Review North Suburban YMCA
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North Suburban YMCA

Category: Service Provider/Agency, Sports/Recreation, Disability-Aware Business
Phone number: (847) 272-7250
Location: 2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062
Website: http://www.nsymca.org
Hours:
M-F: 5 am--10 pm
Sat: 6 am--7 pm
Sun: 8 am--5 pm

Nearest Transportation Stop: Techny & Pfingston
The Y has just completed $1.7M in renovations that have increased the accessibility of the facility including touch door entryways, a beautiful new accessible lobby with new bathrooms, incredible newly renovated accessible locker rooms, and additional accessible bathrooms on the lower level and improved circulation to the weight room and track.

The North Suburban YMCA is a non-denominational, not for profit community agency that believes that providing positive activities for all will strengthen children, families and communities. It continues to be dedicated to the mission and core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that have been woven into every aspect of the Y, through programs and operations that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The NSYMCA is open to all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, country of origin or ethnicity, sexual orientation or preference, age or physical condition. The Y practices inclusion throughout its programs, but has also developed programs and partnerships for special needs populations, including fitness, martial arts, yoga, swimming, day camp, art, and dance.

The Y works with many other organizations including the Special Olympics Swim Team, Glenbrook United Basketball, supports NSSED and ELA, and runs its owns special needs programming called H.A.W.K.S. (Helping All Wonderfull Kids Succeed). In 2011 the Y also started its first Counselor in Training (CIT) Program for its Special Needs Teenage population.

In August of 2011, the Y also installed the largest wheelchair accessble playground and family park between Glenview and Gurnee as part of its capital renovations project
Disability Aware Features:
  • Adaptive technology
  • Braille
  • Extra assistance available
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
  • The NSYMCA partners with many other agencies that provide services to special needs and physically disabled populations
 
Review North Suburban YMCA
This business has 5 positives and 0 negatives.
Jaje
Jaje
12:58pm 12/06/10
Great!
Great!

They have just installed a brand new elevator that's ADA compliant and welcoming to those who use mobility assistance. Thanks NSYMCA!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Respectful, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
jake74
jake74
11:23am 12/06/10
Great!
Great!

I also attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the NSymca. I got to ride the new elevator and it was a very enjoyable experience. There is Braille on this elevator, in addition to raised markings. I read the floor numbers to everyone. The presentation by the architect firm was excellent, and I'm so happy to hear that plans are actually well underway to bring this Y into compliance with the ADA. I also met some very friendly people.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
advocate
advocate
4:29am 12/06/10
Great!
Great!

I recently attended an outreach event at the Y to discuss the renovation plans to bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There was a ribbon-cutting for the new passenger elevator -- the first step in the renovation process -- and we learned that the Y has purchased a new, fully-accessible playground, which is to be installed later in the renovation process. As a member of the Y, and the parent of a teenager with special needs, I applaud the effort of this Y (and so many other Y's all over the country) that are renovating their buildings and improving their programming so that people with disabilities -- young and old -- can participate in the many activities the Y offers that help build strong kids, strong families, strong communities!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
ymom
ymom
10:53am 04/08/09

The North Suburban YMCA is not a brand new facility, but it IS an organization with a big heart and a sincere desire to be accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. Their new suite of electronics-based fitness games, called X-Zone, is a wonderful place for kids who may not be able to participate in classes or team sports. We have found the one-to-one personal training to be the perfect fit for our son, as well as some of the newer specialized classes the Y is offering for kids with special needs (fitness, martial arts and yoga). The Y has a great swimming pool, and individual handball courts that families can use. Many area agencies and schools that serve people with disabilities use the Y, so it is a familiar place to many of them already.

The Y will hold a "Recreation for All" Open House on May 17th (1-3 pm) so that families living with disability can explore how the Y might help meet the social and recreational needs of everyone in their family. We encourage everyone to check out the Y. It has so much to offer...and is quite responsive to special requests from families, including those facing economic challenges at this time. Give the Y a call at 847-272-7250 or check out their website -- www.nsymca.org.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service
Noah&Ellen
Noah&Ellen
3:13pm 03/26/09

As Northbrook residents, we belonged to the "Y" for many years. We have only recently changed to the Park Center in Glenview because of a personal trainer who assists Noah in weight training, who happens to favor the Park Center facility.
While members of the "Y" Noah was always treated with dignity and respect. When he was much younger he had some pretty challenging behaviors. Staff was always understanding and they made many accomodations over the years for Noah and his friends, who used to meet and swim together on the weekends.
We would definitely recommend the "Y" as a low key, disability friendly community recreation center.
Noah and Ellen Bronfeld

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Not sure if there are employees with disabilities.

 
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