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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

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 OCTOBER 12TH AND 26TH!

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 Join us on the 27th for a Trick or Treat Bash! Wear your favorite costume, trick or treat down Main Street and explore our Sensory Friendly Halloween Event! Break areas everywhere, sensory activities, music and Hotel Transylvania 2 playing on the big screen in the courts during the afternoon! All ages welcome! $12 per guest - Monthly members are free.

Ages 10 and under should join us from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Older guests (over 10 y.o.) are welcome from 12:30 to 4pm.


Teen Social Skills Series

Join Jackie May for our second teen social series this November. Classes will run November 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st from 2pm to 3:30 pm. The last half hour will be time for continued group activities while parents can speak directly with Jackie to learn more about how they can encourage skills at home. 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. Once you register your son or daughter we will email you a questionnaire to help us get to know your child’s likes and preferences before starting the class. This session we will also integrate our teen Blue Wave volunteers to join in some of the sessions. 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.

 
 

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 13+ - Basketball 11am - 12 pm

BRAND NEW!!!! BLUE WAVE BASKETBALL TEAM!!!!

Blue Wave launches its first basketball team this September. Team will meet each Saturday from 12pm to 1pm to scrimmage. If your child has an interest and would like to take their skills to the game level, Blue Wave is the place to be. Ages 13-22 welcome -

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.

 
 

Blue Wave Recreation

20 Carter Street
Tewksbury, MA. 01876

978-710-7574

Hours of Operation:

10:30 - 6:00 Monday - Thursday

Closed Fridays

11 am - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Closed Veteran’s Day - November 11th.

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!

 
Welcome Bridgewell to the Blue Wave Family!  Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training.  Bridgewell’s clients enjoy recreation at Blue Wave during the weekdays enjoying basketball, yoga and our spacious art studio!

Welcome Bridgewell to the Blue Wave Family! Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. Bridgewell’s clients enjoy recreation at Blue Wave during the weekdays enjoying basketball, yoga and our spacious art studio!