Kids’ Connection Corner
JF&CS Kids’ Connection Corner (KCC) is a free program that provides children with autism ages 7–14 with the opportunity to participate in creative activities while making friends.
This three-hour program will run for 20 Sundays throughout the year from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. We will also offer an optional concurrent networking and educational program for parents and caregivers.
The goal of KCC is to combine the important aspects of family support, recreation, social learning, and interactions for not only children, but their caregivers.
Benefits for children:
- Develop friendships while having fun
- Engage in recreational activities such as dance, art, and adaptive sports
- Enjoy group collaborative play with adult guidance and support
The program maintains a ratio of three participants to one qualified direct care staff. Staff have a high school diploma and are either enrolled in or have completed a bachelor’s degree in human services (or a related field).
Trained volunteers will help facilitate an enriching experience for the children.
Benefits to the caregiver:
Caregivers can choose one of the following.
- Take care of you — it’s okay to drop your children off to take care of yourself, or attend an informative workshop, offered quarterly
- Meet with professional staff to navigate services
- Network with other caregivers
In kind donations of new or gently used toys and games are appreciated, including board games like Jenga and Connect Four, markers, crayons, paper, puzzles, playdough, music toys, and legos.
View the KCC schedule. Please note that registration is required.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.