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THINGS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO DO!!!!

If you have a friend or family member in Ohio with a disability, these resources are HIGHLY valuable and will assist you in the journey.
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Adult Day Service Programs

Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Disabilities Services
A DIFFERENT PATH TO INDEPENDENCE
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Our Adult Day Support program (for ages 18 and older) provide a "home base" in the community that emphasizes small group activities in the community and vocational skill building.

This program implements the needs and interests of each participant by focusing on their individual goals.

Serving Beavercreek, Centerville, Huber Heights, Lebanon, Lima, Piqua, and Troy


Good Works Farm
3427 Waynesville Rd. Bellbrook, OH 45305
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An inclusive community- and farm-based recreational and vocational program located in SW OH. The mission of Good Works Farm is to enthusiastically empower differently-abled individuals to reach their fullest potential in supportive and meaningful environments.

Ages 5 and older

- Summer Enrichment Day Camp for individuals with developmental disabilities, especially designed for people with Autism
- Special Events
- Family Night


Hard Acre Farms
1536 N Hampton Rd., New Carlisle, OH 45344
* Provides Transportation
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A working farm for adults with disabilities. We are an adult day support program located on a 25-acre farm dedicated to meaningful experiences in an agricultural setting. The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm, LLC is a working farm that is a day program certified by the State of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.


Nemo's Reef
5212 Brand Pike Ste B, Huber Heights, OH 45424
* Provides Transportation
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We provide day support for adults with developmental disabilities. We offer a wide range of activities and are here to empower the people we serve while raising the bar for the standard of care in our community.



Arts & Crafts

Art With Buddies- (not a waiver program)
Play Kettering
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Rosewood Arts Centre offers this art class each season for kids ages 3 - 6 on the Autism Spectrum and their "buddies" (parent or caregiver). Each student will receive individualized attention from an experienced art teacher.


We Care Arts - (not a waiver program)
3035 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45429
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We believe in the healing power of creating and producing art that transforms physical, developmental, and mental challenges into a future rich with possibilities. We’re guided by our vision that creating art compliments medical therapies. Classes include: Decorative painting, Clay, Digital Art, Sewing, Jewelry Creation, and Fine Arts.



Bowling

Friendship Bowling League - (not a waiver program)

The Friendship Bowling League is a league developed for individuals with disabilities. All notices regarding signups, participation, and schedule changes are maintained by Our Brave Kids and are posted on our "Upcoming Events" page. The League begins in Sept. and ends in the Fall. It is open to people with disabilities of all ages. Providers and Caretakers must stay with the bowler during this event. Bowling is held at: Marian Lanes, 6170 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424.



Dance

Adventures in Movement For The Handicapped
945 Danbury Rd, Dayton, OH 45420
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Adventures in Movement (AIM) is a movement education program designed to help individuals with disabilities reach their highest potential. AIM is used to improve balance, coordination, muscle tone, and cognitive skills, while moving to music. Participants are asked to hold a regular 30 minute session, at least once a week


Art & Movement for All
Dayton Dance Conservatory Company
7762 Waynetown Blvd., Huber Heights, OH 45424

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An inclusive dance program that will provide children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to further develop social, emotional and physical skills in a safe environment through the discipline of dance. Classes run August 30, 2021 - June 6, 2022.


Brighter Connections Theatre
In collaboration with:
University of Dayton’s Department of Theatre, Dance & Performance Technology
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BCT aims to work with students with special needs through the therapeutic use of theatre
- Summer program where cast members will be working together to achieve social, behavioral, and communication goals over the course of the six weeks. A combination of theatre elements such as role play and educational best practices are used to create both an effective and creative learning environment.

- Youth Program – ages 8 through 14
- Young Adult Program – ages 15 through 18
- Registration usually begins in early March

All rehearsals and performances:
Fitz Hall
1529 Brown St
Dayton, OH 45409


Gem City Ballet
DANCING UNLIMITED!
20 Commercial Way, Springboro OH 45066
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DancingUnlimited is a dance program designed to introduce dance, music and movement to children with physical disabilities ages 5 - 18. It is exciting, invigorating and encouraging. DancingUnlimited is a wonderful way to introduce a love of exercise to a child.


Smile Awhile MVDSA Dance
941 E Franklin St, Upper Level, Centerville, OH 45459
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Individuals with Down Syndrome of all ages may participate
- Classes are broken down into 3 age groups
- Must be a member of Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association to enroll
- Contact the MVDSA for more information (937) 222-0744


Warrior Elite Dance Team
Practice location: Studebaker Gym
5950 Longford Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424
Email: Tara Taylor at
ttaylor4781@gmail.com

- First practice usually starts in early December
- Ages: Preschool through high school
- Open to students with disabilities in ALL school districts



Entertainment

Scene75 Entertainment Center Dayton
6196 Poe Ave, Dayton, OH 45414
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Scene 75 offers a Special Needs Program for anyone with a disability on the first Thursday of every month. The program is free for participants with special needs.
Register online Participants in the Special Needs Program must be accompanied by a parent or guardian



Hair Styling

Our Brave Cuts
Hair Care Traveling Services for Individuals with Special Needs
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Our Brave Cuts specializes in offering traveling hair care services for individuals with special needs. Sometimes, the home environment is a better place to receive these services without having the unnecessary anxieties or distractions. Joi is licensed as a Cosmetologist and Independent Contractor with the State of Ohio Cosmetology and Barber Board.



Social Networking

All Hands In Network - (not a waiver program)
Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities
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The All Hands In Network - GCBDD was designed to help the disability community live lives that are more connected. We want to help individuals with disabilities gain greater access to relationships and resources in the community



eBuddies
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e-Buddies promotes social inclusion online for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In e-Buddies, people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism and Down syndrome, come together online to form friendships and a community that celebrates their diversity of character and abilities.



Joyride Cars
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JoyRide is a car club exclusively for kids with special needs. During JoyRide events, kids trade the everyday worry of doctor’s visits and medication for a chance to cruise in high-end or one-of-a-kind cars. Along with car rides, JoyRide kids enjoy a chance to make new friends, network and build a sense of belonging.



Sports Activities

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
100 Kurzen Rd North, Ste B, Dalton, OH 44618
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Strives to provide sports opportunities to individuals of any age with a permanent physical
disability through recreation and competitive athletic sports
   
Autumn Trails Stable
"Where the impossible becomes possible!"
2000 Folk Ream Road, Springfield, Ohio 45502 . (937) 536-9912
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OUR MISSION is to strive to nurture the full potential of individuals in our community through the therapeutic power of horses.
   
Bridge Riding for the Disabled
743 West Pekin Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036
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- Ages: 3-adult
- Therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with physical, developmental or emotional challenges
- Any individual who qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act is eligible to apply
- Applicants are evaluated before starting
- Instructors are PATH International Certified to teach Therapeutic Riding Lessons
- Non-profit organization
   
Buddy Up Tennis
Kettering Tennis Center, 4565 Gateway Circle, Dayton, OH 45440
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- Individuals with Down Syndrome, ages 5 and up may participate
- Spring activity usually starts in early March
- Additional fee for non-MVDSA members
   
"Down To Box"
2120 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH 45420
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Down To Box empowers individuals with Down syndrome by providing them tools to gain skills in coordination, self-defense and physical fitness through boxing techniques.
   
Get Air - (not a waiver program)
6020 Chambersburg Rd, Dayton, OH 45424
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"A Special Time for You"
The First, and Third Saturday Of Every Month – 9 AM to 11 AM
Big Air – $13.99, Little Air – $8.99

We offer a dedicated time just for jumpers with special needs. Music is played at a lower volume and the park’s atmosphere is calmer. One parent or guardian can support jumpers on the trampoline for free. Siblings of jumpers are welcome to jump for the same price, but should be more careful during this time.
   
North Dayton TOP Soccer - (not a waiver program)
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TOP soccer is an outreach program from US Youth Socce and was developed for individuals with disabilities. We play at the Vandalia Rec Center. Our season runs late August until late October. Physicals are NOT needed to play!
   
South Dayton TOP Soccer - (not a waiver program)
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TOP soccer is an outreach program from US Youth Soccer. The TOP Soccer Outreach Program is a recreational league designed for players with mental or physical challenges. We play at the Oak Grove Park in Centerville. Our season runs late August until late October. Your child does not need a physical to play.
   
Special Olympics
SCHOOL OF STRENGTH

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Introducing a whole new way to exercise, featuring WWE Superstar Becky Lynch. Work out with these videos five times a week to help you stay fit and reach your athletic goals. Watch them in order starting with Video 1. When you can do each exercise in a video correctly, it’s time to move on to the next one.
   
Special Olympics Ohio of Greater Dayton - (not a waiver program)
3085 Woodman Drive #212, Kettering, OH 45420
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The mission of Special Olympics Ohio of Greater Dayton is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics of Greater Dayton currently offers 11 sports at a local level: basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, gymnastics, rollerskating, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball as well as Unified team sports!
   



Summer Camps in Ohio

Very Special Camps
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Get a huge list of Summer Camps available in your area!




Swimming Programs

Goldfish Swim School
671 Lyons Rd Dayton, OH 45459
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Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic facilities that are dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up.
   
Special Needs Swim - (not a waiver program)
Play Kettering
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This class offers one-on-one swim instruction for those individuals who have physical or emotional special needs. Class is taught by an authorized swim lesson instructor.

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