Next Chapter Book Club
The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a part of Nisonger Center’s Social Programs (Autism College Experience, Aspirations Ohio, Friendship Connection), which is under the directorship of Dr. Jen D. Wong. Led by Stacie Klein and Jillian Ober, NCBC is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Book clubs include five to eight people with a wide range of reading skills and abilities. Club members gather with two volunteer facilitators in local bookstores and cafés to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour each week.
Much like members of any other book club, NCBC members choose the book they want to read and how they would like to structure their club. NCBC members read adapted classic novels (i.e. Little Women and Treasure Island) as well as current, popular literature. NCBC members are learning and making friends and having a lot of fun doing it!
There are Next Chapter Book Clubs that meet throughout the greater Columbus area. If you would like to get involved as a book club member or volunteer facilitator, or if you would like to operate a NCBC program in your community, contact Stacie: Stacie.Klein@osumc.edu
If you live outside of Columbus, Ohio and would like to get involved in NCBC, visit:
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