Young people talk about social and recreational life
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Introduction To Social and Recreational Activities

Moving into high school, on to college and into employment will cause your life to be quite busy. Your mind and your body can become stressed. So take time away from these busy things and make time for some fun! There are sports and activities that are designed specifically for you. In this section you will learn about different ways to make your life more enjoyable and meet new friends!
Learn about:

  • Networking sites where people just like you come together to discuss social activities, disability activism and much more.
  • Adaptive sports that exist for people with many different kinds of disabilities and about how you can become involved.
  • The easiest ways to travel with a disability.

Get Involved

There are many ways for you to have fun! A variety of sports and recreation activities exist for people of every age and with every type of disability. Join a club. Get involved in disability activism. Explore the world of arts, or find an adaptive sport that fits your needs. Attend various camps, or travel and explore the world around you. Your school also offers a number of activities that will give you a chance to become involved. Get involved in student government, attend school dances and other activities or just hang out with your friends.

Arts & Dance

Creating art and dancing is a great way to express yourself. It offers you an opportunity to discover and explore the world around you. These are a couple of the programs that can point you in the right direction.

Very Special Arts (VSA)

Very Special Arts believes that every young person with a disability deserves access to high-quality learning experiences in the world of art. They sponsor and promote many different areas of artistic discovery. Express Diversity is an exciting and educational resource! This program provides interactive arts-based activities and is designed to provide you with tools to develop your disability awareness, communication and self-esteem. Learn more about their program. Log on to their website:

Axis Dance

Axis Dance is designed for people with disabilities who want to explore a fun and exciting world of dance. Express yourself and be a part of a dance group containing people with and without disabilities. Get started by visiting their website:

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