Category Archives: Best Buddies

Fall Classes Mailing

To ensure that you receive the most up to date information, please email Bethany at byoung@springfieldjcc.org with your current home mailing address and current email address!

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Walk N Roll Tour 2015 is almost here!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 31st and join us for our first-ever, family-friendly event for Kehillah! It’s called Walk N Roll and we will be celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our program participants, and having fun with friends. Please read more, learn about the event! See you there!

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Closing Night to ReelAbilities – Tonight

After a successful month of spreading awareness about individuals with disabilities through film and photography, we have arrived at our closing night.  Please join us at 7pm at Longmeadow High School for the screening of “Wampler’s Ascent.”  A documentary that shows a father of two, living with cerebral palsy, and his inspirational climb up El […]

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Bowling Buddies

          You’re Invited Who: YOU! What: Bowling Buddies! Friends from J-Team, Best Buddies, and JCC Summer Camp will be joining us for the fun!  We’ll bowl a few games and then enjoy pizza together in the lounge. $15/ticket. All ages welcome. Call JCC at 413-739-4715 to register. When: Monday, January 19th. 10:30am-12:30pm Where: […]

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Sunday Funday!

Join us this Sunday for the first class for elementary aged children!  This class will work on social skills, communication skills, and fine and gross motor skills.

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Importance of Siblings’ Role with Special Needs Family Member

Want to improve long-term outcomes for people with disabilities? Attend to their brothers and sisters.  Brothers and sisters will be in the lives of family members with special needs longer than anyone. They will be there after their parents are gone and special education services are a distant memory. The sibling relationship gives new meaning to “being there for […]

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Inclusion Bakery Merits Attention

Maryland Entrepreneurs Win Award for Inclusion Sunflower Interview Part Two by jayruderman   Sara Portman Milner (L), Laurie Wexler (R) Sunflower Bakery was a recipient of the 2013 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. Below is part two of an interview conducted with the founders where they discuss the challenges of running such a unique bakery, working with other employers […]

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April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day

Please Dress in Blue to Show Your Support  

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JCC Purim Carnival this Sunday, March 16 12:30-3pm

Kids Should Wear a Summer Camp themed Costume Costume Theme: Summer Camp wear a costume reflecting summer camp PURIM CARNIVAL & JCC Summer Camps Registration Sunday, March 16, 12:30-3 pm Visit our Purim web page for details….   Carnival Features: The Fantastic Fritz magician and clown Get your photo taken with King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther […]

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Visions of Community Workshops 2014

      The Federation is pleased to announce its annual statewide conference “Visions of Community, a Conference for Parents of Children with Special Needs and the Professionals Who Serve Them” will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Two keynote presentations for Visions of Community will feature […]

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