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Exceptional Adventures Activity Club - The Exceptional Adventures Activity Club is a monthly social recreational program designed to bring exceptional needs kids, families and friends together for a fun and engaging time hanging out with friends and participating in a variety of activities. Siblings and friends can, and are encouraged to, participate to make things easier and more comfortable for the child with exceptional  needs. 
 
Snacks are provided however if your child has dietary restrictions or allergies please send a snack with your child.
 
The program maintains a 1:3 staff-to-child ratio; children’s behavioral, emotional, medical and physical needs must be able to be met safely within this ratio and be capable of participation in group activities, able to follow basic instruction and have independent bathroom skills.  The program is led by special education and adapted P.E. teachers and para-pros. For ages 5-11. 
 
October 2016-April 2017
Location: Hammond Park Gym, 705 Hammond Dr.
Instructor: Special Needs Teachers/Para-Pros/Volunteers  
Min/Max: 6/10
Cost: $10/child


Special Pops Tennis - Weekly tennis training program provided by Special Pops Tennis and its volunteers. Special Pops Tennis (SPT) is a local non-profit and certified USTA Community Tennis Association that enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through the lifetime sport of tennis. Tennis is the focal point for gathering; but the greater emphasis on the program is helping the athletes to develop life skills that will serve them in their everyday lives. The athletes that train in this 8-week program are also eligible to compete in local tournaments including the Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games. Equipment provided. For ages 6+ 

Mondays, March 13-May 22, 2017 (no class April 3), 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Sandy Springs Tennis Center, 500 Abernathy Rd. 30350
To Register or Volunteer: specialpopstennis.com or call 770-998-7826
Min/Max Participants: 3/16
Cost: Free; Equipment provided

Special Needs Gymnastics - 
AGES 6-12 Boys and Girls
Sparkling Stars Gymnastics - These weekly 45 minute classes will use basic gymnastics equipment and other fun activities to develop strength and flexibility, self-confidence and body awareness. Group classes are taught by coaches that are specifically trained to work with the special needs community. Children with mild disabilities or moderate physical disabilities can attend. Private 1:1 classes are also available.

Fridays 5:15 p.m.
Winter Term:  Jan 13 – March 31 (No classes January 16 or February 20)
Spring Term:  6 Weeks, April 21 – May 26

Instructor: Gymnastics Staff
Info:  http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov 
Location: Sandy Springs Gymnastics Center
Min/Max Participants: 3/4
Cost: Varies by session length & county of residence
Winter Session (12 weeks) $102-$120
Spring Session (6 weeks) $51-$60
Annual gymnastics registration fee
$25 (resident) $35 (non-resident)

Special Olympics Bocce Skills Competition - The Sandy Springs Recreation Department, in partnership with Fulton County Schools, will host the upcoming Special Olympics Bocce competition to provide leisure and athletic opportunities for children with special needs. For ages 8-17.

Wednesday, December 9, 2016
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: North Springs High School

Special Olympics Gymnastics Skills Competition - The Sandy Springs Recreation Department, in partnership with Fulton County Schools, will host the upcoming Special Olympics Bocce competition to provide leisure and athletic opportunities for children with special needs. For ages 8-17.

Wednesday, February 24, 2017 
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Hammond Park Gym

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