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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.
Inclusion Services Teens and Young Adults Programs are supported by KRG children’s charitable Foundation.
To learn how to support our inclusion services programs, please contact Lana Feinstein, Chief Development Officer.
Youth Programs Offered | 4 - 25 years The Swim Program: 45-minute lessons Social Club/ Outings Teens & Young Adults Programs Offered | 16 - 25 years Social Outings Social Outings
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 supportive environment.
Youth Programs Offered | 4 - 25 years
The Swim Program: 45-minute lessons5 - 12 Years Designed for children, teens and young adults with different abilities and special needs (including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities and ADHD).
Social Club/ Outings12 - 15 years A co-ed social group for children 12 to 15 years old diagnosed with ASD, learning disabilities and other special needs. Children who have difficulties dealing with group dynamics and social interactions will be given the opportunity to spend time and have fun with peers in a supportive environment with the guidance of trained staff.
Teens & Young Adults Programs Offered | 16 - 25 years
Social Outings16 - 18 Years A co-ed social group for teens and young adults diagnosed with ASD, learning disabilities and other special needs (16-18 years old). Adolescents who have difficulties dealing with group dynamics and social interactions will be given the opportunity to spend a “social evening” in a supportive environment with the guidance of trained staff. Outings will take place in a recreational setting, supervised by trained young adults once or twice a month with their peers.
Social Outings19- 25 Years A co-ed social group for teens and young adults diagnosed with ASD, learning disabilities and other special needs (19-25 years old). Adolescents who have difficulties dealing with group dynamics and social interactions will be given the opportunity to spend a “social evening” in a supportive environment with the guidance of trained staff. Outings will take place in a recreational setting, supervised by trained young adults once or twice a month with their peers.
“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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