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Youth Social Skills Classes

For more information on the classes below, please contact [email protected]

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

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, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7753

Wednesdays, April 19–June 7 (8 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $240
Code: #7765

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, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
Fee: $138/ $105 member

Class 1
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code: #7755

Class 2
3:30pm–4:30pm
Code: #7756

Wednesdays, April 19–June 7 (8 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper Street, Arlington
Fee: $240
Code: #7768

 

Gal Pals

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.

Download the registration form for Gal Pals.

Kids 

Ages 6-8, for girls only

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7759

Tweens 

Ages: 9-12, for girls only

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7761

Teens

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
(no class May 28)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $138/ $105 member
Code: #7763

 

Adapted Youth Sports

TOPSoccer

Ages: 5–18
The J and Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) are excited to partner with The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), a soccer program developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing, and self-empowering environment. The goal of the program 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. TOPSoccer is not for competition. Players are matched up by abilities, not age. TOPSoccer is for all youth ages and ability levels. Come and enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer while learning some great skills along the way!

Sundays, April 23–June 4 (6 weeks)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center
4414 Holborn Avenue, Annandale
Fee: $40
Code: #7769
To download the registration form, click here.

Indoor Adapted Basketball

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!

Saturdays, April 22-June 3 (6 weeks),
no practice May 27
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax

3:15pm–4:15pm (ages 5-11)
Code: #8264

4:30pm–5:30pm (ages 12-18)

Code: #8265
Fee: $60
To download the registration form, click here.

 

Adapted Aquatics

Contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director, at [email protected], 703.537.3053
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.

Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Program

To arrange support for your child, contact [email protected], 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

Kids’ Night Out!

Ages: 18 months–12 years old

To arrange support for your child, contact [email protected], 703.537.3031. 

At Kids’ Night Out (KNO), children enjoy a Saturday night chock-full of swimming, movies, games, sports, and more — all at the JCCNV! The supervised activities provide parents with the opportunity to enjoy an evening out or attend programming around the J!


Adults 

Make Your Move

Ages: 18+
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
October 6–May 18 (16 weeks)
10:45am–11:30am
Location: JCCNV
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
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.
Fee: $5 per class
Code: #50053

 

Cooking With Class

Ages: 18+
Sundays, 1pm–3:30pm
Location: The J, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
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 [email protected]

April 23–May 7 (3 weeks)
Fee: $135/ $120 member
Code: #8262

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

NEW Cooking Class in Annandale

Tuesdays, April 25–May 23 (5 weeks)
10:30am-12:30pm
Location: Annandale House, 7217 Poplar Street, Annandale, VA 22003
Ages 18+
In partnership with ServiceSource, this cooking program 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, 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!

A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled prior to the first class. Limited space is available.
Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund

To download the registration form, click here.

 

JCCNV Adult Bowling League

Sundays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Bowl America, Fairfax Circle
Ages: 18+
Contact: [email protected]

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.

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 703.323.0880.
 

 

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