Newtown Youth and Family Services

Social Recreational Programs

NYFS offers social recreational programs for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other social difficulties.

Our programs allow children, teens and young adults the opportunity to engage in fun activities and recreational outings with guidance from NYFS trained staff. We aim to promote individual growth, confidence, independence, flexibility and patience for children, teens and young adults with social difficulties.

Each Social Rec session is 6 weeks long. The next session will be from March 3rd - April 11th.

The groups are separated by age. 
The 7 - 10 age group meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 
The 11 - 18 age group meets on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Cost per session: $165
Financial Assistance Available

For more information, contact Sandi Fairbairn at sfairbairn@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or 203.270.4335.


Social Rec Activity Highlight

We brought in Circus Moves to encourage physical activity, help with balance and flexibility, and foster self-esteem and social connection.  

"Exercise has many benefits for children with autism. A study from Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology states that 79% of children with autism have movement impairments, which can be worsened by an inactive lifestyle. Physical activity may not only decrease negative behaviors but can increase mood, improve coping skills, and enhance overall quality of life."