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Adapted Programs
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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC) Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The programs are designed to focus on each individual's personal abilities and interests. As with most Ashland Parks & Recreation programs, pre-registration is required. To register for any of the Adapted Programs, please call the APRC office at 541-488-5340 (online registration is not available).

NEW PARTICIPANTS: Please complete the Adapted Supplemental Form and return it to the Parks office prior to the start of your program.

Friday Night Social  
Join us for an evening of laid-back fun with games, movies, snacks and crafts! This is a great chance for parent or caregiver respite. All participants must be able to cooperate in a group environment. If 1:1 assistance is needed, participants should bring their own attendant (no extra charge). Gluten-free food choices available and a nut-free environment. Ashland Parks & Recreation Adapted Programs are specifically designed for people with developmental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The programs are designed to focus on each individualís personal abilities and interests.
AGES        15 to adult
DAY           Friday
DATES      Mar 17  March 10 Date is now March 24  | Apr 21 | May 26
TIME         6-8:30 PM
PLACE      Ashland Senior Center | 1699 Homes Ave
COST        $10/evening

Group Bowling
Join your friends at Roxy Ann Lanes for a Sunday evening of bowling, playing in the arcade or just hanging out!  Price includes cost of two games and shoes.  Please bring extra money to purchase food (or bring your own food) and funds for the arcade. (No bowling outing in March)
AGES      14 & up
DAY         Sunday
DATES    Apr 16 | May 28
TIME       5-8pm (Meet at The Grove by 5pm and return by 8pm)
PLACE    Roxy Ann Lanes in Medford
COST      $15

Come and have an evening of music, dancing and fun at our new seasonal dances!  Dress up in your best outfit or wear casual, it doesn't matter!  All that matters is showing up and having a good time!  There will also be food and drinks provided!  This program is for individuals with special needs and their families and friends. Pre-registration is not required for this event.
AGES      High school & up
DAY         Friday
DATES    Spring Dance: May 19
TIME       6:30-9:30pm
PLACE    The Grove, 1195 E Main Street
COST      $5 paid at the door

Adapted Aquatics
This program is a small group aquatics program focusing on the development of stroke, breathing skills and basic water safety toward improvement of each participantís confidence in an aquatic environment. Participants should be independent enough to work in a 1:4 instructor-to-student ratio. Please bring your swim goggles.  
AGES      10 & up
TIME       6Ė7 p.m.
PLACE    Ashland Family YMCA 

DAYS      Mondays and Wednesdays
DATES    Session 2: Feb 27-Mar 29
COST      $50 (10 classes)

DAYS      Wednesdays only
DATES     Session 3: April 19-May 17
COST      $25 (5 classes)

Adapted Karate
Would you like the skills to defend yourself?  Then karate is for you!  Karate also teaches focus, patience, respect, honor and how to connect the mind, body and spirit.  This program is for individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities.  Skills and forms can be adjusted for each participant's personal abilities.  High-ranked students from the Ashland Karate Academy who have spent years training under the Grand Master Hanshi Jerry Piddington will be instructing this class.
AGES      10 & up (younger children are allowed with instructor permission)
DAY         Sundays
DATES    Session 2: Mar 5-Apr 2
                Session 3: Apr 23-May 21
TIME       4:30-6pm
PLACE    The Grove, 1195 E Main St
COST      $50 (5 classes)


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