New Programs for the Winter/Spring Semester:
Draw What You See for Ages 9 - 13
For kids who like to draw and are open to learning how to draw better. Artist and Autism Specialist, Elizabeth Byars, will help you learn to draw more realistically. We’ll start with one favorite object you bring from home (legos, stuffed animals, etc.). You’ll learn to plan your space on the paper and draw what you actually see, not what you think you see. Then you’ll add color to your work.
Children should be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time, should wear clothes that might get dirty and should bring a snack if they think they might be hungry during this time period.
Saturday, Feb. 17 – Mar. 10 10 – 11:30 am #230631 A
$41 Residents, $49 Non-Residents
The Corner Teen Center 172 West Franklin St. (below the post office, corner of Henderson and Franklin Streets)
Sensory Play at Kidzu Children’s Museum
University Place, Chapel Hill
Join us for a free special playtime, open to children with any kind of disability/special need and their siblings. Designed so families can enjoy the hands-on exhibit spaces together, without the extra stimulation of the museum's busy open hours! All siblings participating must be registered too. Hurry and register; this activity will fill up. Parents are expected to stay with their children (and have fun too!).
This free activity was developed in partnership with Kidzu Children's Museum and the Adapted Recreation and Inclusion program at Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation.
Ages 1 – 10 Free but Advanced Registration Required. Register siblings, too.
February 15 Thursday 5:30-7 p.m. #230630-B
Social Café Camp for Ages 16 - 26
Teens and young adults with some social skills deficits will learn to prepare food they love to eat and be more independent in a safe, uncluttered, highly structured kitchen environment. Each day, we will make a delicious, simple, healthy meal from start to finish. Then we will sit down to a mealtime filled with conversation, team building and sharing. After lunch, we can play games the group chooses, as a way of rounding out our day. Games like cards, Lotto, Jenga and Headbanz will be available, as well as games you would like to bring from home. Your instructor, Rhonda Maiani, is a cooking contest winner and speech pathologist who understands how to engineer learning environments to suit a variety of language & learning needs.
This group is appropriate for youth with disabilities/special needs who use any type of communication system to express ideas and interests (augmentative devices; sign language; those who are verbally articulate!).
If a participant exhibits behaviors that may affect ability to participate fully, an accompanying caregiver would be required. For more info on the daily menu: rmaiani@ gmail.com.
July 9 – 13 #230601-A July 30 – Aug. 3 #230601-D
July 16 – 20 #230601-B Aug. 6 – 10 #230601-E
July 23 – 27 #230601-C
$182 Residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County $218 Residents of Other Counties
Pay at registration, additional fee of $20 per week for food (Check made out to Friends of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation: Adapted Recreation or exact fee in cash).
Location to be announced.
For more information on these or other programs through Adapted Recreation or about Inclusion Support, contact Marian Kaslovsky at 919 968-2813 or