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 years old
Teens: 13 - 17 years old
Adults: 18 years old or older




REC for Children & Teens

Seasonal 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.

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

Spring Session I happening now! Come check it out.


March 22nd & 23rd
March 29th & 30th
April 5th & 6th
April 12th & 13th
April 19th & 20th

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

Cost per 5 week session: $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 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 and guided to plan and implement their own social group events.

Adult REC: For Adults 18 years old or older, meets on Bi-weekly Tuesdays from
6:00 - 8:00PM.

Next meeting on April 11th! Come check it out.

January 3rd
January 17th
March 28th
April 11th
April 25th
May 9th
May 23rd
June 6th
June 20th
July 18th
August 1st
August 15th
August 29th
September 12th
September 26th
October 10th
October 24th
November 7th
November 21st
December 5th
December 19th

Cost per 6 month session: $28
Does not include the cost of activities.

REC Activities and Outings Include:
Activities at the Cave, Dinner at Chuck’s Steakhouse, Gisella's Ristorante & 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.