SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

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If you would like more information about our services, please click here to contact us now. For more information, contact Lilach Koch: 718-646-1444 Ext. 406 or email: kochl@shorefronty.org

Program Bridge (Teens and Adults)

Program Bridge offers engaging programs for adults who are at least 21 years old with developmental disabilities. Participants engage in social, recreational, and educational activities in a supportive and welcoming setting with a goal of gaining independent living skills. All programming is free with just a $25 annual membership.

Group Tennis Instruction:
Group meets every Friday from 5:45 to 7:30 pm.


Sunday Programs for Teens and Adults:
Group meets every Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
 

  • Swimming
  • Photography
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Cultural Events and Trips
  • Bridge Café: Promoting Healthy Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Singing
  • Arts Groups
  • English Lessons


BrooklynConnect

An exciting program for young adults ages 18-35 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This program aims to increase individual self-confidence and potential along with important life skills in an innovative way by offering opportunities to meaningfully contribute through volunteering and employment.
 

  • Exposure to community
  • Learning about the resources within the community
  • Creative weekly Social Skills training
  • Volunteer/Internship placement with a job coach (both within The Shorefront YM-YWHA and with partnering organizations)
  • Opportunities for future paid employment
  • Integration into the community
  • Unique program tailoring internship placement based on current passions and abilities
  • Ongoing support for parents and caregivers


Teen Bridge –Pre Vocational Service
Ages 15-21

Our job readiness program provides moderate to high functioning adolescents with an opportunity to work at the Shorefront YM-YWHA with a focus on learning and practicing appropriate social skills in the work place. Each intern will work hand in hand with a typically developing same age adolescent under professional supervision.
 

Teen Bridge
Group meets every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
 

  • Team Sports
  • Trips and Outdoor Events
  • Art Projects
  • Drama, Music and Dance
  • Chess and Book Clubs