Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs The Plano Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Programs (TR) offer recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs from 12 months to over 60 years of age. Programs are offered year round and provide a variety of activities such as; fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of families with children/teens and adults with disabilities.
Although these programs are recreational, there are many benefits that are inherent within each of the programs. They stress social interaction, self-direction, speech and language and community involvement. These recreational programs provide a safe environment, respite for parents and caregivers, and learning through a variety of classes. Staff and volunteers are there to assist each participant in getting the most out of each program they attend.
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Payment for all activities must be made in advance unless prior arrangements have been made.
Participants must be independent with personal care or provide an aide.
When arriving at a program, parents are asked to check in with a staff person, sign in, and leave a phone number where you can be reached. Please complete these actions before leaving your child.
If a participant is being picked up by an unfamiliar guardian, friend, etc., the parent is asked to notify the staff person.
Appropriate behavior is expected from participants. This includes the ability to follow directions and interact with other individuals in a socially appropriate manner.
If inappropriate behavior becomes a concern, and effects the safety of the participants and the ability of the staff to conduct the program, it will discussed with the parents / caregivers and the consequences will be determined, including suspension.
For questions about these requests, please call the TR staff: Addy Hjarpe at 972-941-7327 or Dianne Dillon at 972-941-7272.