Just for Teens

Thanks to the generosity of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the Autism Resource Center is able to offer an adolescent, teen, and young adult section of our website.

Here you will find information and resources that relate to our young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and offer a community for young people to meet and chat online (new chat rooms to be open soon).

You can also visit the Mahopac Public Library for our full ASD collection, including books, magazines and DVDs (or borrow through inter-library loan through any library in the Hudson Valley).

After School Program

PARCentral After School/Work Program


Autism Treatment Center of America

PARC Recreation Program
Social events, sports, movie nights, community events, and activities in a caring and supportive environment, with trained staff members. Call 845-278-7272, ext. 241 for information and schedules.

The Friends Network

WJCS Girls Night Out - Girls’ Night Out is a social club for girls (12 – 16) on the autistic spectrum. Girls will have the opportunity to socialize, meet new friends, and connect with others! Moms will be able to relax, socialize, and share experiences. Call or email for schedule: bgraham@wjcs.com or (914) 761 – 0600, ext. 228.

WCJS Supper Club – Supper Clubs have been established to ease the social isolation often experienced by people with Asperger's Syndrome. In an informal yet structured setting, participants have the opportunity to improve communication skills, develop connections with others and reinforce strengths. Call or email for schedule: bgraham@wjcs.com or (914) 761 – 0600, ext. 228.

Sports Programs and Activities


Ulster/Orange Residents Bambino Buddy Ball
Contact Bambinobuddyball@gmail.com
(845) 590-7271

AUTISM SPECTRUM BASEBALL PROGRAM, a collaboration with the Miracle League of Westchester

Wappingers Challenger League
Bettina Briccetti
http://www.towll.org or call 845-298-7468

Spring and Fall Seasons Program Ages 6 to 21
Contact Kurt & Sharon Beale at 845-452-5802
Email: kurtbeale@optonline.net or visit: www.lagrangebaseball.org


Winter Season Program I: Ages 8 to 21 Contact Kurt & Sharon Beale 845-452-5802
Winter Season Program II: 21 & Over contact Tony and Rae Calvano 845-691-2675
Email: kurtbeale@optonline.net

Flag Football

Summer thru Fall Season Program “Hudson Valley Knights”: Ages 5&up
Contact Mitch & Bernadette Sagman 845-223-8189
Email: mitch5903@aol.com


Challenger Cheerleaders Program: Ages 13 and older
Contact Kerri at 845-452-8592 or Doug at 845-486-4860 x 2240


LaGrange Challenger Summer Bowling
La Grange Challenger Little League Baseball/Bowling
Kurt and Sharon Beale (845)452-5802 after 6pm

Horseback Riding

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Brewster, NY 10509


LaGrange Soccer http://www.lagrangesoccer.org
Jeff Feldman 845-897-5199 call 9-5pm

Support Groups

GRASP (the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership), in partnership with AHA, offers a Teen Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism Monthly Support Group. Ages 13 to 19. Call or email for schedule 1-888-918-9198 or email: info@ahaNY.org

Summer Camps

AUTISM SPECTRUM BASEBALL PROGRAM, a collaboration with the Miracle League of Westchester Click here for a complete brochure of WJCS Services and Supports for Children & Adults with Autism & Developmental Disabilities.

Youth Bureaus

Dutchess County
Orange County
Putnam County
Ulster County
Westchester County