Recreational Resources for Children with Special Needs in Massachusetts & New England
From tandem biking to assisted sailing, there is world of recreational opportunities out there just waiting to be discovered.
Every year the Physical Therapy department at the Franciscan Hospital for Children compiles a comprehensive guide to organizations and programs providing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs in Massachusetts and New England.
Maybe you want your child to learn martial arts, take riding lessons, or are looking for summer camp resources. It’s all here!
No matter what their abilities, it’s important to get your kids out into the world to experience as many new things as possible.
And with a little help, just about anybody can go sailing, ride a horse, enjoy swimming, or even go alpine skiing!
With just a bit of creativity, assistance, and adaptations, all of these activities are accessible.
The Recreational Resource Guide is available as a .pdf download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.
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Download the Recreational Resource Guide.
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Product Reviews, Sensory Activities
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