Inclusion Programs

 

The goal of our inclusion programs at the JCC of Greater New Haven is to cultivate and foster an accepting community where individuals with disabilities and their families have the chance to make meaningful connections with each other and their community. All of our inclusion programs are designed specifically for people with special needs in mind. We encourage and welcome members from the community to attend any of these programs, with the understanding that these programs are fully inclusive of ALL people.

SPRING Adaptive Swim Lessons

 

We are now including adaptive swim classes specifically designed for people with special needs to push past their physical, cognitive, or neurological challenges to successfully learn to swim. Additionally, adaptive swim promotes water safety and self-confidence while providing a physical outlet for building muscle tone and reducing stress. Adaptive swim also encourages improved communication and interpersonal skills. Check back for more details. 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is open.

To learn more please contact: 

 

 Nicolle Camara

Assistant Director of Physical Education

nicollec@jccnh.org | 203-387-2424 x237

18 + Adaptive Basketball League

 

Mon.         6:30-8:30 PM         4/6-6/8         M: $50 | C: $60        

 

In-house adaptive basketball league. Designed for athletes 18 years and older with special needs that want to hang out with friends and enjoy the challenge of competitive sports.

Past Programs:

Interested in partnering with the JCC or have questions concerning our inclusion programming, contact Scott Cohen at scohen@jewishnewhaven.org or (203) 387-2424 x203.

Video Game Cascade with Project CASY

Saturday, December 7 | 11 AM - 3 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Project CASY in conjunction with the JCC presents Video Game Cascade. Video Game CASCADE is Project CASY’s modernized version of the old-fashioned video game arcades of the 1980s and 1990s, specifically customized for the autism community. All ages are welcome.

 

Community Autism Socials at Yale (Project CASY) is a university-organized, online, and local community of individuals living with autism, and the families, friends, and professionals involved in their lives. The main purpose is to promote a high quality of life for individuals living with autism. Project CASY uses an organic, collaborative approach, where community members meet in-person to nurture relationships and share ideas and experiences. The Project CASY community spans the entire state of Connecticut (and beyond), promotes diversity on many levels, curbs social isolation, and encourages communication. Click here to learn more about Project CASY.

 

 

 

 

Wellness Warriors Class

Begins Thursday, January 16 | 5 - 5:45 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Wellness Warriors are committed to empowering others to live their best life through personalized health & fitness coaching! Come join us! This class is FREE and for ages 6-18.

 

 

 

 

 

*Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 This class is FREE to JCC Members and to the Community.

 

 

Registration CLOSED

Born to Move Unified Class (Ages 5 & under)
Begins Friday, January 17 | 3-3:30 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven


Born to move offers age-specific classes featuring age-appropriate moves and music that have been tested with children. Each class is designed to help create positive physical habits.

 

 

 

 This class is FREE to JCC Members and to the Community.

 

 

Registration CLOSED

Our Inclusion Partners:

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center

Chapel Haven is a nationally accredited school and transition program for adults with disabilities in New Haven. The JCC of Greater New Haven offers a vocational training program aimed at helping Chapel Haven students build relevant skills and prepare for gainful employment. Chapel Haven students also enjoy discounted JCC membership rates. Click here to learn more about the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center. 

 

 

 

Project CASY

Community Autism Socials at Yale (Project CASY) is a university-organized, online, and local community of individuals living with autism, and the families, friends, and professionals involved in their lives. The main purpose is to promote a high quality of life for individuals living with autism. Project CASY uses an organic, collaborative approach, where community members meet in-person to nurture relationships and share ideas and experiences while benefiting from the knowledge of clinicians and researchers at the Yale Child Study Center and other organizations. Click here to learn more about Project CASY.

 

ASD Fitness

The goal of ASD Fitness is to raise the bar of possibility. Their programs specifically designed for adults with special needs focus on structured activities that allow participants to explore wellness, movement, and life skills necessary for living a vibrant and full life. The pillars of the program include health, wellness, and life skills development. ASD Fitness provides a wholesome experience that allows participants to socialize with others while building lasting relationships, all while developing and building essential life skills in order to maintain or improve quality of life. Click here to learn more about ASD Fitness.

 

 

If you have any questions about our inclusion programs or are interested in a partnership? Please contact Scott Cohen at (203) 387-2424 x203 or scohen@jewishnewhaven.org