Special Needs

Upcoming Events:

Billy's Buddies End of Summer - Lake Party!

Sun., September 1, 2019

Spring Lake, Wyckoff YMCA from 12-4pm

We are excited to present “End of Summer - Lake Party” for our families who joined us for the Buddy Walk to support children with Down syndrome.

We welcome all families with children and adults with special needs on September 1 to come together and end Summer with a day of swimming, food, and entertainment to Kick Off the Buddy Walk Season!


15th Annual Buddy Walk of Bergen County 

Sat., October 5, 2019

Thank you for all who attended or donated and made this years walk a huge success! Still want to donate to the event? Click below!

Register for the Walk or Donate

"Billy’s Buddies" Membership: 

Billy's Buddies is an outreach program 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: [email protected] 
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, indoor swim sessions, Valentine’s Party, Egg Hunt, Spring Lake Swim Party, Parent’s Night Out, Spring Birdhouse Make & Take Workshop 

  • Swim lessons for Billy’s Buddies Members Contact: [email protected]

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.

Special Needs Programming:

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