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 about coming in for a trial class.


KOL Super Soccer Stars
For Children Ages 4 – 17 | June 16 – August 17

Join us for a new summer session for KOL Super Soccer Stars. Classes incorporate structure and task completion through entertaining and engaging soccer activities. Children learn at their own pace, while building self-confidence and enhancing their social skills—all while having fun. To register, please complete the intake form below.

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KOL Classes & Programs

Our Saturday recreational program is for children and adolescents on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum and related developmental differences.  


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.

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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.