Activities For Kids With Disabilities


Organization/ProgramInformationPerson to ContactWebsite
Special OlympicsDeveloping 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 ClubSaturday afternoon dance class for students with disabilitiesHeidi Stoddard
801-224-4400
www.thedanceclub.com
C.A.S.T for kidsC.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 ReinsThrough 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 HealingTherapeutic Horseback Riding for people with disabilitieswww.hoofbeats.us
Lowe’s Extreme Air SportsTrampolines, foam pits, climbing wall. Free for students with disabilitiesWendy
801-377-2927
www.lowesairsports.com
National Ability CenterThe 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.435-649-3991www.discovernac.org
Wasatch Adaptive SportsSummer and Winter sports for people with disabilities801-933-2188www.wasatchadaptivesports.org
SploreSPLORE 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.801-484-4128www.splore.org
Special Needs Hockey/Peaks Ice ArenaHockey 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 CenterCome learn skills, play in an organized league. Ages 14 and up. November-MarchCharlotte Romberg
charlotter@provo.edu
Adapted Aquatics/Provo Recreation CenterAdaptive 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-FITThe 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 AquaticsThursday 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 CenterOrem Rec offers a few activities for children with disabilitesMark Lindsay
801-229-7154
http://rec.orem.org
Mapleton Recreation CenterMapleton 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
GoalballGoalball is a game for people that are blind or visually impairedwww.ufbvi.org