Sports Programs for Children 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.

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 on our programs for youth with disabilities or to register for classes, please contact Amanda Smith, LMSW, Senior Director of Special Services at [email protected]

Sam Field Center

Basketball Buddies/Soccer Stars

Children ages 5-21 are meticulously paired up with teen mentors who act as the children’s coaches and buddies throughout the season. The 1 hour class is run by a physical education instructor along with other staff including a licensed social worker. Each child learns specific basketball or soccer skills each week and the class ends with a snack break and social skills learning piece. This is a great way for children to socialize with their peers while learning social skills and sports each week. The children play in the gym and benefit from the individualized attention provided by their mentors.

For more information please contact Giaclyn Cespe at [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

Karate Kids – 10 Tues. beg. Oct. 15 (ages 5-8), 10 Thurs. beg. Oct. 3 (ages 9-16)

HI YAH! In our energetic karate class, children will have the opportunity to learn basic karate skills while helping them focus on discipline, routine, regulating their emotions and behaviors all in a fun, energetic environment!

Soccer Stars – 10 Wed. beg. Oct. 2 (ages 5-12)

Soccer Stars is an engaging children’s soccer program that focuses on social development and soccer skills.

Shake It Up – 10 Wed. beg. Oct. 2 (ages 9-16), 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ages 17-21)

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.

 

Click here for information about summer programs.

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