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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

Session Dates: May 5 and 19

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm

Ages: 18 and up

Registration Fee:* $20 YMCA Members and Community Guests

Register Online

Details and Registration Form (Downloadable PDF)

For more information, please contact: Joann Sanborn

 

QUAD F at the Spears YMCA

Date and Time: Dates Coming Soon!

Ages: 18 and up

Registration Fee:* $20 YMCA Members and Community Guests

Register Online

Details and Registration Form (Downloadable PDF)

For more information, please contact: Patience Sides 

 

Participants must submit an application and waiver before participation — fill out the waiver here.

Youth Autism Program: FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle

Session Dates: Dates Coming Soon!

Time: 2pm – 3:15pm and 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Register for 2nd-5th Grade

Register for 6th Grade and Up

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 or call (336) 882-9622.