Special Needs/Inclusion

Inclusion Programs for

Special Needs Youth & Families 

Programs & Resources

Summer Camp: Camp Chaverim

The APJCC’s day camp, Camp Shalom, offers a “Camp Chaverim” inclusion program for children ages 5-16 with special needs. For details, contact camp@jvalley.org or see the camp website.

Support(ive) Group for Parenting on the Special Needs Journey

Parenting can be joyful, stressful, uplifting and frustrating – all in one day (hour?!). The journey to, through, and beyond a special needs diagnosis can make the parenting experience all the more intense. Join an intimate circle of fellow travelers every other Monday night for sharing, listening, and supporting each other with practical advice. Jewish wisdom will be used as a framework for discussion prompts; however, no Jewish background or affiliation is necessary. 

For parents of preschool and early-elementary-aged children with any diagnosis. Co-sponsored by APJCC and Parents Helping Parents.

Time: Every other Monday, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom video conference
Fee: Free


Volunteer Opportunities

One of Fun and Fitness with Friends’ greatest strengths is our team of volunteer “Buddies” who work one on one with our incredible children and teens.

Benefits of Volunteering: In addition to making friends and making a real difference in the life of other children, volunteers also benefit with a free membership to the APJCC during the length of the program, high school students can earn community service hours, and job seekers and college bound individuals can earn skills and experience.

Volunteer “Buddy” Requirements: Must be 15 years old or older, must commit to working Sundays from 12:30-4:30pm for the extent of the program, ability to lift 50 lbs, ability to be on feet for long periods of time, and must submit to a LiveScan fingerprinting and background check.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for this program, please complete and return the Volunteer Form via fax (408.358.7311) or scan and email (preferred) to youth@jvalley.org.

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All programs for children with special needs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by a grant from Jewish Silicon Valley’s Giving Circle.