Rec Room (Recreation Opportunities)

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The Countywide Rec Room is a service provided by the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities for residents with disabilities. Our goal is to encourage people with disabilities to participate in any of the multitude of recreational activities throughout our community but we recognize that individuals sometimes prefer to access events that are designed specifically for their needs. We accept information from service organizations and groups who provide recreational opportunities and have appropriate staffing, venues and equipment to accommodate people with disabilities. This Rec Room is provided by Milwaukee County as a service and for informational purposes only. The sponsoring agencies are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided and for the implementation of the events.

 

Please check out the following links below for additional recreational opportunities.

  

Rec Room Calendar

Rec On Deck Newsletter

   

Festivals and Events

Rec On Deck Newsletter Sign Up

 

 


 Additional Recreational Providers


 

 

Easter Seals Logo - Accessible Recreation

Easter Seals offers year-round programming that is available to individuals with disabilities ages 16 and up through the Wil-O-Way & Generations Center. For information on their summer camps please click: Camps. For information on their year-round programming please click: Recreation.

  CCHD Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Center for Communication Hearing & Deafness purpose is to help infants, children and adults reach their fullest potential by eliminating communication and language barriers through personalized services, technology and education. Please check their website for their Upcoming Classes

 

Goodwil Logo - Accessible Recreation

Goodwill “On The Move” is a weekend recreation program for persons with disabilities who want to put a little more “kick” in their weekends. 

   Vision Forward Association Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Leisure Enrichment Activities Program classes offer leisure activities such as bingo, cribbage, as well as knitting and crocheting.  Click the following link to find additional information on their Life Skills Classes 

 

Miracle League of Milwaukee Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Miracle League will be Milwaukee's first universally accessible baseball league, for children with physical and mental disabilities. Details can be found at their Website. 

   Independence First Logo - Accessible Recreation

IndependenceFirst offers various wheelchair sports & adaptive recreation programs. For more information please refer to their Sports & Recreation Programs page.

 

Special Olympics Wisconsin Logo - Accessible Recreation

Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round Sports training and athletic competition in 18 Olympic-type sports for individuals with cognitive disabilities eight years of age or older.

 

   Spina Bifida Association of Wisconsin Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Spina Bifida Wisconsin, Ltd. hosts various Events through out the year to benefit individuals, and families affected by Spina Bifida.

Milwaukee Center For Independence Logo - Accessible Recreation

For a list of children & teen programs click Teens & Young Adults. For a list of the adult and older adult class please click Adults & Older Adults.

   Milwaukee Recreation Logo - Accessible Recreation

Youth and adults alike enjoy the program's range of competitive sports, including swimming, track & field, bocce and more. Click Adaptive Sports to see their programs. 

 

Saint Ann Center Logo - Accessible Recreation 

St. Ann’s Center offers a wide variety of services from ceramics, to music therapy, as well as salon services. To find out more information please check out their Website.

   United Cerebral Palsy Logo - Accessible Recreation

United Cerebral Palsy offers various Sports & Leisure classes including: therapeutic hobbies, arts and entertainment, camps, recreation, exercise and fitness, and sports & team games.

 

Blind Outdoor Leisure Development Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Blind Outdoor Leisure Development group offers opportunities for persons who are blind to enjoy in outdoor leisure activities. Please click Calendar for a list of upcoming programs and events.

  Milwaukee Community Sailing Center Logo - Accessible Recreation

Milwaukee Community Sailing Center provides educational and recreational sailing programs to those who wish to gain access to Lake Michigan and learn to sail; regardless of age, physical ability or financial concerns.

 

Adaptive Sportsmen Logo - Accessible Recreation

Adaptive Sportsman Inc. offers various outdoor programs, and maps out accessible areas to enjoy outdoor activities.

  SEWASP Logo - Accessible Recreation

SEWASP provides adaptive alpine skiing and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

With a Little Help Logo - Accessible Recreation

“With a Little Help…” Inc.works to expand recreational opportunities for adults with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions by providing an annual week long summer camp, weekend camps and various other recreational activities throughout the year.

 

  Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired created a recreation activities handout for the blind and visually impaired. Click Recreation Activities Handout for more information.

The Wisconsin Parkinson Association Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Wisconsin Parkinson Association offers support groups, programs, and exercise groups for persons with Parkinson’s Disease.

  Residents for Off-Leash Milwaukee Parks Logo - Accessible Recreation

Resident for Off-leash Milwaukee Parks offers a place where dogs can exercise in safe, clean environments.

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin offersassistance, create awarenessand gainacceptance of Down syndrome throughout our communities. For a list of their upcoming programs and events please click Programs and Events.

 

   Pettit National Ice Center Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Pettit National Ice Center offers a variety of programs, and classes. Some of these programs include wheelchair hockey leagues and special-needs speed skating classes.

Movie Times Logo - Accessible Recreation

If you’re looking to go to a movie and need an accessible movie theater please click this Movie Times link to see the movie theatres that are wheelchair accessible, and offer listening devices.

  Betty Brinn Children's Museum Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits & educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years—from birth through age ten.

 

Milwaukee Art Museum Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a rich variety of programs and resources for teachers and students, families, and adults. Please click the Calendar to find out about their current and upcoming events.

  Urban Ecology Center Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Urban Ecology Center is an environmental education organization that offers a hands-on learning experience about science, nature and how to live more sustainability. Please click Calendar for a list of upcoming programs and events.

 

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts offers various art performances in Broadway, Off –Broadway, Musicals, as well as comedies.

   Discovery World Logo - Accessible Recreation

Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs.

 

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater Logo - Accessible Recreation

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers accessible performances & has been dedicated to providing the highest level of professional theater to Milwaukee & Wisconsin.

 

Milwaukee Public Museum Logo - Accessible Recreation

 

Milwaukee Public Museum is the intersection of human history and natural science. They educate, explore, discover and preserve the world and its people. Click on accessibility for more information.

 

Inter Faith Logo - Accessible Recreation

Interfaith Older Adult Programs oversees the operation and management of five multi-purpose social centers for mature adults in Milwaukee County: Washington Park Senior Center, McGovern Park Senior Center, Clinton Rose Senior Center, Kelly Senior Center and Wilson Park Senior Center. The centers, funded by Milwaukee County Department on Aging, are attractive, safe places that provide social, educational, fitness and recreational opportunities to active seniors in Milwaukee County.

  Milwaukee Public Theatre Logo - Accessible Recreation

MIlwaukee Public Theatre has its roots in a profound belief in the arts as a healing resources that must be available to all people, regardless of age, ability/disability culture, ethnicity or income level. From our beginnings as a 2-person company of mime/musician/storytellers, we have grown into a multi-faceted outreach arts organization working yearly with over 100 artists from all cultures and arts disciplines and reaching over 100,000 people with highly diverse programming that tours throughout our community and beyond.  We aspire to be interactive, thought provoking and celebrational.

 


If you need special accommodations, you should contact the sponsoring agency at least 72 hours before the event. We welcome your comments and suggestions about this service. Please contact Mike Bonk at 414-278-3938 or E-mail Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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