Note: For programs listed below being offered by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, please contact their office directly to confirm they are still offering the programs listed. Click here to visit their website or call them at (336) 727-8000.
For Youth Who Have ID/DD:
Saturday Club meets the third Saturday of every month for social activities that fulfill the social needs of children ages 11-18 years with special needs offered by Parks & Rec.- registration required.
Special Olympics Forsyth County – year round sports programs for people with IDD over the age of 8 years-registration required.
Camp Discovery for age 8-21 years – summer hosted by Parks & Rec – charge
Real World Connections for ages 14-21 years – meets weekly offered by iCan House – application required. charge
Camp Imagine for youth with ASD – Summer program at Camp Hanes – charge
Victory Junction and other summer camps in NC for people who have IDD – charge
Miracle League of HIgh Point for ages 5-21 years – summer program
Southwest Forsyth Little League – summer program
Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association, affiliate of USA Hockey is available seasonally (November-March) for persons with developmental disabilities, ages 4-18 years. Participates need to be ambulatory.
Life Skills Series for Teens ages 13-18 years is an 8 week series held at Miller Park Rec Center that focuses on skills needed for daily life and independent living. Offered by Bayada & Parks and Rec.-application required.
For Adults Who Have IDD:
No Limits II Dances for age 18 years & above sponsored by the PDSSN – meets 4 times a year.
Friday Socialites is a group of adults with and without disabilities ages 18 – 45 years – that meets on the 3rd Friday of every month to engage in volunteering, community outings or activities at Miller Park Recreation Center – offered by FCSO & Parks & Rec. Contact 727-2426 for more information.
Special Olympics Forsyth County – year round sports program for people with IDD – registration required.
Real World Humanities – offered by ICan House – application required, charge
Meet & Eat for age 18 and above – 5 events per month offered by iCan House – application required, charge.
Aspie Insiders – for 18 to 35 years, meets weekly, application required, charge.
Living with Aspergers – for 35 years and older, primarily for those with new diagnosis of Aspergers, offered by iCan House, application required
Miracle League up to age 18 years – summer program
1-to-1 Coaching for 8 and older offered by iCan House- application required, charge.
Hang Time at Miller Park – Basketball, pool, & board games on Tuesday mornings twice a month sponsored by Parks & Rec.
S & P Program – meets every other week offered by Parks & Rec.
Next Chapter Book Clubs – weekly book clubs for those age 17 and above with IDD offered by the PDSSN – application required.
Life Skills Series for Adults ages 18-45 is an 8 week series held at Miller Park Rec. Center that focuses on skills needed for daily life and independent living. Offered by Bayada & Parks and Rec – application required.
Unique Seniors – sittercise and recreational activities for adults with intellectual disabilities meets Wed. & Fri. 10-12 at Carl Russell Center, Carver School Road – Parks & Rec.
Community Reintegration – persons with disabilities are referred to this one-one-one program of reentry to recreational and leisure activity offered by Parks & Rec.
Helping Hands is a leisure education class for adults with disabilities that meets on Wednesdays at 1 PM and provides new and exciting activities each week, offered by Parks and Rec.
For Families &/or Siblings – On Going:
KIDS FEST – Spring offered by the HOPE students of Wake Forest.
SibShops – ages 5 – 14 offered by the Family Support Network
S.W.A.G.S. (Siblings Wanted a Greater Solution) for siblings 13-19, offered by iCan House
Barbecue & Boogie – Fall event sponsored by Special Olympic Forsyth Co. – charge
Thanks to Deborah Woolard for this comprehensive list.