Special Needs/Adapted Recreation
The Town is proud to partner with Community Living York South, whose mission is supporting people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and participate in the community.
Adapted Aquatics Program
Our pool offer Aqua wheelchairs, wheelchair lift and ramp for easy access. Change table and hoyer lift can be requested at reception desk. Family change rooms with wheelchair accessible washrooms.
The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville supports the Lifesaving Society's inclusion statement:
"The lifesaving society swim program is inclusive and strives to meet the individual needs of each participant. This incorporates the Canadian Swim to Survive standard by recognizing all Canadians deserve the chance to learn basic swimming skills."
The launch of the Play Buddies program, have strengthened our ability to offer 1:1 support within a typical class for those who qualify. Volunteers are able to work with individuals in building on their current skills to develop swim and water safety competence. Goals include working on personal bests, while keeping in mind opportunity for social interaction among other classmates.The Adapted Aquatics program has proved to be a very positive and encouraging opportunity for those who need that little bit of extra attention.
Other recreation programs include:
Participants ages 16+, will help prepare a dinner under supervision.
Gentle Fit Adapted
This class focuses on light activities to stimulate co-ordination and movement. It is Ideal for all adults, including those with special needs who are working on sensory skills, range of motion or light fitness.
For other recreation integration opportunities, please contact Customer Service staff at the Leisure Centre at 905-642-PLAY (7529) or e-mail us.