Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
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 Recreation 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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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
Dance club is a fun night of dancing for ages 15 and up, held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays (see dates and themes below). Please note: Due to the Plano Senior Recreation Center closing for renovations, the March - November 2018 Friday night dances will now be held at Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center, 5901 Los Rios Blvd.
Monthly Dance Club Themes
Kids Night Out
Monthly respite program for children with disabilities from 1 to 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, 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Forms and Guidelines
We strive to take the best care of our participants. In doing that, we require all of our participants to have a participant intake form filled out before they start a class. This form helps the instructor know a little about the participant before they meet.
Participant Intake Form
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.