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Fall Dances & Mom’s Night Out from our friends at Jericho

October fun, friendship and support from our friends at Jericho! Fall (Halloween) Dance for Adults of All Abilities Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 – 8:30pm Castle of the Knights, 599 Memorial Ave, Chicopee $3 includes a light dinner, beverages, photo booth and a treat Mom’s Night Out Join Moms and Caregivers of kids through adults of all ages […]

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Interactive Workshop – Preparing for the IEP Meeting, July 29th

Join us for an interactive workshop at Jericho in Holyoke, where we will teach you how to not only prepare for your meeting, but support you in getting it done! You will leave with a WRITTEN DOCUMENT that you can BRING TO THE IEP MEETING! Registration is required – more details in this post.

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Seeking volunteers for Kehillah FITNESS BUDDIES Program

Would you or someone you know like to be a “Fitness Peer Buddy” to an individual with special needs? We have an opportunity for you!
AND – You’ll have access to the JCC Gym, Pool and Fitness Center during this 3-month period!
We are recruiting volunteers – Fitness Peer Buddies – to work out at the JCC with individuals with special needs through our Fitness Buddies Program.

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Study Reveals Senses of Sight and Sound Separated in Children with Autism

A recent post in “Research News at Vanderbilt” describes recent research on how “children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.” Read about the research of Dr. Mark Wallace and Dr. Stephen Camarata, who describe that if this deficit in early sensory function can be “fixed” then we may be able to see benefits in language and communication and social interactions for individuals with autism.

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Information Session this Saturday: Camphill Community for People in need of services and supports for daily living

Please come learn more about the possibilities of a Camphill Community in the Pioneer Valley. This Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA. Camphill is a worldwide movement that seeks to enhance the lives of people in need of services and supports for daily living as well as people committed to service by creating communities where everyone’s contributions are valued without regard to their financial assets, or their intellectual or physical capabilities.

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It’s not too late! Sign up for August Kehillah Camps now!

It may be the middle of July, but we still have two GREAT Camping Opportunities for Special Needs campers, right here at the Springfield JCC: JCC Inclusion Camp & Camp Kehillah Special Needs Camp. The Inclusion Camp, during the weeks of August 5-9 and August 12-16, is designed for campers who have had success with partial or full inclusion with shared support. Camp Kehillah our substantially separate camp, runs the week prior to school starting, August 19 – 23. This camp is for all campers with special needs, but will work well for those campers who need extra support. Learn more and register now! We hope to see you at camp! Linda (llapointe@springfieldjcc.org)

Still Room in August Weeks – Register NOW!

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