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Sports and Recreation

DISCLAIMER:  This list is being provided as a courtesy to the public only. The Autism Society of Oregon makes no warranty or representation as to the qualifications, character, training or expertise of the listed individual or agencies. A listing here is not a substitute for your own inquiry.

Parks & Rec Departments in each county/city are required to provide accommodations so that their classes can be enjoyed by people with disabilities, including autism, at NO additional cost. Contact your local Parks & Rec for their Inclusion policies. 
 

STATE-WIDE:

Little League Baseball - Challenger Division
Raleen Hockenberry, 
Challenger Division Development Rep for Oregon
503- 873-5563
email: 4.the.kids@earthlink.net 
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Adaptive Baseball programs for children. Website has links to known active Challenger Division programs in Oregon 

Oregon Youth Soccer-TOPS Programs in Oregon
503-638-9777
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TOP Soccer is a community based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of people ages 4-adult with physical and or mental disabilities. Find programs in your community by visiting the website

Rascal Rodeo
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We produce exceptional rodeos, sharing the adrenalin rush & sense of accomplishment of the western way of life of special needs athletes who fight battles in a different arena. 

Special Olympics Oregon-State Office
503-248-0600
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Many different sports for people with developmental disabilities

LISTINGS ARE ALPHABETICAL BY CITY

AURORA
Challenge Air for Kids & Friends

Aurora, OR
1-877-FLY-KIDS
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An annual event typically held in the summer. Check website for details

Avishan Saberian
email: avishan.saberian@gmail.com 
independent swim coach 

BEAVERTON
Farber Swim School
9470 SW Beav. Hills. Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005
503.292.1255
Email: info@farberswimschool.com
Website: farberswimschool.com/
Farber Swim School prides itself in offering private and semi-private swim lessons to individuals of all ages and abilities, We believe anyone can learn, no matter what their background or age is. 

Oregon Gymnastics Academy (OGA)
16305 NW Bethany Ct. Suite 109
Beaverton, OR 07996
(503)531-3409
email: info@ogagym.org
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All Star program strives to accomodate children with special needs. "Sensory Sundays" held weekly for special needs kids and families. 

Pump It Up
Beaverton, OR 
(503)644-6488                                                                                                  
email: or.beaverton@pumpitupparty.com
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Sensory Night occurs the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 

Spectra Gymnastics
Karissa Johnson
8344 SW Nimbus Ave. 
Beaverton, OR 97008
(503) 754-9794 
Email: karissa@spectrapdx.com 
Website: www.spectrapdx.com
We are highly trained and experienced in teaching specialized gymnastics lessons to a spectrum of learners. We develop each class and lesson plan specific to the individual needs of each student. www.facebookcom/spectragym has many videos and photos to highlight the fun our students have!

BEND
Oregon Adaptive Sports
63025 O.B. Riley Rd Ste 12
Bend, OR 97701
541-306-4774
email: info@oregonadaptivesports.org
Website: www.oregonadaptivesports.org
Provides outdoor recreation experiences for individuals with physcial and cognitive disabilities

Bend Parks and Recreation District
Therapuetic Recreation and Inclusion
Cheryl Kelley, Therapuetic Coordinator

541-706-6121
email: cheryl@bendparksandrec.org
Website: www.bendparksandrec.org
Therapuetic recreation and inclusion

CORVALLIS
IMPACT-Through OSU

123 Women's Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-2176
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IMPACT: Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today | Health & Human Sciences

EUGENE

Eugene Adaptive Recreation/Parks and Recreation
Eugene, OR
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Located at Hilyard Community Center, Adaptive Recreation Services provides year-round, community-based recreational, social, and educational programs for Eugene area children, teens and adults with disabilities. We provide participants with the opportunity to develop new skills, enhance awareness of their community and natural environment, build self-confidence, and recognize personal potential

Trips Inc. Special Adventures
735 W. 7th St.
Eugene, OR 97402
541-686-1013
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Over 20 years of special needs travel.

Making Magic Tours
P.O. Box 40878
Eugene, OR 97404
866-546-5180
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FOREST GROVE
The Companion Program

1341 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116
503-359-2512                                                                                                     info@thecompanionprogram.org                                                                                                    
Website: www.companionprogram.org
Goal is to encourage independence and healthy lifestyles by providing 1:1 support to individuals with disabilities.

Adventures Without Limits
Forest Grove, OR
503-359-2568
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offers day and overnight outdoor recreational experiences for people with disabilities

HILLSBORO

Griffin's Place
PO Box 1359 
Hillsboro, OR
(503) 449-7564
Email: info@griffinsplace.com
Website: www.griffinsplace.com/ 
Empowering individuals 14 years and older with intellectual/ developmental disabilities with the knowledge and opportunities they need to engage in the community. 


Mind and Minds Play and Skills Center
Adely Mooso
2056 NW Aloclek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-701-0353
 
email: mindandminds@yahoo.com 
Website: Mind and minds 
Bike Training for kids on the autism Spectrum. 

PORTLAND
Autistic Children's Activity Program (ACAP)

P.O. Box 4606
Portland, OR 97208
503-649-2066
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Bridgetown Aikido
2808 NE Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97232
503-954-3245
email: info@bridgetownaikido.com
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Sensory Processing Family Class

Bustin Barriers
Andrew Yoshihara
Jackson Middle School 
10625 SW 35th
Portland, OR 97219
503-869-7112
email: andrewyosh33@gmail.com
Website: bustinbarriers.org

Choi's Taekwondo Academy
Patrick or Martha
11702 NE Halsey
Portland, OR
5032522029
Email: choistkdportland@gmail.com
Website: www.choishalsey.com/
We offer youth mentoring and development of martial arts competency to anyone regardless of medical conditions (unless the individual lacks the physical ability to attend even the least strenuous of classes).

Creative Roots
Monique Terner, M.Ed., RYT

2277 NW Irving St.
Portland, OR 97210
503-451-5179
email:  Monique@creativerootspdx.com
website:  Creative Roots
Classes for kids, support for parents, collaborative advocacy, tutoring, coaching

Friends First
Portland, OR
503-781-8621
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High school students forming friendships by taking part in inclusive service learning projects and social events. Started by the Karen Gaffney Foundation

Happy Mindful People
Elissa Cirignotta 
Portland, OR
202-420-8754
email: happymindfulpeople@gmail.com 
Website: Happy Mindful People
Movement & Mindfulness organization that offers classes to kids, teens, and adults. Classes integrate newest research on brain development, social play, creative movement, and/or a Vinyasa flow. Movement and Social Skills Classes for Kids on the Autism Spectrum and the Small Group Special Needs Movement & Mindfulness series are available, as are private sessions. 

Harper's Playground
2525 N. Dekum St.
Portland, OR 97217
email: info@harpersplayground.org
website: Harpers Playground
Our innovative universally designed play areas transform communities by increasing personal connections and unstructured outdoor play for people of all abilities

Heart of Sailing
Portland, OR
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Sponsors sailing events on Columbia River

Lose the Training Wheels Program
Portland, OR
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Teaches kids with disabilities to ride bikes. Held at Concordia University in NE Portland

Leap Adventures
806 SW Broadway
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97205
503-893-LEAP (5327)
email: leap@leapadventure.org
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Polaris Dance Theatre
1501 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205
Contact: Colleen Genuine

503 380 5472
email: colleen@polarisdance.org
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Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
10725 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 50
Portland, OR 97219
971-230-2920
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PHAME
Portland, OR
503-764-9718
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Fine and performing arts academy for young adults and adults with developmental disabilities

Portland Parks and Recreation
Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
5340 N. Interstate
Portland, OR 97217
Contact: Jane Doyle, Recreation Coordinator
jane.doyle@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-4333
503-823-4110 (24 hr. recorded message/current activities)
The program offers community-based recreation activities and leisure services. They offer specifically adaptive programming, and inclusion services in all Portland Parks and Recreation activities..

Providence Macadam Therapy Pool
5757 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
503-223-6840                                                                                                      
Website: www.providence.org/oregon and search "therapy pool"
Call for current Adaptive/Family Swim and Adaptive Swim Lesson dates, times and prices. Insurance reimbursement may be available for Adaptive Swim Lessons.

Specialty Athletic Training
Ryan Lockard
Portland, OR
541-913-4406
email: ryan@SpecialtyAthleticTraining.com
Provides personal training for kids, teens and adults with special needs. Experienced in working with people on the autism spectrum.

Straight Forward Swim
Portland, OR 97239
503-914-9712
Swimming instruction and training, 10+ yrs of experience teaching swimming including children on the autism spectrum.

Team Shine
7228 SW Durham Rd. Suite 100
Portland, OR 97224
503-746-7723
Special athletes cheerleading program

The Children's Gym
Chelsea Crest
1625 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
503-249-5867
Email: contact@childrensgym.com
Website: www.childrensgym.com
Offers gymnastics classes, camps, birthday parties, and various other services for children ages 18 months to 14 years. Also a Sensory Time program which is an open gym experiences that specifically tailored to children who have special sensory needs.

Yoga Visual
Cindy Hurlbert

3300 NW 185th #266
Portland, OR 97229
503-330-0775
Email: cindy@yogavisual.com
Website: Yoga Visual
Registered yoga instructor who is fluent in American Sign Language. Special education experience in public schools includes the areas of Autism, ADHD, and working as an interpreter for the deaf.

REDMOND
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District
465 SW Rimrock Dr
Redmond, OR 97756
Deanna Mason, Director of Adaptive Recreation
541-548-6066
email: deanna.mason@raprd.org
Adaptive and inclusion services

SALEM
Northwest Aquatics

Ollinger Pool
1310 A Street
Salem, OR 97301
503-302-7659 (Geoff)
website: www.mva.recdesk.com
Please call for scheduling information

SISTERS
Sisters Park and Recreation District
1750 w. McKinney Butte Rd
Sisters, OR 97759
541-549-2091
Website: Sisters Recreation

STAYTON
Upward Bound Camp

P.O. Box C
Stayton, OR 97383
503-897-2447
email: upward.bound.camp@gmail.com
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TIGARD
Sky High Sports

1131 SW Greenburg Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223
503-924-5867
"Special Needs Jump" on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 3-6pm for $5 (all 3 hours), No charge for Caregivers. Music is turned off. The facility remains open to the public.

VANCOUVER
Columbia River Miracle League Adaptive Baseball Program

P. O. Box 872244
Vancouver, WA 98687
360-260-9293
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Provide people with disabilities an opportunity to play miracle league baseball.

WILSONVILLE
Pump It Up

Wilsonville, OR
503-581-1331
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Sensory Night once a month for kids with special needs

OUT OF STATE:
Silver Buckle Ranch

PO Box 1416
11611 NE 152nd Ave
Brush Prairie, WA  98606
360-260-8932
email: info@silverbuckleranch.org 
Website: Silver Buckle Ranch
Silver Buckle Ranch empowers hope and changes lives through ranch and equine assisted activities.

Drama Groups:

Chrysalispdx
Contact: Beth Ricketson

Portland, OR 97214
626-216-2859
Email: beth@chrysalispdx.com 
Website: Chrysalis PDX

New Moon Productions
Website: New Moon Productions

NW Childrens Theatre 
Website: Click here for website

PHAME ACADEMY
Portland, OR 
Website: PHAME Academy