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YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program  

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletics program provides year-round opportunities for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities to participate in sports, recreation, and social-integration activities. This proposal seeks to improve and expand these opportunities in a way that specially benefits children with ASD, through specialized materials, targeted marketing, program equipment, additional sites, and staff/volunteer training. The YMCA will also expand the existing program to include young adults 16 years of age and older through inclusive social integration activities that also incorporate life skills training and job-readiness activities. The new program for young adults will impact their lives by providing an outlet for fun and socializing, as well as skill development and preparation for employment. This will be the first program of its kind in the Kansas City area for young adults with ASD. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $25,000.00
Project Number 6315FS
Principal Investigator Brown, Mary
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5SB. Conduct one study to examine how self-directed community-based services and supports impact children, youth, and adults with ASD across the spectrum by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $6,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution YMCA of Greater Kansas City
State/Country Missouri
Web Link 1 YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program | $0.00 | 2010 | 6315FS