In addition to Super Kids at the Madison Area YMCA programming, we are proud to participate in several partnerships with organizations dedicated to serving children who have special needs:
In partnership with the ECLC P.R.I.D.E Center in Chatham, New Jersey, the Madison Area YMCA provides opportunities for P.R.I.D.E participants to get on a path to healthier living through exercising at the Family Center. For more information about ECLC and P.R.I.D.E. Centers, click here
Horizon High School
Through its partnership with Horizon High School, a local school for students 14 to 21 years old with multiple disabilities, the Madison Area YMCA provides weekly volunteer opportunities for students to be engaged in the community. For more information about the Horizon schools, click here
In partnership with the Madison Area YMCA, EPOCH has served children 8 to 20 years old who have significant special needs in Madison and neighboring communities for more than 35 years. This unique after-school program offers social and recreational opportunities not readily available to this population. EPOCH programs develop self-confidence, social skills and helps build new relationships.
Division of Departmental Disabilities/Easter Seals
The Madison Area YMCA is qualified to provide services to the Division of Departmental Disabilities' (DDD) Real Life Choices (RLC) and Self Directed Day Services (SDDS) participants.
Special Olympics of New Jersey
The Madison Area YMCA has partnered with Special Olympics of New Jersey to make the Madison Area YMCA facilities accessible to athletes and their families. Athletes and their families are entitled to all of the same benefits as all Madison Area YMCA members. For more information on Special Olympics of New Jersey, click here