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Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs

Resource Name Location Contact
Alatheia Riding Center

Offers therapeutic riding for people with special needs

Arc of Cowlitz County

Play groups and recreational activities offered for children with special needs.

Aspiring Youth Program

Provides creative social skills groups, summer camps, tutoring and other services for students ages 8 and up. Programs are geared for children and youth with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities or other similar traits.

Groups and programs meet in Seattle (Ryther), Bellevue, Redmond, West Seattle and South Seattle

Bellevue Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Offers programs and support for individuals with disabilities

C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation

Cast for Kids hosts one-day events across the state. Kids with special needs (ages 6-18) and their caregivers, are given fishing equipment and paired with a volunteer for a fun day of fishing. Visit their website to find an event near you.

Exceptional Families Network

Offers a variety of activities for families:
- Family Fun Day (3rd Sun of each month 1:00pm – 4:00pm)
- Movie & Game Nights: 3rd Friday at 6:30pm
- Coffee Chats
- Dinners Out
- Curiosity Club
- Yoga
- Holiday Events

Families Together

Provides free theatre acting classes and other recreational activities for children with disabilities

Fleet and Family Support Center - Silverdale

Services, support, resources and referrals offered to military families who have a family member with special health care need. Activities at Kitsap may include movies, swimming and bowling.

Friendship Adventures of Western Washington

Helps to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities by building interpersonal skills, confidence and lifelong friendships.