Additional Local Activities
Main Street Art
The Art in the Afternoon program is designed especially for teens and adults who have developmental disabilities. Class sizes are kept small to provide a creative environment that is also social and easy-going. A variety of projects can be worked on with a range of materials, anything you can think of!
The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can enjoy recreation with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers. Their guiding principles are promoting client independence through education and problem solving, creating opportunities, and collaborating with others to create a strong network of accessible recreation.
The Rhythm Tree
The rhythm tree aims to create an environment where people are free to express themselves. The improvisational, spontaneous nature allows each client’s unique needs to be addressed in the present moment. By using support and nurturing inner strength, a musical landscape can be provided where people experience joy and success.
Dover, NH (603)740-3547
Portsmouth, NH (603)433-0404
Atlantic Gymnastics provides a safe environment where individuals with special needs have the opportunity to reap the benefits of adaptive movement. By using a wide range of movements as well as the gym equipment, many individuals can gain positive physical and mental benefits.
Dream Catchers NH
Provides social and confidence-building activities for individuals with different intellectual, social and learning abilities. Members share in social activities and also participate in a project that allows them to give back to the community in some manner. Site leaders provide guidance and direction to members with the goal of building friendships, self-confidence and empowerment.
Disabled Sports at Gunstock
The volunteer instructors are specifically trained to work with the diverse abilities of their students. Whether your challenges are physical, sensory or developmental, LRDS will find a way to put you on the slopes.
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire believes that an accessible and inclusive museum must address each visitor’s experience, making the Museum’s facilities, offices, exhibits, services, programs and staff welcoming to all. Children on the autism spectrum and their families are encouraged to visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire during Exploring Our Way, an exclusive time on the first Sunday of the month from 10am – 12 noon during the school year.
Variety of Massachusetts Areas
The Northeast Arc offers a variety of services such as deaf services, autism services, art centers, family support, and much more. Their mission is to make voices heard, get people involved, and create opportunities for a meaningful life.
The Sonatine Center
The Sonatine Center supports the family system through arts-based therapies and developmental programs for children and families. They value the arts and their natural place in health care. They strive to empower individuals and families through creative self-expression and promote the development of healthy relationships.
Maine Adaptive is the largest year-round adaptive recreation program in the state of Maine for adults and children with disabilities, ages four and up. Dedicated volunteers assist more than 400 athletes annually in appreciating the joys and challenges of sports participation.
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Best Buddies is an international, non-profit organization, dedicated to creating a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.