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.
LOCATIONS, TIMES & CONTACT:
RON ROSNER: Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM
MASSAD: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 PM
CAROLINE: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
KING GEORGE: Fridays 12:30-1:30 PM
IN PERSON CLASSES – WEEKLY AND ONGOING
Finding Friends – Ages 2-5 years old – Starts August 18th
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM – Massad Y- Thurston Water Park/August Playground/September. Co-taught by the Paragon Autism Services and the Y. Play group for children with special needs. Children will practice skills to interact and play together. FREE to the community. Parents/guardians must attend. Siblings welcome. Registration is required. Register below.
Special Needs Exercise Classes – Teen through adult
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 1:00-1:45 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.
VIRTUAL CLASSES – WEEKLY AND ONGOING
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.
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!