics, recreational group classes, and parent communication.
Our Day Habilitation Without Walls Program for Young Adults offers social, recreational, and vocational activities at the JCC as well as in collaboration with our partner organizations. Young adults take part in activities such as delivering meals to the homebound, stocking our food pantry, and gardening. We also take trips to various museums and other cultural organizations.
Our program maintains a strong emphasis on community inclusion. We engage our participants in opportunities to be healthy, social, and active members of the community with a maximum degree of independence. Our ultimate goal for our participants is to establish the groundwork for optimal success in achieving their highest potential as they transition into adulthood.
Super Special Sundays
Marvin’s Camp for Children with Special Needs
Marvin’s Camp is a unique recreational summer program customized for children with disabilities. With a wide array of both social and developmental activities, children are engaged by professionally-supported trained staff to create some of the best memories of their summer. After seven weeks of dance classes, swimming, social skills, and field trips, the children show off their skills in a dance performance for their families and relive the summer through a picture slide show.
For more information, visit http://camp.sijcc.org/marvins-camp
School’s Out Program
In collaboration with our Youth Department, children and young adults with disabilities are given opportunities to engage with their peers in an inclusive environment on holidays when school is closed. They provide students with opportunities to see their classmates and meet new friends in activities at the JCC and outings in the community.
Disabilities Advocate Committee
Our Disabilities Advocate Committee is comprised of professionals and family members of individuals with disabilities. The committee helps the JCC develop policies, create programs, and do outreach to the community.
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Staten Island, NY 10314
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