Special Needs Program

Special Needs Program Info

The park is open to Special Needs programs – from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and during the week by appointment only – so we can offer secure and cordoned off areas for your lessons.

Special Needs program times have a senior, qualified instructor “on the floor” supervising all sessions.

A C.J. parent liaison (i.e. board member, volunteer, senior staff member, etc.) will be available in the viewing galleries to facilitate communication between parents and their child’s instructors.

The C.J. parent liaison will identify him/herself by greeting the parents and participants when they sign in. Parents can approach him/her at any time with questions or concerns during their child’s lesson.

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Our Commitment and Mission

To engage and empower all people in the community including those with special needs. (kids living with ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Cancer, Deafness, Down syndrome, LDs, OCD, or any other challenge one might have).

We achieve this by guaranteeing a safe and fun learning environment through recreation,development and mentoring in the sports of skateboarding, scooter riding, and other park activities.

 

Parent Testimonials

“CJ Skatepark does an amazing job of working with children with special needs. Their program is designed to help these kids learn something new and fun! Our daughter absolutely loves skateboarding, she has a permanent smile while she is out there. Who would have thought that she would also benefit from a little physical therapy every Saturday morning. She had to continuously engage her core and keep her balance things that she struggles with on a daily basis. The staff are fantastic and are extremely helpful and understanding in the needs that these kids have. I would highly recommend this program for any child that has special needs.”

“I remember Jay telling me very early in my son’s program – people think this program is about the skateboarding, it’s about confidence, mentoring and respect – skateboarding is just a great vehicle to develop those things. Jay was right. My autistic

son has learned to drop in, rock the coping and pump in the vert ramp. More important, he gets to come to a place where he is welcomed into a community that respects him and focuses on making him a better, more confident person – physically, emotionally and socially.

Thanks Jay, Greg, and the entire team at C.J. You were right, ‘it’s not just about the skateboarding’…it’s about a program

and place where a person with special needs can be themselves, never be picked on or judged, so they can become their best.”

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