About ACHaD

About ACHaD Special Needs Programs

The ACHaD Program (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 and gain confidence to interact with the community and their peer group while developing a sense of belonging.

Please see our Social and Recreational Programs page to find programming happening virtually!

Since 1998, ACHaD 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.

ACHaD 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 Nina Staiman, Associate Director of the Adult & Inclusion Department,nstaiman@jfedsnj.org or call (856) 424-4444 x1204.

Our program is funded by the generous support of The Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

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