Autism Programs


We offer several programs for individuals with autism, including youth and adults. Scroll through the page for details on the variety we offer.


Adult Autism Program: Quad F - Friends, Fun, Fitness & Fusion

We are an alliance that focuses on welcoming people on the Autism Spectrum. The Spears Family YMCA, in collaboration with local autism groups, runs a program for Adults with Autism and other communication disorders who have trouble with social interactions. QUAD F is dedicated to developing friendships, motivating each other, having fun and promoting fitness, fusion and community engagement. During the program, the participants will eat together and do at least two of the following activities: swim, basketball, yoga, workout in fitness room, etc. This program was made possible through a challenge grant from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation and the William A. Stern Foundation.

QUAD F is recommended for adults who can participate in a social group independently. To ensure that the group is most beneficial for all, participants must complete an interview prior to enrollment. To ensure that the group is most beneficial for all, participants must complete an interview prior to enrollment. 

When: Wednesdays at 6:30-8:30PM


September 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 13 and 20
December 4, 11, and 18

Who: Adults on the Autism Spectrum who are 18 and up


  • $20.00/YMCA members
  • $20.00/Non-members. Made possible through a grant from Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. 

Details and Registration Form

For more information, please contact Meagan Hummel, Quad F Program Coordinator.


Youth Autism Program: FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle

The Ragsdale Family YMCA offers FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle for exercise and social skills for youth and teens on the autism spectrum. The program is led by UNCG students and founded and funded by the David and Donna Griffin foundation.

Fall 2019

(1st-5th grade)
*min 10 to run program

(6th-12th grade)

Registration will open in August. For more information, contact Marlee at 336.882.9622.



Youth Autism Program: Voices Together in the Community

Support your child this summer as they participate in an interactive program that helps them expand their language, socialization and expression of emotions. Music engages children in a creative and positive experience that increases participation and produces real results. Groups start the week of June 17th and continue through the week of August 12th, with a break the week of July 1st. Contact Marlee for details: