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The Y believes that in a diverse world we are stronger when we are inclusive, when our doors are open to all and when everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA’s Special Programs provides a unique experience for individuals with disabilities with an emphasis on physical activity, social interaction and fun.


Adaptive Aquatics

Splash, float, kick! Swim lessons designed to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities so they can enjoy the benefits of water. Whether you’re a beginner being introduced to the water or a lap swimmer working on technique and endurance you will work with instructors one-on-one to develop your skills.


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Day Program

The Service without Boundaries Day Program supports adults with disabilities through weekly activities within the Y and within the community. The program provides opportunities to gain independence, make friends and make a difference in the community.

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Miracle League

The Miracle League of the YMCA at Pabst Farms gives kids ages 4+ with varying abilities the opportunity to get off the bench and get onto the field to enjoy the game of baseball. Athletes will learn the fundamental skills needed, and have the opportunity to practice, as well as take part in competitive game play.


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Special Olympics/Adaptive Sports

The YMCA Special Olympics/Adaptive Sports programs encourage athletes to practice their skills, build their endurance, improve their fitness and learn the rules and regulations of a variety of sports to prepare for future competition opportunities. 


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Special Programs Fitness

The Y understands the challenges that keep individuals from reaching their full potential and responds with services and support which help people to be self-reliant, productive and connected to the community. Our Special Programs fitness classes provide a safe, fun place for individuals with disabilities to make friends and improve overall well-being.

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Special Programs Social Events

Special Programs social events provide individuals of varying abilities a chance to spend time with old friends, build new relationships, experience a variety of activities, and grow their independence while having some fun at the Y.


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Special Programs Summer Events

Spend your summer with the YMCA. Special Programs summer events are all day activities that provide opportunities to learn new skills, try new activities, get outside, enjoy some physical activity and spend time with friends. 


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