List of Social Programs for Spectrum Children *

Please let me know if you have any questions.

General Activities

BOOST! Program at JCC

http://www.jccmanhattan.org/special-needs/school-age/boost/

The JCC Manhattan has great resources! Also, you can have many of these activities funded through insurance or OPWDD – you can speak with the social worker at your child’s school to get more information about all of this. 

East side social (in Midtown Manhattan)

http://eastsidesocial.org/  

o   BCBA’s on staff to facilitate social groups

o   Activity based peer buddies

o   Has a rotation of activities to participate in

FLY Center NYC (uptown)

http://flycenternyc.com/   

o   Social skills group

o   His age would probably be the Robin group

Evolved Education Company – has social programs 

92Y–has gymnastics and swim

Running Group:

Achilles Kids

https://www.achillesinternational.org/calendar/2016/3/12/nyc-achilles-kids

o   Running coach to build stamina and runs with them

o   Races/workouts on Saturday mornings 9:30AM to 12:30 PM runs in Central Park

o   Also has a free afterschool program

Soccer Group:

Super Soccer Stars – weekends and after school

http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/manhattan-summer/   

Manhattan Behavioral Center

http://www.manhattanbehavioral.com/portfolio/enrichment-classes/— I believe they have soccer but if not super soccer stars has various groups throughout the city  – the small class is called the “Shine” program

Martial arts:

Kicking the spectrum   

http://kickingthespectrum.com

Art Therapy Groups:

Arts RX at the 14th Street Y http://www.14streety.org/

Brooklyn Autism Center

https://www.brooklynautismcenter.org/partnerships/arts-programs

Manhattan Youth After School Program ( for select elementary and middle schools in Manhattan)

http://www.manhattanyouth.org/about/contact-us.aspx

(contact them to see if the classes are available ala carte to students going to non participating schools)

*  Provided by Autism Expert Beth Pilchik and we are grateful for Beth sharing her list with us.