Activities for Children with Special Needs in Northeast Ohio

Activities for Children with Special Needs in Northeast Ohio

Find activities and events for children with special needs and their parents and families. Many events provide sensory-friendly and inclusive activities for all abilities. Check out the following happenings in the region.

*Please check with venues before attending an event to ensure times and details are valid and to understand health guidelines. 

MONDAYS

Management for Independent Living Enrichment Program. For teens transitioning into independent living. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Peak Potential Therapy, 7689 Sagamore Hills Blvd., Northfield, peakpotentialtherapy.com

Adapted Dance. Designed for ages 13+ with disabilities. 4-4:45 p.m. 9/12-10/17. The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, fineartsassociation.org

MONDAY & TUESDAY

Funday Group. Designed to help 8-11 year olds manage their social skills. Times vary. The Center for LifeSkills, 6325 Cochran Road, Solon, center4lifeskills.com

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Swimming with Autism. Learn water safety, water entry and exit, breath control and more. 6, 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. Kohl Family YMCA, 477 E. Market St., Akron, autismakron.org

MONDAY-THURSDAY

Flight.  Preschool alternative that focuses on social skills, fine motor, sensory, and more. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Reaching New Heights, 6960 South Edgerton Road, Brecksville, reachingnewhts.com

TUESDAYS

Special Sport. Ice skating for those with disabilities. 5:30-6:15 p.m. 9/13-10/25. Mentor Ice Area, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, mentoricearena.com

FRIDAYS

Friendship Fridays. Ages 3-8 learn to play and make friends. 9-11 a.m. Above All Therapy, 5425 Warner Road, Suite 3A, Valley View, abovealltherapy.com

 

SEPTEMBER 16-18

Rotary Camp Respite Weekend. A great way for a first-time camper to gain a short overnight experience. 6 p.m.-10 a.m. 4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, gotcamp.org

SEPTEMBER 26

Deaf Gathering. Open social hour for deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing people. 6:30 p.m. Coventry Village Branch Library, 1925 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts., heightslibrary.org

OCTOBER 11

Adapted Plant Planet. Ages 5+ come for a fun fall program. 5-6:30 p.m. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, lakemetroparks.com

OCTOBER 22

Family Fun Fair and Exceptionalities Expo. Trunk or treat, food, goodie bags and more. Noon-3 p.m. The Church at Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, mcbdd.org

THROUGH OCTOBER 26

ReelAbilities Film Festival. Promotes awareness of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. 6:30 p.m. Locations vary. summitdd.org

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