Special Needs

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Special Needs Summer Adventure Camps can be found here.

Special Needs Program

Evergreen Park & Recreation District's (EPRD) Special Needs Program contributes to the growth and development of persons with developmental disabilities, and supports their families. The program, led by Special Populations Coordinator Maren Schreiber, serves participants of all ages.

It increases their opportunities to participate in community, recreation, leisure and cultural programs, as well as activities to build daily living skills. Programs and services help prepare persons who are disabled to become as socially, emotionally, and intellectually independent as possible.

Offerings include camps and specialty classes such as therapeutic horseback riding, golf, bowling, track, group and private swimming lessons, and more. "Our program strives to be the catalyst for special needs children and young adults getting involved in community, recreation, leisure and cultural programs, as well as in activities to build daily life skills," says Schreiber.
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Classes

Special Needs Bowling (ages 5+)

Become a kingpin! Two games per visit. First session is a Special Olympics sport, second session is a recreational activity. Participants must pay in advance for arranging proper ratio of athletes/counselors and transportation. Several pickup/drop off locations are available. Will return in fall 2017.

Special Needs Dance (ages 16+)

Join us every other month for a fun social dance in Lakewood. Will return in fall 2017.

Splash and Dash / Stretch and Splash (ages 5+)

Splash and Dash - Land exercises, therapy balls, scavenger hunts, games and much more. Swim and work on stroke techniques and improve breath control and fitness level. Stretch and Splash - Stretching exercises such as Yoga, Pilates and basic stretching techniques. Then swim at Buchanan pool and work on stroke techniques to improve breathe control and fitness level. Will return in fall 2017.

Special Olympics Basketball (ages 8+)

Play basketball on a unified youth or adult team. Practices run simultaneously. Be on time please. 10 games and transportation are provided. Location: Wilmot Elementary. Will return in winter 2018.

Special Olympics Track (ages 8+)

Run, jump and throw and have fun. Compete against other Special Olympians in several track meets. Meet at Wilmot Elementary. Will return in spring 2018.

Special Olympics Pre-Swim Team(ages 8+)

Preliminary swim class to prepare for next level competitive class, Special Olympics Swim Team. Location: Buchanan Park Rec Center. Will return in spring 2018.

Special Olympics Swim Team (ages 8+)

Swim like a fish and compete against other Special Olympians. Location: Buchanan Park Rec Center. Will return in spring 2018.

Special Olympics Golf Team

Get into the swing of things and have fun. Learn from professionals how to play golf. Tee off at some of Colorado's finest country clubs and golf courses. Play in Special Olympics regional and state tournaments. Transportation available for camp to practice but not to clinics. Location: Evergreen Golf Course. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Therapeutic Horseback Riding every Wednesday during camp. Improves flexibility, balance, motor learning and sensory skills. Do not sign up for camp. For the complete schedule, please click on the Register Online button.

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Special Events

Special Needs Special Events (ages 5+)

Join us for a series of special events throughout Colorado! Let us do the driving while you enjoy the company of others. To ensure there is adequate transportation, please observe registration deadlines. Will return in fall 2017.

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Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament

The next Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will be on Monday, July 17. To learn more about the golf tournament, click here. The last tournament was held on Monday, July 18 at Hiwan Golf Club, which was a great success! We had 112 golfers, tons of volunteers from EPRD and the Mountain Foothills Rotary, and a roomful of amazing silent auction items donated by generous sponsors and individuals! We appreciate your support of our Special Needs program. To see the results and pictures, please click here.
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Contact

Maren Schreiber Special Populations Coordinator 720-880-1219 mschreiber@eprd.co
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