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Therapeutic Recreation

Recreation programs and events for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Therapeutic Recreation ensures that individuals of all abilities have the appropriate support to successfully participate in recreation programs and services.

We service individuals of all ages with diagnoses that include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Down Syndrome, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments and Physical Disabilities.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?
Therapeutic Recreation uses leisure and recreation to either maintain or improve the quality of life for individuals of all abilities.
Therapeutic Recreation provides specialized and inclusive programs for individuals of all abilities.
Therapeutic Recreation Programs are created specifically to be inclusive or adaptive in nature for individuals with disabilities and their peers. They are typically smaller in size with higher staff supports and are designed to be an introduction to the activity.

The goal of Therapeutic Recreation programs
  • Enhance / Enrich Quality of Life
  • Increase Recreational opportunities for People with Disabilities
  • Increase Independence
  • Increase physical activity
  • Enhance / Foster Social Skills
  • Enhance / Foster Community Engagement opportunities
  • Work on individualized goals and objectives through Recreation and leisure

Inclusion Support within Recreation Programs
Inclusion Services are provided for individuals of all ages and abilities who may have a disability, medical condition or life challenge.
Inclusion support can be requested for any in person Recreation program.
Inclusion is an individualized process and can look differently for everyone, it is important to us that we provide the best support for each individual.

What does Inclusion Support look like?
Previewing an activity prior to attending, working with an instructor of a program to coordinate accommodations.
Increasing staff ratios in a program pending staff availability.

How to Request Inclusion Support
  • When registering for the program, check off "Yes" for needed inclusion support.
  • Once you have registered and requested inclusion support, the Recreation Department will send you an email asking you to complete an intake packet. This packet will provide the Recreation Supervisors information on how to best plan for your child in the program. This information is then condensed and relayed to program staff to help them support each participant in a variety of ways.

Happy Acres Summer Program
Happy Acres Summer Program is recreational program run by the City of Quincy Recreation Department for children with diagnoses that include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum disorder, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Down Syndrome, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments and Physical Disabilities.

Happy Acres Summer Program is open to Quincy Residents entering 1st grade through 12th grade who are placed in substantially separate classrooms. Children who register for the program should be able to ride in a school bus with moderate supervision and go to the bathroom without assistance.

Happy Acres Summer Program is held at Broad Meadows Middle School and offers a wide variety of activities that includes kickball, basketball, nature walks, bowling, ping pong, board games, arts & crafts, and field trips. Under the supervision of trained and experienced staff, each child is encouraged to participate and learn in accordance with their own level of skills and abilities.

Happy Acres is a Free Lunch Site!

Drop-off and Pick-up Information
For Summer Happy Acres Summer Program at Broad Meadows - Drop-off and Pick-up will be at the Cafeteria Entrance of the Broad Meadows Middle School, 50 Calvin Road. The Cafeteria entrance is near the parking lot on the right side of the school.

Note:
This Program is for Quincy residents only.
Grades are as of September 2024.

- All Clinics and Workshops have a break every day. Participants are encouraged to bring a beverage (NOT in a glass container), fruit, or another suitable snack.

Refund Policy: No Refunds for Summer Programs After June 15, 2024. The Department will issue Full Payment Refunds Less a 20% Administration Fee to participants if the request to withdraw is made in writing and is received by the Recreation Department Before June 15, 2024. Payment is NOT refundable after June 15, 2024, unless a documented medical excuse is provided to the Department.

Additional Forms and Files:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Happy Acres Summer Program - Session #1 
N/A 1 - 12 MTuWThF  07/08/2024 - 07/26/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Broad Meadows Middle School
$45.00 R
Happy Acres is an outdoor summer program for individuals of all ages and abilities who may have a disability, medical condition or life challenge.
 
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Happy Acres Summer Program - Session #2 
N/A 1 - 12 MTuWThF  07/29/2024 - 08/16/2024
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Broad Meadows Middle School
$45.00 R
Happy Acres is an outdoor summer program for individuals of all ages and abilities who may have a disability, medical condition or life challenge.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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