WAE to Connect – Online Learning

An online community of wellness, arts and enrichment learning opportunities.

Commencing Tuesday April 14th, 2020 “WAE to Connect” will begin to offer online classes to current WAE Center members, JSDD residents and those in the community who wish to join in the learning process.

Class Schedule

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:  10am – 3pm

Class Offerings

  • Art Making with Faye
  • Growing Food with Bill
  • Music with Dean
  • Meditation with Esther
  • Print Making with Yvette
  • Technology Know How with Bill

Classes are subject to change, and we welcome all who wish to participate in this initial offering! For more information as to how to register for a class please contact:


Yolanda Sanchez at 973-272-7152 or YSanchez@jsddmetrowest.org
Aubrie George at AGeorge@jsddmetrowest.org

JSDD’s WAE Center strives to “Find the Spark Within” each person.

Virtual learning serves as a vehicle to expand the reach of the program beyond the traditional classroom. This underscores the agency’s commitment to accessibility and the long-lasting impact that wellness, arts and enrichment has on an individual. This online learning initiative will allow the WAE Center’s creative learning opportunities to benefit many more people than has ever been possible.

Thank you to the Healthcare Foundation of NJ in providing the grant to implement and sustain this program in this initial period of its development.

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.