Clayton County Therapeutic Recreation: Year-round recreational, sporting, and educational services for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. Located in Jonesboro.
Lindsey’s Place: A non-profit that offers year-round recreation activities and camp programs for children and adults with a broad range of disabilities. They have a 1:1 counselor-camper ratio and on-call medical staff. Located in Savannah.
BlazeSports America: An adaptive sports organization for children and veterans with physical disabilities. Among other offerings, they have an adaptive sports summer camp. Located in Norcross.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Adaptive Sports: An adaptive sports program for children and teens with disabilities. They offer sports opportunities as well as summer camps. Located in Atlanta.
Catalyst Sports: A program that offers adaptive cycling and climbing for people with physical disabilities. They are passionate about providing adventure opportunities for anyone with a physical disability. Located in Atlanta.
Atlanta Sparks: An organization that offers a hockey team for individuals with mental disabilities and hearing impairments. They also offer a sled hockey team for individuals with physical disabilities. Located in Alpharetta.
Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS) + Fragile Kids: An organization serving children and families of children who are “medically fragile” or have disabilities. They offer a variety of programs for kids, teens, adults, and the entire family. In addition to the activities they plan, like swim teams, summer camps, and others, they also help procure necessary medical equipment, respite care, and healthcare grants.
Henry County Parks & Rec Therapeutic Recreation: Various activities and opportunities for those in the community with physical or mental disabilities. Such activities include Special Olympics, Sunshine League, and Wheelchair Sports. Located in McDonough.
The Kyle Pease Foundation: A foundation which provides assistance to individuals with disabilities through sports opportunities, equipment, and financial assistance through scholarships. Located in Atlanta.
American Association of Adapted Sports: Interscholastic sports programming for students with physical disabilities. Sports opportunities include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair handball, wheelchair football, and wheelchair track and field. Founded in Atlanta.
Walton Foundation for Independence: A center that offers many programs for individuals with disabilities, including Walton Winter Weekend (a weekend camp for children and youth with physical disabilities and their families), Camp To Be Independent (a camp for children with disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injury), as well as various adaptive sports programs. Located in Augusta.
Shepherd Center: A rehabilitation center that offers sports and recreation therapy opportunities, including sports teams, for individuals with physical disabilities. Located in Atlanta.
ALTA Wheelchair Tennis: A tennis team for men and women 16 years of age and older who use a wheelchair. Located in Roswell.
Lynndale, Inc.: Lynndale provides recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities, some of which include exercise classes, a Valentine’s dance, choir, etc. Located in Augusta.
Buddy Baseball at Buckhead: A program that helps children ages 5-18 with disabilities play baseball. Located in Atlanta.
“Just” People, Inc.: An organization that offers day programs, social programs, sports programs, and other opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Located in Norcross.
Grayson Athletic Association Special Populations Baseball Program: Baseball leagues for children and adults with mental, physical, and multiple disabilities. Located in Loganville.
Atlanta Soccer Association TOPSoccer Program: A soccer program for young athletes with cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities. Located in Marietta.
GOALSoccer: An organization through Georgia Tech which helps elementary and middle school aged children with mild to moderate disabilities learn soccer skills.
Miracle League: An organization that provides adaptive sports, after school programs, and social opportunities to youth and adults with disabilities. Miracle League North Metro is located in Alpharetta. Miracle League of Whitfield County is located in Rocky Face. Miracle League of Camden County is located in Kingsland. Miracle League of Newton County is located in Covington.
NYO Sports Christopher League Baseball: A baseball league for children with disabilities. Located in Atlanta.
Horizon Sports: An adaptive sports organization offering yoga, baseball, and other group activities. Located in Acworth.
Blackburn Tennis: A Universal Tennis Academy wheelchair tennis program that meets on Saturdays. Located in Marietta.
Special Pops Tennis: An adaptive tennis program specifically designed for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Located in Roswell.
Titan Wheelchair Sports: A community sports program that provides opportunities for young adults with physical disabilities to play such sports as soccer, bowling, basketball, and others. Located in Johns Creek.
Special Olympics Georgia: A year-long competitive sports program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. They offer 26 different sports to athletes age 8-18, as well as a youth program for athletes age 2-7.
Exceptional Kids Athletics: A non-profit organization that offers many sports programs for children with disabilities. They have programs in adaptive swim, cheerleading, flag football, basketball, and soccer, as well as summer camps and parent talks. Located in Snellville.
Please note that some of these resources may be undergoing changes due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please be sure to check their website for further details.
We hope you find this guide to be of use! Please note that we have not personally verified the quality of services provided by each of these organizations; much of the information comes from internet searches. When considering resources for yourself or a loved one, we recommend that you conduct your own research.
If you have a favorite organization that benefits people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, please reach out and let us know! We are always learning about more resources, and will continue to update this guide with new information.