Special Needs Programming

Endorsed via Main Line Parent Magazine:

“This is a caring, creative place where they understand and accept differences. The staff is very warm and welcoming.”

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The Center on Central is wheelchair-accessible on our ground floor

Read Katie Opher’s article featured in the April 2011 issue of Chester County Intermediate Unit’s KIDS Magazine, on page 30

Learn about CAMP 24 – Our Creative Arts & Social Skills Summer Day Camp

Adolescent Creative and Social Development Group (ages 11-16)

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: High School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign-ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

Creative dance and discussion provide the social support and expressive tools to cultivate positive coping, confidence, and self-expression. We will connect to bodies and life passions through the arts, and develop the insight needed to navigate difficult feelings and social experiences. We will learn to use the mind/body connection to discover what it is like to move (and dance!) to create inner calm.

This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Art Therapy - Individual Sessions and New Groups

Type: Art Therapy
Group: Special Needs Programs
Provider: Corinne Greskiewicz
Day/Time: By Appointment

If you are interested in individual art therapy sessions, please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed art therapist.

Please also contact The Center if you are interested in hearing about the formation of new art therapy groups, such as:

  • Art Therapy Social Skills Group for grades 3-5
  • Art Therapy Social Skills Group for grades 6-9

Art Therapy - Social Skills Group - ages 9-13

Type: Art Therapy
Group: Elementary School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Corinne Greskiewicz
Day/Time: Monday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Art Therapy Social Skills Group for children ages 9-13 who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

This offering is currently on a waiting list; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when space is available or if we have sufficient interest to have a group meet at a different day/time.

Creative and social development group for boys ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a team. Through playful, creative movement we will learn how to control our impulses and increase our social thinking, express ourselves and adapt to others.

This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Creative and social development group for girls ages 6-10

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Elementary School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a collaborative team. Through playful, creative movement we will develop the foundation for positive experiences in our bodies as we learn how to express ourselves, and support others in their self-expression.

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Dance/Movement Therapy - Individual Sessions

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: Special Needs Programs
Day/Time: By Appointment

Please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed dance/movement therapist.

Check out this review on Angie’s List:

“[The Center on Central p]rovided a therapeutic dance class for my 5 children based around my special needs twins.

Awesome people, Awesome services and classes!”

K.R., Exton, PA

Music Therapy - Individual Sessions and New Groups

Type: Music Therapy
Group: Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Day/Time: By Appointment

If you are interested in individual music therapy sessions, please complete the contact form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and pair you with a masters-degreed music therapist.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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Please also contact The Center if you are interested in hearing about the formation of new music therapy groups, such as:

  • Social Skills Group for children ages 2-4
  • Everybody Play…Music Therapy! group for grades K-5

Music Therapy - Social Skills Group for elementary

Type: Music Therapy
Group: Elementary School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Day/Time: Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings., with 6-class minimum. Deposit: $50.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per session.

A weekly Music Therapy Social Skills Group for elementary school-age children who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Tuesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Music Therapy - Social Skills Group for teens

Type: Music Therapy
Group: High School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Music Therapy Social Skills Group for teens who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Thursday, or possibly on a different day/time.