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.

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 - 35 years old




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 - 17 years old, meets on Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Spring I Session Schedule:
April 10th & 11th
April 24th & 25th
May 1st & 2nd
May 8th & 9th
May 15th & 16th


Children's REC Spring I Session Plan
Teen REC Spring I Session Plan

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Group Games & Seasonal Arts, Collaborative Play, Science Exploration, LEGO & Model Construction, Garden Bed Repair & Preparation, 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 - 35 years old, meets on bi-weekly Tuesdays between 6 - 8 PM.

Next meeting May 28th! Come check it out.

January 9th
January 23rd
February 6th
February 20th
March 5th
March 19th
April 2nd
April 16th
April 30th
May 14th
May 28th
June 11th
June 25th
July 9th
July 23rd
August 6th
August 20th
September 3rd
September 17th
October 1st
October 15th
October 29th
November 12th
November 26th
December 10th

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

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Activities at Brass City Raceway, the Cave, Danbury Fair Mall, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Round1 Bowling & Arcade, Dinner at Applebees's Grill + Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chuck’s Steakhouse, Cover Two Sports Cafe, Dairy Queen, Gisella's Ristorante, IHOP, Olive Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Royal Buffet Sushi and Grill, Square One Bar & Grill, Toro 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.