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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Brown, Mary

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

25000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program (External web link)

Institution

Institution

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

State/Country

State/Country

Missouri

Project Number

Project Number

6315FS

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletic Program | 0 | 2010 | 6315FS

 
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