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Here’s an article by the Forest Hills Patch about a program currently running at the Central Queens YM & YWCA:

Everybody Is A Champion at Karate Kids

Karate Kids is a one-hour program that pairs volunteers, social workers and martial arts teachers with autistic children, from 5- to 11-years old. The Central Queens Y is now providing “sports situations” for children who can’t participate in community sports programs due to autism, as well as “building community awareness to special needs.”

Donate to the Central Queens Y by visiting centralqueensy.org/donations or contacting Danielle Ellman, dellman@centralqueensy.org.

About The Central Y Queens:

The Central Y Queens is a gathering place for residents of Forest Hills to be with family and friends. Offering everything from nursery school to swimming to summer camp and GED classes, the Central Queens Y is a community resource that thousands of people take advantage of every year.

The goal of the Central Queens Y is to serve families, at-risk youth and senior citizens in the community in whatever way most improves their lives. As such, the Y is committed to creating new programs and maintaining popular learning initiatives and features for its members to take advantage of.

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