Our Policies at the Y

The Waterbury Young Men’s Christian Association d/b/a The Greater Waterbury YMCA (Greater Waterbury YMCA) is committed to making its programs and activities available on a nondiscriminatory basis as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Greater Waterbury YMCA will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of disability with regard to the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, privileges, advantages and accommodations.

The Greater Waterbury YMCA will make reasonable modifications to its programs for children with disabilities, both new applicants and those already enrolled, on a case-by-case basis, to permit them to participate in its before and after school programs in the most integrated setting possible unless Greater Waterbury YMCA can demonstrate that making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its goods and services.

Individualized Assessment and Reasonable Modification

When informed that a child with a disability has applied to participate in one of Greater Waterbury YMCA’s programs, the Greater Waterbury YMCA will provide the parent/guardian of that child with a copy of this Policy. Greater Waterbury YMCA will also provide a written copy of this Policy upon request.

When a request for a modification is made, Greater Waterbury YMCA will individually assess the needs of the child on whose behalf the request is made and will address each request for a modification on a case-by-case basis. Greater Waterbury YMCA will work with families to provide reasonable modifications in accordance with this Policy and applicable laws and may, to that end, request certain documentation concerning the child’s needs. Absent extenuating circumstances, Greater Waterbury YMCA provide the parent/guardian with a decision on the request for a reasonable modification within 5 business days of the request having been made.

If an agreement cannot be reached for Greater Waterbury YMCA to provide reasonable modifications, Greater Waterbury YMCA will notify the parent/guardian, in writing, of the modifications Waterbury YMCA will provide (if any) and which modifications it will not provide. Pursuant to the ADA, Greater Waterbury YMCA may choose not to provide a modification if that modification would fundamentally alter the nature of its service, program, or activity.

Point of Contact If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact Tami Macary, Human Resource Director, at The Greater Waterbury YMCA at 203-754-9622 ext. 104 or tmacary@waterburyymca.org.