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Developmental Disabilities Enrichment Services
(DDES) Saturday, Sunday and After School Enrichment Programs

Charley Moskowitz LMSW, Director, 472-3300, x361,  E-mail: moskowitzc@jccmw.org

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fall 2013 programs

To provide enrichment programs that are appropriate for children with ADHD, speech/language delays, Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD or any social and emotional problems.

This is a non-sectarian program that provides scholarships and 1:1 assistants.

All classes are personalized to support each child’s individualized needs.

Parent Workshop and Discussion “Demystifying the Special Education Journey”
Sunday, November 17, 2013
9:00 am-10:00 am
JCC of Mid-Westchester
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A combination of teamwork, opportunity, and encouragement is all a child with special needs requires to be successful at DDES. 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.

Sunday/Funday,  Pre-K to 12 Year Olds
Fall Sessions begin Sunday September 29, 2013
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.

Sunday/Funday - Teen Integrated Group
Fall Sessions begin Sunday September 29, 2013
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
Fall: September 29, 2013 - February 23, 2014 (13 weeks)
Spring: March 2  - June 22, 2014 (14 weeks)
*End of the Year Theatre Troupe Performance June 14 & June 16, 2013 - All Sunday/Funday participants included

Developmental Disabilities Enrichment After-School Programs
Pre-K Social Skills
Fall: September 18, 2013 - February 12, 2014
Spring: February 26  - June 11, 2014
Pre-K : Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:45-3:45pm


Sib Connection - Wednesdays
Ages 6 -15; 16 year olds become assistants!
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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 not alone.

Fall: October 23, 2013 - February 5, 2014
(snow day 2/12/2014)
Spring: February 26, 2014 - June 11, 2014
(snow day 6/18/2014)
Ages 6 -15 Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Charley Moskowitz has been featured in the New York Times, on WNBC, and in Pennsylvania State University textbook The Development of Children.

omputer Animation - Wednesdays
Ages 8-16, by permission of the Director
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.

Fall: October 23, 2013 - February 5, 2014
snow day 2/12/2014
Spring: February 26 - June 11, 2014
(snow day 6/18/2014)
Ages 8-16 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm

Tai Chi - Parent & Child Class - Saturdays
Ages 7-16, by permission of Director
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.

Fall : September 29, 2013 - February 23, 2014 (13 weeks)
Spring: March 2 - June 13, 2014
Ages 7-16 Sundays, Noon - 1:00pm

NEW! Teen Time
Once a month, teens will participate in recreational and social outings including, but not limited to, baseball games, theatre, bowling, movies and dinner. Permission of the director is
required. Suggestions are welcome.

Circle of Friends
Ages 20+
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. 
Call  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.


Birthday Parties Customized for Children with Developmental DisabilitiesSports or Gymnastics*

3-10 years; *must be 4 years old for gymnastics

Saturdays (sports parties only), 3:00-4:30pm
Sundays, 12:30-2:00pm

$415 for 12 children

$25 additional fee per child for 15 children

Participate in a sports or gymnastics party geared to your child’s ability. Food (must be kosher) and party favors not included.

Coordinated by Charley Moskowitz.

* Registration Fee Required


About the Director, Charley Moskowitz, LMSW
Charley 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 DDES 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.