We offer several programs for individuals with autism, including youth and adults. Scroll through the page for details on our offerings.
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.
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.
The program will return soon! For more information, please contact Marlee Rindal at [email protected] or 336.882.9622.