Recreation Children with developmental disabilities benefit from participating in a variety of recreational activities. Sometimes it is helpful to participate in activities with typically developing peers. Sometimes set up to meet a child’s special needs are needed. This list is a starting point for families looking to find recreation activities for their child. General Activity Resources and Centers Genesee Parent Magazine Genesee Parent Magazine has resources for families with special needs children that include recreation and camps in the Rochester area. Rochester Kids Out and About Rochester Kids Out and About Provides details of child appropriate events in the Rochester NY area. Rochester Museum and Science Center The Rochester Museum and Science Center houses exhibits, a planetarium and offers a wide range of family and child experiences YMCA of Greater Rochester As a community organization, the YMCA focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility Pieters Family Life Center Pieters Family Life Center is a recreation center that offers educational, social, and wellness support that is inclusive to all people. New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource CenterPromotes and sustains participation by people with disabilities in inclusive recreation activities and resources. New York State Parks The 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. AbilitYoga 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, New York area. Adapted Recreation Services Adapted Recreation Services provides programs and resources for people with disabilities to participate in recreation opportunities in the community and with their families. General Information on Recreation and Disability The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability provides many different resources specific to physical activity, research and general information on different conditions. The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability homepage.