The YMCA of Greater Kansas City Challenger Athletics program providers year-round opportunities for children with ASDS and other disabilities to participate in sports, recreation and social integration activities. This proposal seeks to improve and expand these opportunities in a way that specially benefits children with ASDS, through specialized materials, targeted marketing, program equipment, additional sites and staff/volunteering training. the YMCA will also expand the existing program to include young adults 16 years of age and older through inclusive social integration activities that also incorporate life skills training and job-readiness activities. the new program for young adults will impact their lives by providing an outlet for fun and socializing as well as skill development and preparation for employment. This will be the first program of its kind in the Kansas City area for young adults with ASDS.