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Recreational facilities, including parks, athletic facilities, and community centers. Facilities may offer structured programs and classes, self-directed activities, or individual instruction. Contact a facility to find out about programs, fees, and adaptive options. See also Disability Related Sports and Recreational/Leisure/Arts Activities & Instruction.

2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
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Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
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2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Welcome to our newest location, 2952 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919-1623. We are dedicated to providing the local community with an established gymnastics program geared to ages 8 months – 12 years old.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017
19 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
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19 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Services Provided: We are a dance school that services typically developing children as well as having a therapeutic track for children with Autism.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/30/2019
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-207-5706
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Organization Name: Mark Seven Deaf Foundation
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144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-207-5706
Services Provided: Variety of programs for all ages. See website for additional details [https://www.campmark7.org/programs]
Provider Profiles: Located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York, Camp Mark Seven, is a peaceful, welcoming retreat with a vast array of life-affirming educational, recreational and spiritual programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA/CODA individuals. CM7, established in 1982, is home to outdoor and waterfront activities such as mountain hiking, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. Fun, adventure, safety, and great camaraderie in ASL are our passion for the campers.

Our program is unique and has left a lasting impression on each and every camper and staffer. With campers and participants from all 50 states and several countries, we value full communication access at CM7.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/23/2019
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
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86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Email: info@cornerstonefarmri.com
Eligibility: Fee and complete a client packet [http://www.ridenewhorizons.org/contact.html] financial aid request in packet.
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Dressage for Advanced Riders
Provider Profiles: The New Horizons Center for Equine Assisted Therapy was created to bring these opportunities to more individuals! Recently designated as a 501©3 non-profit foundation, New Horizons provides riding and driving instruction, as well as un-mounted equine facilitated therapy to individuals of all ages at Cornerstone Farm.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
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Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
Eligibility: Programs for all ages
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Audubon offers a broad array of programs, classes, camps, and special events throughout the year for people of all ages. Families, retirees, school groups, scouts, garden clubs and many more enjoy discovering the natural world with Audubon. A variety of activities are available in several locations throughout the state.

  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Programs Information
  • Nature and Aquarium Center located in Bristol RI Information
  • Summer Camps (ages 2-13) and Jr. Camp Counselor Program Information
  • Volunteer opportunities

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The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to statewide environmental educationconservation and advocacy. Established in 1897, it is the oldest environmental organization in the state.

A voice in statewide ecological issues, the Society actively fulfills its environmental stewardship through preservation and protection of Rhode Island's natural heritage.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
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Address:
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Eligibility: application [http://gaitsofharmony.webs.com/get-involved]
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding for all ages
Volunteer opportunities

Mailing address above-
Gaits of Harmony
2150 Tower Hill Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Provider Profiles: Gaits of Harmony will provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) under the standards and guidelines PATH Intl provides to members, instructors, and the industry as a whole. The center’s services will include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, and interactive vaulting. Gaits of Harmony will also provide educational opportunities for the community, staff, volunteers, and families of participants.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
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1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
Toll Free Phone: 02907
Email: programs@rwpzoo.org
Services Provided: There is an inclusion specialist on staff for summer camp who will speak with each family to find out the needs of each child to be sure that camp will be a fun and successful time. Call Beth Capporelli in the education department at 783-5310 ext 394 for any questions you may have. There will be an open house to come and view the camp and the places that the children will be going and a social story will also be available. There are scholarships available for those with Autism to help defray the camp cost.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/15/2019
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Eligibility: Contact for program information.
Services Provided: Information about locations and programs at various national parks.
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Last Updated: 6/13/2019
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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Eligibility: Advance reservations required and fee
Services Provided: Adaptive Ski and Snowboard lessons from STRIDE Adaptive Sports [https://www.stride.org/sports/ski-snowboard/]

2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)
Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment
Lift ticket
Provider Profiles: STRIDE offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons at four mountain resorts in New England: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA; Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY; Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT, and Yawgoo Valley in Rhode Island. Our volunteer coaches teach over 2000 annual lessons during the winter to individuals with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Private adaptive lessons are offered for 2.5 hours, and lessons include specialized equipment and rentals.

January -March, Sat/Sun 9:30-12:00 am; 12:30-3:00 pm
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2019
1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
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1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
Wheelchair Access: yes
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/27/2019
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
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Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
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3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Aim High Academy is located at 3355 South County Trail in East Greenwich, RI. The state of the art facility hosts programs for gymnastics, an early learning center, dance, proshop, café, and birthday party rooms.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
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89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
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Email: info@adaptivesportsne.org
Eligibility: Teen through adult with visual or mobility impairments.
Services Provided: SPORT CONCIERGE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Free Sport Concierge service, provides individualized consultation to youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments on how to get involved in local leagues, teams and programs.
PARALYMPIC SPORT CLUB BOSTON AND PARTNER PROGRAMS
Paralympic Sport Club programs partners and conducts a wide range of Paralympic sport activities from wheelchair basketball to track and field.
[http://adaptivesportsne.org/what-we-do/]
Provider Profiles: The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation in sports among New England youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments.
There are PSC programs for athletes at all levels of skill and competitiveness from novices to Paralympians.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2019
33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
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Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

Youth Prevention Services
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/adult-and-youth-education-employment-training/]
Youth Sports [https://tricountyri.org/services/sports-recreation/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA)
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA) for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind
Health Center [https://tricountyri.org/services/health-centers-lab/]

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Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/10/2020
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Address:
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Wheelchair Access: The theater is fully wheelchair accessible, with elevator services to the Chace Theater on the second floor. Please see a front of house staff member for assistance.
Services Provided: Theatre Productions
Sensory Friendly performances for each production
Open Captioned performances for each production
Assistive Listening Devices
Children and Teen Programs
Studio Classes
Young Actors Summer Institute
Teen Ambassadors
Youth Internships
Provider Profiles: The Pell Chafee Performance Center, located at 87 Empire St., is home to our Brown/Trinity Rep MFA performances and education programs.

Trinity Rep offers a series of accessible programs and offerings to meet the needs of the theater’s diverse audience. Tickets for open captioned performances and sensory-friendly performances are available for each production every season, and even come in subscription packages.[https://www.trinityrep.com/box-office/accessibility/]
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2018
45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
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45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
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Email: 401aleagueofourown@gmail.com
Wheelchair Access: yes
Services Provided: 401 A League Of Our Own is a league designed to enable all individuals with special needs what ever their abilities are, to be able to participate in a unified game of T-Ball/Softball this Spring and Fall. Cranston Parks and Rec host the games at Flanders Park at 45 Sherman Ave. Cranston RI weather permitting on Saturday mornings (April-June and Sept.-Oct). This is a free program to bring everyone together to enjoy the game and make new friends and share ideas about enriching our kids lives and the community.We are looking for players, buddies and volunteers to come together to give the joy of baseball to all individuals from the ages of 5-25 with special needs. The players will have a buddy (12 years old and older) working with them to coach and assist in batting, running bases and fielding. A schedule of games is to be announced and you must signup and fill our player/buddy info sheet. All players MUST have a parent or guardian with them at all times at the games. This is a grassroots start up club and will not have uniforms this season and limited equipment. All involved are encouraged to bring your own gloves and bats if you have one, equipment donations appreciated.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/4/2019
Providence, RI 02903
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Organization Name: Spectrum Theatre Ensemble
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Address:
Providence, RI 02903
Services Provided: Productions
Workshops

To contact go to Spectrum Theater Ensemble Facebook page.
Provider Profiles: The Spectrum Theatre Ensemble is a group of theatre artists, both neurotypical and on the autism spectrum, based in Providence, RI.
By producing relevant and high-quality productions and workshops, STE aims to engage both artists and audience to develop social skills, empathy, and understanding, and to spread the message of inclusion all over the world.

[https://spectrumtheatreensemble.com/]
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/5/2019