Newtown Youth and Family Services

REC - Reaching Everyone's Capabilities

REC is a 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 years old
Teens: 13 - 17 years old
Adults: 18 years old & older




REC for Children & Teens

Seasonal REC
Operates on an ongoing seasonal cycle; one summer session, one fall session, two winter sessions and two spring sessions. Each session is 5 weeks long and the group meets weekly. The summer session is different in that it combines the child and teen group and meets less frequently.

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

Fall Schedule:
September 27th & 28th
October 4th & 5th
October 11th & 12th
October 18th & 19th
October 25th & 26th

Cost: $170

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Group Games & Seasonal Arts, Collaborative Play, LEGO & Model Construction, Garden Bed Building, Aerodynamics & Model Rocketry, Veggiecation Cooking, Activities at Rockin' Jump, Activities at the Cave and more!

All prospective members MUST meet with Adam Horvath, Autism Recreation & Sibshops Coordinator prior to joining the program. Please email or call (203) 270 - 4335.


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REC for Adults

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

Adult REC: For Adults 18 years old & older, meets on bi-weekly Tuesdays for two hours between 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

Next meeting October 3rd! Come check it out.

January 3rd
January 17th
January 31st
March 28th
April 11th
April 25th
May 9th
May 23rd
June 6th
June 20th
July 11th
July 25th
August 8th
August 22nd
September 5th
September 19th
October 3rd
October 17th
October 31st
November 14th
November 28th
December 12th
December 26th

Cost per 6 month session: $30
Does not include the cost of activities.

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Activities at the Cave, Brass City Raceway, Danbury Fair Mall, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Dinner at Chuck’s Steakhouse, Dairy Queen, Gisella's Ristorante, Olive Garden and Square One Bar & Grill and more!
Activities and locations are dependent on members and will vary each meeting.

All prospective members MUST meet with Daryl Might, Case Manager prior to joining the program. Please email or call
(203) 270 - 4335.