Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Bayside

Teens (Age 13-17), Youth (Age 6-12)
Bay Terrace Center
A group of children with developmental disabilities playing with a djembe.


Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer programs specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, educational, and recreational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. An individual interview is required for each of these programs so that our professional team can welcome your child and assist in the selection of programs that would be most successful.

Project Child After School Program

This after-school program at the Bay Terrace Center offers the opportunity for children to enjoy safe, supportive and successful after-school experiences with a 3:1 child to staff ratio. Each afternoon, children participate in educational, recreational and socialization experiences designed to enhance academic and social skills while boosting self-esteem. Daily schedule includes homework help, arts & crafts, yoga, cooking, science and gym time. Program is offered 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and runs for the length of the school year. Snack is provided.

For more information please contact Abel Vigo at (718) 423-6111 or email

Project Child School Holiday Program

We provide children with developmental disabilities with an exciting assortment of trips to places of interest on most school holidays and vacations throughout the year. Interview required. For more information please contact Abel Vigo at (718) 423-6111 or email

Social Skills Group

Commonpoint Queens and The Seaver and New York Autism Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will be jointly sponsoring a social skills program. This program includes a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) structure for teaching skills, and will focus on skills such as non-verbal communication, social initiation, problem solving and coping strategies for children on the autistic spectrum. Each group will consist of 5-8 children and meet once a week for an hour and a half. Peer mentors, typically developing, age matched children, will be incorporated in the social skills therapy group on a periodic basis. Simultaneously, once a week a parent discussion group will meet for half an hour with our trained staff. We will have groups for children ages 5-8, ages 9-12 and young adults ages 13-17.

Call (718) 423-6111 or email for more information.

Two children with developmental disabilities sitting at a table making crafts in a programs setting.

For more information please contact Abel Vigo at (718) 423-6111 or email

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