Special Needs

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:00:00 am

We are very excited to announce that as part of our Special Needs Initiative, the JCC has received a $10,000 matching grant. temple-grandin-photo

Over the past 2 years, the JCC has made special needs programming for our community a must in everything we do.  We are proud to be able to offer The Rising Tide Special Olympics Swim team, Adaptive Aquatic’s Swim Lessons, Social Events for Adults including our Prom, Special Need Camp Programs and our Annual Special Needs Symposium for Parents and Professionals.

In 2016, we plan to do more!  We are planning monthly social events for Adults in the Special Needs Community and a bi-weekly respite program on Sunday afternoons for elementary and middle school age children.  We will also hold our 3rd Annual Prom and 2nd Annual Special Needs Symposium for Parents and Professionals.

The money raised through the grant will help us hire a staff person dedicated to Special Needs programming at our J and make it possible to continue to expand upon it. 

The matching grant that we have received is $1 for $1.  This means, if you donate $100 to special needs programming the JCC will receive $200.  In addition, we work with companies matching programs which means your donation could even triple!  What an amazing investment you would be making in our special needs community.  The money raised through the grant will help us hire a staff person dedicated to Special Needs programming at our J and make it possible to continue to expand upon it.

Here’s a look at some of the Special Needs Programs here at the JCC over the last two years:special-needs-bbq-photo

Please consider making a donation to Special Needs Programming here at your JCC because “Community” is at the center of everything we do.

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