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Community Resources

Wheelchair Dancers Organization

Adaptive dance program for special needs/physical challenged and able-bodied students

www.wheelchairdancers.org or Beverly (858)573-1571

Arms Wide Open

Instructors guide students on a journey through dance, movement and percussion, enabling the dancer with special needs to learn and work at their own pace while enjoying and appreciating dance and performing choreography. Free of charge.

http://www.awosd.org, 237 East Main Street #A, El Cajon, CA 92020, (619)579-6197

Rubio's Performing Arts Studio

Ballet, Jazz, tap, hip-hop & fitness

237 E. Main St. Suite A, El Cajon, [email protected], (619)579-6197

Adaptive Gym Ventures Class ~ YMCA Toby Wells

(858) 496-9622 x13014 or [email protected]

Stars Karate (USAA Karate)

Free karate lessons for children with disabilities 4 and older

http://www.dragonkick.com, 3125 Rosecrans St., San Diego, 92110, (619)224-9600

Surf Camps



Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Accessible water sports for all ~ Inclusion assistance is provided by the Torrey Pines Kiwannis.

http://www.mbaquaticcenter.com, (858) 539-2003

Power Beach Wheelchairs

Available-year round at Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach & South Pacific Beach (Lifeguard stations) (619) 525-8247

Recreational Programs for Kids with Special Needs

Baseball, Soccer, Karate, YMCA, Adaptive Swim Lessons, Therapeutic Horse Back Riding, Drama, Dance & Music Classes Autism Society SDwww.sdrc.org, (858) 576-2996

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is truly international and serves millions of people yearly. During 2012, more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries participated in our programs. sosc.org/sandiego

Exceptional Family Resource Center

The mission of the Exceptional Family Resource Center is to provide support, information and education for families of children with disabilities and the professionals who assist these families. By offering emotional support and factual information, the Center enables families to help their children reach their fullest potential. http://www.efrconline.org/

The ARC of San Diego

Palomar Mountain School Camp with activities for people with disabilities. Your days are filled with swimming, hiking, sports, field trips, sing-a-longs, talent shows, dances, carnivals and camp crafts

http://www.arc-sd.com/recreation, (619) 685-1175, ext. 255

Recreation for All Abilities

Day Camps, Adapted Sports (kayaking, handcycling, snow skiing, bowling), Inclusion Support (dance, gymnastics), Community Outings (Disneyland, Sporting events, Zoo, Sea World)

www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/activities/trs/index.shtml or (619) 525-8247

San Diego Zoo, Sea World & Legoland * Offer a free adult ticket when you purchase a ticket for a person with a disability (need to show proof of necessary guided supervision)

Resources that Support Specific Disabilities and Diagnoses


Family Discovery Walks ~ Mission trails Regional Park

Guided 90 minute walks to the Kumeyaay grinding rocks site

www.mtrp.org, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, (619) 668-3281


At mini yogis, yoga for kids we foster creativity, cooperation, and confidence in a safe environment where all children are perfect just the way they are. http://miniyogis.com/ 

Nutrition for Kids: Games, Activities & Printable Lesson Plans

Parents and teachers can help kids learn about proper nutrition and health through education. The following websites will help ensure that kids learn about getting the right nutrition they need to stay healthy. howtocook.recipes/nutrition-for-kids

Additional Resources