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1202 5th Ave SW

Decatur, AL 35601

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Skylar Cooley


The Therapeutics Program provides recreational activities to assist special needs individuals with social skills, behavioral rehabilitation, speech, motor skills and many areas of emotional support in order to improve their quality of life.  The staff of the Therapeutics Program of the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department are educated and trained to engage special needs individuals with a variety of recreational activities.  

"You can learn more about a man

in an hour of play

than in a lifetime of conversation."






2018 Therapeutics Calendar 

January February  March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Special Olympics Unified Bowling
Monday - 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm at River City Lanes
$4.00 per person
Special Olympics "Free Spirits" Bowling
Wednesday - 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm at River City Lanes
$4.00 per person
Special Olympics "Decatur Surf" Swim Team
Seasonal (September through May)
Tuesday and Thursday - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Aquadome Pool
No Charge
Special Olympics Bocce
Seasonal (March through May)
Wednesday - 3:00pm - 5:00 pm at Delano Park
No Charge
Special Olympics Basketball
Morgan County SHOWTIME
Seasonal (September through March)
Friday - 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Fort Decatur
No Charge
This is our regularly scheduled practice time.
Games will be announced on a monthly basis.
"Young at Heart"
Tuesday - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
$7.00 per person
This outing allows individuals to meet in various types of restaurant settings
and spend time with friends, enjoy a sense of independence, and
develop appropriate social skills in the community.
(Locations vary each week. Check the monthly calendar.)

Arts & Crafts Night
Thursday - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the Aquadome
No Charge
Individuals will participate in a wide variety of hands-on
and creative arts and crafts projects.
Gym Walking
Thursday - 4:00 pm at  the Aquadome
Participants join together to walk in a safe, comfortable, and open environment.
Therapeutic Day Camp
One Saturday per month from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Aquadome
$5.00 per person
This activity includes BINGO, arts and crafts projects, lunch,
and a movie showing.
Call Skylar Cooley for details and specific dates.
(Dates will vary depending on previously scheduled Aquadome activities. Check the monthly calendar.)


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