North East Westchester Special Recreation


September 15, 2017 to December 2, 2017


GROUP RESIDENT REGISTRATION:

Each participant in a North East program must have a current Participant Information Form on file. Participants presently enrolled in a North East program may register using the Program Registration Form below.

Registration for in-district group home / apartment residents begins immediately and ends on September 1st. Participants are enrolled in programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of our programs fill quickly so please register as soon as possible. Registration for out-of-district residents begins on September 1st. You may send your registration to us prior to that date and we will hold it until the 2nd. At that time, out-of-district residents will be accepted in the order the registrations were received by our office, as room permits.


TRANSPORTATION:
While North East is able to provide transportation for several programs, please consider car pooling and para-transit when possible. Due to the number of requests, we are able to provide transportation to central locations only.

LATE PICK-UPS:
We understand everybody has busy lives, but, please remember that we have to pay our staff for the time they must wait with participants after program. For this reason, we will have to charge $10 for every 15 minutes you are late in picking up.

INTAKE PROCESS:
Persons applying to a North East Program for the FIRST TIME must go through our initial intake process. This includes completion of a Participant Information Form and personal consultation with one of our full time staff to examine and plan for the program needs of the applicant and his/her family. At least every three years thereafter, consultations may be arranged to review the needs and interests of each participant and their family. However, additional consultations may be promptly scheduled when a specific concern or difficulty has been identified.

We are continually assessing our programs and our participants needs. We reserve the right to change and/or recommend placement as we deem appropriate, although we will discuss this with those involved, the final decision will be with North East.


INCLUSION:

We would like to support your child’s interest in participating in your local community recreation department programs. We would be available to: assess the appropriateness of an intended placement into program, visit the participant at the program to ensure continued success, or consider providing a staff member to attend the program with the participant for a limited time.

FEES:
A moderate fee structure exists for most programs. These fees are a small percent of our actual program costs. All program fees must be paid in full with the enclosed registration form unless you have been approved for a payment plan. When necessary, payment schedules may be arranged, and partial scholarships are available on a limited basis to those participants in the North East district. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or payment plan, please call our office immediately to request the necessary paperwork.

RETURNED CHECKS:

Unfortunately we will have to charge you $20.00 for any checks returned to us for insufficient funds. This is the fee we incur from the bank for this error.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
If a program needs to be cancelled, normally due to poor weather conditions, an announcement will be made on superstation WMJV 106.3 FM and WFAS 103.9 (web site). You may also access this information by calling our office. If a cancellation must be made "at the last minute", we will attempt to call all program participants. If a program is cancelled we will attempt to reschedule it if possible.

REFUND POLICY:
* Cash refunds will be issued when: a program is cancelled before it begins due to insufficient enrollment.
* A participant is on a waiting list
* Medical reasons cause the participant to stop attending the program. A physician’s note is requested to verify the illness.
* In the event that the participant attended the program prior to requesting a refund, a prorated portion of the program fee will be refunded.

North East In-House Programs are Peanut free.
This means that peanut butter sandwiches and other peanut products should not be sent to our programs. We have a number of participants who are extremely allergic to these foods and we are interested in their safety. Since we cannot regulate the outside world, if your son/daughter is expected to be in the community with us and has this allergy, please send their epiPen.

Please keep the following things in mind when sending your son/daughter to North East programs:
• Please label items of clothing, when possible.
• Please refrain from having your son/daughter bring expensive electronics to program. We cannot be responsible for items if they are lost or broken. In addition, we would like your son/daughter to be involved in our activities rather than their devices.
• If your son/daughter is on a restricted diet, please send any special food or beverages to program with them.
• Please do not have your son/daughter bring medication to program in their backpack. All medication must be given to one of the full-time staff.
• Please be sure to let us know, in writing, if someone other than yourself is going to pick your son/daughter up from a program. They must have an ID with them.
• Please notify us if there is a change in your son/daughter’s medication or they have newly diagnosed allergies.
• Please let us know if we can improve upon our services. We like to do a good job!
• Please continue to bring them to North East! We enjoy spending time with them!

Download (right-click, save and print) the following forms (as needed) in PDF format.
You may also be able to fill in the forms on your computer and then print them.
[These forms may be faxed or mailed in; credit card information may be called in to our office.]
[You will need Adobe Reader - click on this logo to get it]

Group Registration Form
Medical Authorization

Saturday Programs
Adult Trips
Adult Weekends
Special Events

DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Tuesday
9/19-11/28
3:30-5:30
(except 11/7, 21)
Bowling
(all disabilities
appropriately
grouped)
JVB
15+ $215

Transport: $100

Code
302
JVB

WARC pick-up (only) 3:00;
BGC
pick-up 3:00, return 6:00
NE return only 6:00
Join us for a program that not only offers training for Special Olympics Bowling, but a chance to socialize with friends and teammates. Bowlers will receive monthly average certificates.

Special Olympics:
10/7: Area Bowling Competition;
10/8: Fall Regional Games;
11/9: Area Volleyball Skills Competition;
12/9: Javits Floor Hockey Tournament

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental and Medical forms in order to participate in the October Bowling Tournament. Space is limited.
Wednesday
9/20-11/29
6:30-7:30
(except 11/22)
Team Sports
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $170

Code
402
BGC Aspects of this program are specifically planned to provide a positive, encouraging atmosphere. We work to improve qualities of sportsmanship as well as self-confidence and self-esteem.

The first hour is spent in the gym working to improve skills in various individual and team sports. Those sports include: Floor Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track & Field.
Wednesday
9/20-11/29
7:30-8:30
(except 11/22)
Aquatics Training
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $120

Code
409
BGC This hour of the program is held in the pool where we provide instructional swim. Staff work on teaching correct swimming skills and building endurance.

If you register for any of the Special Olympics Programs, a Special Olympics Parental and Medical Form will be sent to you if your forms need to be updated. These forms MUST be completed to allow for participation at Special Olympics events. Competitions take place on Saturdays in both Team and Skills Sports.
Thursday
9/21-11/30
6pm-7:30pm
(except 11/23)
Skill Building
(All Disabilities)
15+ $125

Code
403
Leonard Park, Mt. Kisco This program is specifically designed for those of you who are interested in learning a new sport and for those that wish to continue building your skills in floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and track & field.

This program not only focuses on skill building in sports, but also promotes physical fitness, good sportsmanship and positive community interactions.

North East will host two in-house Special Olympics events in volleyball and floor hockey where all participants will compete.

Teamwork, good sportsmanship, success, and fun keep our program exciting and enjoyable for our athletes.
Please note: November 9th Volleyball Skills Competition will be held at Mt. Pleasant Community Center.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics, parental & Medical Forms.
Friday
6:30-8:30
9/15, 10/20, 11/17
TGIF
(ASD/LD/NI)
10-15 $65

Code
308
New Castle CC What else would you rather do on a Friday night than hang out with friends? Come to TGIF for some fun, themed nights out!

Between games, crafts, and music there is plenty to do. We also bake so be sure to save room for dessert!

Sept. 15 - It’s Tiki Time!
Oct. 20 - Let’s Get Batty
Nov. 17 - Turkey Talk
Friday
5pm-8:30
9/22, 10/27, 12/1
Dinner &
A Movie
(ASD/DD/NI)
10-16 $75

Code
110
New Castle CC Friday night with friends cooking and watching a movie! Come out on a Friday night and spend time with new and old friends while you prepare a meal from soup to nuts. Learn some new cooking skills.

We will be working on preparing a simple meal, including a main course, salad, sides and of course, a dessert. Let’s not forget about setting the table before we sit down to enjoy our meal. After we clean up, we will use our play money to pay for the movie and buy a snack. Participants will help plan the next healthy meal and prepare a shopping list.
Friday
7-9pm
10/13, 11/10

(No admission before 6:50)
North East Nite Club

(All disabilities)
16+ $10
at the door

Code
401
American Legion The Nite club is an evening of music, dancing, making new friends and just having fun. Music is provided by a professional D.J.

Refreshments will be served at each dance and participants are provided with a giveaway to take home.

Sorry, bathrooms are not wheel chair accessible.

Reservations are required in advance due to space limitations, so please respond to the office as soon as you receive your flyer.


Saturdays

DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Saturday
10pm-2pm
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Escapades
(ASD/DD/NI)
14+ $180

Code
115
BHCC Our Escapades Program continues to be a big hit! It’s a full day of fun and laughs for all to enjoy. Bring your lunch and join the gang as we kick start this program for the Fall! There will be crafts to make, dances to learn, games to play, food to cook and much more…..

Participants will be appropriately grouped by age and ability.
Saturday
10pm-12:30pm
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Making & Moving Saturday
(DD/MH)
9+ $120

Code
100
STH
[New location]

Pick-up (only) 9:00;
Bradhurst
9:30
MK
Participants will split into age appropriate groups which will allow them to engage in some fun and stimulating activities. Every Saturday, participants will be led in a gym activity with our Gym Specialist, get their boogie on with some dance/movement activities, engage in sensory play, enjoy music with our music therapist and play adaptive games! What a great way to spend a Saturday Morning!

All participants are welcome to stay and enjoy a bag lunch with their friends. Registered See the Sights participants will leave for an afternoon group adventure!

[The music therapist position is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Somers Lions Club!]
Elective following Making & Moving

 Saturday
12:30-3
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
See the Sights
(DD/MH)
9+ $185

Code
108
Local Community

Return only:
MK 3; Bradhurst 3:30
Come and spend your afternoons with us and explore our beautiful county! We will be taking trips into the community where we will experience some of the local nature centers, scenic trails, bowling and local events in order to foster independence and practice everyday social interaction! Come and enjoy a Fall fun filled session!

Space is limited and this program does fill quickly. Please note that there is limited wheelchair space. Transportation is provided from Making & Moving Saturday to the planned activity.
Saturday
9am-3pm
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Fantastic
Friends
(ASD/DD/NI)
14-24 $335

Code
114
Bradhurst
pick-up 9am

Return only:
MK 3; Bradhurst 3:30
Back for another exciting year, this transition program is for teens and young adults that are aging out of our children's’ programs and getting ready for adult programs.

The “Friends” program fosters socialization and community interaction by offering a safe environment of in-house programming and community outings. The “Friends” will
participate in Special Olympics competitions, go to the Palisades Mall, as well as the NY Renaissance Faire and the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. We will have a day at Blue Mountain and a cruise up the Hudson River. We will learn a little cooking and other life skills along the way. This will definitely be a fun program to join!

* Unless otherwise noted, times will change for trips.
* Participants in this program must be able to succeed with a ratio of one staff for four participants
* Participants need to be able to visit public bathrooms with the 1:4 ratio of staff to participants as well.
Saturday
10-11:30
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Fun Time
(ASD/PDD/ADD)
8-17 $120

Code
106
STH
[New location]

Bradhurst
pick-up 9am

MK
9:30am
What better way to spend your Saturday morning than with some friends. It is a great time to see old friends or make new ones. Let’s have some fun while experiencing new things. We will learn new dance moves in music and work on Special Olympics training in the gym. Don’t forget building with Legos and demonstrating your creativity in art. There will be something for everyone.

* Special Olympics Medical and Consent Forms are Required
* Lunch will be from 11:30 – 12:00 for all participants attending the elective. Please pack a bag lunch for your child.
* The elective will follow lunch.

North East will provide  transportation to electives. Space is very limited, so out of district youngsters may be placed on a waiting list.

[The music therapist position is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Somers Lions Club!]
Saturday
12-3pm
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Elective following Fun Time:
Autumn Explorers
(ASD/PDD/ADD)
8-17 $225

Code
101
Local community

MK
Return only
3pm
Bradhurst
3:30pm
Fall is a great time to be outside and exploring nature. We will enjoy the great outdoors with trips that will be packed with lots of fun. We love going apple picking, taking a hay ride and attending the annual Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival. Special hikes and many other adventures are planned.

Enrollment is limited! Waiting lists will be put into effect.

Please bring a bag lunch. We will be eating at the school before we leave for the elective.
Saturday
10-12pm
9/23- 11/18
(except 10/7)
Ready,
Set,
Play
4+ $125

Code
105
STH

[New location]
During the eight week session, the children will be presented with a variety of activities. There will be gym, music/movement, art & crafts and group games. The diversity of the activities will work toward improving social skills, self expression and creativity.

Children will be divided into small groups to progress through the various tasks with North East staff providing guidance and assistance. Join us as we celebrate fall with our friends!

[The music therapist position is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Somers Lions Club!]

Adult Saturday

Pick-up & Drop-off locations for the adult Saturday trips are at the Mt. Kisco Stop & Shop and Bradhurst office. You MUST register for each trip. Limited space available. Call the office the week of the trip for pick-up, drop-off times, and other details. Program fee due with this registration!
DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
9/23 NY Renaissance Faire
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Tuxedo, NY Take a step back in time to Elizabethan England. Enjoy art, music, dance and theatre in a land where fantasy rules and imagination takes flight.
9/30 Maritime
Aquarium
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Norwalk, CT We will enjoy an up close look at the aquatic life of the Long Island Sound. We will see sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles and other animals. In addition, we will have the opportunity to watch an IMAX movie. It is sure to be a fun filled day!
10/14 Music
Mania
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
BHCC Are you ready to be entertained? Who doesn’t love music? We will have a sing along, karaoke, dancing, snacks, crafts and so much fun!

Sorry, no transportation to the site provided.
10/21 Hudson
River
Cruise
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Newburgh, NY An all-time favorite trip! Join us for an afternoon on the beautiful Hudson River. We will enjoy a narrated cruise aboard “The Pride of the Hudson”. It is full of history and majestic sights including Bannerman’s Island, Breakneck Mountain and of course, West Point!
10/28 Downtown
Cabaret
Theater
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Bridgeport, CT We will be seeing "Dracula Goes to High School". This Halloween musical adventure is sure to be spooktacular.
11/11 Mall & Movies
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Palisades Mall,
West Nyack
Who doesn’t like a day at the mall with friends? We will buy lunch, see a movie and start our holiday shopping!!
11/18 Thanksgiving
Celebration
(DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
NCCC It is becoming a North East tradition! Our Thanksgiving feast with our friends. We will enjoy arts and crafts, games, activities,
cooking and plenty of delicious food. It is sure to be a special time for all.

Sorry, no transportation to the site
provided.

North East Adults Weekends Away

Our weekend away program provides a highly structured and closely supervised opportunity for adults with mild to moderate disabilities to gain independence from their families and explore and enjoy new situations. In order to accommodate everyone’s needs, as much as possible, we ask you to look at the three weekends planned and indicate your trip preferences for Fall/Winter/Spring (See registration form. PLEASE number them in preference order 1st choice, 2nd choice & 3rd choice)
*** Registration for the Spring Get-a-way will be conducted during the Winter/Spring Session ***
DAYS PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
FALL
11/3, 4, 5
Blue Mt. Camp Site
(ASD/DD/NI)
16+ $315 Peekskill, NY We will be staying in a beautiful, spacious, conference cabin. The cabin is well heated and also has a beautiful fireplace. Hiking, crafts, games and cooking are only a few of the exciting things we will be doing!
WINTER
1/5, 6, 7
Winter
Weekend
(ASD/DD/NI)
16+ $500

[$100
deposit
due
now]
Villa
Vosilla
Catskills, NY
This weekend will be full of opportunities to celebrate Winter! Great food, lots of snow, and plenty of outdoor and indoor activities! We will enjoy snow tubing, horseback riding, swimming, take in a movie and maybe even go bowling! Take a trip to a winter wonderland with North East!
SPRING
5/10, 11, 12, 13
Spring
Get-a-way
(ASD/DD/NI)
16+ $600 Hershey, PA * Previous overnight experience with North East is required for this trip.

Special Events

DAYS PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
12/2
1pm-3pm
Holiday Party

All North East participants & their families
* * MPCC Bring your family and friends to this special annual event. Enjoy entertainment and an afternoon in the company of your North East friends! Invitations will be sent out in early December with detailed information and registration.
Westchester County Dances For People With Disabilities
10/10
6:30-9:00
Halloween
Dance
16+ * WCC North East staff plan and supervise this event at the County Center. North East participants are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments are provided.
12/5
6:30-9:00
Holiday
Dance
16+ * WCC North East staff plan and supervise this event at the County Center. North East participants are encouraged to attend.

Refreshments are provided.

Disabilities


ASD Autistic
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
DD Developmentally Disabled
MH Multiply Handicapped
NI Neurologcally impaired
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Locations

(for all driving directions, see this page)
AL American Legion
85 E. Main St Mt. Kisco (914) 241-0136
BGC Mt. Kisco Boys & Girls Club
351 Main St., Mt. Kisco
(914) 666-8069>
BHC Bedford Hills Community House
7 Church St., Bedford Hills
(914) 666-9057
BHE Bedford Hills Elementary School
123 Babbitt Rd
Bedford Hills, NY
HR Holy Rosary Elementary
180 Bradhurst Avenue, Hawthorne.
(914) 769-0030
JVB Jefferson Valley Bowling
3699 Hill Boulevard
Yorktown, NY (914) 245-7771
MK Mt. Kisco Stop & Shop
Route 117 & Preston Way
MPCC Mt. Pleasant Community Ctr.
121 Lozza Dr. Valhalla.
(914) 769-0155
NCC New Castle Community Center
Chappaqua (914) 238-8888
NE North East Special Recreation
63 Bradhurst Ave. Hawthorne
(914) 347-4409
PBY Pinesbridge BOCES Yorktown
200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights
(914) 245-2700
PRC Pleasantville Rec. Center
359 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
STH St. Theresa School
300 Dalmeny Road, Briarcliff Manor
WARC Westchester Assoc. for Retarded Citizens
Ann Manzi Center
699 Main Street, Mt. Kisco.
WCC Westchester County Center,
198 Central Ave., White Plains.

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