Programs for Special Needs

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                      CLICK HERE for a fall 2018 flyer

 

Special Needs Program Survey

If you have a child with a disability, we would greatly appeciate your feedback from if you attended any prgrams in 2017-2018, and input on future programming ideas.  CLICK HERE to begin.

 

Click here to learn about online registration.

Attention current WebTrac users: Every 2 years the City requires WebTrac users to re-verify residency in person. If you have not registered for a class/program since August 2016, your username & password are no longer valid.  To be reset in the system, you must come in person to a Community Center, Tennis Center, or Sugar Sand Field House to re-activate your Webtrac account.  You must bring proof of residency at that time to continue to receive resident rates for online registrations.

 


 

BEGINNER’S SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP        Ages 4-12

Strengthen your child’s ability for meaningful social relationships by developing critical social skills. Classes conducted by therapists of My Florida Therapy. Materials Fee of $8 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Drop-ins welcome! MyFloridaTherapy.com. Min-4; max-10

Instructor: My Florida Therapy staff

Day: Wednesdays    Activity: 113000  CLICK HERE to register

Dates: Session 2-Full 6 weeks: C7, D7-November 7- December 19

 

C1, D1-Nov 7; C2, D2-Nov 14; C3, D3-Nov 28; C4, D4-Dec 5; C5, D5-Dec 12; C6, D6-Dec 19 (NO CLASS 11/21)

Time: C-Age 4-7, 4:30-6:00pm

           D-Age 8-12, 6:15-7:45pm

Cost: Per 1 session Residents $75 Non-residents $93.75

Per 6 week session (C7, D7) Residents $360 Non-residents $450


NEW! OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GROUP       Ages 4-12

Fun classes that focus on critical areas of Occupational Therapy such as fine motor, sensory, and handwriting. Class lessons created by lead Occupational Therapist. Materials Fee of $8 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Drop-ins welcome! Min-4; max-10

Instructor: My Florida Therapy Staff

Day: Fridays       Time: 4:30-5:30pm      Activity: 113001    CLICK HERE to register

Dates: Full 6 weeks: A7-November 9-December 21

A1-Nov 9, A2-Nov 16, A3-Nov-30, A4-Dec 5, A5-Dec 12, A6-Dec 19 (NO CLASS 11/23)

Cost: Per 1 session (A1-6) Residents $85 Non-residents $106.25

Per 6 week session (A7) Residents $380 Non-residents $475


FREE PARENT TRAINING LECTURES 

Designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders, these lectures will focus on a specific topic, with time for discussion and your questions. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Min- 3; Max-25

Thursday, September 13 at 5pm  How to Use Social Stories to Prepare Your Child for Success, presented by Venita Litvack & Kimberly Tice of Sociability Books  CLICK HERE to register (ONLINE ONLY-you will leave this page)

Wednesday, November 7 at 5pm  Bully-Proofing Our Kids, presented by Dr. Eric Nach, Support for Student Growth Center

CLICK HERE to register (ONLINE ONLY- you will leave this page)


NEW! SENSORY-FRIENDLY WINTER PLAY         Ages 3-6

An indoor winter wonderland of sensory delights -- powdery faux-"snow" play, sock skating rink, balloons, bubbles, & toys-plus crafts & snacks. For children with sensory-processing disorders. 90-min. session. Parent/ guardian supervision required. (Pre-register by Dec. 28) Min-5; max-25

Date: Saturday,  December 29      Time: 12:30-2:00pm      Activity: 113054  CLICK HERE to register

Cost: A2-Resident $8 Non-resident $10. One adult free with each paid child

          B2-$3 each additional adult 


NEW! WINTER BREAK SOCIAL PLAY GROUP        Ages 4-15

A social play group to assist social skills practice; open to all children with special needs. Enjoy a variety of games and activities. Groups are conducted by therapists of My Florida Therapy. Materials Fee of $5 due to instructor first day of class. Pack a snack or lunch. Min-4; max-10

Instructor: My Florida Therapy staff

Day: Wednesday-Friday      Time: 9:30am-1:00pm         Activity: 113000  CLICK HERE to register

Dates:  E1-Jan 2;  E2-Jan 3;  E3-Jan-4         Cost: Per 1 session Resident $60 Non-resident $75


Children's Science Explorium Sensory-Friendly Saturdays

CLICK HERE for details about the Explorium

Sensory-Friendly Family Movies

CLICK HERE for movie details

Inclusive Science Playground with Splash Pad

CLICK HERE for details about the newly renovated playground.


Thank you for attending our Especially for Kids Family Night event!

Especially for Kids LogoA FREE event for kids with special needs & abilities and their families

 

Each May, families enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to park amenities including Carousel rides, the Children' Science Explorium & all-access Science Playground.

PLUS...dancing, glitter tattoos, art activities, petting zoo, Resource Fair exhibitors, food & more!

CLICK HERE for 2018 event flyer

Check out our smilin' families...