Taft Community Room

The Taft Community Room is a space where teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn, share, socialize and enjoy recreational and educational opportunities.
A building block of community-based living, the Taft Community Room offers diverse activities and services in the following areas:

  • Social skills
  • Health and wellness
  • Employment and community integration
  • Technology
  • Life skills

The Taft Community Room has open lounge hours. At any time, there may be individuals participating in a class, having a bite to eat, watching sports or a TV show, playing one of the interactive games or having a conversation with one another or a staff person. 

The WJCS Vocational and Educational Center is a “hub” of learning and activity designed to enhance the capacity of individuals with intellectual deficits and autism spectrum disorders to secure competitive employment. Utilizing the Customized Supported Employment Model, center activities focus on the “whole person” and include:

  • Career assessments, planning, education completed by an employment specialist
  • Job-seeking support and coaching
  • Health and wellness groups
  • Life-centered education


For further information about the Taft Community Room and/or other WJCS programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities,

Contact Lauren Bassin, LCSW, assistant executive director, Community Programs  (914) 358-5001; [email protected]
300 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10601

WJCS is appreciative of our partnership with and funding from The Taft Foundation.


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