Newtown Youth and Family Services

REC - Reaching Everyone's Capabilities

REC, the social and recreational club for children, teens and adults with social difficulties or moderate to high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders.

REC members engage in activities and outings with guidance from trained NYFS staff. The goal of the program is to make friends and have fun while developing individual growth, confidence, independence, flexibility, and patience.


Union Savings Bank continues
to support our Autism programs.

REC is separated by age group (except for summer REC which combines the child and teen group).
Children 7 - 12
Teens 13 - 17
Adults 18 and up

REC for Children & Teens

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter REC
Operates on an ongoing seasonal cycle; one fall session, two winter sessions and two spring sessions. Each session is 5 weeks long and the group meets weekly.

Winter Session II - Starting in February! Come check it out.

*Sometimes start dates need to be adjusted by a week.

Children's REC, 7 - 12 years old, meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00PM.
Teen REC, 13 - 18 years old, meets on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00PM.

Cost per 5 week session: $170

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Garden Bed Building Event, Group Games & Seasonal Arts, Engineering: Snap Circuits and Electrical Motors, Mini-Golf & Laser Tag at The Cave, and more!

All prospective members MUST meet with Adam Horvath, Autism Recreation Coordinator, or a REC mentor prior to joining REC. Please email ahorvath@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or call (203) 270-4335.


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REC for Adults

Open enrollment! For adults ages 18 and older.

REC for Adults is designed to connect individuals who are seeking friendships and social opportunities within their community. Two NYFS mentors who serve as “social role models” make sure the group is cohesive and relationships are established and developed. Members are encouraged and guided to plan and implement their own social group events.

Members meet twice a month, every other Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00PM. Activities and locations are dependent on members and will vary each week.

Cost per 6 month session: $25 (12 weeks)
Does not include the cost of activities.

All prospective members MUST meet with Daryl Might. Please call (203) 270-4335 or email DMight@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org.