Contacts for Special Needs

Special Needs Director
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS

Special Needs Program Coordinator
Arlene Lechner, M.Ed

Resource Specialist
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed

Upcoming Events

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BASE is the
place to be!

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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Summer Camps

Sports, Fitness, Aquatics & Dance

Discounted Program & Class Rates

Being a member has its benefits! The JCCNV offers discounts to our members on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program. Please click here for additional membership benefits.

Make Your Move
Ages 18+

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10:45am-11:30am

Join us in this great movement program that will incorporate 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 and it will maximize individuals’ strengths.  It will be run by our Dance Director, Alicia Ronquillo. For more information, contact Jessica at or 703-537-3031.

January 3-May 23 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
no class May 16, make-up class on May 23
Cost: $10 per class
Code: #183

Click here to download the registration form and flier.


Inclusion Dance

JCCNV Dance Academy offers quality dance classes to toddlers through adults.  Ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, and more! For more information contact dance director Alicia Ronquillo at • (703)537-3037.


Adapted Aquatics
For information, contact Teo Albu, aquatics director and SFA associate director, • (703) 537-3053.

The program, designed for disabled persons of all ages with communications spectrum disorders, including high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD and individuals with sensory motor integration challenges, consists of private, one-on-one lessons tailored to the individual. The goal of the 30-minute private lessons is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe and independent.

5 lessons, 30-minute sessions
Cost per lesson: $40/ $35 JCCNV member

Cost per session (5 lessons): $140/ $125 JCCNV member