Posted by: Marilyn Lucey
-- SRVUSD's Special Needs Liaison presents --
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
12:00 – 1:00
The Brown Bag Lunches are informal, and no registration is required. Bring a salad or sandwich and pick up some information to help you navigate this journey. Lunches are at the SRVUSD District Office, Boardroom A (699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526).
Check back next fall for another year of monthly Brown Bag Lunches!
Events sponsored by other organizations serving special needs children & families
Please note that these events are not sponsored or endorsed by the PTA, but are listed solely for informational purposes.
- 12thAnnual Special Needs Family Camp
Jewish setting but open to all families at URJ Camp Newman from May 3 - 5, 2013, and welcomes all families who have children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or other developmental, physical, or cognitive challenges.
City of San Ramon Therapeutic Recreation
The City of San Ramon offers a variety of therapeutic recreational programs for children and adults with special needs. Registration is open NOW for classes including Dance & Movement and Bowling. Please click here for more information on upcoming classes, and click here to register. If you cannot find classes of interest on the Therapeutic Recreation page, consider registering for other classes using San Ramon's Inclusion Services:
The Parks and Community Services Department welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all of our programs and services. Our goal is to facilitate opportunities for participants with and without disabilities, and to engage in recreational pursuits together.
- Select a program or class
- Complete class registration
- Register at least 2 weeks in advance to allow us to make arrangements
- Contact the Therapeutic Recreation Office at 973-3213 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attn: Therapeutic Recreation Office, and inform them of your registration
Once you contact the office you will be asked to help staff fill out a profile on the participant. After the profile is filled out it will be sent to the supervisor of the program the participant is registered for. The TR staff and the supervisor of the program will work together to meet the needs of the participant and assure the best recreational experience possible.
Services the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Office can provide:
- Instructors and other city staff with knowledge of the participant’s needs; a better understanding of the participant; information about the participant’s diagnosis and suggestions on how to assist the participant during the program.
- Observation of the participant in the program and provide support to the participant during the program. Based on the observations of the participant in the program, TR staff can offer suggestions to family members of the participant to ensure continued success for the participant.
- If necessary, the TR staff can work to find one-on-one assistance for the participant in the program.
RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled)
Sponsored by the Town of Danville. The program provides a range of activities from meals out at local restaurants, bowling, trips to the theater, basketball, and baseball games for people with disabilities ages 15 and up. These activities are on Friday nights and Saturdays. For a detailed schedule and registration form, go to the Town of Danville Parks & Recreation Activity Guide.
Special Olympics offers numerous sports programs throughout the year, free of charge to athletes. In order to participate, the athlete must have a current application/medical form on file with Special Olympics. The application form is valid for three years. If you would like to register your child, contact Robert at email@example.com at the Special Olympics office. He can send you an application and/or let you know if your child's application is current.
Special Olympics Sports – San Ramon Parks and Community Services Registration
With the winter break fast approaching and everyone getting busy, I wanted to remind everyone to sign up for the upcoming programs starting in January. Special Olympics Basketball and Therapeutic Bowling star the first week in January, so it is important to sign up early.
The City of San Ramon together with Special Olympics Northern California provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic style sports for persons eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities. All sports training and competition opportunities are free for Special Olympic Athletes. Special Olympic medical forms must be on file prior to the first day of training. Sports offered include basketball, bocce, swimming, bowling.
Through games and activities our athletes will build self-esteem, develop motor skills, learn proper stretching and basic rules of the sports. The program is a collaboration between the Parks and Community Services Department and the CSU East Bay Recreation Department. (www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/recreation_guide/index.htm)