There are many opportunities for adaptive play in the Charlottesville area. Read below to find out about adaptive activities going on in our community.
Charlottesville Ballet offers free adaptive dance classes for children and teens. Their classes “provide an opportunity for children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or any other developmental and intellectual disabilities to explore the joy of dance with a supportive and knowledgeable team.”
The Charlottesville Cardinals Rugby Club are a unified rugby club that plays a non-contact version of the sport with a team including athletes with and without disabilities. We work to make the sport of rugby more inclusive while promoting values of discipline, communication, adaptability, and cooperation. People aged 7 and older are welcome to join our team and should register on www.charlottesvillecardinalsrugby.com in order to receive emails about our upcoming fall season. Any questions about the team can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on this flyer.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Adaptive Recreation Programs include a wide range of activities including social activities, outdoor programs, art programs, and fitness classes. All of the programs are designed to “that promote individual choices, develop leisure skills and enhance socialization.”
Piedmont Area Tennis Association offers wheelchair and adaptive tennis camps. This August, tennis coach David Wagner will host a tennis camp at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. The camps “are full of fun and provide loads of information for all levels of players, from beginners to touring wheelchair tennis professionals. They are also a great place for coaches to learn new techniques, drills, and strategies for helping their players become more successful.”