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Programs for Adults with Special Needs

Somerset Hills YMCA

We fully embrace the opportunity to help adults with special needs to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Through our programs and services, we hope to fill the gap in services available in our community by helping adults with special needs to gain the benefits of physical exercise, learn skills that contribute to successful employment, enjoy social opportunities and experience a sense of camaraderie.

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Special Needs Adult Programs (SNAP) (Ages 15 years and above)
  • SNAP Adults with Special Needs Wellness Program (Ages 18 years and older)

    At the Y, we hope to inspire physical, emotional and social wellness. Our caring trainers will work one-on-one on health and wellness goals and program participants will have monthly opportunities to socialize with one another, meet new friends and pursue hobbies in a safe, nurturing environment. Sessions are on a rolling basis.​

    For more information, please contact Lynne Applebaum at 908 766 7898 x522 or via webmail.


    Program Details

    DATES DURATION LOCATION
    COST WHO
    9/11 - 12/31
    45 min
    Somerset Hills YMCA
    140 Mt. Airy Rd.
    1x/week - $715
    2x/week - $1250
    Members

    Fall I Registration

  • SNAP Fitness (Ages 15 years and above)

    An exercise program designed for special needs individuals, 15 years and older, this class is held in a group setting and focuses on strength, cardio, balance, and flexibility. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

    These programs have been approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and are eligible to support participants in the Real Life Choice and Self-Directed Day Services Program. These services will only cover days of actual participation.  For example, if the session is 10 weeks in length and 2 weeks are missed, the participant will be responsible for covering the costs of the missed days.  A bill will be sent for the balances due.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or via webmail.



  • SNAP Instructional Fitness (Ages 15 years and above)

    This exercise class is limited to 4 special needs participants, 15 years and older, who require a more intense level of support than can be met in regular SNAP Fitness classes. The class focuses on strength, cardio, balance and flexibility training. Acceptance to the class is determined by the instructor.

    These programs have been approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and are eligible to support participants in the Real Life Choice and Self-Directed Day Services Program. These services will only cover days of actual participation.  For example, if the session is 10 weeks in length and 2 weeks are missed, the participant will be responsible for covering the costs of the missed days.  A bill will be sent for the balances due.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

    For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or via webmail.



Achievers Day Program (Ages 18 years and above)

Using the inclusive setting of the Y, the program offers unique recreational/social learning opportunities to participants by helping to train adults with special needs in pre-employment, employment and employment retention skills in a real world setting. The program integrates the most current research-based, field-tested curriculum funded by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment, called Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success. Participants will be evaluated to assess their appropriateness for participation in the program.

These programs have been approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities and are eligible to support participants in the Real Life Choice and Self-Directed Day Services Program. These services will only cover days of actual participation.  For example, if the session is 10 weeks in length and 2 weeks are missed, the participant will be responsible for covering the costs of the missed days.  A bill will be sent for the balances due.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or via webmail.


  • Achiever's Day Program (Ages 18 years and above)
    Classes are 4 hours long. For the two-day option registration directly below, you may select from Monday, Wednesday or Friday.