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Special Needs Recreation Programs Developed for Heights Youth

Recreation department teamed up with the borough's Community Awareness Access for All to offer year-long program for children with physical and learning disabilities.

Special Needs Recreation Programs Developed for Heights Youth

A Special Needs Recreation Program will make its debut next month offering a list of indoor and outdoor activities designed for resident children with special needs.

Robert Brady, director of Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Department, says the department worked in conjunction with the borough’s Community Awareness Access for All Committee to put this program together.

“Our goal is to provide positive recreational and social experiences for all of our participants,” said Brady.  The program is available to children ages 5 to 21 who have a physical or learning disability.

It’s open to borough resident children (for a fee of $50) and non-resident children (for a fee of $75).  All programs are run by certified teachers and coaches who have a background in working with children with special needs.

Four 10-week programs will be offered – an arts program consisting of coloring and crafts; an outdoor playtime with parachutes, balls, games at Woodland Park, a basketball program that will teach game skill and instruction, along with fun and exercise and an indoor activities program where children can play video games, watch TV and interact.

Specific times and locations will given to parents once they have registered for the program. Each program will meet once a week for 45 minutes.  The programs are staffed by teachers and coaches who are certified and have experience working with children with specials needs.

For more information, or to receive a copy of our Special Needs Program brochure, or if you are interested in volunteering, just email the Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Department at hhrec@aol.com

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