Activities & Recreation
There are a variety of activities that can help children and adults with Down syndrome to socialize, express their feelings, release their creativity and stay healthy. Activities are most successful when based on an individual's skills, interests, physical abilities, level of socialization and therapeutic benefits.
Activities in the Arts: Most individuals respond favorably to music, dance, drama and visual art. Artistic venues stimulate the senses, and therefore, can inspire creativity, broaden life experiences and help to improve an individual's mental, social and emotional well being.
Physical Activities: Physical activity, especially when performed as independently as possible, helps children and adults with Down syndrome reach their physical and mental potential. Indoor activities allow plenty of opportunities for personal growth while outdoor activities offer the chance to be out in the open air while learning more about the world around them.
Look for teachers that exhibit compassion, acceptance and patient goals for progress. Instructors who exemplify these qualities are teachers who are known, loved, admired and recommended for the positive relationships and results they have had with their students. They are excellent role models and inspire their students reach their full potential.
Briarwood Ballet2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243205-776-5284www.briarwood.org/ballet
Children’s Dance Foundation1715 27th Court South
Homewood, AL 35209-1827
(205) 870-0073www.childrensdancefoundation.org All Stars Baseball Held Wald Park in Vestavia. To request a form Contact: Hugh B. Dye(205) 257-7612 or firstname.lastname@example.org Opportunity League - Easter SealsFor more information please callKelli Keith at 314-2187 or Billy Crandall at 620-6426 Oak Mountain Youth Baseball/Softball Challenger League
5452 Cahaba Valley Rd. , Birmingham, AL 35242
205 995 1776
Challenger League at OMYBS provides boys and girls with disabilities the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing Youth League Baseball. The purpose of the league is to provide an athletic experience for children who are physically or mentally challenged, in a wholesome, supervised environment, and expose those children to the benefits offered by team sports.
- Moody - email@example.com
- Gardendale Park & Rec - PO Box 889
- Gardendale, Al 35071 ATTN: Miracle League
- Phone - 631-658
- PO Box 70776, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35407
- Phone: 1-205-633-1112 Cell: 1-205-310-4376
- Huntsville - www.huntsvillemiracleleague.org
- Montgomery - www.mtgml.com
- Troy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoover Recreation Center
600 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216
Swim Well - Check with your local YMCANo More Training Wheelscustomerservice@notrainingwheels.net or 205.218.0756
Ace Cheer Company - Bows & Arrows Coach
Bill Presson Chairman, USASF Parent Action Committee & Vice Chairman, USASF Special Needs Committee
3820 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
(205)769-3369 (205)994-4070 cell phonewww.acetribe.com
900 Woodward Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
205 987 9462 www.specialequest.org
Horseback riding program at Indian Springs School. Recreation and therapy for children or adults who are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged.
Special Olympics Alabama
880 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334 242 3383