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ADAPTIVE RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES / ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS Adaptive Recreation Opportunities The Adaptive Recreation Opportunities program provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through the following three basic service areas. Inclusion Do you need assistance to fully participate in activities listed throughout the Recreator? The City of Fort Collins welcomes individuals of all abilities into our classes and programs. If you are interested in participation support, please indicate any special needs you may have when you register. NOTE: Requests should be made at least two weeks before the class begins. Contact Renee Lee, CTRS, 970.224.6027, Transition If you need more assistance in making your recreation and leisure choices, but want to be as independent as possible, the Transition program might be right for you. Explore new experiences, learn about exciting recreation opportunities and meet new people. A therapeutic recreation professional will help you develop your personal Passport to Recreation Profile and discuss your needs, strengths, and interests. Call 970.224.6027. Specialized Programs These programs are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities. They can be found in the Recreator identified by the symbol. The Alternative Programs are designed for adults with intellectual disabilities and focus on community activities and social outings. Program descriptions can be found in the Recreator in the Alternative Programs section and include monthly dances, outings, cooking, bowling, crafts and more! Attendants There is no fee for personal care attendants providing needed assistance unless otherwise noted; however, attendants need to register separately and note whom they will be assisting. Volunteers Needed Volunteers are always needed, whether assisting with a few events or being a weekly support partner. No experience is necessary; training is provided. Join us for fun and adventure! Contact Jenna Van Fossan, CTRS, 970. 224.6125 or Area Recreation Opportunities Adaptive Climbing Chad O’Connor 970.416.9357 Dance Express Modern dance training and performance opportunities for people with and without disabilities. Mary Elizabeth Lenahan 970493.2113 Special Needs Swim The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at Colorado State University matches volunteers with individuals with disabilities to provide one-on-one recreational and leisure swimming opportunities. 970.491.2321 Trips & Tours for People with Special Needs “Just for the Fun of It” Joan Handley 970.532.4032 Club Bunches This social club includes people of all abilities who participate in weekday activities. Christine Barrett 970.282.0695 F.R.E.E. Front Range Exceptional Equestrians Therapeutic horseback riding program. Sherry Butler 970.221.0646 Transportation Participants are responsible for their own transportation unless otherwise noted. The following resources provide transportation: Transfort Dial-A-Ride 970.221.6620 970.224.6066 SAINT 970.223.8645 Larimer Lift 970.498.7541 Thank You! A huge thank you to our winter interns, fieldwork students and the many volunteers who help make our programs and services possible. Special Olympics Please contact the following coordinators or coaches for season We wouldn’t be able to do it without them! information or to volunteer: Check out our webpage, For more information, please contact the ARO staff. Renee Lee, CTRS 970.224.6027 Jenna Van Fossan, CTRS 970.224.6125 18 Brenda McDowell & ARO Leaders 970.416.2024 Adult Unified Soccer Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024 Youth/Teen Unified Soccer Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024 Adult Unified Softball Renee Lee, 970.224.6027 or Brenda McDowell, 970.416.2024 Track & Field Adult: Lois Douthit, 970.493.6395 Youth: Patsy Kutchar, 970.377.0036 Swim Team- Loveland Sarah Newton, inthegarden@ ARO Interns 970.224.6034 SPRING 2012 | FCGOV.COM/RECREATOR http://www.FCGOV.COM/RECREATOR

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recreator - Spring 2012

Recreator - Spring 2012
From the Recreation Director
Registration Information
Facility Profiles
Calendar of Events
Adaptive Recreation
Aqua Fitness
Arts & Crafts
Dance & Movement
Day Camps
Early Learning
Education & Enrichment
The Farm
Gardens on Spring Creek
Ice Skating
Outdoor Recreation
Senior Center / 50 Plus
Age Index

Recreator - Spring 2012