Activities For Kids With Disabilities


Organization/Program Information Person to Contact Website
Special Olympics Developing skills, building self-esteem and having fun, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete. Whatever their age or skill level, with 17 sports to choose from. Chad Nichols
801-602-2859
chadn@provo.edu
www.sout.org
The Dance Club Saturday afternoon dance class for students with disabilities Heidi Stoddard
801-224-4400
www.thedanceclub.com
C.A.S.T for kids C.A.S.T. for kids was formed in 1991 to join volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors. Valerie Heath-Harrison
801-524-3664
www.castforkids.org
Courage Reins Through therapeutic horseback riding and other equine based activities, we provide a safe, fun, and challenging setting for physical, cognitive, social,and emotional growth. www.couragereins.org
Hoofbeat to Healing Therapeutic Horseback Riding for people with disabilities www.hoofbeats.us
Lowe’s Extreme Air Sports Trampolines, foam pits, climbing wall. Free for students with disabilities Wendy
801-377-2927
www.lowesairsports.com
National Ability Center The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment. The Center offers more than twenty different programs throughout the year with lessons, trips, camps and retreats. 435-649-3991 www.discovernac.org
Wasatch Adaptive Sports Summer and Winter sports for people with disabilities 801-933-2188 www.wasatchadaptivesports.org
Splore SPLORE is a Utah-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities and special needs through outdoor recreation. Some of the programs SPLORE provides include: river rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, dog sledding, and other specialized programs. 801-484-4128 www.splore.org
Special Needs Hockey/Peaks Ice Arena Hockey for people with disabilities. They will teach you to skate so long as you can walk. First year is free, low cost after that. Deann Torsak
dktorsak@hotmail.com
Wheelchair Basketball/Provo Recreation Center Come learn skills, play in an organized league. Ages 14 and up. November-March Charlotte Romberg
charlotter@provo.edu
Adapted Aquatics/Provo Recreation Center Adaptive lessons are geared for children with physical or developmental disabilities. Students will learn stroke techniques, water safety, self confidence, and teamwork. Cathy Smits
801-852-6610
csmits@provo.utah.gov
http://www.provo.org/community/recreation-center/aquatics
University of Utah U-FIT The U-FIT Program provides fun, noncompetitive physical activities that will help children and youth with disabilities to reach individual goals. Skilled volunteers help the participants build friendships, increase self-esteem, improve motor skills and levels of physical fitness, and have fun in a nurturing environment. Hester Henderson
801-581-7964
hester.henderson@health.utah.edu
BYU Adaptive Aquatics Thursday and Friday 11-11:40 during the school year. Swimming for those potty trained, gym for those that are not. Chad Nichols
801-602-2859
chadn@provo.edu
Orem Recreation Center Orem Rec offers a few activities for children with disabilites Mark Lindsay
801-229-7154
http://rec.orem.org
Mapleton Recreation Center Mapleton Recreation offers a few sports for children with a wide range of disabilities. Community volunteers act as buddies during the gamess. Keri Beardall
801-806-9114
www.mapleton.org
Goalball Goalball is a game for people that are blind or visually impaired www.ufbvi.org