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Youth Social Skills Classes

Download the Fall 2017 registration form for Let's Play, Friends, and Teens:
Held at the J, click here.
Held in Arlington, click here.

 

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Let’s Play

Ages: 6–8
Join us for an hour of fun and exploration as children learn and strengthen their social skills through active play in a safe and supportive environment. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s
syndrome) and related disorders. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled prior to the first class.

Sundays, September 10–December 10

(11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $260/ $198 member
Code: #8441

Sundays, January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)

(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8442

Sundays, April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)

(no class May 20, 27)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8443

Friends

Ages: 9–12
A fun class designed to help children explore and understand their emotions through weekly discussions and activities. Topics include dealing with anger, understanding feelings, the power of positive thinking, and handling stress. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism and related disorders. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled prior to the first class.

Sundays, September 10–December 10 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $260/ $198 member
Class I
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #8444

Sundays, January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)

(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Class I
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #8446

Sundays, April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)

(no class May 20, 27)
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Class I
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #8448
 

Teens (for boys)

Ages: 13–15
Join us for an hour class designed to help teenage boys navigate the social scene. Topics include developing and maintaining friendships, understanding and responding to verbal and non-verbal cues in social situations, coping strategies for dealing with teen emotions, self-advocacy, self-confidence and more. This class is designed for boys with high functioning autism and related disorders. Teens must be able to verbally participate in group activities.

A welcome interview is required for all participants who are new to our programs at the J

Sundays, September 10–December 10 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee:  $260/ $198 member
Code: #8445

Sundays, January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8447

Sundays, April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8449

 

Gal Pals (for girls)

Download the 2017-2018 registration form.
Location: The J

A social skills group just for girls! This fun, recreational group encourages girls to express themselves and work towards personal and social goals. Topics include how to make and keep friends, conversation skills, improve self-esteem, manage anxiety, and much more! This class is designed for girls with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism and related disorders. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled prior to the first class.

Kids
Ages 6–8
Sundays, September 10–December 10 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $260/ $198 member
Code: #8456

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8457

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8458

Tweens
Ages: 9–12 
Sundays, September 10–December 10 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $260/ $198 member
Code: #8459

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8460

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8461

Teens
Ages: 13–15
Sundays, September 10–December 10 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 8, Nov. 5, 26)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $260/ $198 member
Code: #8462

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8463

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8464

 

TOPSoccer

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Ages: 5–18
TOPSoccer was developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, development, or physical disabilities, allows the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The program’s goal is to enable young athletes with special needs to grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally as members of US Youth Soccer with the assistance of volunteer coaches and youth mentoring buddies.

In partnership with Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC)

Sundays, September 10–October 29 (7 weeks)
(no practice Oct. 8)
4pm-5pm
Location: Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave, Annandale
Fee: $56
Code: #8465

Winter:

Indoor
Sundays, January 21-March 18 (7 weeks)
(no practice 1/28, 2/18)
10:30am-11:30am
Fee: $70
Code: #8466

Outdoor
Sundays, April 22-June 10 (6 weeks)
(no practice 5/20, 5/27)
4pm-5pm
Fee: $48
Code: #8467

 

Indoor Adapted Basketball

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Saturdays, October 14–December 9 (7 weeks)

(no practice Nov. 4, 25)
Location: The J
Adapted Basketball provides children of all abilities, ages 5-18 with an opportunity to learn the basic fundamental skills of the game. Players learn techniques, perform drills, work in teams and participate in non-competitive games. Participants are supported by volunteer buddies, under the guidance of the head coach, in a fun, supportive, and engaging environment. This program promotes a variety of benefits that include: building confidence, practicing social skills, increasing gross motor skills and much more!
Fee: $70

Class I
Ages 5–11
3:15pm–4pm
Code: #8469

Class II
Ages 12–18
4:15pm–5pm
Code: #8470

 

Adults

Make Your Move

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Ages 18+
Location: The J
Fee: $5 per class
Join us in this great movement program that incorporates dance, music, and a whole lot of fun! This program is for adults of ANY ability. You will have the freedom to move to your own beat while maximizing your own individual strengths. This program is run by j.dance through the family services department.

Fall:

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
September 7–December 21 
(no class Sept. 21, Oct. 5)
10:45am–11:30am
Code: #8478

Winter:

January 4–May 17
Code: #8480

 

Cooking With Class

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Ages: 18+
Location: The J
This class provides adults of all abilities an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of food and meal preparation in a fun, social, structured, and supportive environment. Individuals will learn life skills by following a recipe, setting/cleaning up, learning about nutrition, and understanding how to utilize basic kitchen utensils and appliances. Plus, they will feel more comfortable navigating the kitchen. Participants work cooperatively and share meals in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere! For more information, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

Session I
Sundays, September 24–October 15
(4 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $180/ $160 member
Code: #8473

Session II
Sundays, October 29–November 19
(4 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $180/ $160 member
Code: #8474

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

Adaptive Cardio Cycling

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Ages: 16+
Location: The J
7pm-8pm
Build endurance and increase cardiovascular fitness as your instructor takes you on a ride on stationery bicycles. Participants will ride at his/her own pace. Maximum 11 participants per class.

Tuesdays, September 12–December 12
(no class Oct. 31)
Fee: $130
Code: #8495

Thursdays, September 14–December 14
(no class Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 12, Nov. 23)
Fee: $100
Code: #8496

Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 12–December 14
(no class Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 12, 31, Nov. 23)
Fee: $220
Code: #8497

 

JCCNV Adult Bowling League

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Sundays, September 10-December 10 (14 weeks)
(no bowling Nov. 26)
6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bowl America, Fairfax Circle
Ages: 18+
Contact: Mark Roth at markroth.va@gmail.com 

Join the JCCNV adult bowling league and enjoy 13 weeks of fun and camaraderie as we compete for cash prizes (and bragging rights) at the completion of our winter/ spring session!

  • Join as a team (4 people) or as an individual. All are welcome
  • Commitment for the entire 13-week session is a must (even if absent)
  • Fee includes shoes and three games per week.

Payment must be made during league bowling nights by cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to JCCNV Bowling League. Confirmation of your decision to participate is needed on or before December 20. Registration forms can be emailed or left at the J's front desk.

For more information, contact Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org or 703.323.0880.

 

Adapted Aquatics

The Adapted Aquatics program is designed for individuals of all ages with communication spectrum disorders. The goal of the 30-minute private lesson is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe, and independent.

Contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director, at Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, 703.537.3053


Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Program

To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, 703.537.3031.

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack, comprised of two nutritious food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities:

  • A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist
  • Science, arts and crafts, and cooking projects
  • Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) or Senior (grades 3–6) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games and books
  • Organized sports and team-building activities in our indoor gymnasium and outside on the playground
  • Board games and foosball in our game room
  • Free swim twice a week in the JCCNV’s 25-meter heated indoor pool

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