Inclusion and
Special Needs

Here at the Y, we celebrate all the diversity of our community, including its neurodiversity. We constantly strive to build a more inclusive, accessible, and accepting environment that embraces all individuals and seeks to meet the changing needs of children with varying degrees of disabilities and special needs. Our programs aim to support all children, so that they can participate and succeed in a variety of social and recreational activities.

Inclusion Program

We believe in the power of recreation to bring together children of all abilities and backgrounds to play, socialize, and grow with one another.
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Inclusion After-School Program

The Y is committed to creating inclusive environments in both our afterschool program, Hudson Cliffs Baseball League, and summer camp.
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ASD: Sunday Funday

A free recreational program for children ages 5-16 with autism who are not receiving services funded by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
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CLASSP

The Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations (CLASSP) provides high school and college students with meaningful professional development and work experiences to embark on careers in fields such as education, recreation, social work, and psychology.
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Inclusion: Summer Camp

Part of Camp Twelve Trails’ mission is to offer an inclusive environment that caters to the needs of each child. With dedicated staff that are trained to work with children of different abilities, we provide everyone a caring, safe, and engaging program.
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Our Team

Victoria Neznansky
Chief Development and Social Services Officer
vneznansky@ywhi.org
212-569-6200 x204

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