Specialized Programs for People with Disabilities

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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:

  • Adult Day Programs
  • Teen and Young Adult Afterschool Programs
  • Youth Weekend Programs and Trips
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Fitness Programs
  • Specialty Classes such as Adaptive Dance

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.  

Scholarships (Financial Aid)

Scholarships are available for our program. Please visit this page for more info, and also check out Part 1 and Part 2 of these videos on Facebook about the application process!

Seattle Adaptive Sports

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

Seattle Adaptive Sports' mission is to enable people with disabilities to push beyond their limits and realize their full potential, using adaptive sports as a vehicle for personal growth. SAS offers team adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, and power soccer. For more information, please contact them at (206) 963-0916 or info@seattleadaptivesports.org.

Join Our Team!

We are continuously seeking dedicated individuals to join our Specialized Programs Team, supporting programs for youth and adults with disabilities.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to pks_specialized_programs@seattle.gov. 

Spread the Word:

If you know anyone interested in a rewarding job working with youth, teens, and adults, please share this opportunity with them! It's an ideal summer job, especially for those involved in the school system.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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