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Hours:

Aquatics Center Hours

Sunday7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Monday5:15 am - 7:30 pm

Tuesday5:15 am - 7:30 pm

Wednesday5:15 am - 7:30 pm

Thursday5:15 am - 7:30 pm

Friday5:15 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Fitness Center Hours

Sunday7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday5:15 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday5:15 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday5:15 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday5:15 am - 8:00 pm

Friday5:15 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday7:00 am - 4:00 pm

MEMBERSHIP HOURS

SundayCLOSED

Monday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

SaturdayCLOSED

Holiday Hours:

Monday, May 30

CLOSED for Memorial Day

Closed

Special Needs

The Shames JCC is a welcoming and supportive environment for people of all abilities and is dedicated to serving individuals with special needs across their life spans. We offer a wide range of inclusive and specialized programs for individuals with varying special needs and their families. Intakes and IEP/504 are required for ALL programs. We offer an individual-to-staff ratio of 3:1.

Funding for the special needs programs is provided through generous grants from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, UJA Federation, Department of Community Mental Health of Westchester County, the FAR Fund Foundation, and individual contributions.

Annie Bridson

Director of Supportive Services

(914) 366-7898 x1108

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Virtual & In-person Programs 2021 – 22

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UP on Sundays Program (Ages 7 – 25; participants are grouped by age)

Select Sundays, 11:00 – 2:00 pm; beginning October 10, through May 22, 2022


UP on Sundays is a social and life skills learning program geared towards children, teens, and young adults on the autism spectrum or with related supportive needs. It is organized according to age, enabling staff to focus on varying needs and help cultivate peer-to-peer relationships. Staff ratio is 3:1.

Younger participants engage in entertaining, engaging, and intentional programming that encourages each participant to learn new skills, build self-confidence, enhance social skills and increase self-awareness and emotional expression.

For older participants, we cultivate peer-to-peer relationships, create social justice experiences, and work on pre-vocational and life skills, where each participant practices the necessary skill sets that encourage them to reach their most independent potentials.

Participants must bring their own lunch.

The cost of the full-year program is $699 (JCC Members)/$759 (JCC Guests). Contact [email protected] to register and for more information.

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Saturday Socials (Ages 14 to 25)

Program dates and times vary. This program begins on September 18 and runs through June 11

Saturday Socials is a social and life skills learning program geared towards teens and adults on the autism spectrum or with related supportive needs. Participants build friendships and experience new adventures through field trip experiences. Participants have a blast and revel in their sense of freedom.

Saturday Socials is organized according to age, enabling staff to focus on varying needs and help cultivate peer-to-peer relationships.

TRIPS DO NOT DEPART FROM THE JCC. Prior to the program start date, an email will be distributed to those registered with the official schedule and information regarding each trip; times, an additional fee per trip, and the meet-up spot for drop-off and pick-up.

The cost of the full-year program is $550 (JCC Members)/$605 (JCC Guests), with some possible additional expenses depending upon the activity. Contact [email protected] to register and for more information.

Virtual Social Circle (ages 12 to 25)

Dates: TBD, 1x per month Oct 2021 – May 2022

Tweens & Teens (ages 12 -17): 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Young Adults (ages 18 – 25): 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Virtual Social Circle is a monthly, Thursday night, virtual social and life skills program geared towards teens and young adults on the autism spectrum or with related developmental disabilities. We offer entertaining, engaging, and intentional programming that encourages each participant to learn new skills, build self-confidence, enhance social skills, and increase self-awareness and emotional expression while cultivating peer-to-peer relationships. Virtual activities include dinner with friends, games (jeopardy, scavenger hunts, trivia night, etc), movie night, karaoke, dance parties, and more!

Cost of th full-year program is $120 (JCC Members)/$133 (JCC Guests). Contact [email protected] to register and for more information.

 

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Support Groups (in collaboration with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan)

 

[IN PERSON] SIBSHOPS:KIDS (6–12 years)
SUN, FEB 06 – SUN, MAY 22
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Sibshops:Kids is a social, recreational program for young brothers and sisters of siblings with disabilities (also known as “Sibs”). At Sibshops, Sibs will have an opportunity to meet other Sibs (usually for the first time), allowing access to unique peer support with others who really “get it”. There will be plenty of opportunities for young Sibs to talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling(s) living with disability, and to learn more about disability and the services their brothers and sisters receive. Arguably the most important part about Sibshops, is that Sibs will have the opportunity to experience all of this while playing some great games, making new friendships and having FUN in a space that is designed just for them!

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[VIRTUAL] SIBSPACE SUPPORT GROUP (adults)
WED, FEB 16 – WED, JUN 15, 7:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Program Dates: Feb 16th, March 9th, April 27, May 18, June 15

Join other adult siblings of brothers and sisters who have been identified as having disabilities or challenges of all kinds, and who understand the experiences and stressors that often face families like yours. The combined expertise of the facilitators and the siblings’ personal experiences provide support, resources, and connections as we build our SibSpace community together.

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This is a closed group where registrants are expected to attend all six sessions. Discussions are kept confidential. Please note that all support groups will take place on Zoom until further notice.

LIFT Internship Experience (Ages 18 to 25)

Summer Program Dates & Times: Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 and ending on Thursday, August 18th, 2022; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

LIFT (Leadership, Internship, Friendship, Transition) Internship Experience is a full-day summer workplace learning program. It is an intensive program that combines high-quality social skills in the workplace curriculum with hands-on workplace experience. Interns will be provided with an enhanced internship experience either at the JCC or with a community partner.

An interview is required. Contact [email protected].

Please watch this video produced with the participants from the 2021 intern class!

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