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INCLUSION SERVICESAt The Schwartz/Reisman centre
At the Schwartz/Reisman Centre we respect and honour the unique gifts and strengths that each of us possesses. We emphasize the value, dignity and capabilities of every individual and strive to offer every person the opportunity to participate in our JCC community and to contribute in a meaningful way.
We are dedicated to ensuring that dignity, integration and equal opportunities are embedded in all aspects of the JCC culture. We strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment with opportunities for people to connect and feel a sense of belonging and we are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
We are pleased to offer recreational community-based programs designed to meet specific needs identified to us by people with disabilities and their families.
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ENSURING GOOD FIT
Ensuring there is a good program fit is especially important in setting up participants for success. Prior to registration, parents/guardians are requested to fill out an assessment form and, for some programs, take part in a 15-20 minute interview. During the intake process, additional information from other professionals or teachers may be requested.
Service animals and support people are welcomed where it is necessary. Support people will not be required to pay entrance fees.
You will receive a 10% discount when registering for more than one program
Inclusion services sports programs at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre are made possible thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
PROGRAMS OFFERED Inclusion Services: The Swim Program - 45 minutes private
lessons Inclusion services: Discovery Club Inclusion services: Multisport Program Inclusion services: NEW! Yoga Inclusion services: Social Club Group Two Inclusion services: Food Explorers Club Inclusion services: Art & Creative Club Inclusion services: Art & Creative Club Inclusion services: NEW! Drama Club Inclusion services: NEW! Dance Club Inclusion services: NEW! Social & Life Skills Club Inclusion services: NEW! Drama & Improv Club Inclusion services: NEW! Coding & Technology Club Inclusion services: NEW! Art & Creative Club
Inclusion Services: The Swim Program - 45 minutes private lessons0-5, 6-12, 13-18 Years We are pleased to offer individualized swimming classes tailored to your child’s specific needs. This unique program teaches children fundamental swimming skills, and water safety skills through a behavior-based approach in a safe and ..
Inclusion services: Discovery Club6-12 Years The Discovery Club will provide children the opportunity to foster their creativity as they discover various tools and techniques while making STEM-based projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Themed programs will be se..
Inclusion services: Multisport Program6-12 Years A perfect combination of Soccer and Basketball! The program will focus on fundamental concepts of the game in a fun and supportive environment. Children will work on dribbling, passing, shooting, catching, kicking, ..
Inclusion services: NEW! Yoga6-12 Years Creative, playful yoga specially designed for children with different abilities and special needs. A yoga routine offers proven methods to help children increase flexibility, promote coordination and strength of both body and mind, increase focus, concentration and attention span and cultivate positive self-esteem...
Inclusion services: Social Club Group Two6-12 Years The ideal learner for this group has a diagnosis of high-functioning autism and a well-developed verbal language system but experiences difficulties navigating social situations and maintaining conversations. Through the use of role-pl..
Inclusion services: Food Explorers Club6-12 Years This group is designed to help children who consume a limited variety of food. The instructor will create a supportive environment to encourage the children to explore and sample foods with different tastes and textures. In the group, ..
Inclusion services: Art & Creative Club13-18 Years The Art and Creative Club is a program that integrates, empowers and promotes motor, cognitive and social skills in a creative way through visual arts. The program includes individual, group and community ac..
Inclusion services: Art & Creative Club6-12 Years The Art and Creative Club is a program that integrates, empowers and promotes motor, cognitive and social skills in a creative way through visual arts. The program includes individual, group and community ac..
Inclusion services: NEW! Drama Club6-12 Years Drama classes will provide a safe space for people of all abilities to independently create and express themselves. Classes are based on building core theatre skills in movement, voice, and character. Confidence and creative expressio..
Inclusion services: NEW! Dance Club6-12 Years Fall Dance is a Universal Language. Dance classes will provide a safe space for people of all abilities to independently create and express themselves and develop their self-confidence. Dance sessions are all about having..
Inclusion services: NEW! Social & Life Skills Club13 - 18 years The ideal learner for this group is an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with a well developed verbal repertoire who experiences challenges within aspects of social of daily living situations...
Inclusion services: NEW! Drama & Improv Club13 - 18 years This social skills and improv club provides a safe place for people of all abilities to learn social skills based on the science of evidence-based practice and integrate it with the art of improvisational drama...
Inclusion services: NEW! Coding & Technology Club13 - 18 years Explore your creativity through technology! The program curriculum is designed to promote self-paced learning while encouraging and promoting social interaction through group activities...
Inclusion services: NEW! Art & Creative Club13 - 18 years The Art and Creative Club is a program that integrates, empowers and promotes motor, cognitive and social skills in a creative way through visual arts...
“The social skills group was a part of where my son is today, certainly helped with his confidence ( he is now working on his admission application for college next year). For that we are always grateful for what the group has provided, so thank you.”
“The Swim Program has been a great opportunity for Sam to learn and practice his swimming skills in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Sam's instructor really understands Sam's unique needs and has been patient, calm, and encouraging to our family. It is really special for us to have our son in a program that combines learning such an important life skill with a truly inclusive and accepting environment. ”
“The Inclusion multisport program at SRC allows my son to build his sports skills in a fun and supportive setting under the guidance of an instructor who is caring and really knows how to motivate him. I'm so grateful he has this opportunity to explore sports and connect with other kids in a way that suits his needs.”
“My son was reluctant to join the Art & Creative Club at first, but his apprehension vanished after the first day. The instructor is fantastic, she really engages them and gently pushes their boundaries at the same time. She connects the art to something they love, for example song lyrics, and creates a comfort zone by doing so. Alex is so very proud of the work he's created, some of which is hanging on our walls. I strongly feel this class has helped Alex gain self-confidence and helped him become more outspoken. I highly recommend it.”
“My son has had a fantastic experience in the Multi-Sport Program at the JCC. The inclusion programs offered are amazing, everyone from the staff to the volunteers are so caring and genuinely engaged with our son. He looks forward to weekly programs and is so excited and energized to take part. This is one of the many reasons why are we proud to be members at the JCC and take advantage of the many programming opportunities available for our son to meet his needs. We are delighted that our son is comfortable and willing to participate with such enthusiasm, it is a testament to the JCC's staff and their ability to make it a comfortable and stimulating environment.”
To learn how to support our inclusion services programs, please contact
Lana Feinstein Chief Development Officer – [email protected]
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