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Special Needs Sports and Recreation Center Programs

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There are a number of sports leagues and classes for your child with special needs. Sign up for swimming, soccer or baseball now!

BACKYARD SPORTS. Danny Bernstein offers special needs classes in soccer and basketball for children in pre-K to 8th grade. Qualified professionals are assisted by student volunteers, and groups are based on age and ability. 75 South Broadway, Suite 453, White Plains. 304-4052. byardsports.com

CHALLENGER LITTLE LEAGUE. ardsleylittleleague.com

CHALLENGER SOCCER. Run through AYSO at ayso324.org

THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF WESTCHESTER. A modified baseball program at Ridge Road County Park in Hartsdale for children of all ages with disabilities. 522-1547. mlwny.org

NEW ROCHELLE LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER DIVISION. Children 5 to 21 Little League. 30 Trinity Place, New Rochelle. Shelly Klein: 632-4916.

NEW YORK SPECIAL OLYMPICS. Hudson Valley Region. 1207 Rte. 9, Suite 1C, Wappingers Falls. 845-765-2497. specialolympics-ny.org/hudsonvalley

RSC Westchester is introducing our first summer camps in Soccer, Music and Dance classes for children with Special Needs. All classes are run by professional and certified instructors in a warm and enriching environment. The goal of their programs is to engage and inspire individuals to actively participate. Classes are adapted to fit the needs of special populations making them fun and accessible to all. For detailed information of camps and registration please visit our website: www.rscwestchester.com

SPORTIME USA. An activity center with activities for all ages including a 4D motion theater, laser tag, rock climbing wall, 18-foot Spider Climb, batting cages, bumper cars, kiddie rides, 200 video/redemption games and a soft-adventure play zone. ADA compliant and able to help everyone with special needs enjoy the attractions. 380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford. 592-2111. sportimeusa.com

TOPSOCCER PROGRAM. Westchester Youth Soccer League offers this program for children with special needs who wish to play soccer. Coaches are specially trained to work with athletes with special needs. usyouthsoccer.org

Special Needs Swimming Programs

ANGELFISH THERAPY. Gives children with special needs a fun, challenging and highly motivating environment for therapy. Working in the water is not only mentally and physically soothing, but the opportunity to practice movements in water helps the children integrate sensory information step-by-step. DoubleTree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 203-545-0024. angelfishtherapy.com

AQUA TOTS WESTCHESTER. Owners: Aileen Crampton Bucciero and Fiona Crampton Kearney. West Harrison. 694-3289. aquatots123.com

Special Needs Yoga

YOGASHINE. Top quality for 22 years, for all children, all ages. Specializing in developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, PDD, ADD/ADHD. Kids enjoy playful, centered movement, learn and create postures, build strength and mental focus, develop self-calming and cooperation. Offering Child with Parent sessions, individual yoga/movement therapy, group classes, family yoga, parent support services. 7-11 Legion Dr., Valhalla. 769-8745. yogashine.com

Special Needs Recration Centers & Programs

These facilities and groups in Westchester, New York offer activities for kids with special needs after school, on weekends and during school vacations.

CHILDREN’S REHABILITATION CENTER. Pediatric outpatient clinic that provides comprehensive medical and rehabilitative services to children ages birth through 21. Special programs include Adaptive Karate, Aquatic Therapy and Specialized Equipment Clinics.317 North St., White Plains. 597-4084.

GREENBURGH SPECIAL EDUCATION RECREATION. Offers a large array of activities and outings for children with disabilities, such as Challenger basketball, horseback riding, karate, swim classes, art classes, dances, parties and camp and recreation nights in the community.11 Olympic Lane Ardsley. 693-8985 ext. 128.

HERO, Inc. Nonprofit organization providing tennis, dance, music and pet therapy for all ages. 2975 Westchester Ave., Suite 410, Purchase. 251-0804. hero-ny.org

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER. After-school and weekend recreational program for teens with special needs in grades 9-12. Programs include computer club, Saturday night teen lounge, Wednesday afternoon social groups, Sunday Adventure travel group and other activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, dancing. 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. 472-3300, ext. 426. jccmw.org

JCC ON THE HUDSON. After school and school vacation enrichment programs for children with developmental and physical disabilities grades K-6 and social skills groups, recreational programs for children ages 6 to 12 with learning or developmental disabilities. Also, adult programs for the physically challenged. Inclusion karate and Jewish culture classes as well. Parent support groups also available. 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. 366-7898. jcconthehudson.org

KIYOKO BROWN LEKOTEK CENTER. Located at the Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, specializing in learning through play for babies to 8-year-olds with various disabilities or delays. Toys available to borrow. 937-3800, ext. 323. cpwestchester.org

NORTH EAST WESTCHESTER SPECIAL RECREATION, INC. Weekend, summer and after school recreational programs for children with special needs. 63 Bradhurst Ave., Hawthorne.347-4409. northeastspecialrec.org

Updated 4:26 pm, July 9, 2018
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