Teen Inclusive Programs

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Make lasting friendships, foster new relationships, join a team, and be an active member in an inclusive community that cares. There are a range of options for teens of all abilities, including those with developmental and/or learning disabilities, to find a community of their peers where they can explore their individual interests. Programs are developed to support teens with communication and learning differences in an inclusive environment. 

Transitions

Transitions is a social program designed for teens and young adults with a high potential for independence. Sunday afternoons during the academic school year, participants meet in person to engage in activities, in order to build friendships and emphasize independence and the acquisition of life skills. Each week, a different social skill is at the core of the program (e.g., making friendships, setting boundaries, self-care, stress management, etc.) There is a learning component, in addition to activities based on each social skill of the week. Participants’ interests help to shape the program and the activities offered. To ensure that classes comprise a group of individuals who will receive the optimal benefits from the program, a brief intake process is required.

This program is crafted to support verbal and visual learners. For more information or to begin the intake conversation, please contact Julie Singer. Online registration is open to continuing members.


In Person + Virtual Travel Tuesday

Join us in person at the JCC or virtually on Zoom for our hybrid Travel Tuesday program! This semester, we will be exploring food, music, sites, and cultures around the world. This class is open to teens of all abilities and will feature live facilitated discussions in addition to an active Zoom chat box.

This program is crafted to support verbal and visual learners. For more information and to ensure the program is a good fit, please contact Julie Singer.  


Virtual Teen Game Night

Join us on Wednesdays for our Virtual Teen Game Night! Participants will learn how to play games and practice positive communication skills required for them. Teens will walk away with confidence in their ability to play games with peers! This class is open to teens of all abilities and will feature facilitated discussions in addition to an active chat box.

This program is crafted to support verbal and visual learners. For more information and to ensure the program is a good fit, please contact Julie Singer.


In-Person Girls' Night Out

Join Girls’ Night Out in person, for young adults (ages 14–21) to build friendships with other young women. Teens will learn how to play new games (e.g., Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Scattergories, etc.). They will increase confidence and team building skills, in addition to improving health through movement breaks, and working on balance and coordination. Group members will pick from a menu of activities to create a custom weekly schedule which will include karaoke, yoga, art, games, and more!

This program is crafted to support verbal and visual learners. Interested in learning more, please contact Julie Singer. All participants will need an intake before joining the group.


In-Person Dine Out

Join us in person for our Teens Dine Out! Come connect with your friends one Saturday a month to enjoy a meal together out on the UWS. 

For more information and to ensure the program is a good fit, please contact Julie Singer.


In-Person Teens Broadway Bound!

Join teens ages 14–21 to attend live performances of Broadway shows. 

For more information and to ensure the program is a good fit, please contact Julie Singer.


All of our inclusive teen programs are open to the broader community.

For more information, please email Julie Singer.

Transitions is supported by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Girls Night Out is supported by the New York City Council's Autism Initiative.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Special Needs programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.