Special Needs

Sensory Friendly Open Swim

The Rappahannock Area YMCA is excited to offer Sensory Friendly Open Swim time sponsored by Paragon Autism Services through 2021! These open swim times are free and available to the community for people of all ages. Registration is required to attend.



RON ROSNER: Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM
Questions: cmatthews@family-ymca.org

MASSAD: Sundays 11:00-12:00 PM
Questions: tellis@family-ymca.org

CAROLINE: Sundays 3:00-4:00 PM
Questions: amoretz-stanger@family-ymca.org

KING GEORGE: Fridays 12:30-1:30 PM
Questions: abentz@family-ymca.org

Register Online



Special Needs Exercise Classes – Teen through adult

Tuesdays 1:00-1:45 PM – Massad Y

Thursdays 12:00-12:45 PM – Ron Rosner Y

Volunteer Time – Teen through adults

Tuesday 10:00-11:00 AM – Massad Y Giving Garden

Wednesday 1:00-2:00 PM – Massad Y – Studio A

These exercise and volunteer opportunities are designed specifically for those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The program has appropriately designed activities and a focus on physical, mental and health benefits. Goals and benefits include: cardiovascular endurance, increased range of motion, increased strength, appropriate social skills, and improvement in conceptual and practical skills.



Special Needs Chair Exercise on Zoom – Teen through adult

Mondays 1:00-1:30 PM. Chair based movements for people with special needs.  FREE to attend.

Click here to join the Chair class on Zoom


Zumba with Aryona on Zoom – Teen through adult

Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 AM. Movements can be done in a small space or from a chair. Wear comfortable shoes. FREE to attend.

Despite her physical and Intellectual Disabilities, Aryona shares her passion of music and dance with others as a Zumba Instructor, particularly to those who have Special Needs or limited mobility.  Whatever your level of movement may be, please join us for 30 minutes of non-judgmental, at your own pace fun!

YMCA Zumba Pre-Christmas Class With Aryona

Click here to join the Zumba class on Zoom


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