North East Westchester Special Recreation

September 18, 2018 to December 1, 2018


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 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 1st. 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.
• 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.]
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Group Home Registration
Medical Authorization

Saturday Programs
Adult Trips
Hudson Valley Special Olympics
Adult Weekends

(except 11/6, 20)
(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 for a program that not only offers training for Special Olympics Bowling, but a chance to socialize with friends and teammates.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental and Medical forms in order to participate in the Saturday, October 6th Bowling tournament. Space is limited.
(except 11/21)
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 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.
(except 11/21)
Aquatics Training
15+ $120

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.
(except 11/22)
Skill Building
15+ $125

Leonard Park Gym, Mt. Kisco

No trans-portation for this program.
Please note: 11/8 Volleyball Skills Compeitions will be held at Mt. Pleasant Community Center.

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.

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.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental & Medical Forms.

9/22- 11/17
(except 10/6)
14+ $180

BHC 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.
(except 10/6)
Fantastic Friends (ASD/DD/NI) 15-25 $335

pick-up 9am; return 3:30;
pick-up 9:30; return 3pm.
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, Sportime USA and the Liberty Science Center. We will have a day at Blue Mountain, enjoy a West Point Football Game and a cruise up the Hudson River and more. 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.
 You will be notified by email each week.
* Participants in this program must be able to succeed with a 4:1 ratio of participants to staff (including visits to public rest rooms)
* North East staff reserves the right to determine if a participant meets the criteria for the Friends program.

Adult Trips
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!
9/22 Stamford Museum & Nature Center
15+ $60

Stamford, CT Join us as we spend the day at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Learn how a real dairy farm operates. There will be hiking on nature trails, we will see animals at the Heckscher Farm and more. It is sure to be a great day!
9/29 Liberty Science Center
15+ $60

Jersey City, NJ Explore some wonderful science exhibits, up close and hands-on. There is so much to learn and do at this very interactive science museum.
10/13 Special Olympics Walk-a-thon
15+ $45

FDR Park, Yorktown Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. We are so excited to help Special Olympics raise money to continue providing training and competitions for our athletes. Pledge sheets will be
sent to those who register.
10/20 Hudson River Cruise
15+ $60

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!
10/27 Mall and Movies
15+ $60

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.
11/10 Army Football at West Point
15+ $60

West Point It’s fall and what better way to spend the day than watching Army Football at Michie Stadium. Join us as we root on the Black Knights as they take on the Lafayette Leopards. Football, Fun and Friends...It
doesn’t get better than that.
11/17 Thanksgiving Celebration
15+ $60

NCC 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.

Hudson Valley Special Olympics
10/6: Area Bowling Competition;
10/7: Fall Regional Games;
11/8: Area Volleyball Skills Competition;
12/8: Javits Floor Hockey Tournament

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)
Blue Mountain Camp Site, Peekskill, NY
November 2-4; Ages 16+. Fee: $315.  (ASD/DD/NI)
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 Weekend, Villa Vosilla, Catskills, NY
January 4-6; Ages 16+. Fee: $500, $100 deposit due now.  (ASD/DD/NI)
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, swimming, take in a movie and maybe even go bowling! Take a trip to a winter Wonderland with North East!
Spring Get-a-Way, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
May 16-19; Ages 16+.Fee: $600. (ASD/DD/NI)
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, swimming, take in a movie and maybe even go bowling! Take a trip to a winter Wonderland with North East!

Special Events
Holiday party
12/1 - 1-3 pm; Mt. Pleasant Community Center, Thornwood - All North East participants and their families are invited.
Bring your family and friends to this special annual event. Enjoy entertainment and an afternoon in the company of your North East Friends! Invitations with detailed information and registration will be sent out in November.
Westchester County Dances For People With Disabilities
10/9; 6:30-9 pm - Halloween Dance;
12/4; 6:30-9 pm - Holiday Dance;
Westchester County Center - Ages 16+
North East staff plan and supervise these two events at the County Center. North East participants are encouraged to attend. Refreshments are provided.

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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