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.

Fall 2021:

Sam Field Center

For more information on our programs for youth with disabilities, please contact Lisa Armband, MS, Senior Director of Special Services at [email protected]

Basketball Buddies (Thursdays)

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 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.

Terrific Tuesdays (Tuesdays)

Promotes socialization and communication, commitment, friendship, and a sense of belonging.

Zumba (Wednesdays)

Participants will exercise and stay active while still having lots of fun! Learn Zumba and dance skills designed for you. This is a great way for children to socialize while learning social skills and sports each week.

For more information please contact Natalie Palermo at [email protected]

Central Queens

Below are our class offerings for Fall 2021. All participants will have an intake before registering online – please email [email protected]commonpointqueens.org to register. Space is limited!

Karate
8 Sundays beg. October 17th
3:30-4:30pm

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.

Basketball Buddies
8 Wednesdays beg. October 20th
6:00-7:00pm

This 1 hour class is run by a physical education instructor along with other staff including a licensed social worker. Each child learns 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.

For more information, please email [email protected]commonpointqueens.org.

 

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