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26 Epic Autism Recreation Secrets For 2022

Autism recreation activities make our days fun, provide kids with exercise, growth, social interaction, accomplishment and a break from screen time.

Special needs recreation programs with adaptive sports allow kids with special needs to join in physical activity, learn new social skills, and discover leisure activities that they can enjoy every day.

Other benefits of recreation for kids with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities include these important life skills:

  • healthy living skills
  • new skills (physical, emotional)
  • personal growth
  • team building/team sports
  • hand-eye coordination 
  • social interaction
  • greater independence

Check out some tried and true autism recreation activities and maybe a new, favorite program waiting to be discovered!

Did you know?

Musical therapy helps kids with autism spectrum disorder improve communication skills and verbal expression

Great Benefits of Recreational Therapies

Joining in new activities are great opportunities to produce feelings of enjoyment, increase motivation and boost mental health.  

Kids have a variety of activities they can choose from including summer and winter activities.  Summer outings include day programs, summer camps and theme parks.

Frosty winter fun can be found at recreation centers, school programs, community programs and art therapy groups.

 

Fyi

Physical therapists and Occupational therapists help kids with autism develop motor skills and new skill development

Equestrian/Horse Therapy Programs

autism recreation

My Heroes Therapy

735 S Overland Trail Fort Collins, CO 80523 678-984-7774

autism recreation

Hearts And Heroes

163 N CR 29, Loveland, CO, 80537 970-663-4200

autism recreation

Saddle Up For Autism

1549 Old Hillsboro Road Franklin, TN 37069-9136 info@saddleupnashville.org

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Path International Therapeutic Horsemanship

PO Box 33150 Denver, Colorado 80233 (800) 369-RIDE (7433) Fax (303) 252-4610

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Temple Grandin Equine Center

725 S. Overland Trail Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1669.

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Hippos And Fish

304 Sorenson Street North Little Rock AR 72118 501-246-5191

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Front Range Exceptional Equestrians

525 W. Oak Street B-15, Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-443-5124 EMAIL: jessie.butler@frontrangeexceptionalequestrians.org

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Hearts And Hooves

2308 Kellogg Acres Rd Sherwood, AR 72120, USA info@HeartsandHooves.com (501) 834-8509

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Healing Through Horses

2050 Rockride Ln Georgetown, TX 78626 Phone: 512-930-7625

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Equine Assisted Therapy

13525 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63141 314-971-0605

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Courtney Cares

Dick Freeman Arena 7802 Turkey Creek Road | College Station, TX 77845 936.245.4489 | info@courtneycares.org

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Forward Stride

23839 SW Daniel Rd Beaverton, OR 97078 (503) 217-2058 info@forwardstride.org

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Gallop NYC

GallopNYC 88-03 70th Road Forest Hills, NY 11375 info@gallopnyc.org 855.925.5661

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TiAnViCa Riding Academy

3380 Hwy 60 E Bartow, FL 33830 863) 581-7859

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Shane Center For Therapeutic Horsemanship

7908 Myers Road Centerburg, OH 43011 (740) 625-9324 info@TheShaneCenter.org

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Hearts That Heal Riding School

jessicadavy128@gmail.com

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ABLE A Better Learning Environment

22424 S Ellsworth Loop Rd, Unit 464, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 (480) 757-2253(ABLE)

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Soccer/Baseball Programs

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Scoring Goals For Autism

charlotte@scoringgoalsforautism.org

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Allplay Miracle Baseball League

6802 Harrison Street in Seymour Smith Park (Near the intersection of 72nd & Harrison Street) Omaha, NE 68128

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Buddy Baseball

Buddy Baseball P.O. Box 290361 Temple Terrace, FL 33687-0361 813-416-5742

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Top Soccer

Clubs throughout the United States

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Dance/Gymnastics

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Ballet For All Kids

PO Box 16224, Encino, CA 91416 Info@BalletForAllKids.com Phone: (805) 524-5503

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RnR Fit

# 37/81-31/2 Varthur Main Road Thubarahalli, Whitefield Bangalore 560066

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Ten-O Gymnastics

6729 Marbut Rd Lithinia, GA 30058 1(800) 241-9249

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Special Needs USA Gymnastics

cbickman@earthlink.net

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Auburn Gymnastics Academy

703 W. Samford Ave, Auburn, AL 36849 agadesk@gmail.com (334) 844-9098

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Flawless Gymnastics

5650 Kroger Dr. Suite 100 Fort Worth, TX 76244 Tel: 682-593-7014 Email: flawlessgym.customerservice@gmail.com

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We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym

1076 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511, USA 813-571-160

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Ultimate Dance Center

2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. Lakeland, Fl 33803 863-644-5275

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Spirit Gymnastics Sports Academy

2830 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven, FL 33880 (863) 875-4839 info@gymdancecheer.com

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics 1133 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20036-3604 USA +1 202-628-3630 +1 800-700-8585

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Wheelchair Dancers

4584 Calle De Vida San Diego, CA 92124 Michele@dancemefit.com Tel: 858-573-1571

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A Dance Class For Me

808 Adams Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92648 818-425-4129

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Arts For Autism

305-209-6192 Email: SpectrumDanceTherapy@Gmail.com Address: Miami Dancity Studios 14022 NW 82nd Ave. Miami Lakes, FL 33016

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GuiDance Autisim

1155 Hembree Rd., Ste 210 Roswell, GA 30076 ​______________________________________ 11105 Weddington St. North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Academy Of Ballet Arts

26305 Jefferson Ave. Suite B Murrieta, CA 92562 (951) 216-1853 academyofballetarts1@gmail.com

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Bill's Special Kids

14075 Frederick St. Moreno Valley, California 92552 Pat@BillsSpecialKids.org

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Autism movement therapy class

15359 Cohasset St Van Nuys, CA 91406 323-240-0361
joanne@autismmovementtherapy.org

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Grand Jete Dance Studio

17 E Main St. Macungie, PA 18062 610-393-5225 grandjeteoffice@yahoo.com

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Dancesport Education

DanceSportEd@gmail.com

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Gotta Dance

1966 Washington Valley Rd Martinsville, NJ 08836 877-23DANCE (877-233-2623) Multiple New Jersey locations

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Houston Ballet Adaptive Programming

601 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77002 jsommers@houstonballet.org

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Scottish Autism

Hilton House, Alloa Business Park, Whins Road, Alloa, FK10 3SA 01259 222022 advice@scottishautism.org

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Alliance For The Arts

10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-939-2787

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Ideal Dance Pittsburgh

403 Butler Street Pgh PA 15223 412-782-DNCE (3623) idealdance.gretchen@gmail.com

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Dance Dimensions

3790 Hedgesville Road Suite C & D Hedgesville, WV 25427 304-671-3688

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Point Performing Arts

3322 South Campbell; Suite A & B Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: (417) 885 – 8010

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Brooklyn Autism Center

57 Willoughby St, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 718.554.1027 info@brooklynautismcenter.org

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Autism Tree Project Foundation

4350 Pacific Highway, Unit 1007, San Diego, CA 92110 Rebecca@autismtreeproject.org (909) 815-8520

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The Dance And Gymnastics Academy Of Tampa

2632 Land O Lakes Blvd Land O Lakes, FL 34639 (813) 949-7875 www.DGATampa.com

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

2900 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1500 kdrozynski@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9117

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Face Autism, Inc

5610 74th Place E. Ellenton, FL 34222

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Greater Massachusetts Special Needs Events

508-303-3424 or info@spedchildmass.com

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Positions Dance Studio

264 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon 631-669-8612kelly@positionsstudio.com

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Dance Without Limits

115 Pelham Rd. Ste. 24 Greenville, SC 29615 info@dancewithoutlimits.co (864) 412-7788

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Halo Dance For Autism

949-295-0803 or 714-803-9727 amanda@halodance4autism.org

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Washington Autism Alliance Resources

721 4th Ave. #891 Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 894-7231

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Ability Unlimited Dance Class

307 Racebrook Rd Orange, CT 06477 203-553-9508

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Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music

58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 | 718-622-3300

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The Center For Applied Drama And Autism

P.O. Box 2972 Akron, OH 44309 (866) 844 - 8327 info@centerforada.org

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Dance Key West

P.O. Box 501 Key West, FL 33041 dancekw@gmail.com

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Parson's Dance

124 East 91st Street 2B New York, New York 10128 P: 212.869.9275 F: 206.202.4146 info@parsonsdance.org

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Aces

10320 W. McDowell Road, Suite K-1136 Avondale, AZ 85392 (855) 223-7123 Ext. 5,3,1 Multiple locations in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington

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Atra

25 Century Blvd., Suite 505 | Nashville, TN 37214 | Tel. 703.234.4140

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ASDance

343 Arden Ave. Glendale, CA (818) 731-3484 asdanceforautism@gmail.com annashah85@gmail.com

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Flamingo Chicks

Flamingo Chicks, The Old Bake House, Downs Park East, Bristol BS6 7QD

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Broadway Bound Dance Center

99 West Madison Ave Dumont, New Jersey 07628 201-385-4114

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Magic Dance Arts

(408) 372-8874 DIRECTOR@MAGICDANCEARTS.COM

Jiu Jitsu

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Bel Air Jiu Jitsu

Martial Arts For Neurodiverse Youth 2442 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 (872) 216-4535

American Special Hockey Association

Phone: 607-765-4529

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