Special Needs

Middle and High School Aged Individuals

Our Special Needs programs help children with disabilitie gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are lead by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

Adaptive programs have a goal to help individuals transition to a larger integrated community. The Y also encourages participation in non-adapted programs. The Y continuously evaluates its programs and is open to new ideas and suggestions to ensure a successful experience for all.

Special Fit - West Washington Branch Only

Special Fit is an adaptive exercise program designed for middle and high school aged individuals with cognitive disabilities/developmental delays that are physically independent. Each class introduces new and fun ways to exercise and promote a healthy, active lifestyle; fostering individual growth and success, increasing self-confidence, encouraging social skills and promoting independence. A variety of exercises will be introduced including drumming, strength training, spinning and more. Stretching and relaxation will also be explored, developing a healthy spirit, mind and body. The ultimate goal is to get moving and have fun!

For more information on Special Fit, please contact Becky Sohm, Program Coordinator at bsohm@kmymca.org.