The Butler Center for
Youth with Disabilities

Contact Charlotte Barrett 718.268.5011 ext 165

Central Queens Y is proud to offer programs specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, educational and recreational needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders and other disabilities.  An individual interview is required for each of these programs so that our professional team can welcome your child and assist in the selection of programs that would be most successful.  For more information or to register for classes, please contact Charlotte Barrett, LMSW, Program Supervisor at 718.268.5011 ext 165 or cbarrett@cqy.org.

 

CLASSES

Little Chefs
Ages 5-8    

It is never too early to have your child learn their way around the kitchen or to at least create a tasty snack for themselves. Join us for a little flour and a lot of fun as your mini chef begins to explore the culinary arts. Tasks involving listening skills, group dining and interacting with others in a fun, relaxed environment will be covered during each class.

10 Mon., beg. Jan. 15
6:00-7:00 p.m.
$125 mem / $150 non-mem

Social Time

This social skills groups offers an opportunity for youth with disabilities to practice their social skills with each other and/or typical peers on a regular basis. Whether the goals are for your child to develop play or conversation skills or participate in a group, classes are designed to meet participant’s social needs. Join us as we explore topics such as friendships, communication, social boundaries, awareness of others and assertion/choice making.

Ages 5-8

10 Thurs., beg. Jan. 18
6:00-7:00 p.m.
$135 mem / $165 non-mem

Ages 9-12

10 Mon., beg. Jan. 15
6:00-7:00 p.m.
$135 mem / $165 non-mem


Young Yogis

Let your child’s inner yogi shine in our Young Yogis club. In this program children will learn fundamental yoga styles while working on their mindfulness and breathing techniques, in a calm and relaxing environment. This program will help children develop sensory and body awareness while increasing self-regulation.

Ages 5-8

10 Tues., beg. Jan. 16
6:00-7:00 p.m.
$125 mem / $150 non-mem

Ages 9-12

10 Thurs., beg. Jan. 18
6:00-7:00 p.m.
$125 mem / $150 non-mem

Move to the Groove
Ages 13-16    

Shake your body and Move to the Groove - a dance fitness program that makes exercise less like gym class and more like a dance party! Children will have the ability to twist, twirl, and tango to the music. This class will have them up and moving in a fun and playful environment while learning safe routines and connecting with their inner dancer.

10 Wed., beg. Jan. 10
6:00-7:00 p.m.

$125 mem / $150 non-mem


Karate Kids

HI YAH! In our energetic karate club, specifically for children ages 5-8 on the Autism Spectrum, children will have the opportunity to learn basic karate skills while helping them focus on regulating their emotions & behaviors all in a fun, energetic environment.  Learning these karate skills will help children learn discipline certify their self-esteem, self-confidence and enable them to better regulate their own emotions.

10 Tues., beg. Jan. 16
6:00-7:00 p.m.

$125 mem / $150 non-mem


Sport Plus Basketball
Ages 5-12

Sports Plus Basketball is a program for children who would like to learn fundamental basketball skills and make new friends! Each child who participates will be paired up with a teen buddy who will provide individualized coaching while serving as a mentor and friend.

 

10 Wed., beg. Jan. 10
6:00-7:00 p.m.

$125 mem / $150 non-mem 

SUNDAY FUNDAY EVENTS

Animal Explorers
Ages 5-12

Some of the world’s coolest animals can be found right in our own backyards and you will have the opportunity to meet some of them without ever leaving the Y! Snakes, frogs, chinchillas and bugs… lots of bugs! Come join us as we learn about our fuzzy–and not so fuzzy–friends!

Pre-registration required in advance by January 22.
Sunday, January 28
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

$8 per child


Little Einsteins
Ages 5-12

Let your child’s inner scientist loose in our Sunday Little Einstein’s Program and watch as they explore the world of science one experiment at a time. During this program, children will explore some basic tenants of science in a fun and creative environment!

Pre-registration required in advance by March 19.
Sunday, March 25
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$8 per child

Music For Autism
Ages 5-12

Music for Autism is raising public awareness and enriching lives through autism friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families.  The concerts, held in the United States and United Kingdom, feature professional musicians – including Tony Award winners and Grammy-nominated classical artists.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information or if you wish to attend, please RSVP by emailing rsvp@musicforautism.org or by calling 877-863-7473 ext. 1

Sunday, April TBD
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$8 per child

Blooming Buds
Ages 5-12

They say “April showers bring May flowers” so let's see what flowers we can bring!  Come join us as we spend the afternoon learning about the life cycle of plants starting from a small seed and growing into the plants that we see around us! During this fun filled afternoon children will have the opportunity to learn about the plant life cycle, decorate a planter, and plant a seed to take home and watch grow! This special event is specifically for children with autism ages 5-12 and their families.

Pre-registration required in advance by May 1.
Sunday, May 6
1:00 p.m.

$8 per child

Swim Programs

Just in time to help you get ready for Summer 2018! CQY is thrilled to offer Adaptive Swim Lessons for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 6-12 years old.

Our program offers:

• private 1:1 instruction
• nurturing skilled instructors
• encouraging and supportive environment
• focus on water safety and swimming skills

Swim lessons are held for 3 half-hour sessions:
$60 m / $80 nm

For more information, contact Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director at 718.268.5011 ext 502 or lharpaz@cqy.org.

CLASSP Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations
High school students are hand selected to learn and work in programs serving children with special needs, while taking a class for college credit at Long Island University - C.W. Post.

Advanced CLASSP Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations
Current college students are hand selected to learn and work in programs serving children with special needs, while taking a class for college credit at Long Island University - C.W. Post.

For more information or to register for these programs, contact Charlotte Barrett, LMSW, at (718)268-5011 ext. 165 or by emailing CBarrett@cqy.org

  

 

 

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Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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