Special Needs

Upcoming Events:

BRUNCH WITH SANTA!

Sat., DECEMBER 14 from 1-2:30pm  

Scrumptious food, DJ, Crafts, Santa and More! 

We welcome all families with children and adults with special needs on December 14 to come together and kick off Winter with Brunch, Holiday Crafts, Games, and of course Meet Santa!

FREE FOR ALL FAMILIES!

Questions? Contact: [email protected]

REGISTER HERE!

 


St. Patrick’s Day Party

Sat., March 14 from 1-2:30pm

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!

REGISTER TODAY!

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]


"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!

Youth

Teen

Adult