Programs for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Forest Hills

Commonpoint Queens is proud to offer programs designed to meet the social, emotional, educational, and recreational needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.

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.

Below is our class offering for Fall 2022. All participants will have an intake before registering online – please email [email protected]commonpointqueens.org for more information. Click here to begin an intake. Space is limited!

 

We’re excited to offer new classes for children beginning in October! For more information, contact [email protected], or click here to begin an intake

 

Cooking
8 Sun. beginning October 16 (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11)
1:00 – 2:00 pm, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
$220

Teaching children to cook helps inspire confidence and creativity, healthier meals, and fun. Classes involve hands-on learning about ingredients, personal hygiene and food safety, and cooking and baking techniques. They’ll learn where food comes from and how to create healthy, nutritious meals that are also delicious.

Karate
8 Sundays beginning October 16
4:00-5:00pm
$150

Our Karate class helps children redirect their natural impulses toward aggression and channels them in constructive, helpful, and beneficial ways, while helping them learn about respect, focus, honor and discipline.

Adaptive Swim
13 Sundays beginning September 11
2:45-3:30pm
3:30-4:15pm
4:15-5:00pm
7:00-7:45pm
$520

This course is a beginner class for children with disabilities.  Students will learn safety skills and water acclimation. Students will learn basic aquatics skills such as blowing bubbles, kicking and putting their faces in the water. Concepts are introduced through fun games and activities. A parent or support staff is required to join in the water with each child.

Basketball Buddies
8 Wednesdays beginning October 19
6:00-7:00pm
$150

This 1 hour class will teach your child specific basketball skills and social skills. This is a great way for children to socialize with their peers while learning social skills and sports each week.

Social Skills
8 Wed. beginning October 19 (10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)
6-7pm
$200

A great way for your child to make new friends and learn skills to socialize with peers. This class will foster communication skills while having fun!
For children ages 11-14

Split Second Thinking – Improv and Film
8 Wed. beginning October 19 (10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)
5-6pm
$300

Learn the skills of Improvisational Acting and filmmaking as you and your team learn how to develop scenes, stories and monologues ON THE SPOT!!!

 

For more information, contact [email protected] or click here to begin an intake.


Internship Opportunities for teenagers with IEPs

In collaboration with our High School and College Success team we have identified students with IEPs and are now offering – paid – supportive internships with Commonpoint Queens programs. Internships are being offered at our Kids Korner After School Program, the Central Queens Food Pantry, in our Special Services Enrichment programs, as well as our Special Services recreational programs at Central Queens. Internships provide skill training, job readiness, and professional development opportunities. For more information on this program please contact Abel Vigo at [email protected].

 

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Click here for information about programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.