INCLUSION AT THE Y
At the South Shore YMCA, our goal is to provide an inclusive environment where all members are equally a part of our community, and we make it a priority to provide facilities, programs and services that are accessible to all. We continue to expand our inclusive programming to better serve our members with disabilities.
The Y offers support and funds programming for individuals with developmental/ intellectual disabilities to engage in enrichment and wellness activities while fostering individual growth. These programs include social skills and development; participation in unified sports teams, swim instruction, summer camp and arts educational programs.View Programs
INCLUSION SUPPORT AT DAY CAMPS
To learn more about accessing inclusion supports at our three Day Camp locations please contact:
- Camp Gordon Clark (Emilson YMCA), Hanover – Dan Berry, email@example.com
- Nature Adventures Camp, Norwell – Dan Berry, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quincy Day Camp – Lexi Anderson, Inclusion Coordinator, email@example.com
MEET THE TEAM!
Inclusion Specialist, Quincy YMCA
Lexi Anderson is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Elementary Education. Lexi has worked for the Y since 2009. Through her years with the South Shore Y, starting as a camp coordinator at Camp Gordon Clark, she has served as lead instructor for Building Bridges classes and other inclusion offerings. Lexi is also an ABA therapist serving the South Shore community for in-home therapies.
Lauren holds a B.S. degree in Sport & Movement Science with a concentration in Exercise Science from Salem State University, and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. In 2014, she began working at the Emilson YMCA in our Health & Well-Being department, where she discovered a passion for inclusion programming. She became an assistant social skills teacher, and then an Inclusion Specialist for our Summer Camp program. Lauren also instructs an Adaptive Fun and Fitness class, working fitness into the lives of those with special abilities.
Julianne received her B.A. in Health Sciences from Quinnipiac University in 2014. She is a Paraprofessional in the Rockland Public Schools. Her goal is to earn her Masters in Special Education. Julianne joined the YMCA as an Inclusion Specialist at Camp Gordon Clark in the summer of 2016 and currently works with the Building Bridges Social Skills group at the Emilson Branch.
My son Noah has high functioning ASD with ADHD and sensory issues. As a single mother working full time, we needed a summer camp. I found Camp Gordon Clark…an INCLUSION camp! They understand that each kid is different in their own special way! He was embraced by everyone and thrilled to make so many friends. Camp Gordon Clark completely changed our summer for the best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!