/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/

 

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is introducing a new initiative for young adults aged 18-25 with mild to moderate autism, called Transitions.

A free Transitions 4-week pilot program will be offered to the community, on Sundays April 27, May 4, May 11, and May 18, from 2 until 4 p.m., at the MJCCA. It will include volunteer, leisure, and cooking activities, physical fitness, and social skills activities.

Transitions participants will have the opportunity to engage in social, educational, vocational, health and wellness, and leisure opportunities that foster personal growth and independence – all in a safe and supportive environment.

Elizabeth Waddey, MJCCA’s Program Coordinator, Special Needs explains, “Feedback that we have received has dictated that there is a need for programming for this age and population.”

Waddey continues, “We anticipate year-round programming, with programs offered two times per week. The group size will be kept small in order to provide full support and encouragement for each person.”

Transitions is under the auspices of the MJCCA’s Blonder Family Department for Special Needs. The MJCCA would like input from both families/caregivers and potential participants, so that they may best fill the needs of the participants and their families through the Transitions Program,

 

For information, contact Elizabeth Waddey at (678) 812-4095, or elizabeth.waddey@atlantajcc.org.