Programming for Individuals with Disabilities
Our Access & Ability programs are grant-funded inclusion programs through AccessCNY’s Family Support Services program. Individuals of all ages and abilities are able to participate in any Y program based on their interests.
Access & Ability support staff may be arranged through the YMCA free of charge to qualifying* individuals with a current YMCA membership. Support staff may also be arranged for an hourly fee to individuals seeking additional hours of assistance as well as for individuals not qualifying for free support based on grant guidelines. If the family chooses to provide their own support in programs, the outside support may accompany the child into the Y without a membership but must present agency or photo ID to member services.
*Note: Support may be provided free of charge to individuals with a developmental disability with qualifying documentation through OPWDD, who reside in Onondaga County and live at home with their families. These qualifications are specific to grant guidelines. Support hours are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.
Support Services for Summer Camp
Support Staff are available through our Access & Ability funding at YMCA Camp Evergreen, Hal Welsh East Area Family Y Camps, Manlius Y Camps, North Area Family Y Camps, and Northwest Family Y Camps.
Each camper can receive 2 weeks of support at summer camp through our Access & Ability program. Please contact your Access & Ability Department for qualifying information and support availability.
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2024 Camp Program Guide
2024 Camp Family Handbook
Support Services for Programs
Support Staff are available through our Access & Ability funding to ensure that every person who wants to take part in programs at the Y has a chance to do so. Please contact your Access & Ability Department for qualifying information and support availability.
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