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Social Group Interaction for Special Needs Kids-An Inclusive Musical Theater Production & a Movie Group With Peers

logo_sepac1blue“Sharing The Arts,” at Glen Ridge High School, (Bloomfield Students Are Invited,) put on a really fun production of “Beauty & The Beast” last Spring; this time out, it will be “The Lion King.” It is a very positive environment for kids to interact with each other, learn to work together and have a ton of fun! REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW



“505 Films + Friends is an inclusive club where young people of all abilities can gather in a safe, positive and thought-provoking environment to engage socially through the viewing and discussion of films. Each screening allows members to explore their own lives in relationship to the themes represented in the films with interactive discussions and activities led by a teaching artist and a professional psychologist. Participants also have time to schmooze and enjoy refreshments.

Join in the fun this Fall!

Our popular, inclusive film club is back for the fall with new movies, new discussions and new friends!!

Our Fall schedule:

  • September 30th
  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd

Teen Club (grades 8 – 12) Sunday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Young Adult Club (ages 18 – 28) Sunday, 4pm – 7pm

Participants who qualify for funding from DDD are eligible for reimbursement for our Film Club. For more information contact Scholarships may also be available. TUITION- $270 per person


Young Adult

 Sample Class Schedule:

1. Check-in + Schmooze: (15 minutes) Get name tags and socialize. (Facilitators will provide guidance and support to be sure that everyone’s included).
2. Introduction of this week’s film: (30 minutes) Warm-up discussion focusing on film’s theme, characters, cinematography techniques and/or professions, and how film relates to participants’ personal life experiences.
3. View film: (1.5 hrs) in Cinema 505’s sensory-friendly environment.
4. Interactive film discussion: (15-30 min) Conversation and activities led by professional psychologist and teaching artist.
5. Post-mingle mix-it-up: (15-30 min) Enjoy and engage over snacks!

  For More Information, Email Us at


One thought on “Social Group Interaction for Special Needs Kids-An Inclusive Musical Theater Production & a Movie Group With Peers

  1. Greetings,

    We, at BrookdaleReformed Church, Are in the process of planning a dance on Friday May 3rd. Not sure the times yet. This dance is being planned with the differently abled in mind. We have a number of people who attend our church that are part of This population And I am a Chaplin in Wyckoff for an organization that cares for those Within this population as well. Because this will be open to the community, we are hoping that a couple of people from the community would like to help us in planning this. How can we go about finding 2 or 3 volunteers with a party spirit and planning knowledge?

    Thank you for all you do to keep people in the know and for any assistance you could provide to us.

    Blessings and Peace, Susan Pastor Susan Dorward Brookdale Reformed Church 16 Bellevue Ave. Bloomfield Nj Church-973-338-7676 My cell-973-216-0702

    Sent from my iPad


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