Inclusive Programs

Inclusive Programs 2017-04-28T09:23:52+00:00

Columbus Parks & Recreation Department Inclusive Programming
As a department, we believe in the value and importance of ensuring that individuals of all abilities have the opportunity to participate in the programs that we provide! We are always looking for new and exciting ways of providing specialized programming for individuals with disabilities, so check back as programs continue to be added. We are also always available to speak to you about how we can potentially modify our existing programs so that they meet the specific needs of your child or family member and their disability. Please contact us for more information about any of these programs or for information about out other parks department programs!

Columbus Gymnastics Center Inclusive Activities
Sensory Open Gym
Sensory Open Gym is a parent participation open gym experience. During this time, our gym is specifically dedicated to providing a fun and safe space for children ages 2 to 14 who experience Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, or who have special sensory needs. Our entire facility is set aside so that attendees can run, jump, swing, and climb on our equipment in a calm and comfortable setting. Typically developing siblings are more than welcome to also attend Sensory Open Gym. Come Join us!

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April 7, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10 & Dec 8Jan 12, Feb 9, March 9, April 13

Sensory Easter Egg Hunt
Please join us for the first annual Sensory Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter bunny is hiding his Easter Eggs at CGC! If you are looking for a quiet and safe environment to hunt this year…CGC is the event for you. Siblings can attend. Held during sensory open gym.

DateTimeAgeFee
Friday, March 9, 20186:00-7:30 p.m.2-10$3/Child

Gym Buddies*
Special needs gymnastics class. These classes are designed to allow our athletes that have sensory and special needs time in the gym. Our instructors are trained to help athletes develop in many areas including muscle development, creative moments and social development. *Parent/co-adult required. This class is 1:1 ratio.

DateDaysTimeAgeFeeRegister
5/30 - 6/29Friday5:15 - 6:45 p.m.3 - 7 yrs$39Online

Donner Aquatics Center Inclusive Activities
Special Swim
We offer adapted aquatic instruction for children and teens, ages 5-18 with special needs. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. In case of inclement weather lessons will be cancelled and re-scheduled at a later date.

DatesDaysTimeAgeFeeRegister
June 6 - July 20*Tuesdays & Thursdays10:30 - 11:30 a.m.5 - 18 yrs$40Online
June 6 - July 20*Tuesdays & Thursdays11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.5 - 18 yrs$40Online
*No Class July 4

Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Inclusive Activities
Skate Therapy
We offer one-on-one dedicated skating lessons for individuals with disabilities. For more information about this opportunity contact Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, (812) 376-2686.