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Nesher Program for Children with Developmental Disabilities / 8-20 yrs

As you think about different options for your child’s after-school recreational activities, please consider 92nd Street Y’s Nesher Program.

Nesher offers something for your kids just about every day of the year!

Afterschool enrichment during the school year, our new theatre arts program on Sundays, Minicamps on school holidays and Camps Tova and Baritov during the summer.

We have been providing programs for children with special needs for over 25 years. Our programs provide developmentally appropriate classes that are engaging and fun and strengthen social skills.

Please note that an interview with the Director is required for all children who are new to the Nesher Program.

For more information, please contact Melanie Mandel, Nesher Director, at 212.415.5626 or email here.

The Nesher Approach

Nesher provides a series of recreation-based programs, designed to strengthen and support the social development and learning experiences of children with developmental disabilities, including neurological impairment, mental retardation, speech and language delays, learning disabilities, PDD, Asperger syndrome and Autism. Nesher supports social skills, fine and gross motor coordination, communication and language and academic skills. Nesher is staffed with experienced teachers, specialists and teaching artists, with a 1:4 staff-to-child ratio. Nesher programs are developmentally appropriate and are engaging and fun.

Summer Camps

92Y has two summer camps for children with developmental disabilities, Camp Tova and Camp Bari Tov. For more information, see Camps for Children with Special Needs.

 

The Nesher After School Program for children with developmental disabilities is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York.