Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs




Every child should have the opportunity to explore their interests, develop skills and have fun with friends. The OKC metro offers many programs to help children and adults with special needs get into the game and participate in a wide variety of activities. Find the one that is right for your child with this handy list:

  • All-Star Bowling for Differently-Abled at AMF Windors Lanes. Saturdays, noon - 1 p.m. 942-5545
  • Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond offers ice skating lessons for children with special needs. Fridays, $10/lesson. 748-5454, www.arctic-edge.com
  • Breakaway at the Bethany First Church of the Nazarene is a free program on the third Friday of every month for children with special needs in 5th grade and up. 623-9585, www.bethanynaz.org
  • Joyful Sound Choir at Henderson Hills Baptist Church invites teens & adults with special needs join a monthly choir that performs for retirement villages, churches and other places in the community. Wednesdays, 4:45-6 p.m. 341-4639, www.hhbc.com
  • Make Promises Happen Camp at Central Christian Campgrounds in Guthrie is an overnight camp for children ages six and up with any disability. 282-2811, www.centralchristiancamp.org
  • Miracle League of Edmond is a baseball league that plays at the handicapped accessible field in Edmond’s Mitch Park. Kids as young as 4 can play all the way up to adult. 850-7603, www.edmondmiracleleague.org
  • Sensory Sensitive Shows at Moore’s Warren Theatre screens current movies with accommodations for children affected by autism, sensory processing disorders or other disabilities. 703-3777, www.warrentheatres.com/sensory.asp
  • Sensory Sensitive Films at AMC Theatres partners with the Autism Society to bring unique movie showings that may appeal to individuals on the autism spectrum. www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films
  • Special Olympics Oklahoma is a statewide sporting programs for ages four and up, including aquatics, basketball, golf and more. 800-722-9004, www.sook.org
  • TOPSoccer Program at Edmond Soccer Club for children of all ages with mental or physical disabilities. 204-7228, www.edmondsoccer.com

This list was last updated May 24, 2016. Know of another organization that should be on our list? Comment below!

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