Recreation & Leisure

To see an alphabetical list of all our resources click here

Athletes Serving Athletes

Athletes Serving Athletes empowers individuals living with disabilities to train and compete in main stream running and triathlon events so they can experience the THRILL of crossing the finish line.
www.AthletesServingAthletes.org

Baltimore City Dept. of Recreation & Parks 

Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks (Therapeutic Recreation division) provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities in both specialized and inclusive environments.  Upcoming events and programs are listed on our webpage:
http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/therapeuticrecreation

Camp Inclusion

A fun, activity filled summer day camp specifically designed to build friendships between individuals with and without special needs.
Check out their website www.campinclusion.org, emial info@campinclusion or call 443-398-8537 to learn more.

Game Play 

Check out these great resources for family game play provided by the Instructual Access Team of Howard County Public Schools

Family Game Night-Put the Fun in Functioanl Communcation

Game Play

Numbers colors body parts

Family Game Night Functional Language Cards

Easterseals Camp Fairlee

Provides respite care to Maryland families and accessible recreation to children and adults with all types of disabilities through year-round programs including summer camp, respite weekends, and travel / vacation trips.  Camp Fairlee is best known for its traditional, overnight summer camp program that has 6 and 12 day sessions.   Activities include swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, wall climbing, zip line, ropes course, nature trails, arts/crafts and more.  Camp Fairlee was totally rebuilt in 2015 and has modern, climate controlled  facilities including a 12,000 square foot activity center for use in bad weather.  Located on the upper Eastern Shore near Chestertown, MD  Serving Maryland families since 1954. www.de.easterseals.com/fairlee   410-778-0566

Guide to Accessible Travel 

www.spintheglobe.net is a great resource for information on travel and those places that are especially friendly to people traveling in wheelchairs etc.

Howard County Autism Society

Offers many social opportunities through out the year. http://www.howard-autism.org/resources-services/social-opportunities/

Imagination Stage

Offers sensory friendly performance of the children’s classic, check out their upcoming shows.
http://imaginationstage.org/shows-tickets/accessibility

Kennedy Center

Change things up with a sensory friendly opera or symphonic orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center!
http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/accessibility

You can find some great pre-visit materials in the link below that include social stories and sensory maps of some of their theaters.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/Pages/accessibility/sensory

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (MD-LBPH)

Provides free library services for people who are unable to read standard print because of a visual, physical, or reading disability. MD-LBPH offers books and magazines the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. Our talking-book players feature large buttons, braille letters beside the controls, a sleep timer, and built-in audio instructions. The BARD Mobile app allows users to quickly and easily download audiobooks directly to iOS and Android devices. To receive an application for service, call 410-230-2443,
email reference.desk@maryland.gov, or visit our website at www.lbph.maryland.gov

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes.  Please check times on the AMC website.  

Special Olympics Howard County 

Conducts a training and competitive sports program for children and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. 410 740 0500
www.somdhc.org 

The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center

Provides physical and occupational therapy on horseback to treat a wide range of disabilities. 410 489 5100
www.trrcmd.org 

Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services

Offers integrated sports and arts programs, social groups, summer campus and community outings for those with mental and physical disabilities. 410 313 4628

Unbridled Rehabilitation Services

Offers physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as hippotherapy a bike program and more. Check out their website for more information and locations around the state. www.unbridledrehab.com