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.

 

LOCATIONS, TIMES & CONTACT:

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

MASSAD: Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 PM
Questions: tellis@family-ymca.org

CAROLINE: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 PM
Questions: amoretz-stanger@family-ymca.org

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

Register Online

 

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.

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!

Click here to join the Zumba class on Zoom


Programs

Special Needs Exercise Class

Massad Family YMCA

Adapted, Adapted Exercise Class, Special Needs

Ages: 13 - 150

Days: Tues, Thur

Dates: Aug 10 - Dec 31

Times: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Member: $0.00

Non-Member: $5.00

Register

Sensory Friendly Open Swim – Wellness Pool – Please Use Wellness Pool Door – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy

Massad Family YMCA

Adapted, Aquatics, Sensory Swim, Special Needs

Days: Tues

Dates: Sep 28 - Sep 28

Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Register

Finding Friends

Massad Family YMCA

Adapted, Special Needs

Ages: 2 - 5

Days: Wed

Dates: Sep 29 - Sep 29

Times: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Register

Sensory Friendly Open Swim – Exercise Pool

Caroline Family YMCA

Adapted, Aquatics, Sensory Swim, Special Needs

Days: Thur

Dates: Sep 30 - Sep 30

Times: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Cost: $0.00

Registration will open on September 26, 2021

Sensory Friendly Open Swim – Wellness Pool – Please Use Wellness Pool Door – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy – Copy

Massad Family YMCA

Adapted, Aquatics, Sensory Swim, Special Needs

Days: Tues

Dates: Oct 5 - Oct 5

Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $0.00

Register