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, LMSW, 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 Giaclyn Cespe 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 Giaclyn Cespe at [email protected]

Self Advocacy 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. For more information please contact Giaclyn Cespe at [email protected]

Bay Terrace Center

Project Teen After School Program

This after-school program located at Bell Academy 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, lego building, 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.

Please call us at (718) 423-6111 or email [email protected]

Central Queens

These 10 class sessions all take place in the evenings, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and cost $135 Members/ $160 Non-Members, except for Snapology $150 Members / $175 Non-members. Schedule changes from season to season, below are our class offerings for Fall 2019.

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

Programs for Ages 17-21 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Building Blocks – 10 Mon. beg. Oct. 7

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!

Shake It Up – 10 Wed. beg. Oct. 2

Shake your body until you drop- a dance fitness program that makes exercise less like a gym class and more like a dance party! Children will have the ability to twist and twirl to the music. This class will  have them up and moving in a fun and playful environment while learning safe routines and connecting with their inner dancer.