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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
  • 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

Housing Info & Roommate Social

Meet Reach’s Housing Manager, Abi, and learn about housing funding and policies. Also, enjoy a social hour where prospective roommates can meet each other and connect on possible living situations.

Date: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Age: 18+

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. Register to be contacted via email when the dates, time and location are finalized.

Date: Wendesdays, October 4 – November 8
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Community Center
Age: 14+

Recreation Therapy

Reach is approved to bill ILS therapies for Recreation, Music and Art Therapy. Out-of-pocket payments are also accepted, but please contact us if you’d like to bill your waiver.

Art Therapy Small Group

This small group art therapy class is designed to provide a safe and supportive space for teens and adults with disabilities to express themselves through art. Through creative activities and guided discussions, participants can explore their emotions, build self-esteem and develop new coping skills in a therapeutic setting. *Off 12/7

Date: Thursdays, Nov. 30 – December 18*
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Edina Senior Center
Age: 18+
Fee: $244.68

Bonfire Building & Cooking

Learn the basics of starting a fire and work together to get it going. Make pita pizzas for lunch and s’mores for dessert.

Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Eidem Farm
Age: 13+
Fee: $61.17

Monday Funday

This daytime program will offer opportunities for social connection and exercise with peers. We’ll do a new activity each week including Bingo, charades, crafts, workouts and nature based activities.

Date: Mondays, Oct. 23 – December 11
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Wolfe Park
Age: 13+
Fee: $489.36

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 that will help you burn calories, boost your fitness and unleash your inner dancer. You can join in person or virtually via WebEx. *Off 11/24.

Date: Fridays, November 3 – December 1*
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Gallery Room or Virtual
Age: 13+
Fee: $163.12

Mindful Coloring & Eating

Indulge in a tranquil experience of mindfulness as you engage in conscious coloring and savor a delectable array of foods, immersing yourself in the present moment and nurturing your senses.

Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Wolfe Park
Age: 13+
Fee: $40.78

Winter Solstice Traditions

Immerse yourself in the cozy embrace of a hygge environment while celebrating the winter solstice. We’ll do some chocolate fondue and make lanterns in a warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxation, reflection and connection.

Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: SLP Rec Center: Wolfe Park Pavilion
Age: 13+
Fee: $61.17

Program Calendar

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.

Weekend Ventures (Respite)

​What is Weekend Ventures?

Weekend Ventures is a weekend (or overnight) respite program that takes place 6 times each year. Depending on the weekend, we stay overnight 1 or 2 nights at a hotel or a camp. Each weekend has one main activity that the group does together. Click here to learn more about our Weekend Ventures programs.