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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 Coordinator, at 718.268.5011 ext 165 or cbarrett@cqy.org.

 

CLASSES

Sports 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 with a teen buddy as a personal coach and mentor, to help them master these important life skills.

8 Wednesdays, beg. Jan.11
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Little Chefs
Ages 5-8

It's 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.

8 Mondays, beg. Jan. 9
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Social Time
Ages 5-8

This social skills group offers an opportunity for youth 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 each participant's social needs. Join us as we explore topics such as friendships, communication, social boundaries, awareness of others, and making choices.

8 Tuesdays, beg. Jan. 10
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Kitchen Wizardry
Ages 5-12

Wouldn't it be amazing to be a chef and a scientist all at once? Participants will engage in creating unique hands-on science experiments using food, while observing how scientific interactions are completed. Each week, classes will be both tasty and educational.

 

8 Tuesdays, beg. Jan. 10
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Lights, Camera, Action!
Ages 9-16

Let your child's inner star come out and shine at our new improv program. Participants will develop music and theater skills that will enhance their communication and self-esteem, and they will build social skills while having fun and increasing their confidence in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Ages 9–12
8 Mondays, beg. Jan. 9
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm
Ages 13–16
8 Wednesdays, beg. Jan. 11
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

SUNDAY FUNDAY EVENTS

3-D Printing
Ages 9-12

Let's add a little magic to our lives with 3-D printing! Enhancing on their communication, teamwork, leadership, and creativity, our youth will be able to create 3-Dimensional objects. Learning through a visual and artistic approach makes the learning process more exciting. Creating objects that we can keep makes it that much more of a plus!

Pre-registration required in advance by Jan. 24.
Sunday, January 29
1:00–2:30 p.m.

$8 per child

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 Jan. 31.
Sunday, February 5
12:00–1:30 p.m.

$8 per child

These programs are made possible by a generous grant from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation.

  

 

 

UJA Federation of New York
Central Queens Y
67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
Telephone: 718-225-6750
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