Adapted Recreation

Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
The Plano Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation programs offer recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs from 12 months to over 60 years of age. Programs are offered year round and provide a variety of activities such as; fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of children/teens and adults with disabilities. Most classes are held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive. See our Leisure Catalog for location, dates and times.
Although these programs are recreational, there are many benefits that are inherent within each of the programs. They stress social interaction, self-direction, speech and language and community involvement. These recreational programs provide a safe environment, respite for parents and caregivers, and learning through a variety of classes. Staff and volunteers are there to assist each participant in getting the most out of each program they attend. 
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Click here to watch a brief video about our programs.
Stay updated with our monthly calendar! Check periodically for class start dates:
April 2017 Schedule

Keeping Current

Stay current with Adapted Recreation by viewing our Fun with Adapted Recreation Newsletter. The newsletter is sent monthly by email. If you are not currently receiving the newsletter and would like to, please make sure we have your current email on file. You may also view the newsletter here.

Fun Activities for Kids

Plano Adapted Recreation offers great classes for younger kids to stay active and socialize with others. What a perfect way for kids with any kind of delays to increase gross motor skills, strengthen hand eye coordination, body awareness, discipline, and self-esteem.  Each child will progress at a rate which they are most comfortable and modifications will be made for any child that should need them. Check out some of the classes below! 
Activities for Kids

Monthly Classes 
Dance Club
A fun night of dancing for ages 15 and up.  The dance is held monthly at the Plano Senior Center, 401 W. 16th Street, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Monthly Dance Club Themes

Parents and Guardians
Kids Night Out
Monthly respite program for children with disabilities from 1-10 years of age and their siblings held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive. It is usually held the second Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
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Teens Night Out 
Teens Night Out is a social/recreational program for teens ages 12-15 with learning or developmental disabilities. This is an opportunity for teens to socialize with their peers outside of school. They will be engaged in activities such as line dancing, playing games, and arts and crafts. Participants must be independent for self-care and capable of following directions. The program will be held on Friday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Liberty Recreation Center on March 10, April 14 and May 12. The cost is $15 per session.

Adapted Recreation Program Guidelines
Adapted Recreation Attendance and Refund Policy

Adapted Recreation welcomes anyone over the age of 15 that would like to volunteer during our programs. Volunteers do need to fill out an application form and a background check will be done on all adults.

Volunteer Form for Adapted Recreation