Recreation

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Able Arts

A non-profit Disabled Theatre Company composed of people with and without disabilities.
Address: PO Box 831, Bear DE 19701
Website: Able Arts

Accessible Playgrounds

A directory for finding resources on how to develop an accessible playground. Find examples of what other people have done. Find accessible places to play where ever you are.
Website: Accessible Playgrounds

American DanceWheels

A non-profit organization that teaches Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dance.
Address – DE: 79 Christiana Road, New Castle, DE 19720
Address – PA: PO Box 88, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Website: American DanceWheels

American Hippotherapy Association

Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that uses equine (horses) movement. Trained therapists use hippotherapy as part of an integrated rehabilitation approach by using the movements of the horse to improve functional results for people with disabilities.

Website: American Hippotherapy Association
Links: Find-A-Therapist and Find-A-Facility

Delaware Hippotherapy Therapists/Facilities

Brandywine Occupational Therapy, LLC
Board certified clinical specialists in hippotherapy (HPCS).
Contact: Lauren Janusz at (302) 740-4798 or lauren.janusz@yahoo.com

Therapeutic Riding at Wellspring Farm
Offering therapeutic riding (hippotherapy) in Bellevue State Park.
Contact: (302) 798-2407
Website: Wellspring Farm

Art Studio 4:10

Promoting a lifelong love of the arts for all children, including children with disabilities. Providing full inclusion art classes for children with disabilities with typical children.
Address: 607 Delaware Ave. Elkton MD 21921 – (302) 753-3487
Website: Art Studio 4:10

Art Therapy Express

Dedicated to building a bridge between each student’s capabilities and his/her imagination and to provide a place where everyone can speak through the arts.
Address: P.O.Box 1661, Hockessin, DE 19707 – (302)584-4068
Website: Art Therapy Express

Brandywine Social Club

Providing a social outlet for adults with minimal disabilities. Club members meet monthly to socialize and plan trips and special events.
Address: Brandywine Hundred Library, Wilmington, DE – (302) 472-9622

Camp Fairlee Manor and Education Center

A residential/recreational and respite camp on 250 acres on Fairlee Creek, offering campers ages 6 and up the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of camp in a fully-accessible setting.
Website: Camp Fairlee Manor Recreation and Respite Services

A Camp For Everyone

A Guide to Including Children of All Abilities in Summer Camp Programs.
Link: Guide – A Camp For Everyone

Center for Disabilities Studies – Community Connectors

Enhancing the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities.
Address: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716 – (302) 831-6974
Website: Center for Disabilities Studies

The Center for Therapeutic and Educational Riding

Providing affordable therapeutic equine and animal activities for individuals with special needs, barriers and at risk youth.
Address: 3491 Harris Road, Townsend, DE 19734 – (302)376-9594
Website: The Center for Therapeutic and Educational Riding

Center for the Creative Arts

A community art center devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities.
Address: 410 Upper Snuff Mill Road & Rte.82 North, Yorklyn DE – (302) 239-2434
Website: Center for the Creative Arts

Challenger Division Little League for Youth with Disabilities

A Little League baseball program for children and young adults with mental and physical challenges, ages 5-21.
Website: Challenger Division – Little League

DateAble Inc.

A non-profit social organization for people with and without disabilities who seek new friends and relationships.
Address: 15520 Bald Eagle School Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 – (301) 657-DATE
Website: DateAble, Inc.

Delaware Adaptive Sports

An organization dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting both recreational and competitive sports for the physically challenged in and near Delaware.
Address: P.O.Box 6002, Wilmington, DE 19804 – (302)683-0997
Website: Delaware Adaptive Sports

Blind Sports – Delaware Association for Blind Athletes (DABA)

Offering fitness, recreation and self-esteem building programs for visually challenged youth and adults.
Local Chapter: 3 Granbury Drive, New Castle, DE
Contact: (302) 999-8074 or (302) 836-5784
Website: Blind Sports

Farm of Dreams Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Providing therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.
Address: 2325 South DuPont Highway, Smyrna, DE 19977 – (302)653-6731

Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the disabled and challenged by bringing horses and people with disabilities together.
Address: 55 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane, Port Deposit, MD 21904 – (410) 378-3817
Website: Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program

Junior Partners in Policymaking

Junior partners in policymaking is a program of The Center for Disabilities Studies for young adults ages 15-22 to work together to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Address: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716 – (302) 722-7066
Website: Junior Partners In Policymaking

Kids Bowl Free Program

Eligible children can register with participating bowling lanes and receive two free games a day, all summer long. The program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time in the summer.
Link: Kids Bowl Free Programs in Delaware

The Mary Campbell Center

Providing home and heart for children and young adults with disabilities, including after school programs, preschool, swim lessons, and teen programs.
Address: 4641 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 – (302) 762-6025
Website: Mary Campbell Center

Paralympic Sport – Delaware

A partnership between U.S. Paralympics and the Yes U Can Corporation, providing community based sports clubs for youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities, regardless of skill level.
Website: Yes U Can Corporation
Website: U.S. Paralympics

Personal Ponies

Offering children that are specially challenged the life use of a small Shetland pony to love and care for.
Local Contact: Patty Draper, PO Box 401, Hockessin DE 19707 – (302) 824-5724
Website: Personal Ponies

Play Outside Delaware

The Play Outside map from Delaware State Parks will help you find the right park, preserve, trail or playground that meets your search criteria. Find playgrounds, ball fields, fishing piers, trails, parking lots, bathrooms and more.
Website: Play Outside Delaware

Prompt And Play

Providing a safe place for children and young adults to develop social and daily living skills though exploration and direction. Various therapeutic and social modalities are used to increase environmental awareness, positive social interactions, and promote overall happiness.
Address: 5157 W. Woodmill Rd, Suite 16, Wilmington DE – (302) 691-5658
Website: Prompt and Play

Rec4All

Sharing recreation resources for the entire disability community in Delaware.
Contact: (302) 224-6020
Website: Rec4All

Reins of Life Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Providing therapeutic horseback riding services for children and young adults with special needs. Disabilities served are varied and may include Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder, emotional challenges, learning disabilities, and speech, hearing, or visual impairments.
Address: 113 Crestwood Road, Landenberg, PA 19350 – (610) 274-3300 or email: reinsoflife@verizon.net
Website: Reins of Life

Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding

Sharing it’s farm, pets and horses with children and adults with special needs. Providing equine-assisted therapy.
Address: Rd. 1, Box 233 A, Lewes, DE 19958 – (302) 645-2780

Special Olympics Delaware – SODE

Through sports training and competition, helping athletes with intellectual disabilities realize no disability is too great to overcome.
Website: Special Olympics Delaware

Address: 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716 – (302) 831-4653

Address: 546 South Bedford Street, Room 2125, Georgetown, DE 19974 – (302) 855-0546

Special Olympics Delaware – Young Athletes Program (YAP)

Innovative inclusion soccer and play programs for preschoolers and children to age 7 with intellectual disabilities.
Contact: (302) 831-3479 or bzullo@udel.edu
Flyer: Young Athletes Program

TOPSoccer – DE Youth Soccer Association

Bringing the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with a mental or physical disability.
Website: TOPSoccer – DE Youth Soccer Association

Total Life House Workshops

A part of The Center for Disabilities Studies.
Address: 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716 – (302) 831-6974
Website: The Center for Disabilities Studies

Travel Accessibility Resources for the Disabled

Tips and links to help travelers with disabilities enjoy a safe and fun trip.
Link: Travel Accessibility Resources for the Disabled

Travel Tips – Complex Child E-Magazine

Travel tips for families with children with complex medical needs and disabilities.
Link: July 2012 Edition – Travel

VSA Delaware – The State Organization on Arts and Disability

Providing children and adults with disabilities, opportunities to participate and achieve in the areas of performing and visual arts.
Address: Delaware State University Art Center Gallery, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19903
Contact: (302) 857-6699
Website: VSA Delaware

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