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Acceptance. Fitness. Fun.

Inclusive, autism friendly recreation for all ages and all abilities.

 


What our members are saying -

“ This place is amazing. Every staff member is friendly but more importantly they engage with the kids. If I could bring my son every day I would!” - D.L

“ Indescribable experience during my first tour! Respectful, educated and nurturing staff was just the start. The building is an absolute special needs parent’s dream” - K.S


Discover a unique inclusive fitness and recreation experience created for the autism community and those with developmental challenges.

Basketball Court

Indoor Turf Field

Art Studio

Sensory Room

Yoga Studio

July 15th Starts Pirate Week!

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Captain Hook has taken over Blue Wave…..

The Wave hosts pirate week all week long. Join us for this fun, adventure-filled week with activities like Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt and Walk the Plank!

 
 
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Teen Social Skills Series

Join Jackie Mayo each Sunday from September 15th - October 6th at 2 pm. Topics will cover introductions, asking for help, good manners, cooperation, active listening, perspective talking, non-verbal communication and problem solving. This series is appropriate for ages 14- 18. Group size will be limited to no more than 8 participants. Register below to save your spot!

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About Jackie-

I am an LCSW working with children and families as an In-Home-Therapist. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in American Sign Language from University of New Hampshire. Shortly after I received my masters at Fordham University, and worked in Connecticut as a counselor/arts facilitator at a day program for young adults with autism. Here I gained valuable experience planning therapeutic activities, behavior management, art therapy, and social skills groups. While working toward my masters, I completed clinical hours at a psychiatric hospital where I supported kids in crisis, ran therapy groups, and conducted assessments. I am creative, patient, kind, and love to laugh. I enjoy spending time going for walks, listening to music, swimming, and yoga.

 
 

Soccer at the Wave

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Join the Wave in June and July to learn the basics of the game of Soccer!

June, July and August - Every Monday at 4pm.- Coach Lauren (Ages 5-10)

July - Every Tuesday (Starts the 9th) at 11am - Coach Lauren & Carla

 

Basketball at Blue Wave

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Coach Mario offers basketball clinics and conditioning each Saturday at the Wave. Classes include the basics of shooting, dribbling, passing. For our teens, we also have added conditioning as part of the workout!

Ages 6-12 - Basketball at 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ages 13+ - Basketball 11am - 12 pm

Courts are always open for drop in play outside of these scheduled classes! This is included in monthly membership as well as drop in rate. Please register ahead of time as class size is limited.

 
 

Yoga is for Everyone!

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Yoga at Blue Wave runs every other Saturday at 11 am and Mondays in August at 10:30 am. See Schedule for details.

Why yoga?

Yoga is great for all children and adults! Particularly for those with autism, yoga provides a means of relaxation, self-regulation, decreasing stress and leading to a calmer state with an increased ability to focus. Whether it be for five minutes or 50, won’t you join us for this special class?

 
 

Roman Music Therapy at the Wave

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Blue Wave is happy to have Maureen Young, a music therapist from Roman Music Therapy here twice a month for classes! Maureen’s classes are a wonderful way to encourage social skills and interaction through the use of song and dance. Classes are offered on Saturdays at 11 am twice a month. This class is covered under unlimited membership and welcome to those visiting the Wave on a day pass! See schedule for details.

 Next classes are on July 20th and August 17th at 11 am!

Spring Birthday Party Special

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Blue Wave Recreation

20 Carter Street
Tewksbury, MA. 01876

978-710-7574

Hours of Operation:

10:30 - 6:00 Monday - Thursday

Closed Fridays

9:30 - 4:00 Saturday and Sunday

We are located next to Break Away Ice Rink - Entrance is next to soccer field!

 
 

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Community Partners

 
 
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CLASS, Inc. Joins Blue Wave

CLASS Inc. and Blue Wave Recreation have entered into a partnership that provides employment for several members of the CLASS Inc. vocational program. In addition, members of the CLASS Inc. adult day program will be benefiting from weekday programming at the Tewksbury, MA site.

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Life Links, Inc.

Life Links, Inc. has been a wonderful supporter of Blue Wave. LifeLinks, Inc. is a private, non-profit human service agency headquartered in Chelmsford, MA. that provides services and supports for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. They have continued to spread the word about our program in the community and have referred many families to us. We are thankful for this “partnership”.

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Melmark New England

Welcome Melmark New England to the Blue Wave Family! Melmark NE serves individuals with autism in their school program from ages 3-22, their Adult Day Program and their Residential Program. We are happy to announce that Melmark will be joining us here for recreation as well as for vocational training opportunities for their students. Blue Wave is happy to welcome Melmark New England!