SPECIAL NEEDS

At the Y, we strive to be inclusive and provide programs for all. Our special needs programs provide opportunities for fun and physical activity for youth, teens, and adults with special needs. Whether it's yoga, Champions League, or a seasonal party - come join us for fun in a safe and encouraging environment!

Adaptive Yoga

Yoga can improve behavior and focus, increase strength, flexibility, balance, and promote self-regulation in those with special needs. Join us virtually on Saturdays from 9-10am! The classes are free and open to the community. Each class is taught by a certified yoga instructor. Space is limited, please contact Member Services to register! Please email championsleague@ymcadallas.org for questions. 
Zoom Information:
Personal Meeting ID: 333 716 8860
Passcode: 779887

Champions League

The SEMONES FAMILY YMCA Champions League is a multi-sports league for individuals with special needs ages 7 to 25. We usually meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month 1:30-3:00PM to play a variety of different sports. Check out which sport we are playing this month! 

MONTH DAY SPORT / ACTIVITY
October 17 Soccer
November 21 Volleyball Games
January 16 Basketball
February 20 Floor Hockey
March 20 Swim
April 10 Kickball / Lawn Games
May 15 Flag Football
June 19 Volleyball Games
July 17 Obstacle Course
August 21 TBD
September 18 TBD

Each Champions League event is free and open to the community.
30 spots are available for each event. Remember to register ASAP!
Register at Member Services (214)357-8431 or contact championsleague@ymcadallas.org with any questions.

Adult Champions League

Adult Champions League meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 1:00-2:00pm in the gymnasium and every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 1:00-2:00pm in the fitness center. Different workouts will be conducted each week from yoga to strength training.

*Coming soon!*

Champion Celebrations

Each year we host four parties for children with special needs and their families. Join us 1:30-3:30PM to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter! We will provide food, games, and crafts! Check the schedule below for upcoming parties:

MONTH DAY CELEBRATION
October 23 Halloween Dance Party
December 19 Christmas Party
February 5 Valentine's Day Dance
April 16 Egg Egg Jamboree

Each celebration is free and open to the community.
30 available for each event. Remember to register ASAP!
Register at Member Services (214) 357-8431 or contact championsleague@ymcadallas.org with any questions.

Inclusion Family Dance - Dance for EveryBODY

Inclusion Family Dance is a new class for adaptive and typical families alike to join in a freestyle dance program. Children between ages 5-7 will need to attend with a parent. Ages 7 and up are encouraged to participate with a family member. This class is free and open to the community, but please register with Member Services to reserve your spot.
*Inclusion Family Dance classes are coming soon!*