Welcome to the Stride Program! 

The Stride Program is a day program that assists and encourages adults, intellectually and developmentally disabled, achieve their highest potential in the community and everyday life.

Activities and curriculum focus on:
- Daily living Skills: a wide spectrum of learning opportunities which include shopping skills, cooking, telephone usage, hygiene and personal care

- Practical Math: basics of time telling, using a calendar, counting and recognizing money, basic calculator usage and the fundamentals of budgeting

- Reading & Writing: completing curriculum that relates to specific daily activities and holidays

- Computer Usage: Attainment stations that allow you to learn additional skills including reading, math, spelling, vocational skills, art, budgeting, etc.

- Community Integration: utilizing surrounding opportunities such as libraries, public transit, fitness centers, and recreational activities

- Volunteer Opportunities: students will have the chance to participate in our local partnerships with Up*sale Collectibles, Meals on Wheels, and YMCA of Greater Whittier Guest Services.

- Social Development: continually engaging in social relationships within the program and in the community

- Library Access: obtaining and being responsible for a library card, making book selections, checking out library materials, and returning them in a timely manner

- Self-Advocacy: encouraging students to recognize their rights and responsibilities as individuals

- Healthy Living: utilizing the fitness center at our local facility

Program Hours
- Monday - Friday
- 8:30a.m.-2:30p.m. (30-hour week)
- We observe national holidays and breaks during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
Entrance Requirements
- Ages 21+
- Regional Center Registration
*Currently serving Eastern Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley/Pomona, Orange County
- Ambulatory
- Independent toileting skills
- Absence of severe, violent behaviour problems
- Manages medication independently
- Ability to learn in a small group environment, without one-on-one supervision

Program Staff
Lead Teacher - plans and implements the program curriculum and individual goals in accordance with your Individual Personal Plan (IPP).

Teacher’s Aides - work with students to carry out the program goals, both in the classroom and in the community.
Contact Information
Stride Classroom
P: 562-945-5304
F: 562-698-2275

Sieanna Rubio - Program Coordinator
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Angelica Roman - Lead Teacher

Tanya Amos - Lead Teacher


Shauna Epting - Stride Director
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562-907-6530, ext. 2006

Thank you for showing your interest in the Stride Program!

YMCA of Greater Whittier


Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

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