Accessible Recreation

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Accessible Recreation Program
The objective of this program is to provide enjoyable recreational experiences to all participants through inclusive programming, accessible facility design and provision of accommodations.
This program is a three-tier initiative designed to identify and meet the recreational needs of underserved populations within the community.

Tier One: Inclusion
This phase will provide immediate training and support to maximize inclusion opportunities for participants in existing City recreation programs. 

Tier Two: Adaptive Programming and Events
This phase will establish new programs and events specifically designed to meet the unique needs of special population groups within recreation. 

Tier Three: Transition Support
This phase will introduce programs through external partnerships, to support young adults with disabilities to transition from recreation youth programs into volunteer positions to promote self-determination and provide valuable work experience. 
For additional information contact us at 305-460-5344 or via email at ADA@coralgables.com 


Inclusive Sensory Friendly Family Showing 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 

Join us at the Coral Gables Art Cinema for a Sensory Friendly showing of A Town Called Panic: Double Fun, which revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. These short films continue the brilliant, over-the-top visual inventiveness that has given the series a dedicated cult following, with a classic slapstick comedy sensibility that is perfect for all ages.

Event includes: Popcorn & small drink. The Cinema auditorium will have lights turned slightly up and the sound turned slightly down. A quiet space and headphones will be made available as needed.

Limited seating available. Register in advance at the War Memorial Youth Center, or online at www.playgables.com to get your complimentary tickets!


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Embracing People of All Abilities
In Celebration of Disability Awareness Month

At Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This family-friendly event is for all ages and will feature a resource fair, challenges, crafts and other activities.
This event is FREE.

Special Olympics Bocce Program
At the War Memorial Youth Center

This program provides adaptive and inclusive sports training with opportunities for competition in Bocce, which is a recognized Special Olympics Sport.
Special Olympics programming provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and strengthen friendships with their families and other Special Olympics athletes in the community.
Registration is open to participants with and without disabilities.

Wednesdays 

Ages 8 - 15 years old
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Ages 16 years old and above
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Session 1: September 5 - September 26
Session 2: October 3 - October 24
Session 3: November 7 - December 5

No class Wednesday, November 21, 2018

4-Week Session Fee:
Residents: $35
Non-Residents: $45


World Music & Me Inclusive Music Program
At the War Memorial Youth Center

This program will provide an opportunity for participants of all abilities to learn basic musical concepts at an introductory level, and to play real instruments in a fun and supportive environment. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, tempo, melody, pitch, dynamics, timbre, and lyrics.  No prior music experience required.
Registration is open to participants with and without disabilities.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Ages 6 - 8 years old
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages 9 - 11 years old
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Session 1: September 4 - September 27
Session 2: October 2 - October 25
Session 3: November 6 - December 4

No class Thursday, November 22, 2018

4-Week Session Fee:
Residents: $45
Non-Residents: $55


Social Club for Adults with Disabilities
A social and recreational group of adult persons with disabilities (21 years of age and above)

Join us for an evening of fun! 
The fun activities are up to you, and can include: Board Games, Movies, Dominos, Music, Computer Games, and Chatting with Friends. Caregivers, parents or personal assistants are welcome! 
Call the Adult Activity Center at 305-461-6764 on every first Thursday of the month to confirm activities.

Every First Thursday of the month
6 - 8 p.m.

At the City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables
Complimentary valet parking is available across the street at The Palace.
Free parking is available in the garage above the building with validation. 
To receive validation, bring your ticket with you inside to the Registration Office.