Adapted Recreation & Inclusion

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Highlighted Programs for the Fall Semester:



Drawing I      For artists who have special needs/differences and are comfortable with new ideas for improving their

drawing. Artist and TEACCH Autism Specialist Elizabeth Byars offers step by step visual guides and one to one demos of artist’s chosen subject. Students should be able to sit for 30 minutes at a time. Bring a favorite object to each class.

Ages 8 – 14  Starts Sept. 8  (IF YOU’RE NEW TO ELIZABETH’S CLASSES: Sign up for FREE, required “Tryout class”, below*)

Drawing II   

For artists who have special needs/disabilities and who are able to tolerate drawing things other than their favorite subject and are comfortable with new ideas for improving their drawing. Starts Saturday, Sept. 8 

 Ages 8 – 14  Starts Sept. 8  (IF YOU’RE NEW TO ELIZABETH’S CLASSES: Sign up for FREE, required “Tryout class”)

 New to Drawing Classes through Adapted Recreation? Sign up for FREE, required “Tryout class”, held Saturday, Aug. 25th 9:15 – 10:30 am  Instructor, Elizabeth Byars will help place your child in the correct class for your child!

All of these drawing classes will be held at the Corner Teen Center 172 West Franklin St. (below the post office, corner of Henderson and Franklin Streets).

Parent/Child Adapted Aquatics

An opportunity to learn fun ways to assist your young child with special needs in the water. Class includes stroke development, water games, water exercises and socialization. Small group size assures some individualized instruction. Coming twice a week helps build physical endurance and retention of what was taught. CAP workers or babysitters may come in place of parents (but same adult should come consistently). Instructor Gwyn Hein has been teaching children with special needs to swim for over 20 years!

Two sessions: Sept. 4-20          Oct. 30 – Nov. 15        Tuesday & Thursday mornings

Ages 6 months – 3 yrs. 9 – 9:30 am  

Ages 3 - 6 yrs.  9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

Homestead Aquatics Center 300 Aquatics Drive (off of Homestead Rd., near MLK Blvd.)

Sensory Play at Kidzu Children’s Museum

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 each sibling, too.

Third Thursday of each month         5:30-7 p.m.      #130630

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
















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