Special Needs

As the parent of a child with special needs, you seek community – for your kids and for yourself.

Look no further. The 14th Street Y is the downtown community center for everyone.

We welcome neighbors of all ages, stages and abilities, and we proudly offer a range of programming for special-needs members.

Enroll your child in a specially designed swim class. Keep them active with the 14th Street Y’s weekend programming for children with special needs and their families, including soccer, swim, music, movement and art. And just for you, we’ve got classes on parenting your special-needs child, from birth through school-age and up, bringing you together with professionals and fellow parents who understand your journey.

New to the KOL Program?

As a first step, parents and caregivers must complete the Special Needs Intake Form. KOL staff will then contact you with next steps for registration.

Not sure which class your child may be interested in? Free trial classes are available after completing the intake form!  

For questions and more information, please contact Antonio Rodriguez, LMSW, Inclusion Program Manager, at ARodriguez@14streety.org or call 646-395-4324.


KOL Classes and Groups

We offer activities ranging from soccer and capoeira, to music and art all while promoting social skills development and relationship building.  

See Class and Group Offerings

Special Needs Intake Form

All parents/caregivers must complete this form as a first step to registering for KOL programs. This information helps our staff to better understand and support the unique needs of your child.

Complete Form

Spend A Summer In The Country

New Country Day Camp is inclusive of all types of families and children, including those with developmental differences and special needs.  


KOL Volunteer Program

This unique year-long internship program is for high school students interested in working with children with special needs.