List of Social Programs for Spectrum Children *

Please let me know if you have any questions.

General Activities

BOOST! Program at JCC

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)  

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)   

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

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   

Manhattan Behavioral Center— 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

Art Therapy Groups:

Arts RX at the 14th Street Y

Brooklyn Autism Center

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

(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.