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Sports Leagues

The Angel League 

www.angelleague.org
The Angel League is a baseball program for boys and girls with physical or mental disabilities ages 4 - 15 and an adult league for those 16-60.

McKinney Magic 

972-896-8774 
www.mckinneymagic.org
Provides year-round sports training, athletic opportunities and competition in a variety of sports for people ages 8 and older with intellectual disabilities.

RISE Adventures 

469-762-5075 
www.riseadventures.org
Helps promote independence for individuals with disabilities through sports, recreation, and other outdoor events and programs.

Special Olympics- Texas 

www.sotx.org (To find the Special Olympics in your area, go to the website and click on your area on the map of Texas)

Dallas- 214-943-9981; Plano- 972-596-2487; Ft. Worth – 817-332-3433

The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics Texas offers 22 sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Power-lifting, Roller Skating, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon and Volleyball.

Special Olympics Texas holds more than 300 competitions annually on area, regional and state levels. Special Olympics athletes train intensely for eight weeks prior to each sports competition.

To compete in Special Olympics, a person must be at least eight years old. Children at the age of six may begin a training program, but are not able to compete until the age of eight. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:

Intellectual Disabilities [Mental Retardation]. Closely related development disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self direction, or self care.


Therapeutic Recreation Centers

Bachman Therapeutic Recreation Center

www.dallasparks.org (Under “Facilities” & “Recreation Centers”) or www.dallasparks.org/facilities/recreation.aspx
214-670-6266

Plano Parks and Recreation 

www.plano.gov
Addy Hijarpe,Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor – 972-941-7327 
addh@plano.gov
Plano Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Programs provide year-round recreational programs for children, teens and adults from age one year old to over 60 years of age.  The programs include outings to local businesses and restaurants, dances, in-house classes that cover academic issues, and programs that include arts and crafts, music, games and a lot of social interaction.  The programs are created specifically for individuals with special needs and each program is geared to a specific age group. The programs provide fun and peer social interaction for the participants as well as respite for the families. It is a safe environment for families to leave their children. 

Soaring Eagle Center (Desoto)

972-223-2450 
www.soaringeaglecenter.org
Serves young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through Special Olympics, social activities, educational classes and a day program.

Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association (Hurst)

www.swaasports.org
Provides wheelchair basketball, track, soccer, and other sports for people with disabilities.

The Y (YMCA) 

Offer a variety of sports and other recreational activities for people with special needs 
  
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas 
214-880-9622 
www.ymcadallas.org
(Go to “Locations” in order to find the information to over 20 branches of The Y in Dallas)


Tennis

Dallas Wheelchair Tennis Club

972-317-7972 
www.dwtc.org
Strives to create opportunities to improve the physical and emotional qualities of life for people with disabilities.

Gymnastics

Special Needs Gymnastics (North Richland Hills)

806-438-3227 or 214-813-7074 
www.specialneedsgymnastics.com
Private and semi-private gymnastics for persons of any age who require special attention.

Adaptive Adventure Sports

Metroplex Adaptive Water Sports

214-803-9955 
www.youcanski.org
Provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience water sports.

Performing Arts

JESTERS at Highland Park United Methodist Church

214-521-3111 or 214-523-2134 (Ramsey Patton- Jesters coordinator) 
e-mail: pattonr@hpumc.org
www.hpumc.org (Under “Congregational Care”, go to “Jesters”) 
A performing theater group which stars teens (age 16 and up) and adults who have autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or other disabilities and who might enjoy a theater experience.  

Art

The Art Station

817-921-2401 
www.theartstation.org

A nonprofit organization offering individual and group art therapy and community programs to children and adults 

Equine Therapy

All Star Equestrian

Mansfield, TX 76063 
817-477-1437 
www.allstarfoundation.org

Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding & Respite

Crossroads, TX 76277 
940-595-1101 
juliecoady@gmail.com

Bridlewood Stables and Equestrian Center

Stable Strides Therapeutic Program 
Flower Mound, TX 75028 
940-595-3600 
www.stablestridesfarm.org
www.bridlewoodequestrian.com

Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center 

Waxahachie, TX 75167 
972-937-7265 
oliver@ectisp.net

Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship

Wylie - 972-412-1099; 1-800-208-2136 
www.equest.org
Provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities in North Texas.  

Equine Angels Special Therapy Center

Bartonville - 214-212-4107 
www.equineangels.org

Grace Lake Ministries 

Anna, TX 75409 
972-837-4621 
www.gracelakeministries.org

Haven’s Horses

Keller, TX 
817-925-1982 
www.havenshorses.org

Lucas Therapeutic Riding Center-Angels Among Us, LLC

Lucas, TX 75002 
630-484-5542 
Mabutler6@sbcglobal.net

ManeGait

McKinney,TX 75071 
469-742-9611 
www.manegait.org

Prospect Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center Reata Rehabilitation

Ponder - 940-479-2612 
www.ridingunlimited.org

Reins of Life Therapeutic Riding

Waxahachie, TX 75167 
972-923-9045 
reinsoflifetx@aol.com
http://www.reinsoflife.org/

Riding Unlimited 

Ponder, TX 76259 
940-479-2016 
www.ridingunlimited.org

Rocky Top Therapy Center/T.R.A.I.L.
Foundation NARHA Premier Accredited Center

Keller, TX 76248 
 817-379-5717 
information@rockytoptherapy.org
www.rockytoptherapy.org

Spirithorse Therapeutic Riding Center 
SpiritHourse International 

Corinth, TX 76210-3017 
 940-497-2946 
spirithorsethera@aol.com
www.spirithorsetherapy.com

Swan View Therapeutic Riding Center

Weatherford, TX 76088 
817-910-5199 
svtrc@svtrc.org
www.svtrc.org

Wings of Hope

817-790-8810 
wingsofhope@prodigy.net
www.wingsofhopehorses.org

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