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Therapeutic Recreation, Western Wayne County (MI)
Since 1976, the City of Westland has offered adapted and therapeutic programs for individuals with special needs. These programs are designed for people with a variety of disabilities including cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorders, emotional impairments, and physical challenges including spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and more.
It is the goal of the Westland Therapeutic Recreation Program to provide a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities for people with special needs. This program was awarded the Michigan Parks and Recreation Association Excellence in Therapeutic Recreation Program Award in 1998 & 2006.
Adapted Boy Scouts
Come Join Pack #5714 for special needs boy scouts. Learn new skills, be part of a select group of scouts where activities are adapted just for you. We play games, work on crafts and learn life skills through the Cub Scout program. Scouts will be able to earn badges while having fun! Program sponsored by Plymouth Rock Lodge #47.
For more information Contact:
Deborah Marlow, Cub Master
Recreational Swimming at the Dyer Orthopedic Pool
Recreational swimming at the heated Dyer pool provides therapeutic benefits as well as socialization. The temperature of the water is 90 degrees. The locker room and the pool are fully accessible. Those requiring one-on-one assistance or supervision in the pool or locker room must bring an aide or family member. All ages are welcome! Register at the door.
Swimming Lessons for Children and Adults – Ages: Ages 5 and up. Children under 5 are encouraged to join a parent/child swim class at your local public pool.
Additional activities and programs include: Arts and crafts, Bowling, Night For Me (caregiver respite), and Michigan Shining Stars Adapted Cheerleading with Cheer America.
For a complete listing of current activities, visit us on Facebook at Western Wayne County Therapeutic Recreation Program.
Margaret Martin, Therapeutic Program Supervisor
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