Children and teens with special needs will be able to “chill” and hang out where they may choose to play a game, dance, draw, watch a movie or just hang out with their friends. Bus Transportation will be provided from the schools to the Bigelow Senior Center but pick-up is the responsibility of the caregiver. Meets during the school year, M, W, F, 2:45-5;45pm
Fairfield American Little League Challenger Baseball
Mid-April – Mid June. The Challenger Division is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. Any individual between the ages of 4 and 18 (or up to 22 years old if they are still enrolled in school) with a physical or intellectual challenge is welcome to participate. The division is open to players whose families live in Fairfield, Westport, and Bridgeport, Monroe, Trumbull or any surrounding town that might not have a team.
Little League – and Fairfield American – believe that if an individual can participate in the traditional Little League Baseball or Softball program with reasonable accommodations they should do so. However, the Challenger Division provides another option for boys and girls to get on the field to…PLAY BALL!!! Contact: FairfiedRedStorm@gmail.com
RAY GREENBERG PAL BASKETBALL
February – April. Fairfield residents with special needs aged middle school and older are invited to join the Police Athletic League volunteers for fun, exercise, and team building. League meets at the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auxiliary gym from 1:00-2:15 on Saturdays. Registration onsite, no RSVP required. $10 registration fee for the season.
October to End of March. Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey is dedicated to providing children from the age of five through young adult with a developmental disability the opportunity to play ice hockey. Our therapeutic program teaches skating and hockey skills, as well as gives the player the opportunity to play a team sport. Through hockey, the program emphasizes the continued development of individual life skills such as self-reliance, dependability, focus and confidence. Prior skating or hockey experience is not required.
Special Olympics Swimming & Programs – Westport YMCA
The Aquatics Team is in the final stretch of the season and coming up on the Summer Games! The Summer Games are in June, and our athletes practice every Sunday afternoon to prepare.
We are planning to add Special Olympics programming at the YMCA this fall. At this point, the conversation is leading us to add a basketball program. If you are interested in participating, or if you have other suggestions about what we should offer, please contact Jay Jaronko at 203-226-8983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Therapeutic riding and Equine activities have proven to be rewarding for children/young adults with special needs. Research shows that these individuals who participate in these activities experience physical and emotional rewards. Riding a horse rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders show improvement in flexibility, balance, muscle strength and breathing. Equine activities encourage a relationship with the horse, increases self esteem, confidence and patience. As the rider sits on top of the horse he/she has a new view of the world around them. Each session consists of 6 weeks of 1/2 hour lessons. Ages 5-25+
Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Fairfield Ludlow High, Fairfield Warde High, Roger Ludlow Middle, Fairfield Woods and Tomlinson all have Unified Sports programs.
Every Saturday mornings 9am to 10am $12 for 1 special needs jumper and 1 parent/guardian Closed to the general public Lights dimmed Music off Arcades off Perfect environment to create a special bond with the loved ones!