Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Adapted Recreation and Inclusion programs Fall 2014
Here’s a synopsis of what we’ll be offering in the Fall. You can view the complete class descriptions online in the first week of September. Residents of Chapel Hill or Orange County can register beginning September 8. Residents of other counties can register starting September 22. See chapelhillparks.org/fee reduction information or contact our office at 919 968-2784.information on fee reductions for some programs for Chapel Hill or Orange County residents.
These programs are specifically for people with special needs/disabilities. If you have questions about classes offered through Adapted Recreation or want to discuss inclusion in any Parks & Recreation program, please contact Marian Kaslovsky at 919-968-2813 or email@example.com
Acting is Awesome! 3 separate classes: Ages 6 to 22 $131 R, $151 NR
In Acting is Awesome! Young people will share their interests with peers, and contribute their ideas in creating either improvised scenes or by performing short plays.
Participants must have some reciprocal social skills and be able to follow simple directions.
This class supports the creative gifts and abilities of youth on the Autism spectrum and others with mild to moderate developmental challenges. Instructor Amy Elliott, PhD is a Registered Drama Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). For more information contact Amy at (919)724-1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee reduction through Parks & Recreation for this program. Advanced registration required. Pay instructor the full fee at the first class (cash or check made out to instructor).
Chapel Hill Public Library Saturday Mornings Two sessions: Late Sept. to mid-Oct. and late Oct. to mid-Nov. Ages 6 to 11; Ages 12 to 15; Ages 16 to 22
Adapted Aquatics Ages 5 to 22 $38R, $46 NR
For children and teens with disabilities who are beginner or advanced-beginner swimmers. Emphasis individualized: developing confidence & independence in the water, stroke development, water safety, etc. Volunteers assist participants in practicing what the instructor teaches. Parent must remain on the pool deck.
Homestead Aquatic Center Wednesday evenings, 6:30–7:15 p.m. or 7:30–8:15 p.m.
September 24 – Nov. 19 (No class Oct. 15).
Parent/Child Adapted Aquatics Ages 3-6 and 6-10 $20 R, $27 NR
Here's an opportunity to learn fun ways to assist your young child with special needs in the water. Class will include water games, water exercises and steps to learning to swim. Small group size assures that each parent/child team will get some individualized instruction.
Homestead Aquatics Center Saturday mornings, two sections of 4 classes: 4 in Oct. and/or 4 in Nov.
Friday Fun Night Ages 2 and older with parent. Free drop-in program (no registration needed).
Play board games, make crafts, shoot baskets in the gym, climb the climbing wall, swim awhile and join us for a snack. Non-disabled siblings and friends of all ages are always welcome. Minors and others who might need focused supervision should bring an adult family member or staff person.
Chapel Hill Community Center First Friday of each month except January. 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Specialized Games Night Ages 13 to 25 $5 R, $6 NR Teens and young adults with mild to moderate disabilities can enjoy an evening of games and socializing. During this casual, early evening program, we’ll play board games, old and new. Bring your games from home as well. Together, we’ll order pizza for those who want to chip in (No $10’s or $20’s please, only smaller bills). Bring your own dinner if you prefer. Participants must function on a 1:4 level and be self-sufficient with personal needs. Registration Deadline: prior Friday, Noon. Hargraves Community Ctr. 4th Sun. of each month 5-7 p.m.
Sibshop Ages 8 to 13, Free with ongoing advance registration. Contact Beth Hutson at (919) 667-1067 for more info or to register. Sibshops give brothers & sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed recreational setting, giving them the chance to explore feelings in creative, light & fun ways. Co-sponsored with Goodwill Community Foundation’s Family Support Services.
Hargraves Community Center 2nd Saturday of most months 3-5:30 p.m. (9/13 at Chapel Hill Library.
Additional opportunities may be added during the season! To receive announcements of activities through the Adapted Recreation program: email@example.com. Please let me know the age of your family member with disability so I can send you the appropriate announcements.