Special Needs

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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.