Special Needs Programs

The Connection is committed to providing opportunities for everyone.



All families are required to electronically sign a one-time waiver prior to participating in Connection programs. Members received an email on 10/6/20 with their unique barcode to sign the waiver electronically. If you did not receive your barcode, please email angela.johnson@theconnectiononline.org. Once you have your barcode, click here to fill out the waiver electronically.
Click here if you need instructions.

Due to COVID-19 prevention measures, adults are not permitted to wait in the building while youth are taking a class. Drop off and pick up procedures are detailed below.

Please make sure all your contact information is updated in Daxko, including a cell phone number in case we need to contact you during class.

Please note that as required by the state of NJ, masks must be worn at all times, including during class. Please also bring your own water in a water bottle as our water fountains have been shut off.

Class sizes are limited to ensure adequate social distancing.


  • Please arrive a few minutes before the class start time.  It is important to be on time as we will not be able to wait outside once the class has begun.
  • Enter the parking lot and stop at the front entrance.
  • Drivers must remain in their car.
  • Before the youth exits the car, a staff member will ask health screening questions and conduct a temperature check with a touchless thermometer.
  • Staff will escort the class into the building.
  • Adults are not permitted to wait in the building while the class is in session.


  • Please arrive at the time the class is scheduled to finish.  Stop at the front entrance, remain in the car and a staff member will escort your child to your car.
  • If your child is being picked up by someone other than a parent, please provide the names of those drivers in advance.

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  • Adapted Youth Yoga | ages 5-14
    Enjoy different poses and fun stretches designed to engage the body, mind, and spirit. Individualized modifications to activities will be made as needed.
  • Adapted Warrior Challenge | ages 3-12 
    An energetic class utilizing specially designed ninja challenge course equipment (rockwall, cargo net, mini trampoline, and more) to improve strength, agility, and speed.
  • Art Collective | ages 5+
    An adaptive class exploring various avenues of artistic expression including drawing, painting, sculpting, arts and crafts, and much more. Participants will be encouraged to expand their creativity while expressing themselves artistically. Individual supplies will be provided per participant.
  • Dance Foundations | ages 5-14
    Youth are introduced to basic dance techniques through innovative and creative body movement. Individualized modifications to activities will be made as needed.
  • Music Foundation | ages 8-14
    An informal adapted approach introducing participants to various instruments. Participants will have the opportunity to play percussion instruments in a drum circle as well as experiment with computer music software used in collaboration with other instruments, such as keyboards and guitars. Through the implementation of sound and rhythmic patterns, the class helps participants with logic and organization. Instruments will be disinfected between uses.

A special THANK YOU to The Summit Foundation for their support of our Special Needs Programs.