From the good folks at Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law:

Pathway To Success – Sept. 10, 2019. 4-6 PM

The Partnership For Children of Essex invites: All Bloomfield Special Needs Students and Their Families to attend –  A Pathway to Success event on Tuesday, September 10th from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM outside the Bloomfield Public Library. The event is targeted for youth ages 14-21 to provide them with the necessary tools to be successful in post-secondary life but youth of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. There will be education resources, transition services/programs for youth with developmental disabilities, a presentation on financial literacy, local colleges/universities, and more. There will also be food and refreshments available, as well as prizes and giveaways.

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JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services Summer Schedules

Programs/Registration   Donate   Our Partners
Activities By Age:       Early Childhood      Children & Youth      Adults/Seniors

Dear Participants, Family Members, and Professionals,

Summer registration starts soon and we have some great programs coming up! Check them out below.

Intake Meeting Required for New Participants

Adult/Teen Sunday Trips / Ages 18+

Join us for a Sunday afternoon with friends! This off-site social recreation program provides teens and adults with special needs the opportunity to create friendships while learning to access community resources. Participants meet at the program venue and enjoy activities at local restaurants, theaters, bowling lanes, entertainment centers, and various other locations. Lunch and admission are included in the program fee. 1:5 staff to participant ratio.


July 15: BBQ Lunch/Swim at JCC

Aug 5: Lunch/Movies

Member: $55, Guest: $ 60

To register, please contact Robin Cohen, Program Administrator:

973-530-3422 / rcohen@jccmetrowest.org

Summer Select / Ages 15+

Six weeks of fun activities with friends for teens and adults with special needs (ages 15+). Participants will enjoy swimming, gym activities, games, and a great end of session BBQ while making new friends. Choose a few sessions or join us for all six!

Mondays, 6:00–8:00pm

June 11 – Game Night

June 18 – Get Fit

June 25 – Creative Cooking

July 2 – Evening at the Pool

July 9 – Sports & Games

July 16 – End of Session BBQ

Member: $25 per evening / $150 for all 6 sessions

Guest: $30 per evening / $180 for all 6 sessions

To register, please contact Robin Cohen, Program Administrator:

973-530-3422 / rcohen@jccmetrowest.org

Teen Travelers Camp / Ages 13–21

This daily travel program for teens and young adults with Special Needs is packed with exciting day trips into the community and lots of opportunities for the development of friendships and social skills. This program is supervised by experienced staff and offers a 4:1 camper to staff ratio.


Week 1: August 13–17

Week 2: August 20–24

1 Week

Member: $980, Guest: $1080

2 Weeks

Member: $1710, Guest: $1910

JCC MetroWest works hard to ensure that all of its programs are accessible to everyone. We are happy to help individuals with special needs access various resources offered at the JCC such as the fitness center, swimming lessons & classes in the arts department—just to name a few. These quality programs are open to individuals of all backgrounds. Please let us know if there is a program of interest and we’ll do our best to provide the supports necessary to make it happen!

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please contact us with any questions, to schedule
an intake meeting, or to register for a program.

Marisa Cohen (above, right)
Director, Special Needs Services
973-530-3478 / mcohen@jccmetrowest.org

Chrystal Henion (above, left)
Assistant Director, Special Needs Services
973-530-3507 / chenion@jccmetrowest.org

Robin Cohen (above, center)
Program Administrator, Special Needs Services
973-530-3422 / rcohen@jccmetrowest.org