Special Needs – Recreation

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Abrakadoodle Art Education



9606 Deerco Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Pat Lakatta

plakatta@abrakadoodle.com
Comments:

Fun, inspiring, educational classes, field trips and special events. Studio and school based programs are available.

Phone: 410-561-9220

Access-Ability Sailing, Downtown Sailing Center



1425 Key Highway, Suite 110
Baltimore, MD 21230
Lynn Handy

lynn@downtownsailing.org
Comments:

Offers individuals with disabilities the opportunity to sail one or two Saturdays each month from April-August.

Phone: 410-727-0722

Adapted Karate, Baltimore Martial Arts Academy



6565 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Gary Berger

Baltimoremartialarts@yahoo.com
Comments:

Program for physically and/or intellectually/emotionally challenged children. Each student is evaluated for his or her specific situation.

Allied Sports, Baltimore County Office of Athletics, Baltimore County Public Schools



105 West Chesapeake Ave, Lower Level
Towson, MD 21204
Brad Kressman

bkressman@bcps.org
Comments:

Interscholastic high school inclusive sports program offering soccer, bowling, and softball.

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films



AMC Columbia 14, White Marsh 16, Owings Mills 17, Georgetown 14, MJ Capital Center 12



Comments:

In partnership with the Autism Society. Movie theatres have their lights up and sound turned down. Audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. Available on the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Ann Street Players, Fells Point Corner Theatre (The)



401 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, MD
Barry Feinstein

bar577ry@comcast.net
Comments:

Community program that welcomes individuals with disabilities to get involved in theatre. All concerned adults are welcome to be a part of the program.

Annie's Playground



864 Smith Lane
Fallston, MD 21047
Mike Getz

mrgetz@harfordcountymd.gov
Comments:

Partially/fully handicap accessible. Harford County Park & Recreations, Edgeley Grove Farm

ASPIRE Program (Adaptive Sports Program Inspiring Kids to Reach Excellence)



Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council, 7201 North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21219
Tim Dodge

tcdodge@yahoo.com
Comments:

An adaptive sports program for ages 6-18.

Augmenting Ability - Harford County



260 Gateway Drive, Suite 7-8A
Belair, MD 21014
Melissa Ward

musictherapy@augmentingability.com
Comments:

Group & Individual Music Therapy and adapted music lessons through private clinic in Bel Air and contracted locations in Westminster, Pikesville, and Lutherville.

Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports



P.O. Box 631
Parkton, MD 21120
Pamela Lehnert

pam4bars@aol.com
Comments:

A non-profit organization (501(c)3) created to provide recreation and sports programs for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Included but not limited to bowling, skiing, cycling, kayaking, and more.

Phone: 478-BARS-FUN

Baltimore Area Special Hockey



Reisterstown Sportsplex, PO Box 42793
Towson, MD 21284
Teresa and Jim Zinkhan

Baltimoresaints@verizon.net
Comments:

Ice hockey for both children and adults with a traumatic brain injury or intellectual disability such as autism and Down syndrome.

Best Buddies Maryland



101 North Haven Street, Suite 205
Baltimore, MD 21224
Stacey Israel

stacyisrael@bestbuddies.org
Comments:

Program matching middle and high school and college students with intellectual and development disabilities in one-to-one friendships with their typical peers.

Phone: 410-327-9812

Blue Dragon Taekwondo & Hapkido Center



2183 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
Han Young Kim

gmkim@bluedragontkd.com
Comments:

Ages 4+. Work with ADHD and ADD children.

Phone: 410-561-3553

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)



177 Defense Highway, Ste. 9
Annapolis, MD 21401
Sarah Winchester

sarah@crabsailing.org
Comments:

Dedicated to bringing the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities and their families. Sailing on CRAB sailboats takes place at Sandy Point State Park Marina.

Christian Youth Athletics



1607 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
Julie Traut

cyabaltimore@gmail.com
Comments:

An uplifting and competitive environment to build character, leadership, sportsmanship, confidence, and athletic skills.

Department of Parks and Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Office



702 N. Tollgate Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
Kathy Burley

klburley@harfordcountymd.gov
Comments:

Bingo, bowling Staccatos, Kids’ Klub, Camp I Can, dances, movies, and more. Contact information is also available regarding Special Olympics – Harford County.

Phone: Bel Air, 410-638-4899, TTY users, call Maryland Relay at 711

Department of Recreation and Parks, Adaptive Recreation



1 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Wendy Scarborough

recregistration@aacounty.org
Comments:

Variety of sports, fitness, and recreation programs, including therapeutic riding, swim programs, soccer, lacrosse, Challenger Baseball, creative activities, and a teen club for youth with developmental delays.

Phone: 410-222-7313

Department of Recreation and Parks, Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services



9831 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21930
Karen Volz

tr-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov
Comments:

Adaptive sports, golf, summer camps, performing arts including The Sky is the Limit Community Theatre, gardening, horticulture therapy, social dances, theraputic riding, swimming, bowling. Publishes Leisure Resources News

Discovery Program, Y of Central Maryland, Towson Branch



600 West Chesapeake Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Sean Davis

seandavis@ymaryland.org
Comments:

Social and motor skills, self-image, and physical education for ages 9 and up. Participants need to be ambulatory and toilet-trained. Participation contingent on instructor approval.

Phone: 410-823-8870

Eden Mill Nature Center



1617 Eden Mill Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
Valarie Klein

edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com
Comments:

Accessible canoe/kayak launch, Free. 5 Miles of trails and nature center.

Exploration Art School



102 N. Main Street, Suite B2
Bel Air, MD 21014
Nicki Jergensen

nickijergensen@mac.com
Comments:

Program for students with Asperger’s, ADHD, processing delays, executive function.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland



4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Jennifer Gibbs-Keith

jgibbs@gscm.org
Comments:

Serves all girls ages 5-17, including those with special needs. Volunteer opportunities for adults.

Phone: 410-358-9711, 800-492-2521, 410-358-9919 (TDD)

Goldfish Swim School - Columbia



9315 Snowden River Parkway, Suite A
Columbia, MD 21046
Suzannah Zachos

swimcolumbia@goldfishss.com
Comments:

Premier learn-to-swim facility specializing in swim lessons for children 4-months to 12 years of age, all levels, all abilities! 90-degree water and small teacher to student ratios. Classes meet for 30-minutes once a week on a family friendly schedule!

Goldfish Swim School - Owings Mills



11460 Cronridge Dr. Suite 130
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Zachary Healy

swimowingsmills@goldfishss.com
Comments:

Swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School are for ALL kids! We offer swim lessons for kids ages 4 months to 12 years in a fun, kid-friendly learning environment. The curriculum-based swim program is inclusive and features small class sizes, positivity, flexibility and consistency. Goldfish understands that each child is unique and individualized attention is key. The curriculum is consistent, but catered to the needs of the child. Our top priority is teaching children to swim and be safe in and around water.

We are proud of our Goldfish Swim School – Owings Mills General Manager, Zachary Healy, who was recently awarded a Pat on the Back Award by The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake.

Healthy Lifestyles Therapy Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute



1750 East Fairmont Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Joan Carney

Carney@Kennedykrieger.org
Comments:

Designed to help ages 4-21 with physical impairments explore their exercise options including aquatics, yoga, dance, and adapted sports, begin an exercise program designed by an experienced therapy team, and continue their regimen at home or in their community.

Phone: 443-923-4555

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks



7120 Oakland Mills Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Susan Potts

spotts@howardcountymd.gov
Comments:

Offers a wide variety of activities for individuals of all ages. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing community recreational and leisure opportunities and promoting lifelong skills. We want you to Choose Your Fun!

410-313-7275

Hubalek Studio of Music - Piano and Voice Lessons



Catonsville, MD 21228
Shirley Hubalek

skhubalek@gmail.com
Comments:

Shirley Hubalek, professional pianist, organist, and vocalist. Children with learning disabilities welcome. Multi-sensory program.

Phone: 410-719-6790

I Can Do It Too, Inc., Rebounders Gymnastics



7 A West Aylesbury Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Colleen France

sensorymotorgym@rebounders.com
Comments:

Sensory/motor/gymnastics program for children all ages with any minimal to severe physical, mental, emotional, social, language, and/or sensory challenges.

International School of Protocol (The)



100 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204
Cathleen Hanson

protocol@schoolofprotocol.com
Comments:

Programs for children and adults with special needs focuses upon developing skills to encourage and reinforce appropriate social etiquette and communication skills.

Interscholastic Unified Sports, Special Olympics of Maryland



3701 Commerce Dr., Suite 103
Baltimore, MD 21227
Melissa Anger

manger@somd.org
Comments:

For higher ability athletes of all ages, from youth to adults. Promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

Phone: 800-541-7544, TTY: 410-789-4013

Karina Association



Mays Chapel UM Church - 11911 Jenifer Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093
Heidi Diliberto

office@karinaassociation.org
Comments:

Expressive arts therapy program to enjoy art, dance, music, and drum therapy. For ages 12 plus and young adults.

Phone: 443-928-0542

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) Greater DC



P.O. Box 341590
Bethesda, MD 20827
Beth Wenger

keengrdc.beth@gmail.com
Comments:

A nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities in Greater Baltimore and Washington DC.

Phone: 301-770-3200

Kennedy Krieger Physically Challenged Sports Program



Greenspring Campus of Kennedy Krieger Institute, 3825 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Gerry Herman

hermang@kennedykrieger.org
Comments:

Provides therapeutic sports and recreational programs including motor development, fitness and/or swimming, wheelchair football, floor hockey, basketball, ambulatory sports, table tennis, tennis, track & field, baseball, golf, and more. Open to ages 2-21.

Phone: 443-923-9200, 800-873-3377

Kindermusik



5024 Campbell Blvd., Suite K
Nottingham, MD 21236
Miss Debbie

Kindermusik.with.Miss.Debbie@gmail.com
Comments:

Multi-sensory program to strengthen language, emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development.

Kinetics Dance Theater



3280 Pine Orchard Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Becca Sigmund

school@kineticsdance.org
Comments:

A contemporary dance school offering classes to all ages and abilities including adult classes.

Phone: 410-480-1686

Lake Waterford Park, Adaptive Facility



Pasadena, MD
Donna Liberto

rplibe01@aacounty.org
Comments:

Universally accessible boundless playground. The adaptive recreation baseball field, Freedom Field, includes a multipurpose field overlay, which is covered with a rubberized, wheelchair accessible surface. All sensory trail for all abilities.

Phone: 410-222-7313, 410-222-7300

Level Dance Productions



1572 Whitehall Road
Annapolis, MD 21409
Barbara Martin

Barbara@leveldanceproject.com
Comments:

Weekly program designed for children with different abilities.

Lighthouse



60 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Jolene Farmer

jolene@lighthousemd.org
Comments:

Sociabilities social skills groups and family counseling for children and their parents.

Phone: 410-788-5483

Loch Raven Fishing Center



1210 Dulaney Valley Road
Phoenix, MD 21131
Kevin McComas

lrfish-rp@baltimorecountymd.gove
Comments:

Access to boating with an accessible pier for individuals with mobility impairments.

Phone: 410-887-7692

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)



580 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
Richard Allen

richard.allen@maryland.gov
Comments:

Provides links to an alphabetical listing of state public lands that provide accessible amenities and accessible outdoor recreational opportunities on public lands, listed by activity.

Phone: 410-260-8058, (TTY users, call Maryland Relay at 711)

Maryland Ravens, Inc. Disability Awareness Program



1413 Glendale Road
Baltimore, MD 21239
Eddie Diggs

mdravens@aol.com
Comments:

Offers activities, such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, and youth/school outreach programs for the physically challenged that help build self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, and self-motivation.

Phone: 410-825-5359

Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.



1141 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, MD 21032
Kelly Rodgers

kelly@mtrinc.org
Comments:

Provides equine-assisted activities to individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Programs include Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy.

Music Institute at Howard Community College (The)



10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, HVPA 160A
Columbia, MD 21044
Rita Mayhew

rmayhew@howardcc.edu
Comments:

Music therapy sessions designed and conducted by a board-certified music therapist for children and adults with disabilities such as autism, developmental delays, ADHD, physical impairments, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

Phone: 443-518-4297

Music Together Of Catonsville



110 N. Beechwood Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Melissa Pound

mkpound420@gmail.com
Comments:

A research-based program helping develop a child’s musicality in a family-based, fun way.

Phone: 410-615-4369

National Aquarium in Baltimore



501 East Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Jennifer Hamilton

Access@aqua.org
Comments:

Special needs services and programs including express entry and early entry, special visit times on select dates, assistive listening devices, Touch Bags, a Braille tour of the main aquarium and Deaf Awareness Days.

Phone: 410-659-4291

Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center



303 International Circle, Suite 110
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Neal Lichter

nlichter@pathfindersforautism.org
Comments:

Offers a caring, knowledgeable staff person to take calls and respond to email inquiries and an online, searchable database with information on services and programs throughout Maryland. Also offering an onsite resource library.

Help Line 866-806-8400, 443-330-5341

Port Discovery, Discovery Days



35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Kristie Gulick

kgulick@portdiscovery.com
Comments:

Special days for children with special needs to explore the museum in a quieter, calmer environment.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)



7475 Dakin Street, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80221
Cher Smith

csmith@pathintl.org
Comments:

Information on PATH riding centers and therapeutic riding. Uses accreditation and licensing systems to improve the well-being of the therapeutic equine industry.

Phone: 800-369-RIDE (7433)

Reflections In Dance



100 Railroad Ave, Suite 201
Westminster, MD 21157
Sandi West

reflectionsindance@gmail.com
Comments:

Instruction by occupational therapist and dance instructor for children ages 5+ with physical and developmental disabilities including MR, autism/PDD, social/verbal delays, CP, and Down syndrome.

Rose of Sharon Equestrian School



PO Box 156
Glen Arm, MD 21057
Joan Marie Twining

roses@iximd.com
Comments:

Basic horsemanship and stable management skills in a uniquely therapeutic environment. Geared specifically for special needs children.

Sensory Swim



7519 Lawrence Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
Andrew Hahn


Comments:

Lessons for special needs children and adults. Locations in Belair and Lutherville.

Special Olympics of Maryland, Inc.



3701 Commerce Dr., Suite 103
Baltimore, MD 21227
Susan Holland

sholland@somd.org
Comments:

Provides sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for people 8 years-up with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities. Athletes compete from all counties around Maryland.

Phone: 800-541-7544, TTY: 410-789-4013

The Arc Maryland



130 Lubrano Drive, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD 21401
Lisa Chandler

lchandler@thearcmd.org
Comments:

The largest statewide advocacy organization assisting persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland. Online Resource Directory. Ten local chapters.

Phone: 410-571-9320

Walters Art Museum, Assistive Listening Devices (The)



600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ryan Brown

rebrown@thewalters.org
Comments:

Available from the Visitor Information Desk for all auditorium programs. Sign language interpretation can be provided with three-weeks advance notice.

Phone: 410-547-9000, ext. 565

Walters Art Museum, Sensory Morning (The)



600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Amanda Kodeck

akodeck@thewalters.org
Comments:

A morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for families of children with sensory processing disorders. Enjoy the collection of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours.

Phone: 410-547-9000, ext. 325

Wish-A-Fish



1346 Brenda Road
Severn, MD 21144
Skip Zinck

md-wish-a-fish@comcast.net
Comments:

Organizes children’s fishing days in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. for children with special needs, including life-threatening illnesses and physical or learning disabilities, and their families.