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Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

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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 Bronco Bowl (133 N Mustang Rd, Mustang). Saturdays, 11 a.m. autismoklahoma.org
  • 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. 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. ymcaokc.org/programs/30000020/miracle-league/
  • 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
  • Moore Youth Baseball Courage League is a league designed for our special needs community. The league offers teams for all ages from 4 up to adults. facebook.com/courageleague/
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art offers sensory booster pack options for visitors with autism or sensory differences. These items are free of charge and include a wiggle seat, fun and twisty brain noodles and noise cancelling headphones. okcmoa.com/discovery-packs/
  • iFLY All Abilities Nights are designed for those with physical and cognitive challenges to create an environment of support and inclusion. iflyworld.com/programs/all-abilities/

This list was last updated Aug. 6, 2020. Know of another organization that should be on our list? Comment below! Looking for even more inclusive family fun ideas? Check out this round up of sensory sensitive events & activities in the OKC Metro.

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