Special Needs

Special Needs Programming:

Interested in learning more about our Special Needs programs? Learn more below!




16th Annual Buddy Walk of Bergen County

Sat., October 3, 2020 

We are saddened to share that our Buddy Walk Committee has decided to cancel this year’s Bergen Buddy Walk which was scheduled for Saturday, October 3 due to ongoing concerns of COVID 19.  We are taking every precaution to keep our community members safe during this unprecedented time.  

The Buddy Walk is such an important event for the Wyckoff Family YMCA as we bring together all members of our community to raise awareness and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome and other Special Needs. 

We hope that we can count on you to donate so that we can continue to serve individuals with developmental disabilities and provide the support they need to be healthy, connected and secure.  We look forward to celebrating and welcoming everyone to our event in 2021.

We are still accepting Donations!


"Billy’s Buddies" Group: 

Billy's Buddies is an outreach group for children with Down syndrome and their families.

The primary goal is to create awareness and acceptance of individuals with DS. Additionally, “Billy’s Buddies” provides families with valuable resources and networking opportunities.

Questions? Contact: JenK@wyckoffymca.org 

Billy’s Buddies Membership includes:

  • A caring, supportive Parent Network
  • Support for New Parents
  • Participation in the Buddy Walk of Bergen County
  • Social events for families: picnics, St. Patty's Party, Spring Party, Summer Spring Lake Swim Party
  • Join other families who have a child with Down syndrome once a month for a special event or to socialize. Parents participate in an adult group, siblings participate in a sibling group, and children enjoy spending time with the Wyckoff YMCA Teen Leaders. Meetings are followed by a light dinner.