North East Westchester Special Recreation


January 17, 2017 to May 6, 2017
For Group Home and Apartment Residents

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 attached Program Registration Form.

Registration for in-district residents begins immediately and ends on December 30th. 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 January 5th, 2017. You may send your registration to us prior to that date and we will hold it until the 5th. 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:
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.

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 WHUD 100.7 or their 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.

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.
[You will need Adobe Reader - click on this logo to get it]

Registration and Credit card form

Medical Authorization


[These forms may be faxed or mailed in; credit card information may be called in to our office.]

Weekly Programs
Adult Trips
Children / Youth / Teens

Special Events
Special Olympics Schedule

 DAY

 PROGRAM

 AGES

 COST

AT

 DESCRIPTION

  TUESDAY
1/17-5/2
3:30-5:30pm

Exceptions:
2/21, 4/11

Bowling
(All disabilities appropriately grouped)

JVB

 15+

$275
Transport: $142

Code
302

WARC pick-up (only) 3:00;
NE return only 6:00

BGC

pick-up 3:00, return 6:00

Join us at a program that offers not only training for Special Olympics Bowling, but 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 pm—5:30. Please be ready to bowl at that time. Latecomers may miss the first game.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics Parental and Medical forms. Space is limited.

North East provides round trip transportation from the Mt. Kisco Boys & Girls Club. WARC pick-up only Bradhurst Community Center return only.

WEDNESDAY
1/18-5/3 6:30-7:30pm


Exceptions:
2/22, 4/12

 Team Sports
(ASD/DD/NI)

15+

$240

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.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics, parental & Medical Forms.

 WEDNESDAY
1/18-5/3
7:30-8:30pm


Exceptions:
2/22, 4/12

Aquatics
Training

(ASD/DD/NI)

15+

$170

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.

*Participants must have current Special Olympics, parental & Medical Forms.

 THURSDAY
1/19-5/4
6:00-7:30pm

Exceptions:
2/23, 4/13

 Skills Training
(ASD/DD/NI)

15+

$180

Code
403

Leonard Park Gym, Mt. Kisco

NO TRAN-
SPORT

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 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 an in-house Special Olympics Floor Hockey competition for all participants to 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.

FRIDAY
7:00-9:00pm
(No admission before 6:45)

2/10, 3/10, 4/21

North East Nite Club
(ASD/DD/NI)

16+

$10 at the door

Code
401

AL

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.

Reservations with the office are required.

Sorry, bathrooms are NOT wheel chair accessible.

North East will enforce its policy to charge those who fail to notify our office of cancellation by 12 noon on the date of the dance. This is important to us since cancellations allow us to admit those on a waiting list.

 FRIDAY
6:30-8:30pm

1/20, 2/10, 3/17, 4/21

TGIF
(ASD/DD/NI)

10-16

$100

Code
308

NCC

After having dinner at home, come and have a delicious
dessert with your friends at North East. TGIF is a great way for our teens and preteens to get together and have fun… so sign up and get ready to party! During the program we will be working towards refining our social skills and fostering independence. Each night will be an exciting theme!

• 1/20 Chinese New Year
• 2/10 Love is in the Air
• 3/17 Irish to find a Leprechaun
• 4/21 Disney Mania

FRIDAY
5:00-8:30pm

3/3, 4/7, 5/12


Dinner & A Movie
(ASD/DD/NI)

10-16

$75

Code
110

NCC

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 movie.



Adult Trips

Trip details will be provided by calling the office during the week of the trip.
All trips: Code 408 / ASD/DD/NI

 DAYS

 PROGRAM

 AGES

 COST

AT

 DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY
1/21

Cooking and Dancing

15+

$60

BHC
What could be better than a little cooking, a
little dancing and spending time with your
friends? Learn some new recipes to help get
through the long, cold winter and warm up
with some new dance steps from our visiting
dance instructor.

SATURDAY
2/4

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

15+

$60

Bridgeport, CT

We are off to the Bridgeport Cabaret Theatre
to see the show Fancy Nancy. Let’s find out
how fancy Nancy can be!!! It is sure to be
entertaining.

SATURDAY
2/11

Westchester Knicks Basketball Game

15+

$60

Westchester
County
Center
We are off to see our local Knicks basketball team take on the Maine Red Claws at the Westchester County Center. This is a 5:00 pm game. We will provide snacks before the game and you can bring dinner or money to buy food at the game.

SATURDAY
3/11

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Game
7pm game

15+

$60

*
A North East Favorite! Come root on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers as they take the ice against the Albany Devils at 7:00 pm. A pizza dinner will be provided before the game. A great time for all!

SATURDAY
3/18

Day at Blue Mountain

15+

$60

*
Come join us for a day of outdoor games & activities and fun! Spend the day at Blue Mountain Reservation! We will make smores, hot chocolate and take a brisk hike. If you like the outdoors, this trip is for you!.

SATURDAY
3/25

Mall & Movies

15+

$60

*
It is a tradition! Join us as we travel to the Palisades Mall for a day of shopping, a movie and of course lunch which you can bring or purchase at the mall. We love hanging at the mall!

SATURDAY
4/1

Beardsley Zoo

15+

$60

*
Who doesn’t like the zoo? We will travel to Bridgeport to visit the Beardsley Zoo. Great exhibits, an animal program and much more. You can bring your lunch or buy it at the zoo. Much fun for all!

SATURDAY
4/8

Pound Ridge Reservation

15+

$60

*
Join us for a day at Westchester County’s largest park. We will spend time with a naturalist who will tell us how the Indians lived in this area and how the reservation got its name.

SATURDAY
4/29

Garden Party

15+

$60

*
Definitely more PARTY than Gardening, join us for arts and crafts, cooking, entertainment and much more!! We also will do some gardening! Lunch will be provided.

(Please wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty.)

THURSDAY 5/11 TO
SUNDAY 5/14

CAPE MAY, NJ

16+

$600 ($100 due with reg.)

*
There is so much to see and do. We will be going on a whale watch, pay a visit to the Cape May Zoo, walk along the beach, shop until we drop and so much more. It is sure to be an outstanding trip.

*Previous overnight experience with North East
is required for this trip.


Children / Youth / Teens

 DAY

 PROGRAM

 AGES

 COST

AT

 DESCRIPTION

 SATURDAY
1/21-4/29
10:00-2:00pm

Exceptions:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

Escapades
(ASD/DD/NI)

12+

$230

Code
115

BHC
It’s a full day of fun and laughs for all to enjoy. Bring your lunch and join the gang as we kick off this program for the New Year! 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 ..... Participants will be appropriately grouped by age and ability.

 SATURDAY
1/21-5/6
10:00-12:30pm

Except:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

 Making & Moving (DD/MH)

9+

$285

Code
100

PBY
Participants will split into age appropriate groups which will allow them to engage in some fun and stimulating activities. They will work on their social skills, cooking techniques, & participate in physical fitness activity. Every Saturday each participant will assist in making a snack, arts and craft project, participate in a music based activity! What better way to spend a Saturday Morning!

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

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!

 SATURDAY
1/21-5/6
12:30-3:00pm

Except:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

 Elective following Making & Moving:

See The Sights
(DD/MH)

9+

$285

Code
108




local

Returns:
MK
3:00
NE
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, & local food chains. We will strive to foster independence and practice everyday social interaction skills! Come and enjoy a fun filled session!

Please note that times may change on certain trip days!

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.

 SATURDAY
1/21-5/6
9:30-3:00pm

Exceptions:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

PLEASE NOTE: the programs on 2/11 and 3/11 are evening programs.

 Fantastic Friends
On The Move
(ASD/DD/NI)

13-25

$550

Code
114

NE

NE
9:00am
MK
9:30am

Returns:
NE
3:30pm
MK
3:00pm


Young adults rule!! This transitional program prepares teens for adult programs and beyond. The program is a mix of: travel, sports, leisure, activities and education. The “Friends” program tries to foster independence, life skills, and socialization with peers. We hope to build skills that will stay with our young adults throughout their lives. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in Special Olympics competitions and also attend an overnight campout!. There will be trips to the Mall, a pro hockey game, Tarrytown Music Hall, and much more. Sign up NOW!

Participants need to bring lunch.

PLEASE NOTE: times for the day are dependent on the trip, you will receive an email and flyer each week with all info for the trip.

* 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.


* If you are interested in attending the camp out, which is scheduled for March 18th, there will be a separate fee of $75. Also, medications must be in the office by March 15th in order for you to attend the camp out.

SATURDAY
1/21-5/6
10am-12pm

Exceptions:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

PLEASE NOTE that 4/22 and 5/6 are Special Olympics events in other locations

Fun Time
(ASD/LD/ADD)

8+

$160

Code
106

BHE

Spend your Saturday morning with some friends! It is a great time to see some old friends or make some new ones. Let's have some fun while learning new things. There will be something for everyone: music, art activities, Special Olympics training, games and other fun activities.

*Special Olympics Medical and Consent Forms are Required*

* Lunch will be from 12 – 12:30 for all who participate in the elective. Please pack your child a bag lunch.
* 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.

3/11: Junior Basketball competition;
4/22: Time Trials - Peekskill;
5/6: Spring Games - West Point

 SATURDAY
1/21-3/4
12:30-2:30pm

Exceptions:
2/18, 2/25

Elective following
Fun TIme:

Session I

Rock & Roll Bowl
(ASD/ADD/LD)

10+

$180

Code
101

JVB

Drop-off:
MK 3:00
NE
3:30

Come and enjoy a fun and exciting afternoon with your friends at Jefferson Valley Bowl. We will develop our skills, socialize with friends and have fun! While doing all that, we are developing a leisure hobby that we may enjoy into adulthood!

Snacks are available for purchase. Staff will assist participants to work on their ordering/purchasing skills. Please send money in a labeled envelope.

Limited enrollment - first come, first served for both in-district and out-of-district participants.

 SATURDAY
3/11-4/29
11:30-2:30pm

Exceptions:
4/29

Electives following
Fun TIme:

Session II

Scribble & Nature
(ASD/LD/ADD)

10+

$160

Code
101

Dobbs Ferry & Outdoors

Drop-off:
MK 3:00
NE
3:30

We are going to change things up a bit for the first three weeks of this session!
We are thrilled to offer a program at Scribbles Art Workshop in Dobbs Ferry. Our participants will explore art in a different way. They will start with the understanding of art materials and how they feel. They will then learn how to use these materials to make a final product that they will bring home.

The following four weeks we will be back outside putting some Spring in our step. Just in time for the good weather we
will do some light hiking to promote general fitness and enjoy nature and the great outdoors.

Limited enrollment - first come, first served for both in-district and out-of-district participants.

 SATURDAY
1/21-4/29
10:00-12:00pm

Except:
2/18, 2/25, 4/15

 Ready, Set, Play (ASD/LD/ADD)

4-8

$140

Code
105

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


Hudson Valley Special Olympics Schedule for 2017

12/10 (2016)

Floor Hockey Team - NYC

1/28

Floor Hockey Team Area Event - Yonkers

2/2

Floor Hockey Skills - Mount Pleasant

2/17-2/19

SONY Winter Games – Poughkeepsie

3/4

Basketball Team and Skills Area Event – Somers

3/18

Aquatics Area Event - White Plains

4/22

Time Trials Area Event - Peekskill

5/6

Spring Games Area Event - West Point

6/16-6/18

SONY Summer Games - Albany

Disabilities Key

ASD

Autistic

AD

All disabilities

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

DD

Developmentally Disabled

MH

Multiply Handicapped

NI

Neurologically Impaired

PDD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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

MK

Mt. Kisco Applebee's (next to Target/A&P)
Route 117 & Preston Way

MPCC

Mt. Pleasant Community Ctr.
121 Lozza Dr. Valhalla.
(914) 769-0155

JVB

Jefferson Valley Bowling
3699 Hill Boulevard
Yorktown, NY (914) 245-7771

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

WARC

Westchester Assoc. for Retarded Citizens
Ann Manzi Center
699 Main Street, Mt. Kisco.
(914) 428-8330

WCC

Westchester County Center,
198 Central Ave., White Plains.
(914) 995-4050

Locations Key (for all driving directions, see this page)

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