Special Needs Programs and Services For Children

All-Together After School Program

Monday – Friday | 3:00 to 6:00 pm | Children ages 5-14 years with ASD Diagnosis | 2:1 Child to Staff Ratio


Friendship After School Program

Mondays & Tuesdays | 3:00 - 6:00 pm | Children Ages 5-14 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder | 2:1 Child to Staff Ratio


The Shorefront YM-YWHA’s After School Programs offer children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders a safe and nurturing small group environment to socialize, learn, and have fun. With a child to staff radio of 2:1, a major focus of the work is enhancing the social skills of participants. A typical day includes homework help, arts, sports, fitness activities, and engaging in educational projects with typically developing children. All group activities are planned based on the abilities and needs of your child and are designed to focus on social skills development and academic support.

Our Afterschool Programs Offer:

• Homework Assistance

• Music and Movement

• Sensory Exploration

• Art Groups

• Dramatic Play

• Story Time

• Outdoor Play

• Healthy Nutrition

• Science

• Social Skills

Sunday Funday (Children Ages 5-14)

Group meets every other Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

The Sunday Funday program at the Shorefront Y offers a range of fun and engaging activities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Children enhance their socialization skills through participation in various group activities with a child to staff ratio of 2:1. 

The Sunday Funday activities include:
• Outdoor Play
• Art Groups
• Music and Movement
• Sensory Exploration
• Dramatic Play
• Gym Instruction
• Social Skills Activities
• Musical Theater Coaching



Summer Day Camp

Inclusion Program (Children in grades 1-5)

The Shorefront Y's Summer Day Camp Inclusion Program is offered in a supportive and nurturing environment that meets children's individual needs. Children enjoy summer activities, participate in sports and make friends.

Summer Day Camp Inclusion Program includes:

  • Daily Beach Outings
  • Team Sports
  • Field Trips
  • Swimming Lessons with Shorefront Y Lenny Krayzelburg Academy
  • Hot kosher lunches and snacks
  • Jewish values and activities


Camp Gsharim
6 Weeks | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Children Ages 5-14 

Lunch and snacks are provided.

Designed for children who are unable to attend a full day summer camp due to their school schedule. The goal of Camp Gsharim is to foster an inclusive social atmosphere where campers have opportunities to meet new friends and have new experience while receiving the support and structure needed for campers to be successful in a shortened Jewish summer camp environment. 

Activities include and are not limited to: swimming, performing arts, sports, martial arts, sensory exploration, science, art and social skills enhancement.

Price: $1,450.00 for 6 Weeks


For more information, contact mandeli@shorefronty.org or 347.689.1819

Scholarships Available

The Summer Camp Inclusion Program (SCIP) is made possible through the generosity of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation and the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.