Special Needs


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Our range of programs for children and adults with special needs ensures that we are doing everything we can to include all people in the life of our center. Licensed specialists are responsible for developing and overseeing stimulating art, music and recreational programs and work to develop creative, engaging curricula for all of our programs.  

For information and registration please call Susanna Levit 718.646.1444 ext. 402 or email levits@shorefronty.org.

CLASSP High School Internship Program

Are you in High School? Want to earn college credit while gaining skills and making a difference?
Apply for our CLASSP Special Needs Internship and work with children in our Sunday and After School programs! Learn more.


All Together (ages 5-13)

3:30–6:00 p.m. and free of charge for all eligible families

All Together is an exciting After School Program at the Shorefront Y for high functioning children on the autistic spectrum or children with developmental disabilities.

• Homework Help
• Gym and Play
• Art and Dance Fun
• Snack Time

Sunday Funday

12:00–2:00 p.m. and cost $5 per family for the day

Sunday Funday is an active Sunday Program that meets every other week for high functioning children on the autistic spectrum or children with developmental disabilities.

• Sports and Physical Activity
• Arts and Crafts
• Socialization Games
• Therapeutic Music Program

Special presentations, films and guest speakers are organized to provide support, education and resources to parents of our Sunday Funday participants.


Project Bridge (adults)

Project Bridge is group of Russian speaking adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses that meet to learn, socialize and relax together.

Now in its tenth year, Project Bridge provides a safe, welcoming environment for all of our participants. The weekly schedule is full of exciting activities, sports and trips to interesting destinations!

• Independent Living Skills Workshop
• English as a Second Language Class
• Theater and Improvisation Workshop
• Physical Exercise
• Trips to concerts, Broadway theater and local attractions
• Entertaining and educational tours around New York and surrounding areas

Day of the Week Time Activity


5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Group Tennis Instruction


12:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Full Day Program and Trips

For information and registration, please contact Ilana Greenspan at  718-646 1444 ext. 406, e-mail greensi@shorefronty.org