You don't have to go far to get your child with special needs involved in the right sports program. We did the legwork for you! Here are some highlights in our area:
King's Bay Youth Organization
2670 Coyle Street, Sheepshead Bay
(917) 623-6225; www.kbyosports.com
This league offers volleyball, basketball, baseball, football and soccer, among other activities. The Challenger Division allows children with disabilities to participate in different sports.
Lisa Beth Gerstman Camp
357 Ninth Street, Park Slope
(718) 768-7100 x144
A fully integrated summer camp for children with physical disabilities ages 5-12 years old. Children have the opportunity to experience summer camp activities which include swimming, trips and arts and crafts in a safe and caring environment. Two 3-week sessions available: July 9-July 27 and July 30-August 10.
432 3rd Avenue, Park Slope
(718) 369-9880; www.powerplaykids.com
Powerplay offers gymnastics and movement classes that are designed to stimulate muscles throughout the body. Instructors help children develop movement and gross motor skills, while increasing muscle tone, and coordination.
Seaside Therapeutic Horseback Riding
3903 Nostrand Avenue, Jamaica Bay
(718) 812-8466; www.SeasideRiding.org
Open all year, offering both indoor and outdoor riding for special needs children and adults, including trail riding.
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