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Adaptive Recreation

Reach offers a variety of recreation programs specifically adapted to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities. The programs are designed to promote physical health, gain confidence, enhance team building skills and to have fun! We offer a non-competitive environment and programs are designed for ages 14 through adulthood. Click here to download department flyer.

Click here to view our Adaptive Rec & Inclusion Staff.

Have a question?

Please contact one of our Adaptive Rec & Inclusion directors below.

Emily Orr, MA, CTRS
Director of Adaptive Rec & Inclusion
Call/Text: 952-393-5880
[email protected]

Brienna Max
Assistant Director of Adaptive Rec & Inclusion
Call/Text: 952-393-4277
[email protected]

Program Pricing

Am I a “resident”? Our adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort with these cities:

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Chanhassen
  • Edina
  • Golden Valley
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Maple Grove
  • Plymouth
  • St. Louis Park

If you live in another city, please pay the non-resident fee upon registration.


Reach strives to make it possible for individuals of all income levels to access services. If program costs are a barrier to participation, Reach may be able to subsidize the cost based on your individual situation. Please call 952-393-5880 for more information.

Having trouble registering? Watch our helpful video ‘How to register for a RecDesk account’ or Contact us if you encounter any issues.

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Free Programs

Art Abilities

This series of workshops will invite the participants to explore their creative interests beginning with warm-up exercises, followed by painting, drawing, journaling and other abstract creations to help the participants learn a different method of communication. This activity is made possible through a generous grant funded by the Bentson Foundation.

Date: Wendesdays, April 24 – May 29
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Community Center: Arts & Crafts Room
Age: 14+

Recreation Therapy

Reach is approved to bill ILS therapies for Recreation, Music and Art Therapy. Out-of-pocket payments are accepted and you can register online or via mail using the Winter Registration Form. If you would like to bill your waiver, please mail in a registration form or contact Brienna Max at 952-393-4277 or [email protected].

Dance Workout

Get ready to move, groove and sweat with our dynamic dance workout program! Follow along with our energetic instructors
in a series of fun and engaging dance routines, while boosting your fitness and unleashing your inner dancer. You can join in person or virtually via Teams.

Date: Friday, April 26 – May 17
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Plymouth Community Center OR Virtual
Age: 18+
Fee: $163.12

Gratitude Journaling

Design your own gratitude journal. Learn the basics of practicing gratitude and set goals.

Date: Monday, April 29
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Wolfe Park Pavilion
Age: 18+
Fee: $40.80

Nature Photography

Learn the basics of photography with Reach’s digital cameras. We’ll go outside to take photos, choose your favorite one to print, and decorate a frame to take home.

Date: Monday, May 6
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Wolfe Park Pavilion
Age: 18+
Fee: $102

Mindful Outdoor Walk

Take in the fresh scents of spring, the vibrant greens of the leaves and the fuzzy baby ducks as we embark on an easy nature stroll.

Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Westwood Hills Nature Center
Age: 18+
Fee: $40.80

Program Calendar

Support Our Adaptive Rec Programs

​Looking to support on our Adaptive Rec programs?

To guarantee the seamless operation of our programs for all participants, we consistently need a wide range of supplies and items. You can conveniently purchase these directly from our Amazon Wish List or Walmart Registry and have them delivered straight to Reach. Thank you for ensuring the success of our programs!

Click here for our Amazon Wish List

Click here for our Walmart Registry

Donate directly to our Adaptive Programs

Custom Adaptive Recreation Programs

Looking to create a custom adaptive recreation program? Partner with our adaptive recreation department and staff to host an exercise program, skills development class or a just for fun event. We have a variety of different pricing and packages to choose from. Click here to learn more.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Director of Adaptive Rec, Emily Orr at [email protected] or 952-393-5880.

Adaptive Sports & Fitness Classes

We offer different activities each season for children, teens and adults including:

Dance Workout
Monday Funday
Get Strong! Strength Training

Community-Based Social Activities

We offer a variety of activities for people of all ages!

Independent Adult Programs (formally known as On The Town) – This independent social program is for adults and young adults who want to explore their community with minimal support.

Teen Explorers  – Our teens group focuses on outdoor education and experiences. 

On The Town: All Abilities – This is a community-based social program for adults and young adults who want to explore their community. Companions are welcomed to attend.

Dances – Join your friends and groove to the latest hits on Friday nights. Locations and exact dates vary.

Social Seekers – This program is for teens and adults (15+) on the Autism spectrum. We meet once a week for fun, social interaction and to play games, solve riddles and work through our weekly highs and lows.

Wednesday Night Social – The goal of this program is to become more engaged in your community and to build social skills, coping skills and prctice flexibility.

Arts, Crafts & Seasonal Fun

Art Abilities  (Ages 12+) – Art Abilities is a series of free workshops that offers the opportunity to explore a variety of art media. The workshops will invite the participating artists to explore their creative interests beginning with warm-up exercises at each session, painting, drawing, journaling, creating masks, and other abstract creations to help the participants learn a different method of communication. This program is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 Seasonal Arts & Crafts – Each quarter we plan and facilitate crafts and other activities associated with the season.  We do everything from tie dye, to mother’s day gifts, to gingerbread houses! Check out our quarterly newsletter to see our current offerings.