Full Circle Program
Helping Incredible Kids Learn and Grow Full Circle
Full Circle is a recreational program for youth ages 3-14 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Sensory Processing Challenges.
The goal of our Full Circle program is to provide recreational programs and health wellness opportunities for children with unique needs. Kids and teens in the year-long program will have the opportunity to participate in a “full circle” of programs designed for success in areas of their physical, social and emotional well-being. Existing Y youth programs have been modified to accommodate sensory needs and are led by a team of Y staff trained to work with our Full Circle curriculum and participants. Our hope is that these extraordinary kids and families will realize the fun and benefits of Y programs in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Our Full Circle Team
Full Circle programs are facilitated by a team of Y Staff. The Full Circle Coordinator works closely with each family from the point of the initial interview throughout the year-long program to ensure a fun, positive and successful experience for all.
Our instructors were chosen because of their experience and success in teaching youth classes, as well as their strengths in areas such as patience, compassion and a desire to make a positive impact upon our youth. They participate in training about Autism Spectrum Disorder and strategies for leading activities tailored to a child’s unique needs.
We Welcome All
YMCA Membership is not required for participation. Space in Full Circle is limited.
We are all about family and we understand that you share in your child’s journey, so we welcome the families of our Full Circle program to enjoy family engagement programs throughout the child’s year in the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are Full Circle Classes held?
Full Circle classes may be held at all 4 YMCA Centers and vary from session to session. Our land-based classes are primarily held at the East Side and West Side Ys, whereas the swim classes may be scheduled at any of the 4 Ys.
When and for how long are classes held?
Full Circle classes follow a 7-week session and are offered Winter, Spring I, Spring II, Summer, Fall I and Fall II. Each Full Circle group will take part in 5 consecutive sessions throughout their year with the program. Classes are 30-45 minutes in duration each week depending upon the age and activity.
What is the cost for the Full Circle program?
Due to generous support from our community and Y, this program is highly subsidized. The annual fee is $75. Financial assistance is available.
How do I get started?
We are excited about the overwhelming interest in Full Circle. Program space is limited and we currently have a waiting list, with new cohorts beginning every 2-3 months. Please contact the Full Circle Coordinator to learn more and get the process started for your child.
To learn more, please contact Holly Tritabaugh at 920 436 1249.
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Program Areas & Ingredients
Children in the Full Circle Program will select 5 areas of interest throughout their year of participation. They vary each session and are held at several of our YMCAs. Each class will last for 7 weeks.
Classes may include:
- Sensory Splash Swim Class
- Learning with Legos
- Music & Movement
- Sports & Skill Development
- Group & Social Games
- Summer Day Camp
- Girls Night Out or Boys Night Out
Each week our classes will work to incorporate the following program ingredients:
- Personal space & joining peers in play
- Sharing and taking turns
- Dealing with Losing and Winning Graciously
- Calming Strategies & Problem Solving
- Listening & Attention
- Fun & Social Interactions
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