City of Carrollton Expands Adaptive Program Offerings
In an effort to better support its special populations, the City of Carrollton will expand its adaptive programming offerings into the summer months.
These programs promote inclusiveness in Carrollton and further the City’s vision to be the community that families and businesses want to call home.
This summer, the Carrollton Public Library will offer a free Sensory Playdate every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) beginning Wednesday, June 5 through Wednesday, July 31. The interactive and educational playdate is designed for children 3 years and older who have sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children and their families will learn and explore through play by participating in sensory-rich activities that promote healthy development and learning. No registration is needed. For more information, call 972-466-4800 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
The City’s Parks & Recreation Department also will expand adaptive program offerings this summer. Individuals 18 years and older with disabilities and their families, friends, and caregivers, are invited to Dance! Beach Bash! on Friday, June 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The event will feature a DJ, games, and snacks. The cost is $13 for residents and non-residents. Participants must register by Saturday, June 1.
Rec Out! will be held on Tuesdays, June 11 and August 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center. The program will give participants 18 years and older the opportunity to practice life, social, and communication skills, develop friendships, and participate in the community. Each program will include games, crafts, snacks, a lunch out, and an off-site activity such as bowling or a visit to the trampoline park. Space is limited to eight participants maximum. Participants will need to bring money for lunch. The cost is $20 for residents and $22 for non-residents.
Free Sensory Friendly Movie Nights will be held on Wednesdays, June 26 and August 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). The movie nights will offer individuals with special needs and their families an opportunity to enjoy a movie in a welcoming and inclusive environment where the volume is lowered, the lights are raised, and moviegoers are welcome to move around, sing, and even dance.
A Special Needs Swim Night will be held on Friday, August 9 from 7-10 p.m. at the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway) for children and adults with special needs, their families, and caregivers. There will be a DJ and giveaways. Admission for children age 3 and under is free, ages 4-6 is $3 per child, and ages 7 and up is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Season Pass Holders will receive a $2 discount. For information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events or call 972-466-9816.
For more information about the City’s adaptive programming offerings, visit cityofcarrollton.com/adaptive, check out the latest edition of Leisure Connections magazine at cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag or pick up a magazine at City facilities. To register for Rec Out! and Dance! Beach Bash! Beach Party, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Education section or call 972-466-4862.