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.

Video Game Cascade with Project CASY

Select Saturdays | Sept. - Dec. | 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.

 

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.

Join us for our next Video Game Cascade on:

 

November 9

December 7 

 

 

*All Project CASY events are FREE to JCC Members and to the Community.

 

Kitchen Basics Cooking Class with Project CASY

*We regret to inform you that our Wednesday, September 18 class has been canceled.

 

Please join us for our next class:

Wednesday, October 3 | 5 - 6 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven

 

Project CASY and the JCC present a cooking class for all your basic kitchen needs. Learn proper technique for using kitchen tools, get familiar with cooking, meet great people, and have a delicious meal!

 

 

For all questions contact Emily Kurz at (203) 387-2424 x306 or emilyk@jccnh.org

NEW 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. 

Fall classes are available

To learn more please contact: 

 

 Nicolle Camara

Assistant Director of Physical Education

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

Adaptive Basketball League (18+)

 

 

Thurs. Call x237 for details 10/3 - 11/7 M: $50 | C: $60

 

 

A program designed specifically for people with special needs to enjoy health, wellness, social, and competitive benefits of basketball.

 

Fall classes are available

To learn more please contact: 

 

 Nicolle Camara

Assistant Director of Physical Education

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

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.

 

 

Interested in a partnership? Please contact Emily Kurz at (203) 387-2424 x306 or emilyk@jccnh.org