JCC Services for People with Disabilities

The JCC of Staten Island offers a full continuum of services for individuals with disabilities.  Programs are offered starting at age 3.  Programs include First Foot Forward preschool program, social & recreation programs, after school programs, summer camp, & a Day Hab Program.

Early Childhood (ages 3-5)
• First Foot Forward: a special education preschool program which provides services for children with speech and language delays, motor delays, and cognitive delays.
• How Do We Mix It Up?: Staff will support children to engage in new activities, increase social skills, and have a great time. Activities include swimming, science, music, arts & crafts, and more!

School Age (ages 6-12)
• After School Juniors: After School Juniors provides children with a traditional after school experience in a sup­ported environment specifically designed for children with disabilities. Program is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays throughout the school year.
• Explorers After School Inclusion Program: Explorers is an after-school program for children in grades K-8. The JCC provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow academically, physically, and socially.
• School’s Out Trips Inclusion Program: Join the JCC as we adventure into the community for days filled with fun and excite­ment throughout New York and New Jersey.
• Sunday Funday: Participants enjoy activities such as computers, science, fitness, sports, art, cooking, and more. Program is offered October-June on two Sundays per month.

Teen/Young Adults (ages 13-21)
• Teen & Young Adult Socials: We invite teens & young adults throughout the community to join us for some great music, food, and friendship. Each social will have a theme – so dress to impress!
• Social Sunday: Participants enjoy activities such as computers, science, fitness, sports, art, cooking, and more. Program is offered October-June on two Sundays per month.
• After School Teens: After School Teens provides children with a traditional after school experience in a supported environment specifi­cally designed for young adults with disabilities. Program is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout the school year.

Summer Camp (ages 6-21)
• Marvin’s Camp: Marvin’s Camp provides an educational, creative, socially and emotionally safe environment for children and teens with disabilities (ages 6-21). Program is offered for 7-weeks. Transportation can be provided.
• Marvin’s on the Road Everyday (M.O.R.E): Campers (ages 15-21) are invited to pack their backpacks, grab their sunscreen, and hop on the bus to the coolest destinations in the tri-state area.
• Lillian Schwartz Day Camp Inclusion Program: Campers with disabilities in our K’tonton, Shalom, Chalutz, Maccabiah, and Teen Travel are able to receive additional support through our Inclusion Program. Through this program, campers with additional needs are provided in-group support through extra staffing, modifications to schedule and activities, and the support of our Camp Inclu­sion Specialist.

Adult (ages 22+)
• Day Hab: Our Day Hab Program provides adults (21+) opportunities and support to achieve their goals. Activities focus on the development and improvement of social skills, life skills, and vocational skills. Program is offered Monday-Friday throughout the entire year.

JCC of Staten Island
Director of the Department for People with Disabilities
Timothy Esposito
718.475.5267
[email protected]
1466 Manor Road

First Foot Forward
1466 Manor Road
1297 Arthur Kill Road
Jayne Smith
718.475.5265
[email protected]

2221 Richmond Avenue
Stephanie Burdge
718.701.0268
[email protected]

www.sijcc.org


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