Adapted Recreation & Inclusion

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Marian Kaslovsky
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
200 Plant Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 968-2813

mkaslovsky@townofchapelhill.org

Register Now for These January Classes:

Friday Fun Night- A drop-in program for kids and adults with special needs/disabilities, their families, friends and neighbors. We invite you to join us, see old friends and meet new ones, while relaxing at the end of your week! You may also come with your CAP worker or babysitter.

Friday, January 6th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm       FREE, no registration-just drop in!

Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive (across from main post office)

Climb the climbing wall (including Duke Adaptive climbing, where leg strength does not matter), do arts and crafts, play games, swim! Enjoy some refreshments, shoot baskets, play ping pong...and more.

Please note: Children & adults who need focused supervision or help with personal hygiene-please bring a support person. Swimmers who are incontinent should wear swim diapers in the pool. 

(For full descriptions, dates, prices click on Register Online: WebTrac in column on left, then "browse")

Acting is Awesome- Acting out social scenes and stories supports the development of self-expression using the body, emotions and creativity. The skills used in acting - taking another's perspective, picking up on social cues and formulating language are effective ways to increase social thinking and self-expression. Actors share their interests with peers and contribute their ideas in creating either improvised scenes or performing short plays. # 130624 (ages 6-13) and #130626 (ages 14-17)

Push Play Sing!- Music is truly a universal language when Push Play Sing is in the house! Musicians Max Puhala and Berk Ozturk provide hands-on musical enrichment, engagement and expression in the form of participatory music workshops for people with developmental disabilities. Music is the canvas for some beautiful interaction between musicians, old and young. Hear some of these creations at http://www.pushplaysing.org. #130618 (ages 6-12) and #130629 (ages 13-21)

Adapted Aquatics- For children and teens with special needs/disabilities who are beginner or advanced-beginner swimmers. Emphasis will be individualized: developing confidence and independence in the water, stroke development, water safety, etc. Volunteers will assist participants in practicing what the instructor teaches. #130604 B (6:30-7:15) or #130604 D (7:30-8:15). Both classes for ages 5-21.

Sibshop- This program gives brothers & sisters of kids with special needs, an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting. It gives siblings the chance to explore their feelings in creative, light and fun ways. The program uses activities that bring difficult issues to the forefront and lets young people talk about what is usually not talked about.        For children ages 8 years old – middle school Next meetings: December 17 & January 14 (new participants must complete registration by the Thursday before the program, Dec. 15 or Jan. 12).

Specialized Youth Social Group- Run by staff from the Alliance of Disability Advocates. Second Thursday of each month at Chapel Hill Public Library. Trickle in time from 4:30-5 then structured program runs to 6:30 pm. Register for #430676A

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