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Y introduces Blue Lobster program for children with disabilities



ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA has introduced a new program designed to provide an inclusive environment for children with both physical and developmental disabilities.

The Blue Lobsters Program will offer recreational opportunities and activities.

“Participants in our program will be able to develop meaningful relationships with their peers, while both children and parents are provided a place to grow, learn, play and feel the support of a loving community,” according to a statement from the YMCA. “Part of the mission of the YMCA is to be an organization ‘for all’ and this new program will fill a need in our community and allow us to impact even more families and children.”

Programming will begin in the late fall. The YMCA will be holding three informational sessions over the next few months for parents who are interested and would like to learn more about the program. The session will be from 5-7 p.m. on June 30, July 21 and Aug. 18 at the Moore Center at 125 State St. in Ellsworth.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Stanley at [email protected].

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