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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.

For the Spring 2017 flyer, please click here!

 

SPRING CLASSES

Young Yogis
Ages 5-8

In our Young Yogis program, children will learn fundamental yoga styles while working on their mindfulness and breathing techniques, in a calm and relaxing environment. Each child will be paired with a teen buddy to act as a personal coach and yoga instructor to guide them through the class and act as a mentor.

8 Mondays, beg. April 3
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Karate Kids
Ages 5-16

In our energetic karate club, children will have the opportunity to learn basic karate skills in a fun and energetic environment. Learning these karate skills will help children learn discipline and be better able to regulate their own emotions. Each child in the program will be paired with a teen buddy as a personal coach and mentor, to help them master these important life skills.

Ages 5-8
8 Tuesdays, beg. April 4
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Ages 9-12
8 Mondays, beg. April 3
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Ages 13-16
8 Wednesdays, beg. April 5
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Hear the Music
Ages 9-12

"Hear the Music" allows youth the opportunity to learn technique and rhythm while making new friends and expressing themselves through music. Each child who participates is paired up with their own individual "buddy." This coach assists the child to learn new skills while promoting socialization with the other participants.

8 Tuesdays, beg. April 4
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm
 

Workout Club
Ages 5-12

"Workout Club" is a program that brings fun and fitness together. Participants will explore different types of fitness activities while improving their coordination, balance, and gross motor skills. Perfect for youth who need to become more active or for those who have a lot of energy! Each child will be paired up with teen buddies who will provide individualized coaching while serving as mentors and friends. 

8 Wednesdays, beg. April 5
6:00–7:00 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

SPRING SUNDAY FUNDAY EVENTS

Earth Day
Ages 5-12

What better way to thank the Earth, than by celebrating it!  In this program we will be recreating the entities of the Earth to show how much we appreciate it. We will create a mini greenhouse, bake Earth Day cookies, and create a replica of the globe using papier-mâché.

Pre-registration required in advance by April 14.
Sunday, April 23
12:00–1:30 p.m.

$8 per child

Blooming Buddies
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 plans 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!

Pre-registration required in advance by May 1.
Sunday, May 7
12:00–1:30 p.m.

$8 per child

SUMMER CLASSES

All Sorts of Sports
Ages 5-12

This summer, let your active ones participate in some athletic fun at CQY. All Sorts of Sports is a program for children who would like to be more active, make new friends, and learn the fundamentals of playing multiple sports. Perfect for youth who need to become more active or for those who have a lot of energy! Each child will be paired up with teen buddies who will provide individualized coaching while serving as mentors and friends.

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

Creative Crafts
Ages 5-8

Summer is a season for inspiration and getting creative! Join us as we spend the evening engaging in different summertime arts-and-crafts activities. This will be a class where it is required to get your hands dirty with painting, ceramics, clay, and so much more!

8 Wednesdays, beg. July 5
5:30–6:30 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Advanced Yogis
Ages 9-12

In our Advanced Yogis program, children will learn fundamental yoga styles while working on their mindfulness and breathing techniques, in a calm and relaxing environment. Each child will be paired with a teen buddy to act as a personal coach and yoga instructor to guide them through the class and act as a mentor.

8 Thursdays, beg. July 6
5:30–6:30 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Social Time
Ages 5-12

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.

 

Ages 5–8
8 Thursdays, beg. July 6
5:30–6:30 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm
Ages 9–12
8 Wednesdays, beg. July 5
5:30–6:30 p.m.
$105 m / $125 nm

Swim Programs

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.

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

  

 

 

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67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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Little Neck, NY 11362
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