Special Needs

Upcoming Events:

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

St. Patrick’s Day Party

Sat., March 14 from 11:30am-1pm

We are excited to present “St. Patrick’s Day 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 March 14 to come together and kick off Spring with an extra dose of Irish-luck! Music, Dancing, Crafts and Fun!

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Mother’s Day Spring Party

Fri., May 8 from 6:30-8pm 

Wyckoff YMCA PR2/3

We are excited to present “Mother’s Day Spring 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 May 8 to come together and kick off Spring with Snacks, Mother’s Day Crafts, Planting and Games!

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Summer Kick Off - Lake Party!

Sun., JUNE 28 from 12-4pm 

Spring Lake, Wyckoff YMCA

We are excited to present “Summer Kick Off - 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 June 28 to come together and kick off Summer with a day of swimming, food, and entertainment to Kick Off the Buddy Walk Season!

REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


16th Annual Buddy Walk of Bergen County 

Sat., October 3, 2020

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!

The Buddy Walk brings together all families with the goal of raising awareness and inclusion for those with Down syndrome. 

Over the past 14 years, this event has grown significantly thanks to the community. It has allowed the Wyckoff Family YMCA to continue its commitment to expand special needs programming as well as to continue to raise awareness of Down syndrome and all other special needs.  

The Wyckoff Family YMCA will hold its 15th Buddy Walk on October 5, 2019. We hope that you will join us for this inspiring event and incredibly special day! 

FREE COMMUNITY WIDE EVENT! 

Food, Activities, DJ, Marching Band, Inflatables & Crafts for ALL!

REGISTER OR DONATE TODAY!

Volunteer Registration Form


"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: [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, 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.


Special Needs Programming:

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

Youth

Teen

Adult