Enhancing and enriching the lives of individuals with special needs in Recreation, Leisure, and Sport.
Our third initiative is to provide access to recreation programs for people with special needs. We partner with area recreation providers to showcase the services they offer in our Try it Saturday programs. This provides an opportunity for individuals to try a program without registering for a full session. Individuals can then decide if they would like to enroll or continue to explore other recreational outlets. Self determination and initiation are essential to maintain a healthy leisure lifestyle. With this program, we promote access, adaptation, and education for people with special needs to experience what is available within their community.
We aim to assist in providing opportunities within the special needs community in relation to recreation. Through years of work in recreational therapy, we have recognized that the need for affordable recreation programming is essential in accessibility to all individuals with special needs. We strive to provide quarterly scholarships to assist in access to a variety of recreation programming in Northeast Ohio.
We have also identified the need for family recreation programming, in which all family members, with and without special needs, can participate in recreation programming together. Often, families are divided in their recreation involvement, limiting memories and experiences that they engage in together. We provide parties and events that work to bring the family together and build lasting memories in recreation.