Social & Recreational Opportunities

Description: Disability-related social clubs and sports. Social: Organizations that provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to meet and socialize with others through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, events for children and other companionable activities. Sports: Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities. (AIRS Disability Related Social Clubs (PS-8000.1800) Disability Related Sports (PL-7000.3150)

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11152 Sunup Way
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-280-1801
Address: 11152 Sunup Way
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-280-1801
Email: mark@angelshands.org
Eligibility: Children with rare diseases and their families, primarily those living in Utah.
Services Provided: Angel’s Hands Foundation works to improve the quality of life for individuals living with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions. They assist those with special needs primarily with medically related expenses, either not covered or partially covered by insurance; non-medically necessary equipment, and educational, moral, social support.
Provider Profiles: Must complete online application first.
An all-volunteer organization.
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Last Updated: 8/28/2018

Midvale, UT

Organization Name: Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
Address: 8446 South Harrison Street (340 W)
Midvale, UT 84047
Phone: 385-468-1515
Fax: 801-262-2319
Services Provided: Salt Lake County Adaptive Recreation programming for youth and adults includes Intellectual Disability Sports, Paralympic Sports, Adaptive Sports, and Social programs (dances and theater). Paralympic Sport Clubs are community-based programs developed to involve youth and adults with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities in sports and physical activity regardless of skill level. In addition, seasonal programs include: Miracle League, Power Soccer, Boccia, Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Rugby, Junior Jazz Basketball, Adult Competitive Wheelchair Basketball. Year-round programs include Bowling and Basketball.
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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

Ogden, UT

Address: PO Box 12971
Ogden, UT 84412
Eligibility: Girls in wheelchairs, 12 years of age and younger
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair Utah program is to provide opportunities for women and girls in wheelchairs to recognize their unique potential, not in spite of being wheelchair bound, but because of it. Hosts an annual Princess Pageant comprised of two separate events, the first is a fun tea party where contestants eat lunch and dance with princesses. The second event is the actual pageant itself where friends and family come to cheer their Little Wheelzz contestant on!
Provider Profiles: Sponsored by The Hull Foundation
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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

Provo, UT

Address: 815 North 800 West
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-374-8074
Fax: 801-374-1012
Eligibility: Age 18 and older. Must have a diagnosed developmental and or physical disability. Current activities are offered to teens 16 and older and adults.
Services Provided: Provides educational and life skill classes, social recreational programs, community involvement, respite for families, structured day services.
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Last Updated: 4/24/2018
5455 North River Run Drive
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-2550
Address: 5455 North River Run Drive
Provo, UT 84604
Phone: 801-226-2550
Toll Free Phone: 866-723-6420
Fax: 801-226-8298
Eligibility: Likely candidates are: diagnosed with a learning disability, experiencing difficulty academically, tested with an IQ level of 90 or above, single, 18 years old or older, free from alcohol/drugs/tobacco, free from excessive debt, and motivated to improve life skills.
Services Provided: ScenicView Academy is a school for adults with learning disabilities, assisting individuals diagnosed with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, or other learning disabilities to gain skills that lead to interdependent lives. They work through case management, clinical services, education, employment, health/fitness, and recreational therapy. Through residential or day program, students learn about their disabilities and how to accommodate for them.
Provider Profiles: Doug Gale, LCSW, ACSW
Jared Davis, MSS
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Last Updated: 4/12/2017

Riverton, UT

2056 West Carriage Ave (13700 South)
Riverton, UT 84065
Phone: 801-997-9400
Address: 2056 West Carriage Ave (13700 South)
Riverton, UT 84065
Phone: 801-997-9400
Email: tony@ufbvi.org
Eligibility: The program focuses on children, but services are available to those of any age.
Services Provided: Helps blind and visually-impaired students, ages 5-25, adjust to and deal with their vision loss, develop confidence in their abilities, and understand their potential as they grow towards independence with educational programs, sports/recreation and other activities. The opportunity to be in a group environment of peers helps to develop leadership skills.
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Last Updated: 10/11/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Organization Name: NAMI Utah
Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-323-9900
Eligibility: Ages 13-18 who are dealing with mental health issues, in Salt Lake and Davis County. Free.
Services Provided: A course with the purpose of empowering young people with information and tools to advance towards their dreams and goals. Issues include anxiety, depression, ADHD.
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Last Updated: 9/22/2016
1632 South Redwood Road
Murray Elks Lodge
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-573-2066
Address: 1632 South Redwood Road
Murray Elks Lodge
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: 801-573-2066
Eligibility: Blind or legally blind. Individuals with special needs must have a caregiver attendee.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides reading sessions, musical entertainment, and sing-alongs. Also transportation to and from Reading Room if needed (within range). Wheelchair accessible.
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Last Updated: 3/7/2018
1400 South Foothill Drive Ste 238
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 800-722-1589
Address: 1400 South Foothill Drive Ste 238
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 800-722-1589
Toll Free Phone: 800-722-1589
Fax: 801-363-1524
Eligibility: 8 years and older with intellectual disability, throughout Utah.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Provider Profiles: Programs throughout Utah: North Area, North East Area, Metro Area, Central Area, South Central Area, South East Area, South Area.
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Last Updated: 9/13/2018
200 South Central Campus Drive Rm 409
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-7973
Organization Name: University of Utah
Address: 200 South Central Campus Drive Rm 409
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-7973
Fax: 801-581-3507
Eligibility: Open for everyone
Services Provided: Provides resources, a safe environment for student interaction, and outreach programs that will educate the community in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. Located in the Olpin Student Union Bldg.
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Last Updated: 9/18/2018
824 South 400 West Ste 127
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-359-2658
Address: 824 South 400 West Ste 127
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801-359-2658
Eligibility: 14-17 years old only. Work day is from 9 to 5. Participants paid $140 a week.
Services Provided: Seven week summer program for youth who will work together to grow and distribute hundreds of pounds of organic produce while learning important leadership, teamwork, diversity, and civic participation skills.

Wasatch Community Gardens provides space to garden in the community, the expertise to assist others, and the education to empower current and future generations of organic gardeners.
Provider Profiles: Registration in April.
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Last Updated: 9/25/2018

Sandy, UT

Address: 10277 South 570 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 801-352-7872
Eligibility: We require an intake before your family attends club so we can best meet the needs of our family.
Services Provided: Young Life Salt Lake Capernaum is a nonprofit ministry that hosts camps and clubs for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. The club is for youth ages 5-17 and has games, singing, and more. The camp is for youth and young adults ages 13-22 and is usually one week in California.
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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

Snowbird, UT

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
Snowbird, UT 84092
Phone: 801-933-2188
Address: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Highway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
Snowbird, UT 84092
Phone: 801-933-2188
Fax: 801-947-7636
Services Provided: Ski and summer programs for children and adults with special needs. Programs offered include; ski lessons, snowshoe tours and sledge hockey throughout the winter, and numerous outdoor recreational activities such as hiking on barrier-free trails, fishing, biking, tram rides and environmental awareness programs in the summer.
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Last Updated: 6/6/2018

West Jordan, UT

Organization Name: Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
Address: 8015 South 2200 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone: 385-468-1951
Eligibility: Ages 5-21 with mild to severe mental and/or physical disabilities
Services Provided: Miracle League Adaptive Youth Baseball has a new rubber softball field at the Gene Fullmer Fitness and Recreation Center. Meet new friends and learn new skills.
Maximum of 10 players on each team
Each player is safe on base
Every player bats each inning
Volunteers and parents serve as “buddies” for players
Each team and player wins every game
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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

West Valley City, UT

1275 West 2320 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-977-9779
Address: 1275 West 2320 South
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-977-9779
Fax: 801-977-9791
Eligibility: Families and/or caregivers of people with disabilities
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Delivers day, residential, employment, and health services to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by actively providing opportunities for independence and individual growth. Services include behavior support, recreational activities, pre-vocational and home living skills, supported employment, supported living, supervised living and respite care for adults with disabilities. Offers transportation services.
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Last Updated: 9/11/2018

Woods Cross, UT

1492 South 800 West, Ste. E
Woods Cross, UT 84087
Phone: 801-683-8986
Address: 1492 South 800 West, Ste. E
Woods Cross, UT 84087
Phone: 801-683-8986
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Services Provided: Ohana is a unique day center where adults with special needs can socialize, develop, practice, and maintain life skills. We focus on providing meaningful activities and nurturing lifelong relationships in the community and at our center.
Provider Profiles: M - F 9 - 3
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Last Updated: 6/13/2016

Nationwide

Organization Name: ActivityReg
Address:
Services Provided: A website with state listings of recreation programs for youth and adults. Register online for activities, programs at your local recreation center.
Provider Profiles: web-based locator
Intended for the members or participants of recreation facilities using SportsMan SQL to be able to register for classes or activities online, without the facility needing a website. Created by Peak Software Systems, Inc
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Last Updated: 8/1/2018