People with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts
Buddy Up Tennis
For people with Down syndrome ages 5 to adult. The Buddy Up Tennis Program hosts weekly 90-minute clinics: 30 minutes of fitness conditioning, and 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction. Buddies (Volunteers) are partnered with Athletes, to provide one-on-one attention and grow meaningful connections and relationships. No tennis experience is required.
For campers 8-22 years old with Down Syndrome
45 acre wooded grounds, Recreational equipment and programs designed for the special needsand disabled camper, and 24 hour nursing care, special medication and diet supervision
Challenger Little League
Provides physically and developmentally challenged children (starting at age 5), teens and young adults an opportunity to play baseball.
The Children’s Dispensary
“The Children’s Dispensary provides social, recreational and educational programs for children, teens and young adults with special needs. ”
Foundation for Music and Healing, Inc.
Bring the benefits of music to exceptional people with special needs and disabilities. Instruction in piano, voice, dance movement, guitar and general music activities is provided on a weekly basis to scores of students who range in age from toddlers to adults.
Indiana Ultimate Wings Cheer Team
Cheer leading program – offers a special needs team
“ ….. It’s about developing skills in the whole child – ages newborn to 7 years – cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and musical. For more than 25 years, we have believed music is the best conductor for learning.”
Reins of Life
Non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilites
Soccer – Michiana Echo TOPSoccer
Soccer program for athletes with disabilities
Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities [SOLO], Inc.
S.O.L.O., Inc., a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, is a volunteer organization dedicated to making skiing (downhill and cross country) instruction and recreational opportunities available to persons with disabilities and their families in St. Joseph County
Last updated 1/3/2016 sp