Recreation and Leisure Programs and Activities for Special Populations Broward County, Florida - FALL 2019 / WINTER 2020

 
Recreation and Leisure
Programs and Activities
for Special Populations

 Broward County, Florida
FALL 2019 / WINTER 2020

              Prepared by the
Broward County Parks and Recreation Division
        Special Populations Section
            Phone: 954-357-8170
             TTY: 954-537-2844
   Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
           www.Broward.org/Parks
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The information contained in this listing is compiled for general information purposes only and is accurate to
                 the best of the preparers' knowledge. Most of the information listed was provided by the program provider /
                  agency. Broward County does not endorse any of the programs or access features listed. Be sure to examine
                 each program and access feature carefully, by contacting the provider listed in the entry, to determine what is
                    desirable to meet your specific interests and needs. Please note that many of the programs listed have a
                                                                  preregistration
                                                       requirement and may be fee based.

                          Should you have any corrections, or know of programs or access features not included, contact the
                                      Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170, TTY: 954-537-2844, or email
                                                       SpecialPopulations@Broward.org.

                                           COUNTY PROVIDERS OUTSIDE OF BROWARD COUNTY
                            Miami Dade Parks Disability Services: 305-755-7848 - www.miamidade.gov/parks
             Palm Beach County Therapeutic Recreation: 561-966-7015, Special Olympics: 561-966-7019 - www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/parks

Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
BOWLING                                                                                                    Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults 18 and over with intellectual, developmental, and or physical disability.                       Sunrise
Year-round. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Preregistration required. Call or email for                 Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8160
information.                                                                                               TTY: 954-537-2844
                                                                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
PINS - N – PALS: YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT BOWLING                                                               Broward County Parks and Recreation
For ages 13 to 30 with intellectual, developmental, and or physical disability.                            Sunrise
Year-round. Wednesdays, 4:40 p.m. to 6 p.m. Preregistration required. Call or email for information.       Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8160
                                                                                                           TTY: 954-537-2844
                                                                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
TANDEM BIKE - SKILL DEVELOPMENT                                                                            Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with visual disability.                                                           Location Varies
Learn basic biking skills, safety, bike mechanics, trust-building, and group riding etiquette along with   Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
the opportunity for physical activity, fun, and socialization.                                             TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and program dates.                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
TANDEM BIKE LEISURE RIDES                                                                                  Broward County Parks and Recreation
For graduates of the Skill Development Program.                                                            Various Parks
Quarterly. Call or email for more information.                                                             Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
                                                                                                           TTY: 954-537-2844
                                                                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
YOGA                                                                                                       Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with visual disability.                                                           Sunview Park, Fort Lauderdale
Group yoga instruction with postures adapted to individual abilities. Meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday       Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8160
of the month. January to October. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration required.                                TTY: 954-537-2844
                                                                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
NORDIC POLE WALKING PROGRAM                                                                                Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with intellectual and or developmental disability and one adult guest.            Various County Parks
This inclusive cardio and strength-based program will introduce participants to a simple, low-impact,      Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
and healthful walking activity. Preregistration required. Call / email for program dates and               TTY: 954-537-2844
information.                                                                                               Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FIT WITH A FRIEND CIRCUIT PROGRAM                                                                          Broward County Parks and Recreation
For veterans with and without disability and one adult guest.                                              TY Park, Hollywood
This inclusive program focuses on developing general fitness through a circuit rotation at the park's      Special Populations – Phone: 954-357-8170
Memorial Fitness Zone. Each class includes a warmup, circuit routine, and cooldown.                        TTY: 954-537-2844
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Preregistration required. Call or email for session dates, time, and information.                          Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
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                                                                                                           www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
TAKE THE STAGE!                                                                                             Broward County Parks and Recreation &
For ages 7 to 14 with intellectual, developmental, and or physical disability.                              Plantation Parks and Recreation
A free fun dance program. Participants will explore various styles and elements of dance with student       Plantation Central Park
volunteers assisting. Program focuses on enhancing rhythm, coordination, socialization,                     Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
self-awareness, self-expression, and confidence. Two separate programs offered Saturdays.                   TTY: 954-537-2844
Program 1, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for ages 7 to 10 and Program 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for         SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
ages 11 to 14. Preregistration required. Call or email for information.                                     www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
DISC GOLF 101                                                                                               Broward County Parks and Recreation
For veterans with and without disability.                                                                   Plantation Heritage Park
Learn fundamentals, skills, equipment, field of play, rules, and more; or, hone your skills. Disc golf is   Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8160
an enjoyable, affordable, and active outdoor recreation or competitive activity that can be played at       TTY: 954-537-2844
many of Broward County's beautiful parks. Preregistration required.                                         Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
Call or email for information and session date.                                                             www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
CROSS-ROUND FITNESS                                                                                         Broward County Parks and Recreation &
For adults, 18 and over, with physical disability.                                                          Supportabilities Foundation
This free program, in partnership with Supportabilities Foundation, will teach self-defense through         Location Varies
non-contact boxing and promote physical fitness through adaptive exercises while enhancing                  Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
physical, emotional, and social confidence. Preregistration required.                                       TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and session dates.                                                            Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                            www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
3R's ARTS & CRAFTS – Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose                                                              Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with intellectual and developmental disability.                                    Location Varies
This program will provide an opportunity to explore and create art with recycled, repurposed,               Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8160
and found materials while promoting / enhancing creativity and self-expression.                             TTY: 954-537-2844
Preregistration required. Call or email for information and session dates.                                  Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                            www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
MUSICAL EXPRESSIONS                                                                                         Broward County Parks and Recreation
For ages 13 to 25 with intellectual and developmental disability.                                           Location Varies
Express yourself and communicate with music by learning musical skills with various percussion              Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
instruments. Have fun and gain confidence as you learn rhythmic patterns and use vocals.                    TTY: 954-537-2844
Preregistration required. Call or email for program dates and information.                                  Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
                                                                                                            www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
HANDCYCLES                                                                                                  Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with physical disability.                                                          Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Two handcycles, one recumbent, and one upright, may be checked out on a first-come, first-serve             Phone: 954-357-5400; TTY: 954-537-2844
basis. Handcycles are for independent use within the park. Daily, unless the park has a special event,      CBRP@Broward.org
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for information.                                                                      www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WATER SAFETY CLASSES                                                                                        Broward County Parks and Recreation
For ages 6 months to 18 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing        SWIM Central
disability.                                                                                                 Various Locations throughout Broward
Broward County's chief coordinating agency for water-safety instruction and awareness. SWIM Central         Phone: 954-357-7946
maintains the most comprehensive database in Florida, tracking every single swimming                        SwimCentral@broward.org
pool and program in the County.                                                                             www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
NAMI - FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL                                                                                  Broward County Parks and Recreation &
For adults, 18 and over, living with mental illness.                                                        National Alliance on Mental Illness,
Deejay music, dancing, refreshments, socializing, door prizes, and more.                                    Broward County
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call or email for additional information.                  Tree Tops Park, Davie
*Direct supervision of participants is not provided.                                                        Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
                                                                                                            TTY: 954-537-2844 NAMI: 954-316-9907
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FALL FROLIC DANCE                                                                                           Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                       Tree Tops Park, Davie
Co-sponsored by Sunrise Leisure Services. Deejay music, dancing, refreshments, socializing and fun.         Special Populations – Phone: 954-357-8170
Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations required. Reserve early as space is limited.     TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and or reservation.                                                           SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
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*Direct supervision of participants is not provided.                                                        www.Broward.org/Parks
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Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
TEEN & YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL - "Western Hoedown"                                                              Broward County Parks and Recreation
For ages 13 – 25 with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                              Tree Tops Park, Davie
Deejay music, dancing, refreshments, socializing and fun. Friday, November 18, 2019                        Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required.                                                            TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and or reservation.                                                          SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
*Direct supervision of participants is not provided.                                                       www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE                                                                                    Broward County Parks and Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                      Location TBD
Deejay music, dancing, refreshments, socializing and fun. January 2020. Date TBD.                          Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations required. Reserve early as space is limited.                           TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and or to make a reservation.                                                Email: SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
*Direct supervision of participants is not provided.                                                       www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
TEEN & YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL - "Go Green Dance"                                                               Broward County Parks and Recreation &
For ages 13 – 25 with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                              Tamarac Parks and Recreation
Deejay music, dancing, refreshments, socializing and fun. March 2020. Date TBD.                            Special Populations - Phone: 954-357-8170
from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations required.                                                            TTY: 954-537-2844
Call or email for information and or to make a reservation.                                                SpecialPopulations@Broward.org
*Direct supervision of participants is not provided.                                                       www.Broward.org/Parks
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
CREATIVE ARTS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS                                                                            City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
For ages 6 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing           Coconut Creek Recreation Complex
disability.                                                                                                Monica Cummings - Phone: 954-545-6604
Create works of art using a variety of art techniques. Acrylic, Mix Media, Watercolor Painting, 3D Art.    Mcummings@coconutcreek.net
Program promotes creative thinking, self-expression, and social interaction. All supplies are included.    www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. October 2 to November 20, 2019.
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL NEEDS BOWLING LEAGUE                                                                               City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
For all ages with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing disability.      AMF, Margate
Bowling league for individuals with special needs and their families. This program is about having fun,    Colette Okamoto - Phone: 954-545-6670
making friends, and social interaction with a little friendly competition. Registration required, in       cokamoto@coconutcreek.net
person at Community Center, prior to being accepted into program. No online registration accepted.         www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fall: September 9 to November 4, 2019. Winter: November 18, 2019 to
February 3, 2020 (no class 12/23, 12/30 & 1/20). Spring: February 24 to April 20, 2020
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FAMILY FIT HOUR: ADAPTIVE FITNESS CLASS                                                                    City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
For ages 12 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing          Coconut Creek Community Center
disability.                                                                                                Monica Cummings - Phone: 954-545-6604
For individuals with special needs and their families. Designed to help increase fitness level using       Mcummings@coconutcreek.net
adaptive fitness exercises such as fun circuits, group exercises and more. Saturday, September 14,         www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
2019, 1 to 2 p.m.
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL NEEDS SPORTS FUN AND FITNESS                                                                       City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
For ages 18 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing          Coconut Creek Community Center
disability.                                                                                                Monica Cummings - Phone: 954-545-6604
This program will include a variety of sports and fitness activities. No online registration accepted.     Mcummings@coconutcreek.net
Fridays, 12 to 1 p.m. Fall: September 13 to November 22, 2019. Winter: January 10 to March 13,             www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
2020. Call or email for more information.
Program Information:                                                                                       City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
CIRCLE OF RHYTHM                                                                                           Coconut Creek Community Center
For ages 8 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing           Monica Cummings - Phone: 954-545-6604
disability.                                                                                                Mcummings@coconutcreek.net
Learn adaptive drumming using percussion instruments and dancing techniques while exploring                www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
fine motor and hand - eye coordination. Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.
November 6 to December 4, 2019 (no class 11/27).
Program Information:                                                                                       Provider, Location and Contact Information:
BUTTERFLY DANCE FRIENDS                                                                                    City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation
For ages 4 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and / or hearing         Coconut Creek Community Center
disability.                                                                                                Monica Cummings - Phone: 954-545-6604
Butterfly Friends is a buddy program for children and adults with special needs. Participants will learn   Mcummings@coconutcreek.net
the basics of dance while having fun with their peers. Participants are matched with their own "peer       www.coconutcreek.net/parks/special-needs
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friend" for the entire session. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. September 21 to October 19, 2019
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(no class 10/5). Call or email for information.
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BOWLING                                                                                                     City of Coral Springs Parks & Recreation
For ages 10 an over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing            Sawgrass Lanes, Tamarac
disability.                                                                                                 Debra Futterman - Phone: 954-345-2200
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., through May 2020.                                                          Dfutterman@coralsprings.org
Preregistration required. Call or email for information.                                                    www.coralsprings.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
BOOGIE DOWN DANCES                                                                                          City of Coral Springs Parks & Recreation
For all ages with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                                   Sartory Senior Center in Mullins Park
Monthly themed dances with entertainment and refreshments. First Friday of the month.                       Debra Futterman - Phone: 954-345-2200
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through June 2020. Direct supervision is not provided.                              Dfutterman@coralsprings.org
Call or email for more information.                                                                         www.coralsprings.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER CLUB                                                                                    City of Coral Springs Parks & Recreation
For 18 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                Sartory Senior Center in Mullins Park
disability.                                                                                                 Debra Futterman - Phone: 954-345-2200
Engage in socialization in a restaurant setting. Third Friday of the month. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.,               Dfutterman@coralsprings.org
through May 2020. Preregistration required. Call or email for information.                                  www.coralsprings.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SATURDAY'S SOCIAL CLUB                                                                                      City of Coral Springs Parks & Recreation
For ages 10 and over with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                           Location varies
Fun filled activity day including on-site and off-site entertainment. Times and cost vary.                  Debra Futterman - Phone: 954-345-2200
Preregistration required. Participants must be self-sufficient. Most Saturdays through June 2020.           Dfutterman@coralsprings.org
Registration required. Call or email for information.                                                       www.coralsprings.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ALL STAR BUDDIES                                                                                            City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation
For ages 6 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, visual and or hearing disability.           Location Varies by Program
An all-inclusive program designed to provide fun and engaging recreational opportunities with the           Kenny Lawrence - Phone: 954-480-4494
special populations in mind but open for all to enjoy. Call or email for program information.               Klawrence@deerfield-beach.com
                                                                                                            www.dfb.city
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY FISHING                                                                             Location:
Come and catch the big one in our All-Inclusive fishing club held at the world-famous Deerfield Beach       Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier
International Fishing Pier. Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. September 4 to October 9, 2019.
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                         Location:
Come stop time in our All-Inclusive photography club. Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. September 5 to              Hillsboro Community Center, Deerfield Beach
October 10, 2019.
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY KICKBALL                                                                            Location:
Come kick it with us in our All-Inclusive family fun kickball league. Fridays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. September 6   Deerfield Beach Athletics Complex
to October 11, 2019.
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY BOWLING                                                                             Location:
Bowl strikes in our All-Inclusive bowling program. Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. October 23 to                 Strikes, Boca
December 4, 2019.
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY BASKETBALL                                                                          Location:
Shoot hoops in our All-Inclusive basketball program. Fridays, 5:30 to 7 p.m. October 25 to                  Oveta Mckeithen Recreational Complex,
December 6, 2019.                                                                                           Deerfield Beach
Program: ALL-STAR BUDDY S.T.R.E.A.M.                                                                        Location:
Join us in this exciting class learning Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each     Oveta Mckeithen Recreational Complex,
class will cover one of the important aspects of S.T.R.E.A.M. programming. The program will be              Deerfield Beach
packed with unique learning and creative experiences. Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m. October 24 to
December 5, 2019.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
CHAIR YOGA                                                                                                  City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation &
For ages 18 and over, 16 and 17 with guardian, with physical disability.                                    Broward General Wellness
Includes gently stretching, strengthening and relaxing the body. This class is perfect for individuals      Beach Community Center
with mobility limitations. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.                                  Kyle Miller - Phone: 954-828-5360
Call or email for more information.                                                                         Kyle.miller@fortlauderdale.gov
                                                                                                            www.fortlauderdale.gov
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
HYDROFITNESS – for ages 18 and over with physical disability                                                City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation
Low-impact water aerobics to improve flexibility, range of motion, and help with weight loss.               Croissant Pool - Phone: 954-828-6156
 Must be comfortable in the water. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.                        Jennifer Gigler - Phone: 954-828-5435
                                                                                                            Email: Jenniferg@fortlauderdale.gov
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AQUAFITNESS – for ages 18 and over with physical disability.                                                www.fortlauderdale.gov
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Shallow Water. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Call / email for further information.                                                                       Bass Park Pool: 954-828-6019
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS PROGRAM                                                                                   City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation
For adults, 18 and over, with physical disability.                                                          George English Tennis Center, Ft. Laud.
Learn how to play wheelchair tennis. All abilities welcome. Four specialized adult sport                    Phone: 954-828-4620
wheelchairs available. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.                                                         Serogers@fortlauderdale.gov
                                                                                                            www.fortlauderdale.gov
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FORT LAUDERDALE SHARKS - Wheelchair Basketball Team                                                         City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation &
For ages 16 and over with physical disability.                                                              Fort Lauderdale Sharks
Competitive and recreational wheelchair basketball. All welcome to participate. Practice held year-         Joseph C. Carter Park, Fort Lauderdale
round. Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.                                              Archie Jones - Phone: 954-828-4511
Call or email for information.                                                                              Ajones@fortlauderdale.gov
                                                                                                            ftlsharks@gmail.com
                                                                                                            www.ftlsharks.com
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
JR. FORT LAUDERDALE SHARKS - Juniors Wheelchair Basketball                                                  City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation
For ages 6 to 13 with physical disability.                                                                  Joseph C. Carter Park, Fort Lauderdale
Sundays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call or email for more information.                                               Archie Jones - Phone: 954-828-4511
                                                                                                            Ajones@fortlauderdale.gov
                                                                                                            Phone: 954-303-6999
                                                                                                            juniorsharksbasketball@gmail.com
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SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM LESSONS                                                                                  City of Hollywood Parks, Recreation &
For ages 6 months and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, and or hearing disability.           Cultural Arts
Adaptive Aquatics Group swim lessons for children with disabilities.                                        Driftwood Community Pool
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. Call or email for session dates and information.       Chadli Fernandez – Phone: 954-967-4644
                                                                                                            Cfernandez@hollywoodfl.org
                                                                                                            www.hollywoodfl.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ADULT SPECIAL NEEDS DANCES                                                                                  City of Hollywood Parks, Recreation &
For ages 16 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, and or emotional disability.               Cultural Arts
Enjoy an evening of dancing, music and socializing. Light snacks & drinks provided.                         Boulevard Heights Community Center
Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.                                                          Pixie Cook - Phone: 954-967-4235
Call or email for information.                                                                              Pcook@hollywoodfl.org
                                                                                                            www.hollywoodfl.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ADULT SPECIAL NEEDS MOVIE                                                                                   City of Hollywood Parks, Recreation &
For ages 16 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, and or hearing                  Cultural Arts
disability.                                                                                                 Boulevard Heights Community Center
Enjoy a movie and a light snack. On-going on Wednesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                       Pixie Cook - Phone: 954-967-4235
Call or email for information and movie titles.                                                             Pcook@hollywoodfl.org
                                                                                                            www.hollywoodfl.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
LAUDERHILL BEEP BASEBALL                                                                                    City of Lauderhill Parks and Leisure
For ages 18 and over with visual disability.                                                                Services (PALS) &
Take America’s favorite past time sport and make it available to athletes who are blind or visually         Look Through My Eyes, Inc.
impaired. It combines a beeping ball, buzzing bases, six blindfolded players, a fully sighted pitcher and   Ansel Davis: 754-246-7614
catcher, and spotters. Players hit, field, and run bases relying completely on hearing, communication,      Anseldavis@ltmyeyes.org
and trust. Fridays: Practice - 3 to 6 p.m. Games - TBD. May through September.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS                                                                                       City of Margate Parks and Recreation
For ages 6 months and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual                    Calypso Cove Water Park
and or hearing disability.                                                                                  Maria Moresco - Phone: 954-974-4566
One-on-one swim lessons for individuals unable to be independent in water. Designed to increase             Ccove@margatefl.com
swimming skills. Preregistration required. By appointment.                                                  www.margatefl.com
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS                                                                                       Parkland Parks and Recreation
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, and or physical disability.                              Parkland Buddy Sports
Eight sports programs offered throughout the year. August to November 2019 and                              (See Parkland Buddy Sports)
January to May 2020.                                                                                        info@parklandbuddysports.org
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Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL POPULATIONS ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM – Fun Run Series                                            City of Pembroke Pines Recreation &
For ages 4 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing        Cultural Arts / YMCA - Special Populations
disability.                                                                                             Program. Walter C Young Track
 Adaptive Sports is a noncompetitive atmosphere for participants 4 years and older to actively engage   Jean Kneely: 954-826-0800
in several sports throughout the year. Adaptive Sports runs for six consecutive weekends. There will    Jocelyn Lata: 954-727-9622
not be a demand on practices or competition among participants and/or teams. Participants are           Jlata@ymcasouthflorida.org
encouraged to do their best and have fun. Call or email for more information and sports session         www.ppines.com
dates.                                                                                                  www.ymcasouthflorida.org
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL PROGRAM                                                                     City of Pembroke Pines Recreation &
For ages 8 and over with intellectual and or developmental disability.                                  Cultural Arts / YMCA – Special Populations
Special Olympics eligibility must be met. Begins October 2019.                                          Program. Walter C Young Gym
Call or email for more information                                                                      Jean Kneely – Phone: 954-826-0800
                                                                                                        Jocelyn Lata - Phone: 954-727-9622
                                                                                                        Jlata@ymcasouthflorida.org
                                                                                                        www.ppines.com
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLAG FOOTBALL                                                                          City of Pembroke Pines Recreation &
For ages 8 and over with intellectual and or developmental disability.                                  Cultural Arts/YMCA,
Special Olympics eligibility must be met. Sundays - practice from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                     Town Gate Park, Pembroke Pines
Saturdays - competition. Through September 2019.                                                        Jean Kneely – Phone: 954-826-0800
Call or email for information.                                                                          Jocelyn Lata - Phone: 954-727-9622
                                                                                                        Jlata@ymcasouthflorida.org
                                                                                                        www.ppines.com
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL POPULATIONS TENNIS                                                                              City of Pembroke Pines Recreation &
For ages 12 and over with developmental, emotional and /or physical disability.                         Cultural Arts / YMCA,
All levels of players are welcome. Sign up individually or with family members or companions.           Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center, Pembroke Pines
Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                                                                         Jocelyn Lata - Phone: 954-727-9622
Call or email for more information.                                                                     Jlata@ymcasouthflorida.org
                                                                                                        www.ppines.com
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WPPO MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL                                                                            City of Pembroke Pines &
For ages 5 to 21 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing           West Pembroke Pines Optimists (WPPO)
disability.                                                                                             Rose G. Price Park
Played on an accessible field for individuals using wheelchairs and other walking devices.              Alex Bello - Phone: 954-224-0835
Fridays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. August to November.                                                           Westpinesmiracleleague@gmail.com
Call or email for further information.                                                                  www.facebook.com/WestPinesMiracleLeague
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS                                                                      City of Plantation Parks and Recreation
For ages 6 months to adult with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or         Plantation Aquatic Complex, Plantation
hearing disability. Swim lessons for individuals with disabilities. Designed to increase swimming       Phone: 954-452-2525
skills. Preregistration required. By appointment only.                                                  www.plantation.org
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATIONAL EXERCISE                                                                     City of Plantation Parks and Recreation
For ages 6 months to adult with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or         Plantation Aquatic Complex, Plantation
hearing disability.                                                                                     Phone: 954-452-2525
Aquatic exercise program for individuals unable to be independent in the water. Designed to increase    www.plantation.org
strength, balance, flexibility and movements. Preregistration required. By appointment only.
Program Information:                                                                                    Provider, Location and Contact Information:
"PAP" PLANTATION ADPATIVE TENNIS PROGRAM                                                                Plantation Community Tennis Corporation
For ages 7 to 17 and 18 and over with physical disability.                                              Frank Veltri Tennis Center, Plantation
Tennis instruction and play for beginners to advanced wheelchair players. All equipment provided.       Mark Morgenstern - Phone: 954-474-6897
Four specialized adult sport wheelchairs and two youth sport wheelchairs available.                     Phone: 954-513-3540
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.                                                  cmontana@plantationtennis.org
                                                                                                        www.PCTC.PlantationTennis.org
                                                                                                        www.plantationtennis.org
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LOVE SERVING AUTISM TENNIS PROGRAM                                                                            Plantation Community Tennis Corporation &
For ages 5 to 18 with autism spectrum disorders.                                                              Love Serving Autism
A new tennis program offering specialized therapeutic tennis instruction for individuals with Autism          Frank Veltri Tennis Center, Plantation
Spectrum Disorders.                                                                                           Phone: 954-513-3540 or 561-331-1903
Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m. September 7 to October 12, 2019.                                                      cmontana@plantationtennis.org
                                                                                                              info@loveservingautism.org
                                                                                                              www.PCTC.PlantationTennis.org
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
AQUASTRETCH - WATER AEROBICS                                                                                  City of Pompano Beach
For ages 18 and over who have joint pain and or arthritis.                                                    Pompano Beach Aquatic Center
Warm-water exercises to promote flexibility and reduce joint pain and stiffness.                              Phone: 954-786-4128
Year-round. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                                         www.pompanobeachfl.gov
Call or email for more information.
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
AUTISM SWIMS                                                                                                  City of Sunrise Leisure Services and
For ages 5 to 18 with autism.                                                                                 Sunrise Civic Center Aquatic Complex
A free event, for youth with autism, to promote swimming and water safety. All swimming abilities             Annette Figueroa - Phone: 954-747-4637
are welcome. Pool games and contests and educational information. Reservation required. Saturday,             Afigueroa@sunrisefl.gov
April 25, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.                                                                         www.sunrisefl.gov
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL - "Sunrise Suns"                                                                        City of Sunrise Leisure Services &
For ages 18 and over with physical disability.                                                                Sunrise Suns
Professional team practice. Non-team members welcome to experience wheelchair basketball and                  Village Multipurpose Center Gym, Sunrise
observe practices. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.                                                   Fran Wade - Phone: 954-401-6970
                                                                                                              Sunrisesuns1@gmail.com
                                                                                                              www.sunrisesuns.com
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
211 - SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES                                                                                 2-1-1 First Call For Help of Broward
For ages 0 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and / or hearing               24-hour Helpline
disability.                                                                                                   Phone: 954-537-0211 or 2-1-1
Free information and referrals to special needs resources, including recreation and summer                    www.211-broward.org
programs and care coordination services. www.211specialneeds.org
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
12th MAN FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP                                                                              12th Man Football & Cheer Camp
For ages 3 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and / or hearing            Boca Raton & Miami
disability.                                                                                                   Allen & Kimberly Lowy - Phone: 305-970-6077
A free one-day camp designed for those who because of a special need or disability have not                   twelfthmfcc@gmail.com
had the opportunity to be involved in organized football or cheerleading.                                     www.12thmanfcc.org
February 2020 in Boca and March 2020 in Miami. Call or email for information.
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ABLE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM                                                                                      Arc Broward
For ages 3 to 21 with intellectual and or developmental disability.                                           Sunrise
Provides an enriched and specialized afterschool program for children with developmental disabilities         Phone: 954-746-9400
and behavioral challenges. Social skills, physical fitness, cultural arts, recreation, case management,       www.arcbroward.com
and nursing services. Follows Broward County school calendar.
Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Extended hours for early release & non-school days.
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
STEP - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM                                                                                   Arc Broward
For ages 16 – 21 with intellectual and / or developmental disability.                                         Arc Broward, Sunrise; Coral Spring HS;
Social skill building, daily living skills, life skills training, employee skills training, hands on career   McArthur HS, Hollywood; Piper HS, Sunrise
exploration, and paid summer internship. Meets 3 days, Monday to Thursday, depending on site.                 Liliana Ballesteros-Asha - Phone: 954-790-9342
School dismissal time through 6 p.m.                                                                          Lballesteros@arcbroward.com
                                                                                                              www.arcbroward.com
Program Information:                                                                                          Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ARTISTS WITH AUTISM                                                                                           Artists with Autism - Training Gallery
For adults, 18 and over, with autism, intellectual, developmental disability and or physical disability       Festival Flea Market, Pompano Beach
Helps aspiring artists learn business skills and social skills by showing and selling their own art           Cynthia Drucker - Phone: 954-895-2786
work. Helps foster and encourage micro-enterprising and promote the artistic talents of                       FlaGaL1106@gmail.com
persons with autism and other disabilities.                                                                   www.artistswithautism.org
ARTy Party: A fun & social art class, taught by a professional artist. Call or visit web site for info.
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BEST DAY FOUNDATION                                                                                         Best Day Foundation, Florida Chapter
For ages 4 to 24 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Pompano Beach Public Beach
disability.                                                                                                 Jaime Vanacore - Phone: 800-309-2815
Provides a fun day of aquatic / beach-based activities that build confidence and self-esteem. If you        Jaime@bestdayfoundation.org
can go to the beach, you can participate. Activities include tandem surfing, body boarding, kayaking,       www.bestdayfoundation.org/locations/florida
stand-up paddling, games, and more. Beach wheelchairs and custom-built surf chairs available.
Check website for updates. Registration required. Call or email for information.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
BIT-BY-BIT THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER                                                                        Bit-by-Bit Therapy
For ages 2 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing            Davie
disability.                                                                                                 Susan March - Phone: 754-779-7888
1) Medical Therapy: Physical, speech and occupational therapy, with the use of a horse /                    Info@bitbybittherapy.org
Hippotherpy, to meet medical goals. 2) Recreational Adaptive Riding Lessons for children and adults         www.bitbybittherapy.org
with special needs. 3) Horse For Heroes Disabled Veterans Program.
Visit website for information and or program application.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
BROWARD ELITE - "FRENZY KATZ" CHEERLEADING                                                                  Broward Elite, Davie
For ages 6 to 30 with intellectual, developmental, physical, visual and or hearing disability.              Betty Suess - Phone: 954-577-3332
Special needs competitive cheer team. Learn cheer routines, jumps, dances, stunts, and tumbling.            Bettysuess@aol.com
Competition across the country. Year-round. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                www.browardeliteallstars.com
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SPECIAL FITNESS CLASS                                                                                       Broward Health, Coral Springs
For ages 18 and over with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                           Phone: 954-344-3344
An exercise class tailored for adults with mental & physical challenges who are unable to                   Kbyrne@browardhealth.org
participate in conventional exercise classes. Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. Call / email for information.            www.browardhealth.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
For grades Pre-K to 11 with intellectual, developmental, emotional and or physical disability.              Cadenza Center, Hollywood
SATURDAY ENRICHMENT CAMP - During school year. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.                                         Phone: 954-925-3191
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS - Call or email for information.                                                      Cadenzacenter@gmail.com
                                                                                                            www.cadenzacenter.com
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
YOUTH FORCE PROGRAM                                                                                         Center for Hearing and Communication
For ages 12 to 16 with hearing disability.                                                                  South Plantation High School, Plantation
Academic enrichment, prevention education, life-skills training, nutrition & fitness, cultural arts,        Olivia Angeli - Phone: 954-601-1930
community service projects, field trips, and more. During school year. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and             TTY: 954-601-1338
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call or email for more information.                                          Oangeli@chchearing.org
                                                                                                            www.chchearing.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
STEP PROGRAM                                                                                                Center for Hearing and Communication
For ages 16 to 21 with hearing disability.                                                                  South Plantation High School. Plantation
Hands-on experiences designed to foster independence and improve social skills,                             Olivia Angeli - Phone: 954-601-1930
communication, and employability skills. Art, culture and music activities included.                        TTY: 954-601-1338
During school year. Call or email for information.                                                          Oangeli@chchearing.org
                                                                                                            www.chchearing.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
M.O.S.T. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM                                                                               Center for Hearing and Communication
For ages 5 to 12 with hearing disability.                                                                   Margate Elementary School, Margate
Academic enrichment, physical fitness, art, field trips, social skills, and much more.                      Grecia Rosend - Phone: 954-601-1930 ext. 322
During school year. Monday through Friday.                                                                  TTY: 954-601-1338
Call / email for qualification requirements.                                                                Oangeli@chchearing.org
                                                                                                            www.chchearing.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
CHALLENGER BASEBALL                                                                                         Challenger Baseball
For ages 5 to 21 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing disability.   Teams throughout Broward County. Players
Modified baseball program allows boys and girls, with any disability, ages 5 to 21, to play                 can play on team closest to their home.
baseball. "Buddies" help players so they can fully participate. Free to participate.                        Randy Hibshman - Phone: 954-345-9329
Uniforms and equipment provided. Sundays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March through May 2020.                    Challengerbroward@gmail.com
Registration remains open for the next season. Visit the website for more information.                      www.challengerbaseballofbroward.com
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
COOPER CITY CHALLENGERS                                                                                     Cooper City Challengers
For young adults with special needs.                                                                        Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center
A social group for young adults with special needs. Offered for Cooper City residents only on the           William Billings - Phone: 305-904-3741
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First, second and third Friday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call or email for more information.           Sheribilling@icloud.com@bellsouth.net
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YOGA FOR CHILDREN - An Inclusive Program                                                                       Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Children
For ages 5 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing disability.   Yoga Center, Deerfield Beach
Program resumes in the October. Call or email for more information.                                            Louise Goldberg - Phone: 954-579-1604
                                                                                                               Louise@yogaforspecialneeds.com
                                                                                                               http://yogaforspecialneeds.com/
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
GIBORIM U                                                                                                      David Posnack Jewish Community
For ages 6 and over & 18 and over with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                 Center, Davie
A program for children, teens and adults with special needs that includes courses and classes in               Debra Lombard - Phone: 954-434-0499 ext. 208
fitness, the arts, sports, recreation, life skills, and health and wellness.                                   Arlene Abrams - Phone: 954-434-0499 ext. 326
Monday through Friday & Sunday. Follows Broward School schedule. Must be registered with Giborim               dlombard@dpjcc.org
U Program. Visit website for information, eligibility requirements, class offerings, and schedules.            Aabrams@dpjcc.org
Areas of Focus:                                                                                                www.giborimu.org
Sports & Wellness: Fitness; Weight Training; Yoga; Basketball; Karate; Circuit Training; Spinning; Golf;       www.dpjcc.org
Tennis
Socialization: Sunday Socials; Social Skills; Group Dynamics / Team Building
The Arts: Theater; Film; Visual Arts; Drawing & Painting; Culinary; Dance; Gardening
Life Skills: Activities of Daily Living; Personal Care; Computer Skills; Community Skills; Employment
Skills; Cooking Skills; Music
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING                                                                                   Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida
For ages 4 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Tradewinds Park North, Coconut Creek
disability.                                                                                                    Phone: 954-974-2007
Horseback riding for people with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities.                              program@equineatsf.org
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call or email for more information.                            www.equineatsf.org
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
EXCEPTIONAL FITNESS TM                                                                                         Exceptional Fitness Foundation
For ages 5 and over with autism and other special needs.                                                       Various locations throughout County
Private, semi-private and group fitness and Social Safety classes for individuals with ASD and other           Jason Miletsky - Phone: 954-815-1546
special needs. Call / email for information.                                                                   info@exceptionalfitness.org
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
EXCEPTIONAL THEATER COMPANY - “ETC”                                                                            Exceptional Theater Company (ETC)
For ages 2 to 100 with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                                 Various Locations
Innovative theater arts program held at various locations, days, and times. Creative expression                Daniela Roeder-Levy - Phone: 954-699-4096
through involvement in the arts and community service, utilizing the power of theater.                         info@exceptionaltheatercompany.org
Year-round. Contact “ETC” for more information.                                                                www.exceptionaltheatercompany.org
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
SUPERVISED TRIPS & VACATIONS                                                                                   Exceptional Vacations
For ages 18 and over with intellectual and or developmental disability.                                        All trips depart and return locally
Vacation opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and other special needs,                Jill Vassi - Phone: 561-852-0910
in a safe environment that promotes integration, socialization, friendship, and fun.                           Jillv@exceptional-vacations.com
Visit web site for trip schedule. Call or email for information.                                               www.exceptional-vacations.com
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE                                                                                              Friendship Circle of Chabad of Nova, Davie
For children with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing disability.          Chaya Posner - Phone: 954-610-9311
Call for information on upcoming programs.
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE                                                                                              Friendship Circle of Greater Fort Lauderdale
For ages 6 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Fort Lauderdale
disability.                                                                                                    Chaya Slavaticki - Phone: 754-800-1770
A variety of programs for those who have special needs. Social, recreational & educational                     Office@FriendshipFl.org
experiences: Teen Scene, Cheerleading, Young Adult Circle, Friends @ Home, and much more.                      www.FriendshipFl.org
Call or visit the website for more information.
Program Information:                                                                                           Provider, Location and Contact Information:
THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE                                                                                          Friendship Circle of North Broward &
For ages 3 to 20 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                  South Palm Beach
disability.                                                                                                    Chabad of Parkland and other locations
Recreation, sports, life skills programs, and special events. Dates, times, and locations vary.                Sarah Biston - Phone: 954-691-5512
Call or visit the web site for more information.                                                               Floridafriendshipcircle@gmail.com
                                                                                                               www.floridafriendshipcircle.com
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ROCK FREINDS                                                                                                 The Friendship Journey
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                Boca Raton
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Play instruments, sing and jam in a private studio setting. While rocking out, friendships among the         www.thefriendshipjourney.org
musicians will be formed. Get ready to take the stage! All programs currently take place on
Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions. Visit web site for program dates and information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FIT FRIENDS                                                                                                  The Friendship Journey
For ages 12 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Coral Springs
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Build muscle and friendships through this unique experience in a private gym setting with certified          www.thefriendshipjourney.org
personal trainers. While exercising, bonding experiences are endless. Pump it up! All programs
currently take place on Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions.
Visit web site for program dates and information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
YOGA FRIENDS                                                                                                 The Friendship Journey
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                Coral Springs
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Program combines the beauty and relaxation of yoga with the social interaction that occurs                   www.thefriendshipjourney.org
organically between participants and volunteers. Namaste! All programs currently take place on
Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions. Visit web site for program dates and information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
DANCE FRIENDS                                                                                                The Friendship Journey
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                Coral Springs
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Move, shake and jive just like our friend Jamie did as we express ourselves through the art of dance.        www.thefriendshipjourney.org
While grooving, smiles are always shared with friends. Come feel the rhythm, with us!
All programs currently take place on Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions.
Visit web site for program dates and information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
PHOTO FRIENDS                                                                                                The Friendship Journey
For ages 10 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Coral Springs
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Capture priceless moments with cameras while learning techniques from professional photographers.            www.thefriendshipjourney.org
While snapping away, friendships are developed. Say cheese! All programs currently take place on
Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions. Visit web site for program dates and information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
READING FRIENDS                                                                                              The Friendship Journey
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing                Coconut Creek
disability.                                                                                                  Hello@thefriendshipjourney.org
Discover the wonder of literacy regardless of reading abilities. While exploring books and engaging all      www.thefriendshipjourney.org
the senses, friendships will be found at the library. Oh, the places we'll go! All programs currently take
place on Saturdays & Sundays in 4 to 6-week sessions. Visit web site for program dates and
information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FITNESS TRAINING & ADAPTIVE CROSSFIT                                                                         Garrett's Fight Foundation
For ages 13 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical and or hearing disability.                   CrossFit Showdown, Davie
Get healthy and stay fit! Garrett's Fight Foundation strives to turn disabilities into abilities by making   Mitchell Holeve - Phone: 954-270-9746
necessary modifications to training and finding ways to conquer one's limitations.                           Garretsfight@gmail.com
Group and 1 to 1 fitness training offered regardless of ability. Call or email for more information.         www.Garrettsfightfoundation.org
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
H.A.P.P.I. FARM - Horse and Petting Pal Interaction                                                          HAPPI Farm, Davie
For ages 2 and over with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and / or hearing           Marie Lim - Phone: 954-629-8133
disability.                                                                                                  Happifarm@hotmail.com
Animal activities for children and adults with special needs. Therapeutic horseback riding, pony rides       Marielim@happifarm.org
petting farm tour, horticulture, music & art therapy, military veteran, and senior programs.                 www.happifarm.org
Visit the web site for more information.
Program Information:                                                                                         Provider, Location and Contact Information:
JAFCO CHILDREN'S ABILITY CENTER                                                                              JAFCO Children's Ability Center, Sunrise
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental and or physical disability.                                Devin Winter - Phone: 954-315-8681
Fall Programs: September 16 through December 9, 2019 for 12 weeks. Winter Programs begin                     Devin@jafco.org
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January 2020. Classes include:                                                                               www.jafco.org
Expressive Arts: Music Therapy; Artist's Workshop; Rising Stars (Drama Club); Picasso at Heart (Art);
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Sensory Play; Sensory Art.
Fitness and Movement: Fun with Fitness; Team Sports; Circuit Training, Olympics, Here We Come!
Hip Hop; Move & Groove; Buddies and Beats.
Social & Life Skills: Social Play; Social Hangout; Teen Talk; Social Skills; Life Skills; Life Skills Jr.
Enrichment: Lego Club; S.T.E.M.; Future Chefs (Cooking).
Call or email for schedule, age served, general program information, and registration requirements.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
YOUTH SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM                                                                                   Lighthouse of Broward, Fort Lauderdale
For ages 6 to 22 with visual disability.                                                                    Alyssa Davis - Phone: 954-463-4217 ext. 128
Preparation for work or school plus independent skills and fun-filled field trips.                          Adavisy@lhob.org
Year-round. Meets two to three Saturdays a month. Call or email for more information.                       www.lhob.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
FIT 4 LIFE                                                                                                  Living Inclusively For Everyone, Inc (LIFE)
For ages 18 and over with intellectual and or developmental disability.                                     Plantation
A weekly fitness and wellness program that encourages exercise and healthy eating habits in                 Laura Prado - Phone: 954-817-4742
a fun and social atmosphere. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through June 2020.                            Lifeflorida@gmail.com
Registration required.                                                                                      www.life-florida.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION                                                                                Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, Hollywood
For all ages with physical disability.                                                                      Memorial Regional Hospital South
Learn about adaptive activities, discover the benefits of adaptive sports, participate in a variety of      Ray Shipman – Phone: 954-518-5573
sports and fitness activities. Call or email for information.                                               RShipman@mhs.net
ADAPTIVE FITNESS: Fridays, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Memorial Fitness Center, Hollywood.                    www.memorialrehab.com/GoBeyond
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
9 MUSES DROP-IN CENTER                                                                                      Mental Health Association of Southeast
For ages 18 and over living with mental illness. All are welcome                                            Florida, Lauderhill
Activity program for adults recovering from mental illness and/or substance abuse focusing                  Chris Yoculan - Phone: 954-746-2055
on the arts. Drawing, painting, ceramics, clay, and music. Monday through Friday,                           Chris@mhabroward.org
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call or email for information.                         www.9musesartcenter.org
                                                                                                            www.mhasefl.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
HOPE YOUNG ADULT GROUP - Healthy, Optimistic People Enjoying Life                                           National Alliance on Mental Illness, Broward
For ages 18 to 40 living with mental illness.                                                               County, Location Varies
Fun, social & supportive activities for young adults living with mental illness. Yoga, bowling, book        Sandra Cumper - Phone: 954-316-9907
club, coffee and lunch meet-ups, movies, crafts, speakers, and more.                                        Sandra@NamiBroward.org
Call or email for more information.                                                                         www.NamiBroward.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
WHEELCHAIR SPORTS                                                                                           Paralyzed Veterans Assoc. of Florida
For ages 18 and over with physical disability.                                                              Various Locations
Variety of recreation and sports opportunities. Call or email for more information.                         Juan Perez - Phone: 954-565-8885
                                                                                                            Pvaf@aol.com / www.pvaf.org
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS PROGRAM                                                                               Parkland Buddy Sports Inc.
For ages 4 to 22 with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing               Pine Trails Park (PT), Parkland
disability.                                                                                                 Terramar Park (T), Parkland
Recreational sports programs for all children with special needs. Student volunteers "Buddies" and          Info@parklandbuddysports.com
children with special needs are paired together to educate and empower each other.                          www.parklandbuddysports.org
Visit the web site for information and for each sports' contact person. Registration required.
FLAG FOOTBALL: September to November. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pine Trails Park
RUNNING: October to November. Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Terramar Park.
SOCCER: November to February. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pine Trails Park.
BASKETBALL: January to March. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terramar Park.
YOGA: January to February. Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pine Trails Park
TENNIS: March to May, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Terramar Park.
Program Information:                                                                                        Provider, Location and Contact Information:
PAL DYNAMITES - Plantation Athletic League Dynamites                                                        Plantation Athletic League, Plantation
For all ages with intellectual, developmental, physical, emotional, visual and or hearing disability.       Luz Marina Sementilli - Phone: 954-270-4455
Year-round programs, sports, and activities. No age limit and never too late to register.                   (Call after 3:00pm)
Activities every Friday and Saturday. Sports: $15 per season. Friday Social Events: $3 each.                Dynamitescommissioner@palsports.org or
Call or email for more information.                                                                         Imagineluz3d@gmail.com
SPECIAL EVENTS: Variety of events throughout the year on the first and fifth Friday of the month.           www.leaguelineup.com/PlantationDynamites
BINGO: Second Friday of month, 7 p.m. at the Jim Ward Community Center, Plantation.
MOVIES & SOCIAL: Third Friday of month, 7 p.m. at the Jim Ward Community Center, Plantation.
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DANCES: Fourth Friday of month, 7:30 pm, at the Jim Ward Community Center, Plantation (No dances
Nov. & Dec.).
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SOCCER: Saturdays, in the Fall, Pine Island Park, Plantation.
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