Adaptive Programs

 All registration information for special needs programming can be found if you click hereThis website will give detailed information of times, dates, locations, and more! If you have further questions, please contact Lyndsey at lyndsey@rararecreation.org or via call or text at 947-886-0084.

Fitness Walk with Ms. Wendy

For persons with developmental disabilities. This 5-week group will be led by Ms. Wendy on the Paint Creek Trail for a good cardio fitness walk. Parents are welcome to participate too! Wear gym clothes and shoes. Bring your water bottle. We will meet at the West Entrance of the Rochester Hills Library.

August Session: Wednesdays August 4, 11, 18, 25 6:30-7:30 $20 per person

September Session (Registration opens August 1): Tuesdays in September 5:15-6:15 $20 per person

14+ years

Clay Creations Workshop

 Join Paint Creek Center for the Arts for this class on creating clay creations that has been designed for people with special needs. We will focus on using our fine motor skills and transforming the clay in front of us into unique pinch pot bowls and other creations. All supplies included.

Ages 14+

$25 per person

August 13 5:00-6:00 in RARA Messy Room 

 

Adaptive Yoga

Come join Ms. Brooke, an accomplished yoga instructor! This 6-week long session is designed to support persons with special needs 14+ Years. Participants will be involved in yoga poses, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. The class will also include interactive games to promote social interaction. Topics will include mindfulness, compassion for others and meditation. These practices work together to balance physiological and cognitive functions, enhancing physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. A maximum of 12 participants.

Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring their own yoga mat.

Ms. Brooke will provide yoga instruction. If you think your child may need extra supervision in a park, your supervision is recommended.

Location: Open Field at Bloomer Park

Fee: $90/session

Session 2: Wednesdays July 14-August 18 6:00-6:45

Summer Dinner in the Park

In lieu of Diners Club, we will be meeting with Ms. Wendy at Bloomer Park's Pine Grove Shelter to enjoy a picnic dinner together. Each participant is expected to pack their own dinner and drink. Fee is $6 per meeting for 14+ Years.

Tuesdays June 22, July 20, and August 17 from 5:30-6:30.

Adaptive Line Dancing Class

Join Ms. Erica for a fun line dancing class! About half of the class will be spent learning some popular line dances, while the other half of class will be spent creating our own dances and freestyling! At this time, masks are required for programs. Exact room that this program will be in is TBD, but it will be located in a dance room at RARA. 14+ Years

Mondays July 12-August 16 6:00-6:45 $60 per person

Bocce Ball Outing

Join friends at Lake Orion's Palazzo Di Bocce for an evening of Bocce and fun! Ms. Wendy will supervise this fun evening and help players as needed. Food is not included. Designed for peoples with special needs.

Please note that this date is subject to change and you will be notified of any changes.

October 13 6:00-7:30 $20 per participant (registration opens August 1)

14+ Years

Movie Pizza Night

Enjoy a movie and a pizza snack with friends, one Friday a month from September-April. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. 14+ years

Registration opens August 1.

September 17 5:30-7:30

October 15 5:30-7:30

November 12 5:30-7:30

December 10 5:30-7:30

$15 per person

Location: RARA

Adaptive Outdoor Enrichment Programs with Rochester Hills

Adaptive Nature Hike with Naturalist

This program is designed for people with disabilities. Join us for a light hike in the woods with Ms. Wendy and a Rochester Hills Naturalist. We will be able to enjoy getting exercise, while learning about the nature, plants, and animals that we have in our community!

September 29 5:30-6:30 at Bloomer Park

14+ Years

$10 per participant

Adaptive Fun with Animals

This program is designed for people with disabilities. Join us for a fun session with a Rochester Hills Naturalist learning about animals that can be found within our communities. The Naturalist will provide animal skins, pelts, and other props to see. If weather permits, we may even experience real-live animals!

October 19 5:30-6:30 at Bloomer Park

14+ Years

$10 per participant

Adaptive WERQ

 Registration opens August 1

WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. WERQ Instructors build a playlist based on trendsetting pop and hip hop music.

14+ Years

Thursdays 12:15-1:00 September 16-December 9

$115 per participant

Halloween Spooktacular Dance

This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Come boogie down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a Halloween theme. Costumes are encouraged! Refreshments will be served. 14+ years

October 29 5:30-8:00 (Registration opens August 1)

Location: RARA Basketball Courts
Fee: $15

Jingle All The Way Dance

This dance is designed for persons who have special needs. Come boogie down with great music and dancing, while enjoy a fun evening with friends with a holiday and snowflake theme. Wear red and green to show your holiday spirit! Refreshments will be served. 14+ years

December 3 5:30-8:00 (Registration opens August 1)
Location: RARA Basketball Courts
Fee: $15

Paint, Print, and Play!

Join Paint a Miracle for the fun while we explore color & textures through painting, printmaking, movement & music.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend with the child to help. This class will take place at Paint a Miracle.
Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

Ages 6-9 Years

September 25 10:00-11:00 at Paint a Miracle (Registration opens August 1)

$40 per participant

Yay! Clay!

Join us for 3 days of clay fun! We will be making Blossom Pots, Stamped Designed Birds, and a Clay Bracelet using a variety of clays and glazes.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend with the participant to help. This class will take place at Paint a Miracle.

Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

Mondays October 11-25 6:30-8:00 (Registration opens August 1)

Ages 14+

$135 per participant

Marvelous Mosaic Art

Join Paint a Miracle for the fun. We will be making amazing mosaic creations using colorful glass beads, buttons, clay, and more.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend with the participant to help.This class will be held at RARA

Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

November 2 6:30-8:00 (Registration opens August 1)

14+ Years

$40 per participant

Making a Masterpiece

Join Paint a Miracle for the fun. We will be using a variety of printmaking methods to create a masterpiece that will be matted and ready for display in your home.

Parents/aides are welcome to attend with the participant to help.This class will be held at RARA

Paint a Miracle Art Studio is uniquely designed to offer people living with disabilities and other challenges rich art opportunities developed to ignite the artist's imagination and self-discovery. Studio classes are offered for ages pre-primary through adult. Emphasis is placed on individual process, creativity, and expression. We are located at 400 Water St. Suite LL4 Rochester, MI 48307.

October 5 6:30-8:00 (Registration opens August 1)

14+ Years

$40 per participant

Diners Club

One Monday a month enjoy a meal with friends at various local restaurants. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Participants pay for their own meal, beverage, and tip. PRE-REGISTER EARLY as spots are very limited and so that we have enough assistance and space reserved in the restaurants. Exact restaurant choices will be announced at a later date. 14+ Years

Registration begins August 1

September 13 5:15-6:30

October 4 5:15-6:30

November 1 5:15-6:30

December 6 5:15-6:30

$6 per participant

Movie Night Out

This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Enjoy a movie with your friends at the theater one Wednesday a month. You will pay for your own ticket and concessions. Movies and times are based on the current theater schedule. Spots are EXTREMELY limited, so you must pre-register so that we have enough assistance and space reserved. Movie select/times will be emailed the week of the program. 14+ years

Registration opens August 1

September 22

October 20

November 17

December 15

Location: Emagine Theater, Rochester Road
Fee: $6 per evening

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding adaptive programs, please do not hesitate to contact Lyndsey Ramsay at 947-886-0084 (call or text) or via email at lyndsey@rararecreation.org

 

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