Programs for Teens and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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.

For more information on our programs for individuals with disabilities or to register for classes, please contact Amanda Smith, LCSW, Senior Director of Special Services at [email protected]

Sam Field Center

Weekend Teen

A once monthly recreational program that meets on Sunday afternoons geared for high functioning and independent teens with developmental disabilities. Contact Natalie Palermo at [email protected]

A Time For Us

A Time for Us allows adults with Developmental Disabilities to participate in social and recreational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. Participants will have the opportunity to make lasting friendships while taking part in fun activities with peers and caring and professional staff and community members. We meet one Sunday per month, from October through June, and participate in fun and interactive activities and trips like bowling, cooking with personal chefs, arts and crafts, field days, a year-end prom and so much more. A small fee is typically collected. Times, locations, and prices will vary based on the event. For more information please contact Stephanie Costa at [email protected]

Participant Advisory Group

This group meets directly after the A Time For Us events one Sunday a month and helps to promote self advocacy skills among the participants. Adults in program are encouraged to express their interests and needs and learn essential advocacy skills to help them navigate their lives. They will have an opportunity to help plan future A Time For Us events while sharing feedback related to their experiences. For more information please contact Stephanie Costa at [email protected]

Central Queens

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.

For more information or to register for these classes, please contact Stephanie Costa, Program Director at [email protected] or by calling (718) 268-5011 ext. 165

Below are our class offerings for Winter 2020.

Bowling Pals *Ages 5-21*
12 Tues. beg. Jan. 7 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$320 Members/ $360 Non-members

Looking for something fun to do on a Tuesday night with your friends? Well look no further. Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens is offering their first bowling club. Price includes shoe rental, pizza and a drink. This program is open to all members of the community. Click here for more information.

Programs for Children Ages 14-21

Building Blocks
12 Mon. beg. Jan 6 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
$160 Members/$200 Non-members

Building Blocks is designed to teach youth valuable life skills while also working on social skills. We will be exploring money management, travel training, group planning and problem solving, and so much more! Our goal is for youth to gain independence and learn the core life skills they will need as they grow!

Master Chefs
12 Thurs. beg. Jan 9 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
$225 Members / $250 Non-members

It is never too early to have your child learn their way around the kitchen, or to at least create a tasty snack for themselves. Join us for our cooking class involving listening skills, group dining and interacting with others in a fun, relaxed environment!