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“Chase’s Place" Special Needs program provides an inclusive and instructional experience for children, teens and adults with special needs.


The Chase Donoff Special Needs Program, otherwise known as “Chase’s Place”, is located in the Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton and provides an inclusive, enriching, instructional and recreational experience for children, teens and adults with disabilities and special needs. The program is designed to offer a unique, quality experience for individuals with special needs in a safe environment while providing opportunities that develop each participant’s potential in spirit, mind, and body.

Chase’s Place provides the following care for individuals with special needs ages 5-22:

  • After School care programs
  • School break camps (winter, spring break, and summer)
  • “Fun Days” (days off from school)
  • Weekend respite care opportunities

Activities include homework time, games, sports, swimming, field trips and numerous inclusion opportunities.

How to Register

Registration must be IN PERSON at the Boca Raton Y. Spots are limited. 


Generous Support

Chase’s Place would not be possible without the generosity of the late Craig and Judi Donoff. The Donoffs helped create the program in honor of their autistic son, Chase, who (at the time) had to travel more than 30 miles after school to attend a program that would meet his needs. The Donoffs established a $500k fund at the Peter Blum Family YMCA for Chase’s Place because they saw firsthand the need for such programs for young people with special needs and their families.