A sports program for youth and young adults with Intellectual Disabilities including Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participants will have the opportunity to discover new strengths
and abilities, skills and success through sports.

For more information, please contact Yael Schochat at 516-569-6733 or by email at

6 sessions beginning October 25
Pre-registration is required

Gateways is made possible by a grant from UJA-Federation.


Jumpstart is social-recreational program for high functioning teens and young adults (ages 13 to 22) with special needs. This inclusive program focuses on expanding and strengthening the wide range of recreational, social, ADL and life skills each individual already possesses in a fun and meaningful way. Working together with teens from the community, program participants will increase the skill sets of each participant by building on existing strengths and developing the additional sensibilities and expertise needed to secure a future filled with friendships, meaningful employment, personal growth and independence.

Our weekly program consists of one of the following activities every week:
SMART ART – Art and Education program
CHILL & SKILLS – A combination of activities focusing on recreational and social skill building
MOVE AND GROOVE – A combination of sports and group exercise activities
LIFT YOUR GIFTS – Teaching soft job and social skills, through role playing, discussion, and games.

Wednesday nights from 6.00- 7.15 PM — Beginning October 10th
Dinner is included — Fee: $15 per session

For more information, please contact Yael Schochat at 516-569 6733 or email


CLASSP is a unique opportunity offered by The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in collaboration with the JCCs on Long Island and Ramapo for Children. Through this program, teens receive training in working with people with special needs. They can earn college credit by attending a monthly seminar and volunteering to provide services and mentoring students with special needs. Students selected to participate in the CLASSP program will also intern at the JCC, assisting with our programs for the special needs community. A small stipend is included for the internship. Applicants must be high-school students aged 15 and over.

For application information, please contact Yael Schochat at

This program is made possible by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation