Our Non Discrimination Statement
YMCA Fun Co. (“YMCA”) will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability with regard to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods and services of the YMCA. YMCA will also not discriminate against any individual because of the known disability of an individual with whom such person is known to have a relationship or association.
YMCA will make reasonable modifications in its policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford its childcare services and facilities to children with disabilities, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its services or facilities.
YMCA will take such reasonable steps as may be necessary to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services.
Children with Special Needs
We are committed to creating an environment where all children thrive, including children with special needs. A child with special needs is one whom it has been determined requires special attention and/or accommodations that other children in a group setting do not require. These determinations may be based on physical, cognitive or behavioral challenges that the child may face. Our program specializes in group child care and is an inclusive school age program that recognizes each child’s uniqueness. Our desire is to work with every child and family so that their child succeeds in our program. We will make reasonable accommodations in our program toward that goal, but we must note that there are some circumstances where we cannot effectively meet the needs of a child.
Parents are required to complete the “Special Needs Form” in order to help us learn about your child’s special needs and their ability to manage everyday tasks or situations that are common in our school age program. The form should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the child’s school listed in the subject line. A Program specialist will contact the parent to review the form. Through this process, YMCA staff will make a determination of whether or not the child needs one-to-one care and what program accommodations can be made. Based on its current funding levels, Fun Company is not able to provide one-to-one staffing. This does not mean that children who require such care are excluded from the program, but only that Fun Company cannot provide additional staff to meet that need. Where providing one-on-one-care would allow the child to reasonably participate in the program, parents have the option of providing one-to-one care at their expense.