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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.

Locations:
Fairfax: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV),
8900 Little River Turnpike
Arlington: Langston Brown Community Center (LBCC),
2121 N. Culpeper Street


Sundays, January 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9358

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9359

Wednesdays, January 9–March 27 (12 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: LBCC
Fee: $360
Code: #9384

Wednesdays, April 24–June 5 (6 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: LBCC
Fee: $180
Code: #9385


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.

Locations:
Fairfax: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV),
8900 Little River Turnpike

Arlington: Langston Brown Community Center (LBCC),
2121 N. Culpeper St.

Sundays, January 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9360

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Location: JCCNV
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9361

Wednesdays, January 9–March 27 (12 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: LBCC
Fee: $360
Code: #9387

Wednesdays, April 24–June 5 (6 weeks)
6:15pm–7:15pm
Location: LBCC
Fee: $180
Code: #9388

 

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 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9362

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9363

 

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.

Kids
Ages 6–8, for girls only
Sundays, January 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9352

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
1pm-2pm
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9353


Tweens
Ages: 9–12, for girls only
Sundays, January 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9354 

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
2:15pm–3:15pm
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9355


Teens
Ages: 13–15, for girls only
Sundays, January 6-March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
3:30pm-4:30pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9356

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
3:30pm–4:30pm
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9357

 

Pre K Play Skills

Location: The J
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, January 6–March 31 (10 weeks)
(no class Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 17)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $240/ $185 member
Code: #9364

Thursdays, January 17–March 7 (8 weeks)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $192/$148 member
Code: #9366

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no class May 26)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $120/ $93 member
Code: #9365

Thursdays, March 21–May 16 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 18)
1pm–2pm
Fee: $192/ $148 member
Code: #9367

 

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.

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (5 weeks)
(no practice May 26)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center, 4414 Holborn Ave, Annandale
Fee: $50
Code: #9377

 

Adapted Basketball


Saturdays, January 5–March 30 (9 weeks)
(no practice Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 16, Mar. 2)
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: $90

Class I
Ages 5–11
3:15pm-4pm
Code: #9368

Class II
Ages 12–18
4:15pm–5pm
Code: #9369

 

J Cooking 101

Ages: 16+
Location: The J
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, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org. Participants new to J programs are required to set up a welcome interview.

Sundays, January 6–February 10 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9374

Sundays, February 24–March 31 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9375

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9376

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

Cooking With Class

Ages: 18+
Location: TBD
Prerequisite: To enroll in this class, 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, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org


Sundays, January 6–February 10 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9370

Sundays, February 24–March 31 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9371

Sundays, April 28–June 2 (6 weeks)
1pm–3:30pm
Fee: $270/ $240 member
Code: #9372

Partially funded by the Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund.

 

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.

Thursdays, January 10–May 30 (17 classes)
(no class Mar. 21, Apr. 18, 25, May 23)
7pm–8pm
Fee: $160
Code: #9525
Drop in: $10
Code: #1005

 

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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