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Make Macomb Your Home
LIVING & PLAYING

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

 

Macomb County is home to a first-of-its-kind adaptive recreation park and playground located in Fraser. McKinley Barrier-Free Park can be enjoyed by everyone but is designed to meet the needs of people with challenges. The park features universally designed interactive playground equipment, ramped wheelchair access, accessible pathways and sensory-rich activities for the 
hearing and visually impaired. You can find out more about McKinley at fraserfirst.com.
 

Sports Teams

Northeast Adaptive Recreation Softball League: Players with developmental and physical Impairments, ages 12 years through adult are welcome to join.

Clinton Valley Little League: Children 5 – 18 years of age who have mental or physical disabilities are welcome to join this team.

Little League Challenger
https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/challenger/about-challenger/

MI Challengers Team: Basketball – Link and further information coming soon

Pride of Trilogy Special Needs Cheerleading
http://mcsa.me/trilogy/

586-532-4171​​​​​​
248-890-5443

Elite Cheer Michigan
www.elitecheer-Michigan.com

586-948-5867

AYSO VIP Soccer

The mission of the AYSO VIP Program is to provide a quality soccer experience for individuals whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult for them to successfully participate on mainstream soccer teams. Successful participation is defined by the player’s enjoyment and the safety of all team members.
http://www.ayso.org/play/vip/

586-726-8612

 

Facilities

Play Place for Autism
Play-Place for Autistic Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Sterling Heights, MI. Play-Place's mission is to provide a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for families affected by autism and other special needs. Play-Place is open to all ages, all cognitive levels, and all special needs.
www.autisticplayplace.org
586-254-6533

Team GUTS
Team GUTS™ is committed to improving the health, fitness and overall well-being of those in our community with special needs and disabilities. We are doing this by offering various adaptive fitness programs in a fun and recreational setting. All Team GUTS™ program sessions include eight (8) classes.
www.teamgutsmichigan.com

Inclusively Fit
Inclusively Fit is a 5,000 square foot, fully staffed and equipped fitness facility.  The center is designed to offer exercise and fitness programs for the special needs community and is located in Sterling Heights, MI. 
www.inclusivelyfit.com

St. Francis Camp
St. Francis Camp on the Lake serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our personalized day, residential and weekend camp experiences provide opportunities to participate in new and challenging activities which promote social, emotional, and physical development.
www.saintfranciscamp.org
 

Programs & Facilities

OUCARES Programs
www.oakland.edu/oucares
248-370-2424

Hippotherapy Stable Possibilities (Horseback riding)
www.stablepossibilities.com 
586-292-8472

Therapeutic Horseback Riding
843-263-2004 - Pending confirmation

Faith, Fun and Friends
586-264-5469 - Pending confirmation

Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation
Sterling Heights offers various adaptive recreation opportunities such as summer camps, exercise classes, cooking classes, sports leagues, and other events. 
www.sterling-heights.net/DocumentCenter/View/5993/Sterling-Special-Summer-2018

Macomb Township Parks and Recreation
Our special needs adult programs are designed for adults age 18+ that have developmental disabilities. We currently offer an adaptive art class and a gym class to enhance the physical and social needs of this population. Click on the blue information icon next to each class for more information.
reach.gomtpr.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?xxmod=AR&xxtype=ADREC
Contact Michelle Duda at 586-992-2900

Clinton Township Parks and Recreation
Adaptive Camp and Bike Club
online.flipbuilder.com/wknk/vgjs/mobile/index.html#p=8
clintontownship.com/recreatiotm
Contact Tami or Emily at 586-286-9336

Shelby Township Parks and Recreation
Special Recreation Program
http://www.shelbytwp.org/new_departments/prm/special_recreation_program.html
Contact Joe Youngblood at 586-731-0300

Warren Parks and Recreation
Specials Needs Programs
www.facebook.com/pg/warrenparksandrecreationspecialneeds/about/?ref=page_internal
Contact Christine Bary at 586-268-8400

Romeo Washington Bruce Parks and Recreation
www.rwbparksrec.org/programs_br_and_amp_registration/adaptive_recreation_flyers.php
Contact Grace 586-752-6543 

Families Exploring Down's Syndrome
www.FamiliesExploringDownSyndrome.org

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
www.dsgsemi.org

Check back for more information regarding accessible and adaptive recreation!