Youth for Christ Adventure Center - Capital District
1544 Route 9 - Halfmoon, NY
(Across from Walmart, in with The Edge Rock Climbing)
Okte Elementary School Gym
1581 Crescent Road - Clifton Park, NY
(Exit 8 off the Northway)
Hi-5 Sports presents Basketball Season beginning in December. Hi-5 Sports strives to provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunities to socialize, compete and exercise both their motor and life skills.
Basketball is offered for three skill levels including Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.
For information on each level, skills, dates and times click here to visit the Hi-5 sports website and to register.
50 Simmons Lane
Albany, NY 12204
Sky Zone Trampoline Park presents Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday on the second Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $9.99 per hour with advance purchase, regular price for walk-ins.
Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of special jumpers. Additionally, Sky Zone will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.
Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing, however during the second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.
For more details or to reserve your jump time, visit skyzone.com.
The University at Albany
1535 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany is offering a group intervention for teens with social difficulties: Evidence-Based Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The PEERS intervention is being offered at no cost through the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany. This social skills intervention for teens on the autism spectrum provides social skills training in a group format. The program includes small-group instruction, role-playing demonstrations, social coaching, and socialization assignments to help teens learn real-world social skills that will help teens to make and keep friends.
The program also consists of concurrent caregiver sessions to help parents learn how to act as social coaches for their teens outside of treatment sessions. Participants are asked to complete assessments in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this social skills intervention.
In order to participates must:
The 14 week session takes place on Wednesdays beginning in February of 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. Parents and teens need to participate in phone screening and in-person intake meeting.
For more information contact Jane Ann Worlock by email or call 518-442-2574.
1 Crossgates Mall Road
Albany, NY 12203
Yogibo Store presents Sensory Sundays on April 23 and 30 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the store in Crossgates Mall. This will include a product demonstration, the lighting will be dimmed, the music will be low and the store will be closed to the public. There will be room for three to five families to sign up.
To register call 518-456-1762 or email.
Coxsackie Village Building
119 Mansion St.
Coxsackie, NY 12051
The Autism Connection of Greene County presents the 9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. (rain or shine). Check-ins begin at noon, walk starts and ends at the Coxackie Village Building. There is a suggested donation of $5 per registrant which supports The Autism Connection Summer Club program for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Register by email. For more information call 518-731-6500.
Walk 'n Roll for Spina Bifida Association of Northeastern New York on Saturday, May 20 with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Pine Hills Library
Large Meeting Room
517 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Parent to Parent of NYS presents Health Care Notebook Workshop on Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Health Care Notebook will help organize information in one central location, create a history of your child's health care, and assist you in advocating for your child within medical service systems. Record-keeping systems provide more than organization; they are the framework for effective advocacy. Participants will learn how a Health Care Notebook can assist in organizing medical records. They will be given tips on how the notebook can assist with advocacy, save time, reduce stress and utilize the information within the notebook in the event of an emergency.
This is an interactive workshop. Participants will bring records from home, and leave with the start of a Health Care Notebook.
This workshop is free, binders and materials will be provided. Please RSVP by May 29 to Lindsey Pensabene with Parent to Parent of NYS by calling 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or email.
William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library
In the Alcove
629 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Parent to Parent of NYS presents the workshop: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families: Getting the most out of your child's program on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator as she talks about Medicaid Service Coordination through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. That is what this training is all about. By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.
This workshop is free to attend, please RSVP by Monday, June 5 to Lindsey by calling 518-381-4350 ext. 26 or email.