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Highlighted Programs for Summer 2019:

For more information on these or other programs through Adapted Recreation or about Inclusion Support, contact Marian Kaslovsky at 919 968-2813 or

Abilities Swimming with Parent or Staff
Homestead Aquatic Center
Learn to teach swimming to your special needs loved one. Youth should be beginner or advanced-beginner swimmers. Parents can be beginners as well since they will be guided by the instructor. Emphasis will be individualized: developing confidence and independence in the water, stroke development, water safety, etc.

Swimmers who are incontinent must wear swim diapers. A parent or staff person is expected to swim with each student. You may send staff in your place, but the accompanying adult should be consistent if possible.

Ages 5-22        $42 R, $51 NR

July 8-Aug. 12 Mon                 6:30-7:15 p.m.       #330604-A
July 8-Aug. 12 Mon                 7:30-8:15 p.m.       #330604-B

Specialized Games Night
Hargraves Center

Teens and young adults with mild to moderate special needs can enjoy an evening of games and socializing with their friends. During this casual early evening program we’ll play games like Connect Four, Quirkle, and a variety of other board and card games. Bring games from home that you'd like to play.

We’ll order pizza for those who want to chip in (pay with $1's and $5's only please) or bring your own dinner if you prefer. Participants should be able to sit and play a 20 minute board game. Register by prior Friday at 12 p.m..

Ages 11-29      $8 R, $10 NR  Advance Registration Required

June 15           Sat                   6:30-8:30 p.m.                 #330667-A
July 20             Sat                   6:30-8:30 p.m.                 #330667-B
Aug. 17            Sat                   6:30-8:30 p.m.                 #330667-C 

Friday Fun Night
Chapel Hill Community Center

Come out and enjoy your local Community Center! Play board games, make crafts, shoot baskets in the gym, climb the climbing wall, swim in the indoor pool, and join us for a snack. Holiday or seasonal theme each month. Non-disabled siblings and friends of all ages are always welcome.

Minors and others who might need focused supervision should bring an adult family member or staff person. Swimmers who are incontinent must wear swim diapers. Call Marian Kaslovsky at (919) 968-2813 for more information.

All Ages           Free, Drop-In, No Registration Required

June 7-Aug. 2  Fri                    6:30-8:30 p.m.       #330690-Z

Social Cafe Camp
McDougle Middle School

Learn to prepare food you 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 sit down to a meal filled with conversation, team-building, and sharing. After lunch, rounding out our day, we play games the group chooses. Cards, Lotto, Jenga, Headbanz, and Wheel of Fortune (Or games you would like to bring from home). Your  Instructor is Rhonda Maiani, a cooking contest winner and speech pathologist who understands learning needs.

This group is appropriate for youth who use any type of communication system to express ideas and interests, from augmentative devices to sign language to those who are verbally articulate. For more info on the daily menu please email An additional fee of $20 per week for food is due on the first day of class (make checks out to Rhonda Maiani).

Ages 16-26              $221 R, $266 NR      No fee reductions allowed

July 8-12                  Mon-Fri                     10 a.m.-1 p.m.         #230601-A
July 15-19                Mon-Fri                     10 a.m.-1 p.m.         #230601-B
July 22-26                Mon-Fri                     10 a.m.-1 p.m.         #230601-C
July 29-Aug. 2         Mon-Fri                     10 a.m.-1 p.m.         #230601-D
Aug. 5-9                  Mon-Fri                     10 a.m.-1 p.m.         #230601-E

Summer Drama!
McDougle Middle School

Through drama, teens with various levels of social ability can be empowered to imagine, create, and collaborate! Explore acting, performing, and more in a small, supportive class, where we communicate, solve problems, share ideas, and respect different points of view. Practice social skills by role playing, modeling, observing others, and working as a team.

Your instructor for this minicamp is April Clinard, who has been involved in community theatre for over thirty years! She has a BFA in drama with a concentration in musical theatre--you may have seen her as a witch or a wicked step sister at PlayMakers or at the Paul Green Theater. April’s master's degree is in special education with a concentration in autism and behavior. She's been a resource teacher in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, an education consultant, program facilitator. She coaches teachers and works with home bound students. No fee reductions allowed

Ages 16-26              $25 R, $ 29 per week NR (5 weekly session )         

July 8-Aug. 9           Mon, Wed, Fri           1:30-3 p.m.              #230671-A-E

Push Play Sing Band! A Summer Camp Experience
McDougle Middle School

Push Play Sing Band teaches students with special needs/disabilities introductory rhythms, chords, and songs in solo and group arrangements, gearing each class to the groups’ interests and abilities. Students will learn how to play and perform as a member of a full ensemble and have the opportunity to record and share the music they master with friends and family.

Participants should be able to keep a steady beat on an instrument and be comfortable with noise. Those enrolled in Social Café Camp will have 30 minutes to relax before this class.

Ages 16-26              $ 20 R, $24 NR Per week (5 weekly sessions)

July 9-Aug.8            Tue, Thu                   1:30-2:30 p.m.         #230619 A-E



















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