Sports & Recreation
Rochester Accessible Adventures is a new agency created to ensure people with disabilities and their families have access to active, healthy lifestyle opportunities. Contact them at 585-491-6011 or visit their website at: https://rochesteraccessibleadventures.org/contact/
SportsNet is an adaptive sports and inclusive recreation program that celebrates the accomplishments of all athletes and abilities. Since 1998 more than 6,000 kids and adults with disabilities have had the opportunity to explore the possibilities of adaptive sports and recreation. Follow this link for more information: https://sportsnetny.wordpress.com/
Special Olympics New York (SONY) is part of is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. SONY provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children (ages 6+) and adults with intellectual disabilities. Follow this link to find out about SONY sports opportunities: http://specialolympics-ny.org/
Adapted Recreation Services (ARS) is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote community integration for people with special needs through support services, fitness, recreation, and social opportunities. If interested, you can follow this link to learn more about their programs: http://www.adaptedrecreation.org/
EquiCenter, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit facility in Mendon, NY, that offers a wide range of therapeutic equestrian activities for people with disabilities, veterans and at-risk youth. Non-riding activities, yoga and horticulture are offered as well. Follow this link to learn more: http://www.equicenterny.org/#!programs/c11m6
AbilitYoga specializes in yoga for children and adults of all abilities. Two experienced occupational therapists provide tailored adaptive yoga therapy for individuals of all abilities. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this link: www.abilityoga.com
AutismUp provides personal training with an exercise physiologist for individuals ages 8+. This opportunity can be paid for with self-direction funds or private pay. Follow this link for more information: http://autismup.org/individual-personal-training/
Gigi's Playhouse - Down syndrome achievement centers
- Gigi Fit adults every Saturday 9/11-10/11
Introduces the key movements of foundational, hip strengthening, and vestibular/balance exercises, making them successful to implement and practice at any stage of life! Focuses on improving areas of fitness through activities in strength, endurance, joint stability, balance, movement control and more. GiGiFIT promotes wellness through nutrition, pushing through barriers and building self-confidence. Recommended for 18+.
- Teentastic, one Friday a month
Focuses on building social skills with friends with and without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting. Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities.Teentastic focuses on social interactions with peers through activities such as dancing, crafts, cooking and games.
Please RSVP through the GIGI play house Calendar: https://gigisplayhouse.org/rochester/calendar/
To apply and get physician approval form: https://gigisplayhouse.org/rochester/gigifit/
Pieters Family Life Center provides an environment that will strengthen community and nurture relationships through recreational, educational, social, spiritual, health and wellness opportunities that are inclusive to all people. Follow this link to learn more about recreation, acquatice, group exercise programs and more: http://www.pietersfamilylifecenter.org/Default.aspx?RD=1349
Contact Stacey Smith @ StaceyL_Smith@urmc.rochester.edu or call 276-7932 to add your services to this list, make changes or suggestions.