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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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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.

Thursdays, April 12–May 31
1pm–2pm
Fee: $176/ $144 member

Download registration form. For more information, please contact Melissa.Hochberg@jccnv.org or 703.537.3040


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, 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

Wednesdays, January 24–March 14 (8 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee:      $240
Code:  #8451

 

Wednesdays, April 25-June 6 (7 weeks)
5pm-6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Code:  #8452

 

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, January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)

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

Sundays, April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)

(no class May 20, 27)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Location: JCCNV

Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8448

Wednesdays, January 24–March 14 (8 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee:      $240
Code:  #8454

Wednesdays, April 25–June 6 (7 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington
Fee:      $210
Code:  #8455


 

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, 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)

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 registration form.

Kids
Ages 6–8

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
1pm-2pm

Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8457

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
1pm-2pm

Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8458

Tweens
Ages: 9–12 

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
2:15pm-3:15pm

Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8460

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
2:15pm-3:15pm

Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8461

Teens
Ages: 13–15, for girls only

January 21–March 18 (7 weeks)
(no class Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
3:30pm-4:30pm

Fee: $165/ $126 member
Code: #8463

April 22–June 10 (6 weeks)
(no class May 20, 27)
3:30pm-4:30pm

Fee: $142/ $108 member
Code: #8464

 

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.
In partnership with Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC)
Download registration form.

Sundays, January 21-March 18 (7 weeks)
(no practice Jan. 28, Feb. 18)
10:30am-11:30am
Fee: $70
Code: #8466

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

 

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, January 20–March 17 (7 weeks)
(no practice Jan. 27, Feb. 17)
Location: JCCNV
Fee:      $70

Class I
Ages 5–11
3:15pm–4pm
Code:  #8471

Class II
Ages 12–18
4:15pm-5pm
Code:  #8472

 

Adapted Cycling

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

Tuesdays, April 10–July 24
7pm–8pm
Fee: $160
Code: #9174

Thursdays, April 12–July 26
7pm–8pm
Fee: $160
Code: #9176

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 10–July 26
7pm–8pm
Fee: $310
Code: #9175

 

 

 

Adults

Make Your Move

Ages 18+
Location: The J
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
10:45am–11:30am
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 through the family services department.
Download registration form.

Fall:

September 7–December 21 
Code: #8478

Winter:

January 4–May 17
Code: #8480

 

Cooking With Class

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

Ages: 18+
Location: The J
1pm–3:30pm

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
Download registration form.

Sundays, January 21–February 25 (5 weeks)
(no class Feb. 18)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee:      $225/ $200 member
Code:  #8475

Sundays, March 11–April 15 (5 weeks)
(no class Apr. 1)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee:      $225/ $200 member
Code:  #8476

Sundays, April 29–May 13 (3 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee:      $135/ $120 member
Code:  #8477

 

Cooking Class

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

Ages: 18+ 
Location: Annandale House, 7217 Poplar Street, Annandale, VA
10:30am - 12:30pm

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.
Download registration form.

Wednesdays, January 10–February 7 (5 weeks)
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #8736

Wednesdays, February 28–March 28 (5 weeks)
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #8737

Wednesdays, April 25–May 23
(5 weeks)
Fee: $225/ $200 member
Code: #8738

 

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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