Programs for Special Needs

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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 If you have not registered for a class/program since August 2016, your username & password are no longer valid.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: Tuesdays    Activity: 213000  CLICK HERE to register

Dates:  Session 1-Full 6 weeks:           A7, B7-Jan 8-Feb 12       CANCELLED

A1, B1-Jan 8                A2, B2-Jan 15              A3, B3-Jan 22              A4, B4-Jan 29

A5, B5-Feb 5                A6, B6-Feb 12

             Session 2-Full 6 weeks:           C7, D7-Feb 26-Apr 9

C1, D1-Feb 26              C2, D2-Mar 5               C3, D3-Mar 12             C4, D4-Mar 26

C5, D5-Apr 2                C6, D6-Apr 9

              Session 3-Full 6 weeks:           E7, F7-Apr 16-May 21

E1, F1-Apr 16              E2, F2-Apr 23              E3, F3-Apr 30             E4, F4-May 7

E5, F5-May 14             E6, F6-May 21

Time:   A, C, E-Ages 4-9           4:30-6:00pm

             B, D, F-Ages 10-15       6:15-7:45pm

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

             Per 6 week session Residents $360 Non-residents $450

NO CLASS 3/19


NEW! SPECIAL SPIRITS DANCE & MOVEMENT CLASS         Ages 5-11

This music and movement program for kids on the spectrum provides an opportunity for students to enjoy music and creative expression. They will focus on movement and music integration combining patterning, visual movement and rhythm, and sequencing that can significantly improve behavioral, emotional, academic, social, speech, and language. Visual props will be used such as ribbons and scarves to add to the fun! Please wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or leotard and shorts with ballet shoes. Min-5; Max-14

Instructor: Joy Deco Enterprises Staff

Days: Wednesdays             Time: 5:00pm-5:45pm          Activity: 213006      CLICK HERE to register

Dates:  Session 1-Full 4 weeks:           A5-Jan 9-Jan 30       CANCELLED

            Individual weeks:        A1-Jan 9          A2-Jan 16        A3-Jan 23        A4-Jan 30

            Session 2-Full 4 weeks:           B5-Feb 6-Feb 27

            Individual weeks:        B1-Feb 6          B2-Feb 13        B3-Feb 20        B4-Feb 27

            Session 3-Full 3 weeks:           C4-Mar 6-Mar 27

            Individual weeks:        C1-Mar 6         C2-Mar 13       C3-Mar 27

            Session 4-Full 4 weeks:           D5-Apr 3-Apr 24

            Individual weeks:        D1-Apr 3          D2-April 10      D3-Apr 17        D4-Apr 24

Cost:    Per 1 day Residents $25 Non-residents $31.25

            Per 4 weeks (A, B, D) Residents $60 Non-residents $75

            Per 3 weeks (C) Residents $45 Non-residents $56.25

NO CLASS 3/20


FREE PARENT LECTURES 

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

Min- 4; Max-25

Fri, Feb 1 at 5:30pm      REGISTER (you will be taken to another website)

Topic: Time Management for Busy Students - presented by Support for Students Growth Center  

Hear from a 20 year educator how to help students develop better time management skills. Explore development of effective planning, organizing and follow through skills in addition to goal setting, prioritizing and so much more.

Fri, April 12 at 5:30pm   REGISTER (you will be taken to another website)

Topic: Using What You Have: Practical Ways to Increase Communication Skills at Home - presented by Sociability Books

There are so many opportunities to promote communication skills in the home. This presentation will provide you with practical strategies that you can immediately start incorporating in your daily routines. 


NEW! CIRCLE OF FRIENDS  Ages 4-15

During the week of PBC spring break, come join in our social play group to assist extra social skills practice. The group is open to all children with special needs. During group there will be a variety of games and activities to do with new friends. Materials Fee $8 due to instructor at the start of class. Groups are conducted by therapists of My Florida Therapy. Bring a lunch or snack, and beverage.

Instructor: My Florida Therapy     Day: Mon     Date: G1-Mar 18      Time: 9:00am-1:00pm     ACTIVITY: 213000

Cost: 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.


Especially for Kids Logo

Saturday, May 18, 2019  

5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

A 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!

Pre-register your family starting March 1 - ONLINE ONLY

Space is limited, please register each member of your family in advance

Resource Fair Exhibitor Application- if you have have a business that provides goods or services for special needs please submit your application by April 1.

 

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