Section E: Program Practices

Registration and needs assessment

Comments/additional information about registration and needs assessment:
In order to register for any of the classes or programs and individual will need to call Sarah Blech at 434-970-3264. She is the ADA coordinator and certified Recreational Therapist of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation. All program registrations are made through Sarah.

Supports available

Comments/additional information about supports:
Staff participant ratio is usually 1 to 8.

Activity accommodations

Activity space
Cooperative or competitive
Length of activity
Rules of activity
Skill level

Specialized programs or services

Supper Club
This program provides small group outings monthly to local restaurants. Participants learn social skills, how to order a meal, pay for meal and tip and communication skills. This program provides small group outings monthly to local restaurants. Participants learn social skills, how to order a meal, pay for meal and tip and communication skills.
Day/Overnight Trips
Day and overnight trips are planned for individuals with disabilities. The goals are to help with independence and self esteem as well as having fun while learning about local and state-wide attractions. Contact Bob Isabelle (434-970-3269)
Activities for Individuals with Visual Impairments
A lunch and activity is held once a month at the Key Recreation Center for individuals with visual impairments. Contact Sarah Blech (434-970-3264)
C-Ville Cardinals LogoWheelchair Basketball
The Charlottesville Cardinals encourage teens and adults with mobility limitations who are interested in competitive wheelchair basketball to join their weekly Thursday evening practices. The local team plays games against teams from Virginia Beach, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Maryland, North Carolina, and other east coast teams. For information, to volunteer or to give a donation contact Harry Bowen at 434-971-9629. You can also check out the Cardinals website
Teens and adults. Mondays 3:45-4:45 pm Fall through Spring. Come practice skills with your friends. Participants needing one to one assistance need to come with an aide or volunteer. Drop in activity.
Therapeutic Classes
Therapeutic classes are offered for 6 weeks in exercise, hiking, swimming/water exercises, crafts, ceramics, cooking, social relationships, anger management, community outings, and others, for specific classes this season, please refer to Classes & Services listings on this Web site or contact Bob Isabelle at 434-970-3269
Therapeutic Water Exercise
Group instruction in water exercise, beginning swimming skills & water games are offered. Participants must be able to care for themselves in the dressing room. Limited openings. Instructor: Sarah Blech (434-970-3264)
Therapeutic One-On-One Swim Instruction
For non-ambulatory or extra special needs children, teens, & adults one on one instruction once a week for six sessions. Times and days vary depending on participant and instructor. You must bring your own personal care aide if assistance is needed in dressing room. Contact Sarah Blech (434-970-3264)
Special Olympic Training
Providing skill training and recreation in the areas of soccer, bowling, skiing, basketball, swimming, tennis, track & field, gymnastics and golf. These activities are sponsored by Virginia Area 3 Special Olympics which serves athletes ages 8 & above with mental retardation or significant cognitive disabilities.
Comments/additional information about specialized programs:

The Therapeutic Recreation Program is for individuals, ages 8 and up, with physical and or mental disabilities whose recreational needs cannot be met by regular programs. The goals of the activities are to improve self-esteem, health, social skills, recreation skills, safety skills, and independence while having fun.

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