Adaptive & Inclusive Programs

At the Y, our mission is to be for all. We provide an array of inclusive and adaptive programs (LEAP: Learning Experiences through Adaptive Programs). From infants to seniors, beginners or seasoned athletes, we welcome you to join our adaptive and inclusive programs. Check out this video to see how the YMCA strives to be an inclusive community. 


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Adaptive Facilities 

All of our facilities provide zero-depth entry pools or handicap accessible lifts. We also have a state-of-the-art sensory room at our Jackson R. Lehman YMCA and our newest sensory rooms at the Jorgensen Family YMCA and the Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA. Additionally, we have sensory hallways located at the Armstrong Early Learning Center, as well as the Parkview Family YMCA Questions? Contact Hannah Brooks, Adaptive Services Coordinator.

Inclusive Facilities 

Here at the Y, our mission is INCLUSION! Each YMCA location offers a BINGO card geared toward individuals with diverse abilities to participate in various activities and learn more about the location’s offerings, classes and staff. Upon completion of the card, participants can earn goodies. Start playing today-click on a Y location below to download their branch-specific BINGO card:
Caylor-Nickel Fdn. Family Y  |  Central Branch Y  |  Jackson R. Lehman Family Y  | Jorgensen Family Y  |  Parkview Family Y  |  Renaissance Pointe Y  |  Skyline Y  |  Whitley County Family Y 

Learn more about our Sensory Areas:

Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family Sensory Room  Jackson R. Lehman Sensory Room Jorgensen Sensory Room  

Looking for a Summer Camp that is adaptive and handicap accessible? Check out Camp Potawatomi

Adaptive Equipment

We offer specialized exercise equipment, water accessible wheelchairs, pool lifts, an assistive walking harness, sensory rooms, and specialized Duet bikes. 

What's the difference between "adaptive" and "inclusive" programs?

Adaptive Programs Inclusive Programs
For individuals with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities who choose to participate in activities alongside others with diverse abilities. We adapt programs as needed and strive to provide a variety of options for participants to choose from. Siblings and peers are encouraged to join. For individuals with and without diverse abilities to participate in activities and classes together. These specific programs and events are created to provide an atmosphere where all can thrive.                                                               
Adaptive Inclusive

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Reasonable Accommodations

If you are seeking specific accommodations for a program or event, please reach out to the Program Director at the program location or contact Hannah Brooks, Adaptive Services Coordinator. 
We strive to keep staff and volunteer ratios high per participant. We do not offer one on one support, but personal assistants and caregivers are welcome to join at no additional cost.

Need more information?

Interested in volunteering or partnering? 
Contact Hannah Brooks, Adaptive Services Coordinator.
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Thank you for your support of the Y's Adaptive & Inclusive programs! A donation of any amount helps subsidize free or reduced fee programs so that people with disabilities can continue to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. Would you join us in creating an inclusive community?

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