Prom for Adults with Special Needs

Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting its Second Annual Prom for Adults with Special Needs, Saturday, November 21 from 7-10pm.  The Prom is open to adults ages 18 and older with special needs.  The event will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater.  The admission fee is $25 per person and includes Italian dinner, dessert and DJ. (There is no admission fee for a personal aide to accompany a Prom guest.)  Attire is party chic -- no jeans. The RSVP deadline is November 11.  Register by calling the JCC at 908-725-6994 x201 or online.  For additional information contact Stephanie Johnson at 908-725-6994 x230;

The JCC offers a variety of special needs programs including Special Needs Swimming Skills Program; The Rising Tide Special Olympics Swim Team; Adler Aphasia Center Support Group; Jewish Family Service’s Social Club for Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome or Developmental Challenges, Parent Support Group and Sibling Support Group.  The JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center, JCC Camp Ruach and J-Crew After School Program work with families with children with special needs. The JCC offers adjusted schedules and one-on-one assistance.

The JCC is holding a Special Needs Symposium, A Day of Learning for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals on Friday, December 11, 2015 featuring keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin.  The Symposium will be held at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, NJ.  In addition to the keynote address, the Symposium will offer breakout sessions featuring experts in the field of autism.  For additional information and to register, please call the JCC at 908-725-6994 x201.

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.  The JCC is a social service agency that serves residents of all ages residing in Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, providing fitness, recreational, social, cultural and educational programs for the entire community.  The state-of-the-art facility includes an indoor salt based pool, outdoor salt based heated pool with dome enclosure during the off season, gymnasium, fitness center and group fitness studios. New to the JCC is JFitGround, an outdoor adult fitness training facility used for personal and small group training.  The JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center provides childcare for ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten and the J-Crew After School Program is open to children in Grades K- 6.   JCC Camp Ruach is the JCC’s summer day camp for children ages 15 months through 9th Grade.  The JCC is home to the Bridgewater Tide Swim Team and Summer Swim Club.  For additional information, visit the JCC website at



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