Adaptive Climbing Group is a community for people with permanent disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing. Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport.
Arlington Boys and Girls Club
Offers open swim, sport classes and movement classes for all ages.
A year round program which provides activities for individuals with special needs. Participants of all ages and levels are welcome to enroll. Activities include Special Olympics basketball, soccer, swimming, dance, floor hockey and many more. You do not have to live in Belmont to participate.
Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio
This studio in Arlington center has a variety of exercise classes for children. It is important to talk to the instructor to discuss your child’s needs and to see how the class can be adapted for your child.
Hayden Recreation Lexington
Hayden offers a variety of classes and open gyms. It is important to speak to your instructor about your child’s needs to determine if a class or activity is appropriate for your child.
Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Inclusive programming for children and youth of all abilities for exercise and fitness programs throughout the year as well as inclusive or specialty summer camp programs.
Contact: Special Needs Services at 617 558-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.bostonjcc.org/Interests/Special-Needs.aspx or jccb.org/camps
Kids in Disability Sports (K.I.D.S.):
A nonprofit organization located in Lowell, MA with a mission to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through sports, social, recreational and educational programs. Sports programs include bowling, basketball, karate, gymnastics, fitness, swimming, baseball, golf, horseback riding, skiing, waffle ball, soccer, floor hockey, and track and field.
Location: 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA 01854
Contact Info: (866) 712-7799 or email: email@example.com
Launch Trampoline Park
A quieter, private time where Launch Trampoline facility is open exclusively to jumpers with special needs along with their families. Held the 1st Tuesday of every month from 5 PM – 6 PM. $12/jumper and 1 parent or guardian gets to jump along for free! Siblings are also welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased at Launch at the time of your arrival.
Locations: 625 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Adapted basketball is offered during the winter and adapted tennis is offered in the spring/summer
Massachusetts Hospital School Recreation Department:
Variety of adapted sports and active recreation programs including aquatics, water Tai Chi, sledge hockey, arts and crafts, dance, team sports, skiing, therapeutic riding, and animal care.
Location: Massachusetts Hospital School, 3 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021
Contact info: Dick Cristafulli, Director of Recreation, Athletics/Community Programs, (781)-830-8751.
Massachusetts Department of Recreation Universal Access Program
Offers a number of recreational activities for children of all abilities and their families through the Universal Access Program. Boating, ice-skating, ice sledding, and paddling are just a few of the opportunities available for families to explore. Events are held throughout the year to promote participation in various park activities. Visit the website for helpful links and up to date scheduling.
Contact Info: (413) 545-5353 or (413) 577-2200 TTY
Spaulding Adaptive Sports Center
Adaptive sports programs in Boston, North Shore, and Cape Cod including rowing, sailing, kayaking, cycling. The programs run May-October.
Contact Info: Mary Patstone, Director, 877.976.SASC (7272) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudbury Parks and Recreation Department
This adaptive sports and recreation program offers year round activities for community members with disabilities. Activities range from wheelchair fencing, therapeutic horseback riding, power soccer (soccer for people that use power wheelchairs) adaptive tennis, stress reduction, adaptive tae kwon do, adaptive dance, and more. They also have an inclusive summer camp program for kids entering K-5. Programs are directed by Anna Woods, MS, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Adaptive Sports & Recreation Specialist. Programs are open to Sudbury residents and non-residents.
Contact info: (978) 639-3257 or email email@example.com
Special Olympics of Massachusetts:
The mission of Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 3 and up.
Location: Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Contact Info: 508- 485-0986 512.
The ARC of East Middlesex:
A non-profit organization serving children with disabilities from Burlington, Everett, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North
Reading, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Woburn. Recreation programs include adapted aquatics, music therapy groups, and creative movement groups, among others. Programs typically run 6-8 weeks.
Contact info: (781) 942-4888 or Rec@theemarc.org
Verge Inclusive Athletics Running Program
This is an inclusive running, walking and wheelchair program for youth and adults of all abilities, with and without special needs Membership is free and open to all adults and youth age 7+ Friends and family members are encouraged to participate. Team VERGE offers seasonal training programs throughout the year. In addition to regular practices, members have opportunity to participate or compete in mainstream or para track and field, road races, cross country, trail running, and team events. Participants of all levels are paired with volunteer peer coaches/run buddies as needed. Practices take place at Lexington High School field house (winter) and Lexington High School track (weather permitting).
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program provides adapted adventures for people of all abilities. They custom tailor the programs and activities according to the individuals needs. Types of adventures include: day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and rope climbing. Check out the blog at waypointadventure.blogspot.com
Contact info: 781-454-5297 or 276-608-5351.
In addition to swimming, YMCA offers group sport/activity classes that allow parent involvement or have small teacher/child ratios. Several branches offer adaptive swimming lessons in private and semi-private sessions.