North East Westchester Special Recreation

September 17, 2019 to December 7, 2019


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 residents begins immediately. 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 5th. You may send your registration to us prior to that date and we will hold it until that date. At that time, out-of-district residents will be accepted in the order the registrations were received by our office, as room permits.

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.

If you are late, we have to pay our staff for the time they must wait with participants after program. For this reason, we reserve the right to charge $10 for every 15 minutes you are late in picking up in order to attempt to cover some of our staff costs.

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 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.


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 in a 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.

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.


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.

If a program needs to be cancelled, normally due to poor weather conditions, an announcement will be made on WHUD 100.7. 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.

* 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 Nut Free.
This means that peanut butter sandwiches and other peanut/nut 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.
• If your child requires medications during program time, please ensure all necessary paperwork is completed as per our agency’s protocols. 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 Home Registration and Credit card form
Medical Authorization

Saturday Programs
Adult Trips
Hudson Valley Special Olympics
Adult Weekends

(except 11/5, 26)
(all disabilities
15+ $215

Transport: $100


WARC pick-up (only) 3:00;
pick-up 3:00, return 6:00
NE return only 6:00
Join us at a program that offers training for Special Olympics Bowling, as well as a chance to socialize with friends and teammates.

Bowlers will receive monthly average certificates.
Snack bar is available or send a snack. Space is limited. Bowling takes place from 3:45 - 5:30 pm. Please be ready to bowl at that time. Bowlers arriving after 4:30 will miss the first game.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental and Medical forms in order to compete in the Special Olympics competition.
(except 11/27)
Team Sports
15+ $170

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. These include: Floor Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track & Field.
(except 11/27)
Aquatics Training
15+ $120

BGC The second hour 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.
(except 11/28)
Skills Training
15+ $125

Leonard Park Gym, Mt. Kisco

No trans-portation for this program.
Come one, come all! 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 and Field.

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

On Nov 7th, North East will host an in-house Special Olympics Volleyball competition for all participants to compete in. This will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Community Center.

Teamwork, good sportsmanship, success, and fun keep our program exciting and enjoyable for our athletes.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental & Medical Forms.
7-9 pm
10/11, 11/8

No admission before 6:45 pm
North East Nite Club
16+ $10
at the door

AL The Nite club is an evening of music, dancing, spending time with friends and just having fun. Music is provided by a professional DJ.

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

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

Sorry, this program is NOT wheel chair accessible.
9/20, 10/18, 11/15
10-16 $75

NCCC 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!

The goal of this program is to work on refining social skills and fostering independence.

9/20: Around the World
10/18: Creepy Crawlers
11/15: Thanksgiving Feast
9/27, 10/25, 11/22
Dinner &
A Movie
10-16 $105

NCCC Spend a Friday night with your friends. Learn to prepare a meal from soup to nuts, then sit down and enjoy a movie.

We will be working on developing the skills needed to prepare a meal, clean up the area and demonstrate appropriate table manners. Dinner conversations will be encouraged. After enjoying our meal, we will work on our money skills as we pay the cashier with play money to enter the movies.

(except 10/12, 11/2)
Ready, Set, Play
4+ $125

The Ready, Set, Play Program offers a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, music and group games. These activities will encourage participants to develop additional social skills and improve coordination. They will engage in interactive play while building confidence and most importantly, HAVING FUN!

Children will be divided into small groups to progress through various tasks with North East staff providing guidance and assistance.
10-12 pm
9/21- 11/23
(except 10/12, 11/2)
Making & Moving Saturday
9+ $120


Pick-up (only)
Participants will be split into age appropriate groups which will allow them to engage in some fun and stimulating activities. Every Saturday, each attendee will make an arts & crafts project and partake in a musical activity with our music therapist.

All participants are welcome to stay and enjoy a bag lunch with their friends.

See below for information about "See the Sights".

[Funds for the music therapist are provided by the Somers Lions Club!]
Elective following Making & Moving
12-3 pm
9/21- 11/23
(except 10/12, 11/2)
See the Sights
9+ $185

Local Community

*Limited Enrollment*

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 and bowling. We will strive to foster independence and practive everyday social skills. Join us for a fun filled session!

Space is limited and this program does fill quickly. Please note,  there is limited wheelchair space. Transportation is provided from Making & Moving to the planned activity.
(except 10/12, 11/2)
Fun Time
8+ $120


pick-up 9:30
Saturday morning fun with friends! We will have something for everyone to do. Get a little messy in Art. Get your heartbeat up in Movement, Special Olympic Training in Gym. Learn a new tune with our Music Therapist and so much more!

See the elective following Fun Time. North East will provide transportation to the electives. Space is limited, so out of district youngsters may be placed on a waiting list.

Lunch is from 12-12:30, for all who partake in the elective. Please pack your child a bag lunch. The elective will be after lunch.

* Special Olympics Medical and Consent Forms are Required
12-3 pm
(except 10/12, 11/2)
Elective Following Fun Time: Autumn Explorers
8+ $225

Local Community

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

Please bring a bag lunch to eat at the school before we go.
9:30-3 pm
(except 10/12, 11/2)
Fantastic Friends
15-25 $335

Bradhurst Community Center, Hawthorne 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 compete in Special Olympics, etc.

Please note that times for the day are dependent on the trip. You will receive an email/flyer each week with details for the trip. Participants need to bring lunch, unless notified.
* 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 rest rooms with a 4:1 ratio of participants to staff, as well.
(except 10/12, 11/2)
12+ $195

MK Come and have a fun filled day with laughs for all to enjoy!

Every Saturday we will have crafts to make, dances to learn, games to play and snacks to cook! We will also have an afternoon full of music with our music therapist. Then try to burn some calories with a fitness activity before the day is through! Bring your lunch and join the fun!

Funds for the music therapist are provided by the Somers Lions Club!

* On Saturday Nov. 16 & 23, program will be held at the New Castle Community Center in Chappaqua.

Adult Trips
Please note, You MUST call the office each week to get the trip details. Ages: 15+, (ASD/DD/NI) [Code 408]
Saturday: 9/21 Hudson River Cruise $60 Newburgh, NY An all-time favorite trip! Join us for an afternoon on the beautiful Hudson River. We will enjoy at 2 hour 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.
Saturday: 9/28 Yorktown Stage Theater $60 Yorktown Are you ready? We are off to see a deviously delicious sci-fi smash musical “Little Shop of Horrors” It is sure to be an
exciting afternoon.
Sunday: 10/13 Special Olympics Walk-a-thon $45 Yorktown We are so excited to help Special Olympics raise money to
continue providing training and competitions for our athletes.
There will be music, games, raffles and lots of fun. Pledge sheets will be sent to those who register.
Saturday: 10/19 West Point Hockey Game $60 West Point Come join us for the only DIV 1 Hockey program in the area. The Army Black Knights take on the Robert Morris Colonials at Tate Rink for an afternoon game. Get ready for lots of fun and action. We love Hockey!!!
Saturday: 11/9 Mall and Movies $60 West Nyack Good Friends, food, a movie AND shopping! What a great way to spend the day. Come join us for this fun filled day at the Palisades Mall.
Saturday: 11/16 Army Football-West Point $60 Highland Falls What better way to spend a nice fall day than watching a football game at Michie Stadium. Join us as we root on the Black Knights as they take on the VMI Keydets. Football, Fun and Friends. A Happy Day!
Saturday: 11/23 Thanksgiving Celebration $60 New Castle Community Center Our North East tradition continues! Our Thanksgiving feast with friends. Come join us for some arts and crafts, games, activities, cooking and some delicious food. It is a special time for all. Sorry, no transportation to the site will be provided.

Hudson Valley Special Olympics
10/5: Area Bowling Competition;
10/6: Fall Regional Games;
10/13: Special Olympics Walk-a-thon;
11/7: Area Volleyball Skills Competition;
12/14: Javits Floor Hockey Tournament

Spectators are welcome!

North East Adults Weekends Away (ASD/DD/NI) [Code 404]
Fall Trip: Blue Mountain Camp Site, Peekskill, NY
October 25-27; Ages 16+. Fee: $350. 
We will stay in a beautiful, spacious, conference cabin that is well heated and has a beautiful fireplace. Hiking, crafts, and games are only a few of the exciting things we will do!
Winter Trip, Villa Vosilla, Catskills, NY
January 3-5; Ages 16+. Fee: $600, $100 deposit due now.
This weekend celebrates WINTER! Great food, lots of snow and plenty of outdoor and indoor activities. We will enjoy snow tubing, swimming, a movie and more!
Spring Trip: Philadelphia
May 14-17; Ages 16+.Fee: $700.
Details TBD. Previous overnight experience with NE is required for this trip.

Special Events
Holiday party
12/7 - 1-3 pm; Mt. Pleasant Community Center, Thornwood - All North East participants and their families are invited to this special annual event. Enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Invitations will be sent out later in the year with details and registration info.
Westchester County Dances For People With Disabilities
10/22; 6:30-9 pm - Halloween Dance;
12/3; 6:30-9 pm - Holiday Dance;
Westchester County Center - Ages 16+
North East staff plan these events. North East participants are encouraged to attend. No transportation is provided. Light refreshments are provided. No charge for Dance.

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

(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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