Recreation General Resources Adapted Recreation Services Provides programs and resources for people with disabilities to participate in recreation opportunities in the community and with their families. CDS Monarch Offers person-centered recreation and leisure activities to individuals ages 5 to adulthood living at home with their families. Services are provided by partnering with community-based programs to deliver specialized programming to fit individual needs. CP Rochester Offers recreation programming that helps to develop an individual’s skills and interests. Individuals are provided with community-based opportunities that encourage group interaction and provide instruction and personal development. Specific programs include athletic, youth, and fine arts programs. Genesee Parent Magazine Has resources for families with special needs children that include recreation and camps in the Rochester area. New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center Promotes and sustains participation by people with disabilities in inclusive recreation activities and resources. Pieters Family Life Center A recreation center that offers educational, social, and wellness support that is inclusive to all people. Rochester Kids Out and About Provides details of child appropriate events in the Rochester, NY, area. Rochester Museum and Science Center Houses exhibits and a planetarium and offers a wide range of family and child experiences. The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Provides many different resources specific to physical activity, research and general information on different conditions. Together Including Every Student (TIES) Promotes the participation of students with developmental disabilities in extracurricular and community activities by creating effective natural support provided by trained student volunteers. TIES is supported in various school districts. Visit the TIES website to find the coordinator in your district. YMCA of Greater Rochester As a community organization, the YMCA is focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Animal Therapy Heritage Christian Stables Offers an accredited therapeutic riding program for children and adults. Participants receive support from highly skilled riding instructors and physical therapists. Lollypop Farm Pet Assisted Therapy Program Purple Pony A therapeutic horsemanship program located near Rochester, NY. They provide equine opportunities to persons with disabilities and diverse needs. The EquiCenter Located in Honeoye Falls, NY. Offers therapeutic riding, hippotherapy (health professionals assist a client and horse), vaulting, and horsemanship sessions. The center is committed to providing a safe, appropriate, and enjoyable group atmosphere where all participants can work toward their individual goals. Camps Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities. Camp Puzzle Peace Provides camping recreation opportunities for families. Music and Arts Dazzle School of Visual and Performing Arts Located in the city of Rochester. Offers the “Pos-Abilities” program, which includes a diverse and flexible mix of services and supports for individuals with autism and other related disorders. Drum Echoes Provides drumming circles and other events. Expression for Dance Dance classes for children with and without special needs. Young adults may also attend. Music Education Center (MEC) Locations in Webster and Greece. Has an array of musical enrichment programs. MEC breaks down musical tasks into basic components to make things easy for students. Their programs are ideal for students with developmental challenges. (585) 671-7926 Nazareth Music Therapy Clinic Upstate Music Therapy Center Located in Penfield. (585) 377-1000 Parks New York State Parks Access Pass Permits residents of New York State with disabilities, as defined in the application, free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Sports AbilitYoga Was started by a team of two experienced occupational therapists to provide unique adaptive yoga therapy for children with special needs, either developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, in the metropolitan Rochester, NY, area. AutismUp Has a series of family gatherings on trail walks around Rochester to promote the health and wellbeing of families. Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, Inc. Aims to provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in paddle sports, recreation, and related educational programs. Empire State Games Offers competition in a variety of adapted sports, plus fitness for young people with physical challenges. The program is free to athletes and spectators through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and supported by local volunteers. Open to ages from 5-21 years with many different divisions available. Gliding Stars of Rochester Gives individuals with disabilities the chance to increase their physical abilities and self-determination through development of ice skating skills. Participants are involved in a regular program of instruction and practice within their local community. An end of season public performance is part of the program. Rochester Ice Cats Members of Special Hockey International - a division of USA Hockey. Rochester Ice Cats is an organization that specializes in providing training in the game of ice hockey for individuals with developmental disabilities. Rochester Rookies A junior wheelchair sports program dedicated to enhancing the quality of children's lives by teaching athletic skills, fostering independence, building character and helping families realize their child's full potential through programs, advocacy and services. Featured sports include track and field, swimming, archery, and table tennis. Shared Ski Adventures (SSA) An adaptive learn to ski program that helps people with disabilities to learn to become independent skiers. SSA is a recreational program of CP Rochester that takes place at Swain Resort in Western New York. SSA is the largest adaptive ski program in the greater Rochester area. Special Olympics Aims to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through their participation in Special Olympics New York athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image. SportsNet Provides inclusive sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical challenges. Working with area organizations, sports clubs, recreational facilities, and sports professionals, the goal of the program is to create a great sports experience for people of all abilities. United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP) Provides links to information on sports and activities that one with cerebral palsy may participate in along with the necessary additions such as equipment to make participating in these activities possible. Webster Central School District/SEPTA Sports With SEPTA, sponsors sports programs for children with special needs-ages 5 - 21. Provides a list of various sports opportunities with the appropriate contact information.