Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
Plano Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation programs offer recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs from 12 months to over 60 years of age. Programs are offered year round and provide a variety of activities such as; fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of children/teens and adults with disabilities. Most classes are held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive. Please note: Liberty Recreation Center is closed for renovations as of Dec. 1, 2018. Please see our Recreation Catalog Opens a New Window. for new location, dates and times of classes and trips. Although these programs are recreational, there are many benefits that are inherent within each of the programs. They stress social interaction, self-direction, speech and language and community involvement. These recreational programs provide a safe environment, respite for parents and caregivers, and learning through a variety of classes. Staff and volunteers are there to assist each participant in getting the most out of each program they attend.
Fun Activities for Kids
Plano Adapted Recreation offers great classes for younger kids to stay active and socialize with others. What a perfect way for kids with any kind of delays to increase gross motor skills, strengthen hand eye coordination, body awareness, discipline, and self-esteem. Each child will progress at a rate which they are most comfortable and modifications will be made for any child that should need them. Check out some of the classes below!
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SNAP- Special Needs Athletic Program (11-18 Yrs) - NEW!
SNAP will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon, June 3, 5 and 7 at Oak Point Recreation Center. This program is geared toward non-behavioral special needs individuals who are looking to learn the basics about basketball and have fun with their peers. During this three day camp you will learn the fundamentals of basketball. So if you have ever wanted to learn dribbling, passing and shooting techniques, this is the camp for you! We will work on cardio and other drills based on your skill level. Campers should wear comfortable loose clothing and gym shoes and bring their own water bottle. Individuals who exhibit physical aggression towards staff and others will be dismissed from the camp and no refund will be given. The cost is $89, register with course #20729.
Come join us for these fun outings that increase socialization. Whether it's a dinner or sports outing, you are sure to have a great time with friends. Check out some of the classes below!
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Monthly Dance Club
Please note: Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ (formerly known as the Plano Senior Center) will host our first dance of 2019 on Friday, March 22, from 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be NO DANCE CLUB held on the months of JANUARY & FEBRUARY! We hope to see everyone in March for our next Dance!
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Forms and Guidelines
We strive to take the best care of our participants. In doing that, we require all of our participants to have a participant intake form filled out before they start a class. This form helps the instructor know a little about the participant before they meet.
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Adapted Recreation welcomes volunteers ages 12 and up. Ages 12-13 must have a parent present to volunteer. Ages 14 and up can volunteer on their own. All volunteers must fill out a volunteer form, and all adults must pass a background check before volunteering. If you would like to become a volunteer please fill out the volunteer form below.
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