Swim & Gym at WC YMCA!

photo collage; ymca event with swimmers, firetruck, guitarist, staffBelfast area families arrived promptly at 2 o’clock with bathing suits in hand to enjoy a special afternoon of swimming and play at the Waldo County YMCA in Belfast.  Hosted by the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research Family Partnership, this afternoon was all about family fun and togetherness, with special supports, accommodations, and activities for children impacted by autism spectrum disorders and their siblings.

Special thanks to all the families who joined us on Sunday, and a grateful “job well done!” to the WC YMCA and their incredible staff, especially Carolyn Steeves, Aquatics Director at the YMCA, who helped make this event possible. Thanks go out to our faithful UMaine student volunteers, Martha, Olivia, Madi, Chelsea, Katrina, Jenica, Emily & Lena.  Your playful attitude with the children and assistance to the families attending was much appreciated!                                                    Read more