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Children's Special Needs Program

Sunday Funday

A Sunday morning in Boynton Beach filled with some of our favorite summer counselors and specialists:

• Arts & Crafts
• Structured Games
• Sensory Therapy
• Yoga
• Music Therapy
• Splash-n-Swim (bring a swimsuit & towel)

Parents can enjoy time to themselves while knowing their special needs child is being cared for in a nurturing and fun environment.

Ages 6-22 • Sundays: January 13 | February 10 | April 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event is free

*Based on age and number of attendees, campers will be divided into Tikvah and Shining Star groups. Participants are provided a 1:4 ratio by our highly qualified staff. Participants need to be able to participate safely in activities without one-to-one support and toilet independently. Campers are welcome to come with their own one-to-one support if needed. Parents must supply a packed nut-free lunch and beverage. Snacks are included. New participants must have an intake meeting with the Special Needs Director before registering. Each month is contingent on having an adequate number of attendees. Registration is required a week prior and will close as soon as all spots are filled.

Register for Sunday Funday >>


On the Move Sports

Led by Special Needs Coordinator Vicki Ward, athletes will participate in a variety of group sports, practice skill training through obstacle courses and relay races, as well as socially interact through peer to peer relationships. Each athlete will receive a medal at the end of the program.

Sundays: January 13 | February 10 | April 14 
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$30 Per Session

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Special Needs Adolescent Program (SNAP)

Special Needs teenagers and young adults (ages 13-25) from the Lake Worth and Boynton Beach communities will meet once-a-month to develop social skills within their communities while participating in engaging and entertaining activities. Transportation is not included, unless otherwise indicated.

January
"Camelot" at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Wednesday, January 16 | 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Price: $40 (includes dinner and a show)
Location: Brick Oven Pizza
726 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(Meet at Restaurant)  
February
Kinetic Art Exhibit and Lunch
Sunday, February 3 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Price: $40 (includes lunch and admission)
Location: Cafe Frankies
640 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach
(Meet at Cafe Frankies)

March
Spring BBQ and Sadie Hawkins Dance
Sunday, March 10 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Price: $50 (includes lunch, dance and festivities)
Location: Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
(Meet at JCC, PBG)

April
"Sweet Charity" at the Lake Worth Playhouse
Wednesday, April 10 | 5:30 - 9:00 pm 
Price: $40 (includes dinner and a show)
Location: Brick Oven Pizza
726 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(meet at Brick Oven Pizza)

Register for Special Needs Adolecent Program (SNAP) >>


Best Buddies Jobs
Partnering with The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program at the Mandel JCC

Matches skilled, qualified individuals with IDD with businesses seeking enthusiastic and dedicated employees. Through the Jobs program, Best Buddies develops partnerships with employers, assists with the hiring process and provides ongoing support to the employee and employer.

Does your child:
• Have a primary diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disability?
• Have a desire to work in the community?

We invite you to attend our informational parent meeting.

Tuesday, February 5 | 7:00 pm
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach
Free & Open to the Community

RSVP for Best Buddies >>


For further information: 
Rachel Karpeles at 561-712-5226 or RachelBK@JCConline.com



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The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

We believe that every child can succeed, every child can participate and every child can make friends! There are programs for all ages and ability levels including Sunday Fundays at the J, our Special Needs Adolescent Program, vacation camps, sports classes and more!

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