About The ACHaD Special Needs Department
The ACHaD Department (Achieving Community Hopes and Dreams) of the Katz JCC provides individuals with special needs, of all ages, a safe and nurturing environment to build social skills, enhance self-esteem and cultivate friendships. Our goal is to enhance the physical, social and emotional development of participants through supportive programs that facilitate a sense of empowerment and independence. Participants express themselves in creative ways, gain confidence to interact with the community and their peer group while developing a sense of belonging.
Since its inception in 1998, the ACHaD Department has evolved to meet the needs of individuals with special needs and their families in our community with the help of our passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on fostering personal relationships with each individual and family.
The JCC welcomes families of all faiths, cultures and abilities to be a part of our vibrant community, and we encourage all to participate in our programming.
The ACHaD Department works with individuals that span a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, communication impairments and more.
If you are interested in learning more about our programs and services, please complete the form below. Someone from our ACHaD Staff will be in contact with you shortly.
For more information contact Eileen Elias, Director of ACHaD Special Needs Department, [email protected] or call (856) 424-4444 x1114.
Our program is funded by the generous support by The Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.