North East Westchester Special Recreation


January 15, 2019 to May 4, 2019


GROUP HOMES & 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 Program Registration Form below.

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 3rd. 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:
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 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. 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. 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 NUT 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.
[These forms may be faxed or mailed in; credit card information may be called in to our office.]
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Registration Form
Medical Authorization

Saturday Programs
Adult Trips
Special Olympics Schedule

DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Tuesday
1/15-4/30
3:30-5:30
(except 2/19, 4/23)
Bowling
(all disabilities
appropriately
grouped)
(AD)
15+ $275

Transport: $142

Code
302
JVB

WARC pick-up (only) 3:00;
BGC
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. 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.
Wednesday
1/16-5/1
6:30-7:30
(except 2/20, 4/24)
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.
Wednesday
1/16-5/1
7:30-8:30
(except 2/20, 4/24)
Aquatics Training
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $170

Code
409
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, Special Olympics Consent and Medical Forms 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
1/17-5/2
6-7:30pm
(except 1/21, 4/18)
Skills Training
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $180

Code
403
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 wishing 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.

*Special Olympics Consent & Medical Forms required.*
Friday
7-9pm
2/8, 3/8, 4/12
(No entry before 6:45)
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 DJ. Refreshments will be served at each dance and participants are provided with a giveaway to take home.

Sorry, this program is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Nite Club Dates are:
2/8 - Hawaiian Luau
3/8 - Western Dance
4/12 - Spring Fling

Reservations are required in advance due to space limitations. Please respond to the North East Office as soon as you receive your flyer.

Cancellation/Waiting List Policy for Group Homes. We understand that groups sometimes have to cancel their participation on the day of the event. North East will enforce its policy to charge those who fail to notify our office of this cancellation by noon on the day of the dance. This is important, so we can allow those on the waiting list to attend.
Friday
6:30-8:30
1/18, 2/8, 3/22, 4/26
TGIF
(ASD/DD/NI)
10-16 $100

Code
308
NCC It’s Friday! Come celebrate with North East for Dessert!

After 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!

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

Each night will be an exciting theme!

1/18: Blasting Into Space
2/8..: Valentine’s Celebration
3/22: Luck of the Irish
4/26: Sports Night
Friday
5-8:30
3/1, 4/5, 5/10
Dinner & A Movie
(ASD/DD/NI)
10-16 $105

Code
308
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 movies.


Saturdays
DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Saturday
10-12

1/19-4/27

Except 2/16, 2/23, 4/20
Ready, Set, Play
(ASD/LD/ADD/NI)
4-8 $190

Code
105
STH 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!
Saturday
10-12

1/19-5/4

Except 2/16, 2/23, 4/20
Making & Moving
(DD/MH/ASD)
9+ $180

Code
100
STH 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.

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

All participants are welcome to stay and enjoy a bagged lunch with their friends. See below for information about See the Sights, which follows Making & Moving. This afternoon program takes the group on an afternoon adventure.
Saturday
12-3:30

1/19-5/4

Except 2/16, 2/23, 4/20
Elective following Making & Moving

See The Sights
(DD/MH/ASD)
9+ $276

Code
108
Local community Return (only) MK 3:00
NE 3:30
*Limited Enrollment*
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 practice everyday social skills. Join us for a fun filled session!

Space is limited and this program does fill up quickly. Please note, there is limited wheelchair space. Transportation is provided from Making & Moving to the planned activity.
Saturday
10-12

1/19-5/4

Except 2/16, 2/23, 4/20
Fun Time
(ASD/LD/ADD)
8+ $180

Code
106
STH

Return (only) MK 3:00
NE 3:30
*March 9, April 6 & May 4 are Special Olympics events. Details TBD*

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 below for information about the afternoon electives which follow Fun Time. North East will provide transportation to the electives. Space is limited, so out of district youngsters may be place 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 Olympic Consent & Medical Forms required.
Saturday
12-2:30

1/19-3/16

Except 2/16, 2/23
Elective following Fun Time

Session I: Scribble & Bowling
(ASD/LD/ADD)
10+ $200

Code
101
JVB and Dobbs Ferry


Return (only) MK 3:00
NE 3:30
Scribbles: 1/19-2/2
Bowling: 2/9-3/16

We are heading back to Scribble Art Workshop in Dobbs Ferry. Our participants will enjoy all the creative, exciting ways to explore art.

Then, the next few weeks, we can have fun at the Jefferson Valley Bowl showing off our skills on the lanes. It’s a great way to enjoy an afternoon with our friends.

*Limited enrollment - First come, first serve for both In and Out of District participants*
Saturday
12-2:30

3/23-4/27

Except 4/6, 4/20
Elective following Fun Time

Session II: Outdoor Adventures

(ASD/LD/ADD)
10+ $140

Code
101
Local community

Return (only) MK 3:00
NE 3:30
There are so many beautiful parks, trails and nature centers in our area. We are looking forward to exploring, hiking and learning more about nature.

We’ll try out some Project Adventure games, visit Muscoot Farm, hike some great trails and enjoy nature and the great outdoors.

*Limited enrollment - First come, first serve for both In and Out of District participants*
Saturday
9:30-3:00

1/19-4/27

Except 2/16, 2/23,  4/20
Fantastic Friends

(ASD/DD/NI)
15-25 $440

Code
114
NE 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 works 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 in this program will have the opportunity to compete in Special Olympics competitions and also attend an overnight campout!! There will be trips to the mall, a hockey game, a basketball game, a theatre show and much more. Sign up now!

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.
Saturday
10-2

1/19-4/27

Except 2/16, 2/23,  4/20
Escapades

(ASD/DD/NI)
12+ $240

Code
115
BHC 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 food 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 gang as we kick off this program for the New Year!

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


Adult Trips
[Trip details will be provided the week of the trip]
DAY PROGRAM AGES COST LOCATION DESCRIPTION
1/19 ZUMBA-licious
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
BHC Hang out at the Bedford Hills Community House with the gang. We will cook something delicious, play games, create art & frolic with our ZUMBA instructor.
2/2 West Point Basketball Game
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
West Point Come help us root for the Army Black Knights as they take on Lehigh in Men’s Basketball.
2 pm game time.
2/9 Maritime Aquarium
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Norwalk Join us to learn about oceans and life underwater. We will watch seals being fed and touch a live stingray. There is the shark tank, the meerkat exhibit and jellyfish. On top of all that, we will see a IMAX movie!
3/9 Mall and Movies
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Palisades Mall An all time favorite is our trip to the Palisades Mall. We’ll have lunch, shop and see a movie. What a great way to spend the day!
3/16 Day at Blue Mountain
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Blue Mountain We’re off to spend the day hiking, playing games, making crafts, cooking and much more. Lunch will be provided.
3/23 Downtown Cabaret Theater
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Bridgeport Join us for a performance of Princess and the Frog. We will find out how sometimes true love can be found in the least likely of places.
3/30 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Game
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Bridgeport We will enjoy a pizza dinner before heading out to this exciting Hockey Game where the Sound Tigers take on the Charlotte Checkers.
7 pm game time.
4/13 Philipsburg Manor
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
Sleepy Hollow We’re going back to the year 1750 to visit this thriving mansion and trading complex. We will enjoy a guided interactive tour of the grist mill, the school house, the barn and more.
4/27 Garden Party
(ASD/DD/NI)
15+ $60

Code
408
NE We will plant, make arts & crafts and have a visit from some animals. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Lunch will be provided.

Spring Get-a-way Trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19; Ages 16+.
Join us as we get an early start on the summer! We are heading to Cape Cod to enjoy the beaches, museums, shopping and of course, a whale watch boat tour.

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

Fee: $600 / $100 deposit is due with this registration.

2019 Westchester County Center Dances
2/12 Valentine Dance
5/7 Spring Dance

Hudson Valley Special Olympics Schedule 2019
[Spectators are welcome!]
1/26 Floor Hockey Team Area Event Yonkers
2/7 Floor Hockey Skills Mt. Pleasant
2/22-2/24 SONY Winter Games Rochester
3/2 Basketball Team and Skills Area Event Somers
4/6 Time Trials Area Event Peekskill
5/4 Spring Games Area Event West Point
6/14-6/16 SONY Summer Games Dutchess



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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