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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 and Ragsdale Family YMCA, in collaboration with local autism groups, run a program for adults with autism and other communication disorders who may experience challenges in social interactions.

QUAD F is dedicated to developing friendships, motivating each other, having fun and promoting fitness and community engagement. Over the course of the program, participants will dine together and enjoy other activities, which may include movies, bowling, swimming and fitness classes.

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.

QUAD F at the Ragsdale YMCA was made possible through the financial support of the David and Donna Griffin Foundation. 

QUAD F at the Spears YMCA was made possible through the financial support of the William A. Stern Foundation and a challenge grant from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation. 

QUAD F at the Ragsdale YMCA

Date and Time: September 23 to November 14; Sundays, 3pm-4:15pm

Ages: 18 and up

Registration Fee:* $20 YMCA Members and Potential Members

Register Online

Details and Registration Form (Downloadable PDF)

For more information, please contact: Joann Sanborn at [email protected]

 

QUAD F at the Spears YMCA

Date and Time: September 29 to December 8; Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8pm

Ages: 18 and up

Registration Fee:* $20 YMCA Members and Potential Members

Register Online

Details and Registration Form (Downloadable PDF)

For more information, please contact: Patience Sides at [email protected]

 

Participants must submit an application and waiver before participation. Waivers can be accessed here.

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.

For more information, please contact Marlee Rindal at [email protected] or 336.882.9622.