Adaptive Recreation & ADA Programs
|The City of Peoria offers a wide range of activities for individuals with develpmental disabilities and their families/caregivers. From after-school programs to dances and parties to workshops for parents and the award-winning Special Olympics program, Team Peoria.
||Administered out of the
Peoria Community Center
8335 W. Jefferson St.,
Peoria, AZ, 85345.
Download the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter,
The "Rec"ing Crew, for a whole range of programs.
Friday Night Dances
7 - 9:30 p.m.
You won't find more fun for four bucks! The dances provide developmentally disabled adults (ages 18 & older) with an opportunity to meet new people and socialize in a supervised setting. Admission is $4 at the door. Residential staff, family members and participants are asked to review dance policies. Please ensure emergency information is on file. See our dance themes below or download the Friday Night Dance schedule here.
||Welcome Back Cake Walk
||ASU Maroon & Gold Dance
||Salute to October Birthdays
||Dance, Dance, Dance
||Salute to November Birthdays
||Popular Dance Crazes
||Salute to 80’s
||NO DANCE -
Enjoy the downtown holiday event!
Saturday Social Bowling
September - November Session: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 21 (no bowling November 14 in Peoria)
12:30 - 2 p.m. at Peoria AMF, 8475 W. Olive Ave.
This program is for ages 10 and older. Participants meet at Peoria AMF Lanes for two games of bowling in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Volunteers are present to lend assistance when needed. All bowlers must arrive by 12:15 p.m. for lane assignments. Please arrange for pickup by 1:45 p.m. The Special Olympics season will start this session. Let staff know if you are interested. Physicals will need to be done if we don't have a current one on file. The Palo Verde Special Olympics Tournament is on November 14; no bumbers can be used and a Special Olympics Physical is required. New bowlers are always welcome to join our group of special bowlers, but we ask that new bowlers preregister by calling 623-773-7436. You can download our bowling schedule here.
Fee: $5 per week or $35 a session with $1 per week for shoe rental.
Special Olympics Arizona
Summer/Fall Schedule: Swim, Soccer and Softball
Winter/Spring Schedule: Basketball, Track and Field, Flag Football and Unified Volleyball
This internationally recognized sports program is open to intellectually challenged individuals 8 years and older. To participate in Special Olympics training and competition, athletes must have a completed Special Olympics Medical Form. Download the forms below:
Classes, Fitness, Social Events, Clubs and More
We offer a variety of activities including Hip Hop dance classes, drama club, scavenger hunts and more. Click here to see all of our upcoming programs and/or to register.
DES-DDD Funded Programs
The City of Peoria Adaptive Recreation Program is contracted with the Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities to offer a variety of Day Treatment and Training Services. Click here to find out more.
In order to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone, it is important that these guidelines be followed when participating in the various programs.
- Appropriate social behavior: Participants will refrain from behavior which would negatively impact the program (hitting, kicking, inappropriate language,
refusing to stay with the group, etc). Repeated incidents can lead to a participant being prohibited from participating in future activities.
- Personal Care Needs: Persons needing assistance with feeding, toileting or dressing during a program or class are responsible for making arrangements for this
- Emergency Contacts: It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that current emergency phone numbers are on file with the Adaptive Recreation Program. This is critical in the event of a medical or behavioral emergency. Call 623-773-7436 to update information.
Provide a continuum of leisure opportunities and related services which are designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
The Adaptive Recreation Program recognizes that meaningful leisure activities can have a positive and often profound impact on the lives of persons with disabilities. Therefore, we are committed to promoting and providing a wide range of both integrated and specialized activities.
To better determine and plan for future needs, an ongoing dialogue between staff and individuals with disabilities and their family members is encouraged.
Peoria Community Center
8335 W. Jefferson St.
8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday
Open on weekends for scheduled activities only.
Adaptive Recreation Staff
Paula Considine, CTRS, CPRP
Jodi Roth-Jones, CTRS,CPRP