Programs for Special Needs Individuals

At the Y we believe that all people of all abilities should have the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. We are dedicated to providing services and programs to meet community needs. The Y strives to support all individuals and families affected by mental and physical challenges. We are currently offering the following programs and are interested in further developing programming to meet community need.

 

Young Athletes

The Y is partnering with Special Olympics of New Jersey to offer programming for children ages 2 to 7. The young athlete program strives to help young children improve gross motor skills, celebrate what your child CAN do, improve social and language skills, learn to play with purpose and develop skills for future participation in sports. All children must participate with a parent or guardian. Classes are offer Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 4:00-4:45.

 

Special Olympic Swimming and Gymnastics

See our current brochure for classes, days, and times.
Note: We are open to developing other Special Olympic teams.

 

“Be Social” Nights

For young children as well as young adults. Be Social provides an opportunity for children and young adults to interact with their peers in a social setting. Be Social is offered the first Friday of every month (September thru May). Elementary age group meet from 5:30-7:00pm, and Young Adults meet from 7:30-9:00pm.

 

Contact Jen Donahue at jdonahue@fspymca.org for further information on these programs, or to discuss the possibility of other Special Needs programming options.

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