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Programs and Classes

Youth Social Skills Classes

For more information on the classes below, contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org


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 healthy 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 start of class.

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Location #1: 
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Nov. 25th)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Fee: $240/ $185 member

Code: #9340


Location #2:
Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington

Dates/Times:
September 26th - December 19th (11 weeks, no class Oct. 31st, Nov. 21st)
Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Fee: $330

Code: #9383

 

Friends

Ages: 9 - 12

A fun class designed to help children explore and understand their emotions through recreational play. Discussion 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 start of class.

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Location #1:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Fee: $240/ $185 member

Code: #9341


Location #2:

Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington

Dates/Times:
September 26th - December 19th (11 weeks, no class Oct. 31st, Nov. 21st)
Wednesdays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

Fee: $330

Code: #9386

 

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.

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Fee: $240/ $185 member

Code: #9350

 

Gal Pals

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.

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Fee: $240/ $185 member

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Kids:

Ages: 6 - 8, for girls only

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Code: #9347


Tweens:

Ages: 9 - 12, for girls only

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Code: #9348


Teens:

Ages: 13 - 15, for girls only

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Code: #9335

 

Pre-K Play Skills

Ages: 4 - 5

Join us for 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 who would benefit from learning appropriate interactions during cooperative play. Children will be guided through play-based activities to enhance their skills in turn-taking, playing together, sharing, winning/losing, using your words to express thoughts/feelings, understanding/regulating emotions, and much more! The goal is for each child to develop appropriate play skills to use in all social environments.

Session I:

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Dates/Times:
September 16th - December 9th (10 weeks, no class Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, 25th)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Fee: $240/ $185 member

Code: #9346


Session II:

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Dates/Times:
September 27th - November 15th (8 weeks)
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Fee: $192/ $148 member

Code: #9345

 

TOPSoccer

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.

 

Click here to download the registration form

Location:
Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale

Dates/Times:
September 16th - October 28th (6 weeks, no practice Oct. 7th)
Sundays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fee: $60

Code: #9336

 

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!

Click here to download the registration form

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

Dates:
Saturdays, October 13th - December 8th (8 weeks, no practice Nov. 24th)

Fee: $80

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Class I:

Ages: 5 - 11

Time: 3:00pm­­ - 3:45pm

Code: #9337


Class II:

Ages: 12 - 18

Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Code: #9342

 

ADULTS 18+

J Cooking 101

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

Ages: 16+

In this class, adults of all abilities will learn how to prepare simple, healthy, and delicious meals. Participants will learn about basic cooking equipment and skills using appliances and cooking utensils such as measuring cups, knives, and pots/pans, etc. In addition, participants will learn about grocery shopping, nutrition, and simple meal planning. The goal of the class is for participants to become more independent in the kitchen and learn to cook simple meals. For more information, contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

Participants new to our programs are required to set up a welcome interview.


Click here to download the registration form


Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

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Session I:

Dates/Times:
September 23rd - October 21st (5 weeks)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $225/ $200 member

Code: #9349

Session II:

Dates/Times:
November 4th - December 9th (5 weeks, no class Nov. 25th)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $225/ $200 member

Code: #9351

 

Cooking With Class

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

Ages: 18+

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, 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, contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

Prerequisite: Participants must have mastered JCooking 101.


Click here to download the registration form


Location:
TBD

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Session I:

Dates/Times:
September 23rd - October 21st (5 weeks)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $225/ $200 member

Code: #9338

Session II:

Dates/Times:
November 4th - December 9th (5 weeks, no class Nov. 25th)
Sundays, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Fee: $225/ $200 member

Code: #9339

 

Adaptive Cardio Cycling

Ages: 16+

Build endurance and increase cardiovascular fitness as your instructor takes you on a ride on stationery bicycles. Participants will ride at their own pace. Maximum 11 participants per class.

Click here to download the registration form

Location:
JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA

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Class I:

Dates/Times:
October 9th - December 18th (10 classes)
Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fee: $100

Code: #9380

Class II:

Dates/Times:
October 11th - December 20th (10 classes, no class Nov. 22nd)
Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fee: $100

Code: #9381

Class III:

Dates/Times:
October 9th - December 20th (20 classes, no class Nov. 22nd)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fee: $190

Code: #9382

 

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

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6:00pm 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

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

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