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Programs and Classes

Scroll below to see our full offering of programs, classes, and events.

 

Upcoming Events

Check back soon for 2018-2019 events!

 

 Youth Social Skills Classes

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.

Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Nov. 25)
1pm–2pm
Location: The J
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9340


Wednesdays, September 26–December 19 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 31, Nov. 21)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
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.

Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 25)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Location: The J
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9341

Wednesdays, September 26–December 19 (11 weeks)
(no class Oct. 31, Nov. 21)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee: $330
Code: #9386

 

Teens (for boys)

Ages: 13–15
Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 25)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Location: The J
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.
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9350

 

Gal Pals

Location: The J
Click here to download the registration form

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 propr to the first class.

Kids
Ages 6–8, for girls only
Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Nov. 25)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9347

Tweens
Ages: 9–12, for girls only
Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 25)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9348

Teens
Ages: 13–15, for girls only
Sundays, September 16-December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 25)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
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.

Sundays, September 16–December 9 (10 weeks)
(no class Oct. 7, Nov. 4, 25)
1pm–2pm
Location: The J
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9346

Thursdays, September 27–November 15 (8 weeks)
1pm-2pm
Location: The J
Fee: $192/ $148 member
Code: #9345

 

TOPSoccer

Ages: 5–18
Click here to download the registration form
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.

Sundays, September 16–October 28 (6 weeks)
(no practice Oct. 7)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale
Fee: $60
Code: #9336

 

Adapted Basketball

Saturdays, October 13–December 8 (8 weeks)
(no practice Nov. 24)
Location: The J
Click here to download the registration form

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: $80

Class I
Ages 5–11
3pm­­–3:45pm
Code: #9337

Class 2
Ages 12–18
4pm–4:45pm
Code: #9342

 

ADULTS 18+

J Cooking 101

Ages: 16+
Location: The J
Click here to download the registration form

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.

Sundays, September 23–October 21 (5 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #9349

Sundays, November 4–December 9 (5 weeks)
(no class Nov. 25)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #9351

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

Cooking With Class

Ages: 18+
Location: TBD
Click here to download the registration form

Prerequisite: Participants must have mastered JCooking 101.
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

Sundays, September 23–October 21 (5 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #9338

Sundays, November 4–December 9 (5 weeks)
(no class Nov. 25)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #9339

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

Adaptive Cardio Cycling

Ages: 16+
Location: The J
Click here to download the registration form

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.

Tuesdays, October 9–December 18 (10 classes)
7pm–8pm
Location: The J
Fee: $100
Code: #9380

Thursdays, October 11–December 20 (10 classes)
(no class Nov. 22)
7pm–8pm
Location: The J
Fee: $100
Code: #9381

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 9–December 20 (20 classes)
(no class Nov. 22)
7pm–8pm
Location: The J
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

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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