Fall 2020 Programs

Programs are dependent on sufficient registrations. All programs will run digitally for the Fall session.

We believe in inclusion: that education, recreation and leisure are for everyone and that everyone belongs at the Y. We strive to ensure a meaningful experience for all members of the community and embrace the value of supporting each other’s individuality. All new applications must be processed by the Special Needs Coordinator. Memberships can be renewed directly at the Welcome Desk.

For more information please call 438-879-9621 or send us an email: inclusion@ymywha.com.

T.H.R.I.V.E  Workshop

This workshop for children 7-12 years old incorporates principles of creative art therapies, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and social skills training geared to help children develop healthy coping strategies, interpersonal skills and positive behaviours in a fun and engaging way. With exciting weekly activities, T.H.R.I.V.E is the perfect virtual workshop for children living with anxiety, ADHD, ADD and/or ASD however children of all abilities are welcome!

Mixed Media Art

This program will take place on Tuesday evenings for 1.5 hours, led by an Art Specialist. This weekly group will consist of art production using a variety of mediums from pastels to painting, as well as appreciation and education around various artists and techniques. Principles of communication, expression and art as a therapeutic tool will be explored in a creative and engaging way.

Small Group Training

Join us for our Small Group Training program on Zoom. Our certifed yoga and fitness instructor will lead you through various workouts that can done in the comfort of your home. This program is targeted for adults and young adults with diverse abilities but all are welcome!

Day: Sunday
Location: Zoom
Dates: December 6th
Cost: FREE


Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: October 20th – December 22nd, 2020
Cost: Members 150$ Non-Members 170$


Day : Monday & Thursdays
Time : 5:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: November 9th – December 17th, 2020
Cost: Free


Leadership Program

This social afternoon program for adults with special needs provides a virtual place where participants can gather to learn, create, share, engage and develop new skills in a fun, active and creative way. This program will feature therapeutic recreation elements including fitness, music, drama, dance and art as well as opportunities to give back to the community, develop meaningful friendship and new leadership skills.

Day: Monday & Wednesday
  1:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: October 19th – December 16th, 2020
Cost:  FREE


Chaverim Online

Chaverim Online is a free “drop-in” style virtual group for young adults and teenagers with special needs that takes place over an hour. In this group, participants take part in fun activities that promote healthy social interactions, social skill development, and language stimulation. Activities include movie trivia, name that tune, Mad Libs, scavenger hunts, and more!

Day & Time: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: September 9th – December 7th, 2020
Cost: Free

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