Discover the FCA Difference
The mission of the FCA is to provide educational and recreational programming, therapeutic services, vocational skills and socialization opportunities to all who enter our state-of-the-art facility through a range of classes, programs and special events. The Family Center for Achievement is open to the public and offers activities for all ages and abilities.
For additional details about each session’s class offerings, please be sure to check the schedule for the latest information. Individual programs and classes are also available for all of our services.
We use a variety of artistic media and methods that help promote self-expression and increase self-esteem. With classes for children, tweens, teens, and adults, there is something here for every artist, from sensory art and painting to cartooning and sculpting.
Social Skills Training
The Family Center for Achievement is pleased to offer Social Skills Training programs every weekend for children ages 3-21. Our Social Skills Training Program is designed to help kids of all ages and abilities develop and build social skills, strengthen confidence and develop positive, long-lasting relationships with peers. Groups are facilitated by a New York licensed, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Behavior Specialist Technicians. Click here for the current schedule and list of insurance providers accepted.
The Family Center for Achievement offers customized birthday party options for children of all ages and abilities in a safe, comfortable and familiar environment. Featuring 1 ½ and 2-hour party options, packages include a dedicated party host and staff, choice of theme, pizza or bagel meal (gluten-free options available), and all paper goods. Click here to contact a party specialist today.
School Break Camps
The Family Center for Achievement provides organized and structured activities during school breaks and vacations in addition to our Summer Sessions. Here, your child can enjoy field trips to various locations on Long Island, practice yoga poses, build social skills, or channel their inner chef with a variety of activities. Designed for individuals with autism but open to the community, our Summer Sessions, school break, and vacation programs are available for all ages and abilities.
Music & Movement
Stimulate your imagination and creativity through our fun-filled music and movement classes. Music therapy is an effective tool and a key component of all of our music-based classes. Offerings include group classes and one-on-one sessions, as well as dance and movement classes for all ages and abilities.
Learn important cooking skills, kitchen safety and how to prepare delicious creations in the FCA’s culinary classes. Experienced chefs and culinary staff help children, tweens, teens and adults learn a variety of cooking and baking techniques as well as proper use of kitchen tools and appliances. Participants gain confidence in the kitchen while learning food handling measuring skills in a social setting. Classes are available for all ages and abilities, from Food as Art for our younger members to baking and cooking classes for teens and adults. Participants are invited to socialize and enjoy their creations at the end of each class.
Recreation & Social
Have a great time and meet new friends in our recreational and social skills classes. At the Family Center for Achievement, enhancing social skills through recreational therapy programs is an integral part of what we do. Our programs are specifically designed to improve social skills for people who are looking to learn how to make friends and interact within a community setting. From Tiny Tots programs in our Sensory Gym to Social Scene evening events for adults, there is truly something for every age and interest.
Science & Technology
Explore our exciting science and computer-based programs and have fun learning important technological skills like building, problem-solving, programming and coding. We offer a variety of programs from Builders Club for the younger Lego enthusiasts to video game groups and computer programming classes.
Sports & Fitness
Specially trained instructors lead classes and promote the benefits of sports and fitness for people of varying abilities. The Family Center for Achievement features a fully equipped gymnasium, a sensory gym and spaces for yoga and meditation. Programs include sports fundamentals, karate, yoga, Zumba and much more.