Specialized Programs

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The Specialized Programs unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation offers year-round activities for people with disabilities. The purpose is to provide recreational opportunities for individuals who may choose to participate in activities specifically designed and conducted by trained staff to best meet their needs. We offer:

  • Special Olympics Sports of all kinds
  • Wheelchair basketball teams
  • Weekend trips
  • After school programs
  • Classes, such as: cooking, dance, pottery, and drama
  • Extensive camping program during the summer
  • Adult day programs
  • Evening socials

The programs are particularly suited to people with a range of cognitive and physical disabilities . The Specialized Programs staff will also work with individuals or family members who would prefer to integrate into other Department programs but need some type of accommodation such as an interpreter. 

Seattle Adaptive Sports

Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs is proud to partner with Seattle Adaptive Sports.

The SAS Mission Statement is to enhance and promote the well-being of physically challenged individuals by giving them the opportunity to participate and compete in athletic and recreational activities. For more information, please contact Tami English at 253-297-5389 or info@seattleadaptivesports.org.

Internship Opportunity

The Specialized Programs unit is pleased to offer a 16-week Therapeutic Recreation internship from May-August.