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Adaptive Recreation Programs by cities

Krista Schwartz while referring to the City of Scottsdale program states that "They will do a free evaluation of your child to determine if an aide is required for any of their recreation programs. We enrolled our son in several of their summer classes last year and were very pleased with the programs offered."

Following are a list of programs that parents might be interested in:

City: Case Grande

   Web site: www.ci.casa-grande.az.us/parks_and_rec/spbrochure/adapt_leisure.php
   Contact: Natalie Harris at 520-421-8677, ext. 456.
   Programs offers: INTEGRATED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, SPRING DANCE, MONTHLY BINGO, FABULOUS FRIDAYS

City: Gilbert

   Web site: www.ci.gilbert.az.us/parks/adaptive.cfm
   Contact: (480) 503-6200, parks@ci.gilbert.az.us
   Programs offers: karaoke sign-a-longs, dances, movie nights, cheerleading programs, Special Olympics

City: Glendale

   Web site: www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/Adaptive.cfm
   Contact: (623) 930-2820, mstrunk@glendaleaz.com
   Programs offers: Aquatics Programs, Outdoor Programs, Youth and Teen Activities, Special Interest Classes

City: Mesa

Web site: www.ci.mesa.az.us/parksrec/Adaptive_leisure/adapt_leis.asp
   Contact: Sports - 480-644-5702 or susan.byrne@cityofmesa.org; Outdoors - 480-644-3652 or deanna.zuppan@cityofmesa.org
   Programs offers: Special Olympics Sports, Physically Challenged Sports, Outdoor Programs, Thank Goodness Its Friday (T.G.I.F.) Social Club, Camps and Special Events

City: Peoria

Web site: http://www.ci.peoria.az.us/recreation/rec_programs_adaptive_rec.asp
   Contact: Paula Considine, CTRS, CPRP, Recreation Coordinator (623) 773-7436, communityservices@peoriaaz.com
   Program offers: a variety of Day Treatment and Training Services and recently expanded to include respite and Habilitation Services. The primary goal of all DD contracted programs is to enhance social and independent living skills through various recreational opportunities through community outings and service projects. All programs are staffed on a 1:3 staff to participant ratio, so a high level of independence is required.

City: Phoenix

Web site: www.phoenix.gov/PRL/adrecsvc.html
   Contact: 602-262-4543, adaptive.recreation.pks@phoenix.gov
   Programs offers: Daring Adventures, Special Olympics, River Rampage, Mainstream Expeditions, Kids On the Block, Clear Path, Telephone Pioneer Park

City: Scottsdale

Web site: www.ci.scottsdale.az.us/Sports/adaprec/
   Contact: (480) 312-0204 or via e-mail JBookbinder@scottsdaleaz.gov
   Programs offers: After School and Summer Programs, Teen After School and Summer Programs, Monthly Dances, Adult Social Clubs, Special Olympics, Lake Pleasant Outdoor Retreat, and Community Integration Service

City: Tempe

   Web site: www.tempe.gov/adaptedrecreation/
   Contact: Linda Cano, Sr. Recreation Coordinator (480) 858-2469, Linda_cano@tempe.gov
Programs offers: Classes & Activities, After School Program for Teens, Unified Bowling League. Special Olympics Programs

City: Yuma

   Web site: http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/parksandrec/recreation.htm
   Contact: 928-373-5243
   Programs offers: Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Aquatics, Adaptive, Outdoor Recreation; Senior Programming, Outdoor Recreation, Adult Instructional, and Youth Instructional.

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