Adults ages 21-35
Shelley Levy 201.408.1489 | slevy@jccotp.org
The Guttenberg Center for Special Services offers a variety of classes for adults.


On Our Own Adult Day Habilitation Program

Maria Engel, Day Program Manager

This DDD qualified daily program provides life skills, music therapy, swimming, fitness, cooking, yoga, community inclusion, technology and more at the JCC and beyond. The Adult Day Habilitation Program is for young adults with intellectual and developmental challenges and autism, ages 21-35. Participants must have communication and self-help skills to independently participate within a 1:4 staffing ratio.

AGES 21-35
Mondays–Fridays
9:15 am–2:15 pm


A.F.T.E.R. Program

Afternoon Enrichment and Recreation

Maria Engel, A.F.T.E.R. Program Manager

This DDD qualified extended day program is designed to enhance functional life skills and increase independence in young adults with intellectual and developmental challenges and autism. This program offers social and daily life skills, as well as recreational activities and community inclusion for Adult Day Habilitation Program participants.

AGES 21-35
Mondays-Thursdays
2:15-5:15 pm


Project NOTE!

Project NOTE! (New Opportunities for Training and Earning) is a greeting card business that is “owned and operated” by the Adult Day Program at the Guttenberg Center for Special Services at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. The project was initially funded through a grant from the JCC’s Teen Philanthropy Institute.

All Project NOTE! greeting cards are made by the participants of the Adult Day Program, a program for individuals with developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the sale of these greeting cards are used to sustain the program.

Our cards are sold in the Main Lobby of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades every Monday from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM and Thursdays around holidays, with additional cards available in Room 214 every weekday.

We have cards for every season and occasion. Come and visit, and leave with something special!