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Special Needs Program: Randolph YMCA

(973) 366-1120

Special Needs Program: Randolph YMCA

The special needs program is designed and led by an experienced team of trained instructors.

Head instructor: Brian Cron has over 15 years of experience working with children and adults with special needs. Formerly at Bergen County Special Services, he created a gymnastics program exclusively for special needs. He then founded Brian's T.E.A.M., a program with multiple disciplines including gymnastics and private swim lessons. Brian, a former multi-decorated competitive gymnast, is a lifeguard, and is CPR, AED, and First Aid certified.

Classes are structured into small groups and utilize underlying principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach the fundamental skills for basic gymnastics. Activities are designed to improve balance, motor planning, upper body strength, stability, and most importantly- confidence.

Contact Kaitlyn Lamia at [email protected] or (973) 366-1120 x24.

Dolphin Swim
Dolphin Swim classes is a small group environment for children up to age 13 where specially trained instructors will teach the basics of water safety in a fun and nurturing atmosphere. Basic swimming is taught using multiple teaching modalities, including the underlying principles of Applied Behavior to help children generalize these skills.

Contact Kaitlyn Lamia at [email protected] or (973) 366-1120 x24.

Adult Special Needs Fitness
This program will teach participants ages 14+  how to operate fitness equipment. Generalizing these skills to a typical exercise facility is the goal of the program, fitness goals include improving core strength, cardio, and agility all while building self-esteem.

For more information, contact Brian at (973) 366-1120 x19 or [email protected]

For more than 30 years, the YMCA's Kaleidoscope program has offered children ages 5-17 the opportunity to become more confident in the water through the teaching of basic swimming skills. This class is offered on Saturdays at 12:30 pm from September to June.

Program Coordinator: Debbie (973) 366-1120 x13 or [email protected]

GOTCHA "Get Off The Couch And..."
The Roxbury PEC, Inc., in coordination with the Randolph Y, has started a pilot program for young teens with special needs. It includes social interaction as well as a variety of recreational and fitness activities which will include gymnastics, fitness machines, stretching, music & fun!

Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 pm at the Program House starting January 17

To register, contact Jodi Cullen at (973) 598-0848 or email [email protected]

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs

Last Updated: 01/28/17