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1 South Main, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043
586-469-7001

ADAPTIVE RECREATION

Adaptive recreation resources are those that are inclusive, accessible, and adaptive for all abilities. The resources featured on this page include programs, facilities and sports teams that serve children and adults that have physical and/or cognitive impairments to ensure that all individuals are given the opportunity to participate in activities.

Programs & Facilities

Clinton Township Parks and Recreation
Adaptive Camp and Bike Club
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clintontownship.com/recreatiotm
Contact Tami or Emily at 586-286-9336

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan
www.dsgsemi.org

Families Exploring Down's Syndrome
www.FamiliesExploringDownSyndrome.org

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

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

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

McKinley Barrier-Free Park
Macomb County is home to a first-of-its-kind adaptive recreation park and playground located in Fraser.The park features universally designed interactive playground equipment, ramped wheelchair access, accessible pathways and sensory-rich activities for the hearing and visually impaired. 
fraserfirst.com

MORC, Inc.
MORC, Inc. is a human services organization that coordinates long-term supports for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and the elderly in Southeast Michigan. 
https://www.morcinc.org/recreational-opportunities/

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

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

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

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

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

​​​​​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

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

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

 

Sports Teams

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

Clinton Valley Little League Challenger
Children 5 – 18 years of age who have mental or physical disabilities are welcome to join this team.
http://cvllmi.website.siplay.com/Site/Challenger

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

Northeast Adaptive Recreation Softball League
Sterling Heights Adaptive Recreation teams play in the Northeast Adaptive Recreation Basketball League. Players with developmental and physical Impairments, ages 12 years through adult are welcome to join.
https://www.sterling-heights.net/1231/Adaptive-Recreation

Michigan Challengers Junior Wheelchair Basketball Team
Learn the basics about basketball, shooting techniques, rules and ball handling skills. Boys and girls 5-21 years of age, and in elementary, junior and senior high school, with physical challenges are welcome. The team will play in conference, regional and national tournaments.
michallengers@gmail.com
(586) 212-6196

​​​​Pride of Trilogy Special Needs Cheerleading
http://mcsa.me/trilogy/
586-532-4171​​​​​​ or 248-890-5443

Elite Cheer Michigan
www.elitecheer-Michigan.com
586-948-5867

Check back for more information regarding accessible and adaptive recreation! 
 

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McKinley Barrier Free Park

Adaptive recreation park and playground

 

 

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Inclusively Fit

Exercise and fitness programs for special needs