The general purpose of Adaptive Recreation Services is to provide specialized leisure and adaptive recreational activities for persons with disabilities.
Staff plans and coordinates a variety of structured activities that teach life skills, games that improve cognitive and motor skill development. These programs include Integrated Classes; Dances; Field Trips; Arts and Crafts; and more. Please view activity calendar for more specific days and times.
TransportationOne way transportation is available within the City of Abilene limits. Bus riders can either pick-up or take home clients. Rides must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Lunch ProgramThe Adaptive Recreation Services Program has a free daily lunch program. The lunch program is prepared at the Rose Park Senior Activity Center. Funds are courtesy of the United Way of Abilene.
- Fee is $40 a month per person
- Must be Adult (8 years-older may attend during the summer months).
- Must have a diagnosis of cognitive and/or physical challenged.
- Must be evaluated as being mature enough to attend classes/activities.
- Must have self-help skills.
- Must be able to attend structured classes and activities without being disruptive to the programs offered.
- Must be able to understand and carry out instructions given out by staff.
Adaptive Recreation offers 4 sports for Special Olympic participation. The team name is the "Rec'ing Crew". Athletes must have a current Special Olympic physical form on file to be able to practice and compete.
Adaptive Recreation Services competes in the Area 14 - Big Country of Special Olympics of Texas. Adaptive Recreation Services is always seeking volunteers to participate on unified teams. For more information, please contact Barbara at (325) 676-6575
- January-February: Basketball
- March-April: Track & Field
- August-September: Bocce
- October-November: Bowling