Therapeutic Nursery Classes

The Therapeutic Nursery is a unique program for bright preschool children with special needs. We serve children ages 2–5 years old that have a variety of developmental problems including language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, ADHD or high functioning autism. The program is a parent-child model and the curriculum is developmental and communication based. Speech-Language, Occupational and Play Therapy are offered. Also included are parent counseling and a parent support group. Our intensive social skills curriculum prepares our students to participate successfully, as they become ready, in mainstream settings at school, at home, and in the larger community. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year or choose a summer only option with Director’s approval. Call Lois Mendelson, PhD at 201.408.1497 or For more information about the Therapeutic Nursery click here.
Jul 6 - Aug 14
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
AM Classes


Jul 6 - Aug 14
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
PM Classes


For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1489.

Mommy & Me Toddler Socialization Group

The Therapeutic Nursery is offering a summer session Mommy & Me Toddler Socialization Group for two to three year olds experiencing delays in language acquisition or socialization skills. The group will meet twice a week for 6 weeks, July 7- August 13 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am.
The goal of this comprehensive program is to facilitate age-appropriate play, social interaction and increase communication skills. Parents are provided guidance for entering the preschool years. The program includes structured group activities in art, music, story time and other sensory motor activities.
Space is limited. For more information or to register, please call Lois Mendelson, PhD, Director, at 201.408.1497 or E-mail: For more information about the Therapeutic Nursery or the Toddler Socialization Group please click here.

12 times on Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul 7 - Aug 13

For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1489.

Camp Haverim

Camp Haverim is a two week camp designed for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, with sufficient communication and self-help skills, and attend 11 months of special schooling. Campers participate in social skills activities, swimming and water park activities, sports, yoga and adaptive physical education, academic enrichment, music and movement, art and therapy dogs.

Space is limited. Group sizes are between 4 and 8 campers. Priority is given to returning campers, Special Services program participants and JCC members.

Ages 3-21  August 10-21, 2015   9 am-2:45 pm   Tuition $1,200/$1,500

Sponsored in part through the MindWorks Charitable Family Trust, the Hana and Dr. Stanley Goldberg Fund for Camp Haverim and the Ronald L. and Meryl Gallatin Camp Haverim Scholarship Fund.

Aug 10 - Aug 21
9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1489.

On Our Own-Young Adult Summer Program

On Our Own—Young Adult Summer Program is a six week life skills, vocational and recreational program for teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental delays, including autism, with self-help skills to independently participate within a 1:3 staffing ratio.

Activities include work experiences, weekly trips, swim, gym, music and dance.

Door-to door transportation is available within a 15 mile radius in Bergen County only.

Ages 15-30   June 29-August 7, 2015   9:30 am-2:30 pm   Tuition $4,750/$5,000

Transportation $1,000

Jun 29 - Aug 21
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Except: Jul 3
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1489.

Tikvah (part of the Neil Klatskin Day Camp)

Register by Feb 2 and save $500!

Tikvah is designed to meet the special needs of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 15 who have been classified with mild neurological and/or perceptual impairment. Children participate in a diverse full-day program including academic remediation, adaptive physical education, arts & crafts, Red Cross instructional and recreational swim, Judaic programming, music, theme days, live entertainment, extended nights, carnivals, playground time, Shabbat and more. Group sizes range from 3 to 6 campers and are staffed by a minimum of two caring and qualified counselors. Intake interview required. Call 201.567.8963. Click here for more information.

40 times on Mondays & Tuesdays & Wednesdays & Thursdays & Fridays
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 29 - Aug 21
$5,125.00 Member
$6,150.00 Nonmember
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1489.

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