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Adapted Programming

All programs are led by qualified, trained individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.

Recognizing the need for quality adapted programming for individuals in the Edwardsville area, the Special Needs Adapted Programs help individuals gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, socialize and work with others, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle.

Interaction

Social / Recreational Programs For Youth & Adults With Disabilities

The YMCA is proud to sponsor this exciting program for youth and adults with disabilities. This program is designed to offer the opportunity to interact in a social and recreational environment for middle school youth to older adults. After each event, the group gathers together for late night refreshments and great conversation!

The program usually meets either the first or second Friday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. All programs are held at the Niebur (Esic) Center unless otherwise noted.

First Friday Of The Month • 6:30pm – 8:30pm • Niebur Center 

Please Call 618-656-0436 Or Stop By The Front Desk To Register!

We will play some games, enjoy IMOS pizza, snacks and hang out with our friends!

Some of the programs offered each year include Swimming Night, Movie Night, Arts-n-Crafts, Around the World Night, Cooking, Holiday Events and More!

Please contact the YMCA to receive more information, a specific schedule of events, or to be added to the program mailing list.

Adapted Tennis

Mitch & Friends

In 2023, Mitch & Friends Adapted Tennis at the Y will be on the 2nd Thursday Of The Month! We will introduce the basic skills of tennis & all the game can offer.

All Volunteers Welcome To Play Or Assist!

2nd Thursdays of the Month • 6:00 – 7:00pm • Meyer Center
January 11th, February 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th

Please Call 618-654-1460 Or Stop By The Front Desk To Register!

Any Questions? Contact Angie at 618-655-1460 • apence@edwymca.com

Adaptive Dance & Exercise

Adaptive Dance Exercise

Have fun while you get moving and grooving to music during this class designed for those with special needs. Everyone is welcome!

3rd Wednesday Of The Month
11:30am – 12:30pm • Niebur Center
FREE For Everyone!

Please Call 618-656-0436 Or Stop By The Front Desk To Register!

Shine Time

We invite young people on the spectrum, along with their parents, to join us on the last Thursday of each month as we explore hands-on activities including art, sensory crafts, and games. Number of participants is limited. Register online to secure a spot in class.

Last Thursday Of The Month
5:30 – 6:30pm • Meyer Center
FREE For Everyone!

Please Call 618-655-1460 Or Stop By The Front Desk To Register!

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports

The YMCA is proud to sponsor this exciting program for youth and adults with disabilities. This program is designed to offer the opportunity to interact in a social and recreational environment for middle school youth to older adults. Every first Tuesday of the month we will focus on a different sport or activity!

1st Tuesday Of The Month
6:00 – 7:00pm* (Time Can Vary, Please Check Online Registration For Times)
Meyer Center
FREE For Everyone!

Please Call 618-655-1460 Or Stop By The Front Desk To Register!

Special Needs Swimming

Special Needs Swimming With Caregiver (Ages 3+)

This class is designed to create a safe environment for learning water safety, along with the basic swimming fundamentals for people with special needs. The caregiver needs to accompany the child in the water.

Ages 7+
Saturday • 9:00 – 9:30am • Niebur Center Pool 2
Members $83 • Non-Members $118 • 8 Week Sessions

Register Online ›

Special Needs Gymnastics

Adaptive Open Gym (AGES 5 - 15)

This Open Gym is designed for students that need extra supervision and a small student to coach ratio while playing in our big gym. Please contact Tammy our Gymnastics Director for more info at tpocuca@edwymca.com. (45 min; 5:1 ratio).

Wednesday, January 3rd • 3:30 – 4:15pm
Friday, February 16th • 3:30 – 4:15pm
Meyer Downstairs Gym
Members $7 • Non-Members $10

Edwardsville YMCA