Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation

Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation Programs

Special needs programs for kids and adults

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department offers the following events focusing on active participation for children and adults with various disabilities or limitations.We strive to create equal access to recreation, to help enhance an individual’s quality of life.

AQUATICS

Assisted/Fundamentals
Whether you are looking for water therapy or for your child to begin learning swimming strokes and safety techniques, this class is adaptable to the needs of your swimmer. All participants are required to bring a Parent/Guardian/Aid on the first day of class. Class ratio is 1:6 swimmer & assistant. For ages 3 years and older.

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CAMPS

Adaptive Camp (Youth and Teen)
This camp is for youth (ages 5-12 years old) with disabilities and teens (ages 13-21 years old) with disabilities. This program offers daily activities, each related to the weekly theme, including swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, sports, drama, cooking, group games and lots of fun. Youth camp ratio is 1 team member for every 4 campers; Teen camp ratio is 1 team member for every 5 campers; Campers must be able to function within this ratio.
This camp operates Monday-Friday: 7am to 6pm at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center.

Thanksgiving Camp: November 20-22
Holiday Camp Week 1: December 26-29
Holiday Camp Week 2: January 2-5
Spring Break Camp: March 12-16

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FITNESS

All Abilities Fitness
This is a group exercise class for individuals of all abilities. Each month will vary between yoga and Zumba. A variety of exercises will be taught including yoga, stretching, balance, strength, and more! The group will follow a main instructor with additional employees assisting the group. Parents/Guardians/Caregiver are welcome to assist. Come in comfortable workout attire and bring water. We can ALL be fit! For ages 13 years and older.

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Monthly Social Connections

Each month come and join us for a different activity as a park of our social connections. A variety of activities are planned for you to engage with friends, serve the community, meet up and socialize!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and Williamson Pediatric Rehab for this FREE trick-or-treating event in October in the parking lot of Seton Medical Center Williamson located at 201 Seton Parkway. A family-centered event, it encourages active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Trick or Treat from car to car, trunk to trunk. Costumes encouraged. Bring your trick or treat bags. Trunk or Treat is a new spin on Trick or Treating where local businesses and organizations bring a vehicle, decorate its trunk/tailgate and pass out candy as kids “Trunk or Treat” from car to car.  Trunk or treating allows kids to have all the trick or treating fun without crossing streets or worrying about traffic.  It’s also a great accessibility benefit for those individuals with various disabilities or limitations.

We would like to extend the opportunity to you and your business to participate in this fun event!

Date: October 21st, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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Seton Medical Center Williamson and Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host the FREE Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt at Play for All Abilities Park.  This is a family-centered event, focusing on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Hunt for the eggs high and low; look for the golden eggs for special prizes! Special needs children and their siblings can participate in this hunt.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm

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Special Needs Dances

Fun, themed dances for individuals with special needs include dress up contests and snacks. For ages 15 and older with special needs. Chaperone/caregiver free admission. Register in advance to have your name entered into our raffle drawings!

Dress to impress at this year’s Winter Wonderland themed dance for individuals with special needs.  Dance the night away under a snow themed dance floor, socialize with friends, enjoy snacks and make fun memories!  Chaperone/caregivers allowed free admission.

December 8, 2017: 6:00 – 8:00pm | Rabb House

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Special needs families are invited to a night full of wonder and amazement at the 3rd annual family winter ball.Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and tickets are Pre-sale only. Each family member attending must purchase a ticket.

January 20, 2018: 6:00-8:00pm | Allen R. Baca Center

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Spring is here! Spring on over and enjoy a dance for individuals with special needs. Spring time fun dancing, buzz around and socialize with friends, enjoy snacks and make fun memories! Chaperone/caregivers allowed free admission.

April 6, 2018:  6:00 – 8:00pm | Rabb House

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SPORTS

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This tennis class is a perfect first experience to tennis that’s fun and active! This program uses modified equipment: slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter racquets, and smaller courts. The format makes tennis easier and fun, as individuals with special needs improve hand-eye coordination, agility and balance. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are allowed to assist. Program ratio is 1 to 3. For ages 12 years and older.

Come play in the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department’s Buddy Basketball League! Buddy Basketball provides an opportunity for children and teens with special needs to enjoy the game of basketball in a competitive setting, fostering good sportsmanship and steady improvement in basketball skills. Practices are held Friday evenings at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center and games are held on Saturdays. This season is six weeks long and participants receive a uniform top. For ages 5-17 years. For more information call 512-341-3343.

The Adaptive Volleyball League introduces players with special needs to volleyball while providing a safe, fun environment to learn the basic premises of the game through practices, fundamental skills, ethics and league competition. This league is an opportunity for children and teens to participate, communicate and grow in the sport of volleyball. Practices are held Friday evenings at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center and games are held on Saturdays. This season is six weeks long and participants receive a uniform top. For ages 7-14 years. For more information call 512-341-3343.

INCLUSION SERVICES

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department promotes the power of choice to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities. We do this by providing diverse, accessible recreation in an environment that fosters dignity, success, and fun. Through inclusion services, the department may provide reasonable staff support for those who prefer other Round Rock Parks and Recreation programs and/or activities. To request inclusion services, please call our administrative office at 512-218-5540 at least one month before the start of a program or class to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary.