AIM will offer programs for children and young adults who have developmental disabilities - and their siblings - this fall.
Our offerings include Social Skill Clubs, monthly Saturday youth groups, and a Halloween dance.
They are open to youths who live at home and have eligibility for services with the New York State Department of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Funding is provided by OPWDD Family Support Services.
- Social Skills Clubs are a fun, interactive way to build social skills that feature healthy snacks, crafts and games.
We offer a Teen Social Skill Club (ages 14+) and a Tween Social Skill Club (ages 9-13). These afterschool programs run from 4-6 p.m. on four consecutive days, and will be offered at both our Elmira and Corning locations.
Teen Social Skill Club will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Corning, Nov. 4-7 in Elmira, Dec. 2-5 in Corning, Feb. 3-6 in Elmira, March 9-12 in Corning, April 6-9 in Elmira, and May 4-7 in Corning.
Tween Social Club will be offered Sept. 16-19 in Elmira, Oct. 21-24 in Corning, Nov. 18-21 in Elmira, Dec. 16-19 in Corning, Feb. 18-20 in Elmira, March 23-26 in Corning, April 20-23 in Elmira, and May 18-21 in Corning.
- AIM offers four youth groups which gather once per month on Saturdays at the Elmira AIM office.
These include Learn & Grow Playgroup for ages 2-8 and Growing Stronger for ages 9-13, held from 9-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., respectively. At the same times, we offer Sibshops (ages 5-9) and Tween Sibshops (ages 10+), respectively, which are gatherings for the brothers and sisters of youths with disabilities.
The Saturday programs will be held Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 6.
- Also, we'll host a Halloween dance party from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 for teens ages 14 and up, featuring a DJ, food and games.
For more information or to register for any of these programs, contact OPWDD Youth Program Specialist Amanda Gitchell at
or 962-8225, ext. 210.