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Saladino, Johnson Announce Friday Evening Program for Children with Autism

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the registration period has begun for the Group Activities Program (GAP) offered on Friday evenings for children with autism. This program is offered to children and young adults between the ages of 5-20 years old, and runs October through May.

 

“This program provides a 2:1 ratio for children and encourages participants to engage in a structured, socialized program, and includes wonderful activities, entertainment, and monthly trips into the community,” stated Supervisor Saladino. “This program provides children a wonderful opportunity to form friendships that last a lifetime.”

 

The GAP Program, under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services, primarily offers group interaction in a well-supervised and comfortable setting. The program meets every Friday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m., at one of the following locations:

  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Center- 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park- 451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758

 

To register your child or obtain additional information pertaining to GAP programs, please contact Program Director Mary E. Hurst at (516) 797-7948 or visit the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Offers Brochure on Program for the Handicapped

The Group Activities Program (GAP) is a social and therapeutic recreation program developed to meet the needs of Town of Oyster Bay residents who are mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled or autistic. For residents who would like more information about this program, the Town has available an informative brochure, according to Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.

 

“The primary aim of GAP, which is under the auspices of the Town’s Department of Community & Youth Services, is to provide residents with quality social and recreational experiences in a well supervised setting,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “This is accomplished by offering a variety of recreational experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship.”

 

The brochure explains the goals of the GAP, as well as eligibility requirements, the application process, the programs and services offered, and the benefits of this Town program.

 

The focus of the GAP is group interaction. Between October and May, GAP offers after-school and Saturday programs for youngsters ages five to 21. Evening programs are available for those 16 and older, and there is a special evening program for those 21 and older. These programs are offered at both north and south shore locations in the Town. During the summer, the GAP provides a special six-week day camp experience for children ages five to 21. This program is offered at Town community parks on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

“This is a unique Town program which helps mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled and autistic children and young adults reach their full potential,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Through GAP, their quality of life is greatly enhanced. Many GAP participants have formed friendships that extend beyond the program.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson noted that any resident or organization interested in obtaining a free brochure can pick up one at the Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), the Department of Public Works (Syosset) and at major park facilities, can call or write to the Town of Oyster Bay Public Department of Community & Youth Services, Handicapped Services Division, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, N.Y. 11758 (797-7947), or can download a copy by CLICKING HERE.

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website

Town of Oyster Bay Offers Brochure on Program for the Handicapped

The Group Activities Program (GAP) is a social and therapeutic recreation program developed to meet the needs of Town of Oyster Bay residents who are mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled or autistic. For residents who would like more information about this program, the Town has available an informative brochure, according to Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.

 

“The primary aim of GAP, which is under the auspices of the Town’s Department of Community & Youth Services, is to provide residents with quality social and recreational experiences in a well supervised setting,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “This is accomplished by offering a variety of recreational experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship.”

 

The brochure explains the goals of the GAP, as well as eligibility requirements, the application process, the programs and services offered, and the benefits of this Town program.

 

The focus of the GAP is group interaction. Between October and May, GAP offers after-school and Saturday programs for youngsters ages five to 21. Evening programs are available for those 16 and older, and there is a special evening program for those 21 and older. These programs are offered at both north and south shore locations in the Town. During the summer, the GAP provides a special six-week day camp experience for children ages five to 21. This program is offered at Town community parks on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

“This is a unique Town program which helps mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled and autistic children and young adults reach their full potential,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Through GAP, their quality of life is greatly enhanced. Many GAP participants have formed friendships that extend beyond the program.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson noted that any resident or organization interested in obtaining a free brochure can pick up one at the Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), the Department of Public Works (Syosset) and at major park facilities, can call or write to the Town of Oyster Bay Public Department of Community & Youth Services, Handicapped Services Division, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, N.Y. 11758 (797-7947), or can download a copy by CLICKING HERE.

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website

Town of Oyster Bay Offers Brochure on Program for the Handicapped

The Group Activities Program (GAP) is a social and therapeutic recreation program developed to meet the needs of Town of Oyster Bay residents who are developmentally disabled, learning disabled or autistic. For residents who would like more information about this program, the Town has available an informative brochure, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.

 

“The primary aim of GAP, which is under the auspices of the Handicapped Services Division of the Department of Community & Youth Services, is to provide residents with quality social and recreational experiences in a well supervised setting,” Councilwoman Alesia stated. “This is accomplished by offering a variety of recreational experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship.”

 

The brochure explains the goals of the GAP, as well as eligibility requirements, the application process, the programs and services offered, and the benefits of this Town program.

 

The focus of the GAP is group interaction. Between October and May, GAP offers after-school and Saturday programs for youngsters ages five to 21. Evening programs are available for those 16 and older, and there is a special evening program for those 21 and older. These programs are offered at both north and south shore locations in the Town. During the summer, the GAP provides a special six-week day camp experience for children ages five to 21. This program is offered at Town community parks on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

“This is a unique Town program which helps developmentally disabled, learning disabled and autistic children and young adults reach their full potential,” Councilwoman Alesia stated. “Through GAP, their quality of life is greatly enhanced. Many GAP participants have formed friendships that extend beyond the program.”

 

Councilwoman Alesia noted that any resident or organization interested in obtaining a free brochure can pick up one at the Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), the Department of Public Works (Syosset) and at major park facilities, can call or write to the Town of Oyster Bay Public Department of Community & Youth Services, Handicapped Services Division, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, N.Y. 11758 (797-7947), or can visit the Town’s Web site, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website

Town of Oyster Bay’s Program for the Handicapped

The Group Activities Program (GAP) is a social and therapeutic recreation program developed to meet the needs of Town of Oyster Bay residents who are mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled or autistic. For residents who would like more information about this program, the Town has available an informative brochure, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.

 

“The primary aim of GAP, which is under the auspices of the Handicapped Services Division of the Department of Community & Youth Services, is to provide residents with quality social and recreational experiences in a well supervised setting,” Councilwoman Alesia stated. “This is accomplished by offering a variety of recreational experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship.”

 

The brochure explains the goals of the GAP, as well as eligibility requirements, the application process, the programs and services offered, and the benefits of this Town program.

 

The focus of the GAP is group interaction. Between October and May, GAP offers after-school and Saturday programs for youngsters ages five to 21. Evening programs are available for those 16 and older, and there is a special evening program for those 21 and older. These programs are offered at both north and south shore locations in the Town. During the summer, the GAP provides a special six-week day camp experience for children ages five to 21. This program is offered at Town community parks on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

“This is a unique Town program which helps mentally challenged, developmentally disabled, learning disabled and autistic children and young adults reach their full potential,” Councilwoman Alesia stated. “Through GAP, their quality of life is greatly enhanced. Many GAP participants have formed friendships that extend beyond the program.”

 

Councilwoman Alesia noted that any resident or organization interested in obtaining a free brochure can pick up one at the Town Halls North (Oyster Bay) and South (Massapequa), the Department of Public Works (Syosset) and at major park facilities, can call or write to the Town of Oyster Bay Public Department of Community & Youth Services, Handicapped Services Division, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, N.Y. 11758 (797-7947), or can visit the Town’s Web site, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website