Programs For Children And Adults With Special Needs
Recognizing the need for quality, adaptive, programming for individuals with special needs, HAWKS programs help individuals gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, and work together, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are led by qualified individuals who help create a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. HAWKS classes offer a variety of accommodations for participants as needed, including reduced class size, increased structure, and individualized attention.
View a complete list of available classes below.
In partnership with the YMCA’s Special Services, an Exercise Connection (EC) instructor leads a class for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays and other special needs.
Enjoy a weekly yoga practice designed for those with special needs. Improve strength, balance, and flexibility while reducing stress. Practice guided meditation along with breathing techniques designed to calm the mind and body.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
These one-on-one lessons are 30 minutes in length. DIRECTOR’S APPROVAL IS NEEDED PRIOR TO REGISTRATION. Interested swimmers should fill out a Private Swim Lesson Request form. We are known for our special needs private lessons specifically designed for each participant with the initial goal of water safety in and around the water.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS AQUATICS TEAM
Special Olympics Swim Team Special Olympics Swim team offers our Swimmers the best combination of team sport and individual challenge.
SPECIAL SERVICES PERSONAL TRAINING
Certified trainers who participated in the ACSM/Exercise Connection certificate are available to work with individuals with special needs to create a personal exercise plan which has been proven to increase focus, improve academic performance and reduce stereotypical behaviors for individuals on the spectrum of autism.