Saturday, Sunday and After
School Enrichment Programs
Charley Moskowitz LMSW,
Director, 472-3300, x361, E-mail:
About the Director
To provide enrichment programs that are appropriate for children with ADHD,
speech/language delays, Learning Disabilities, Aspergerís Syndrome, ASD or
any social and emotional problems.
DDEC is a
non-sectarian program that provides scholarships and 1:1 assistants.
All classes are
personalized to support each child's individualized needs.
A combination of teamwork, opportunity, and encouragement is all a child
with special needs requires to be successful at DDEC. With small
classes, in a warm nurturing atmosphere, your child will succeed at those
activities in which she or he wishes to participate. Self-esteem will be
cultivated, creativity will be encouraged and friendships will be developed.
Our staff includes a team of dedicated educators and therapists well known
in their respective fields. These programs are made available
through grants from UJA Federation of NY. OMRDD.
to 18 Year Olds
Fall Sessions begin Sunday
October 14, 2012
Join us for an all-inclusive program which includes Sports, Social Skills, Speech,
Art, Computer, Gymnastics, Music and Theatre. Small groups
with individual attention! Groups will be divided by ability and age
and integrated when applicable.
- Teen Integrated Group
Fall Sessions begin Sunday
October 14, 2012
Teens with developmental disabilities with teen peer volunteers will meet
for 3 hours featuring Sports, Social Skills, Human Development, Computers,
Art, Music and Theatre.
Sunday/Funday Sessions, 9:00am - Noon
July 1 -
August 15, 2012 (6 weeks)
2012 - February 3, 2013 (13 weeks)
24 - June 16, 2013 (13 weeks)
the Year Theatre Troupe Performance June 14 & June 16, 2013 - All
Sunday/Funday participants included
Disabilities Enrichment After-School Programs
17, 2012 - February 9, 2013
27 - June 8, 2013
Wednesday, Thursday, 2:45-3:45pm
SIB CONNECTION provides a therapeutic support group for siblings that have
brothers and sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique
opportunity in a confidential group for peer support and to learn they are
Ages 6 -15
olds become assistants!
Charley Moskowitz, LMSW
Charley Moskowitz has been featured in the New York Times, on WNBC, and in
Pennsylvania State University textbook The Development of Children.
Computer Animation -
Students will create their own light-up talking puppets, develop
their own storyboards, shoot their work and create animation! Special attention will
be paid to student's individualized working style. By permission of
Director, Agues 7-16.
17, 2012 - January 30, 2013
27 - June 5, 2013
Tai Chi - Parent & Child Class -
A certified instructor will introduce you and your child to the basic tenets
of Tai Chi, which has been proven to improve balance, flexibility and muscle
strength. Special individualized attention. All levels included. By
permission of Director, Agues 7-16.
Circle of Friends
This group provides venues for individuals ages 20 and older who identify
themselves as having special needs. They gather on a regular basis once a
month to enrich
their social lives by planning activities based on mutual interest.
472-3300 x311 for exact dates.
Volunteering and Community Service
We offer 12 and
13 year-olds a chance to participate in our Bar/Bat Mitzvah project by doing
volunteer work on Sunday/ Funday. In addition, high school students
volunteer for their community service requirements. All volunteers receive
full training by our staff.
Through a grant make possible by the Z.B. & J.E. Butler Foundation, selected
teen volunteers will participate in the Special Needs Training Institute (SNTI),
a program coordinated with Mercy College. Teens attend classes and work with
autistic children while earning one (1) college credit.
Matan at the JCC - The Gift of Jewish Learning for Every
With Jewish educators, special educators, and educational consultants and administrators, MATAN
offers self-contained religious school classes meeting once a week, in
addition to family Jewish holiday celebrations and programs. For more
information visit the MATANís website at:
www.matankids.org. MATAN classes can
be scheduled back to back with Sunday/Funday.
Celebrations for Special Needs Children and Their Families (MATAN)
MATAN offers Jewish
holiday celebrations in a structured and supervised low-key environment,
which takes into account childrenís special needs. These programs are both
educational and fun for the whole family. If youíre interested in receiving
information about dates, times, etc., e-mail
Watch for details about our December Chanukah and late February Purim
Birthday Parties Customized for
Children with Developmental Disabilities:
3-10 years; *must be 4 years old for
Saturdays (sports parties only), 3:00-4:30pm
$415/members for 12 children
$25.00 additional fee per child for 15
Participate in a sports or gymnastics party geared to
your childís ability. Food (must be kosher) and party favors not
included. Registration fee required.
* Registration Fee Required
About the Director, Charley Moskowitz,
Moskowitz has worked for the past twenty years with children with special
needs. Earning her M.S.W. from Fordham
University, she went on to work with Pediatric HIV, Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (S.I.D.S.), Pediatric Hospice and Maternal Child
Health. Formally the social worker at Towards Tomorrow, she brings her
expertise to the DDEC program. As the Director of the
Special Services Enrichment Program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, she
continues to be involved with a personal hands-on
approach. In her spare time Charley Moskowitz has a private practice for
children and their families. She has and continues to
participate in the development of higher learning through the supervision
and mentoring of graduate students and has gained the
reputation of a dedicated educator.