Special Needs

Here at the Y, we celebrate the diversity of our community. We constantly strive to build a more inclusive and accepting environment - one that embraces all individuals and seeks to meet the changing needs of those with varying degrees of disabilities and special needs. Our programs seek to support all children, so that they can participate and succeed in a variety of social and recreational activities. We aim to maximize a child's abilities and strengths through participation in programs that enhance social and communication skills and build and foster positive relationships. To that end, we offer an inclusive after school program and day camp, as well as our Sunday Funday self-contained recreation program, featuring smaller group settings, a higher staff/child ratio, and added supports by specially trained staff.

For more information about our Sunday Funday self-contained program, contact Deena Spindler, at 212-569-6200 ext. 265 or .

For more information about our inclusive programs (Be Me: After School Program, Camp Twelve Trails), contact Stephanie Pena at (212) 569-6200 x270 or .

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff to help you!