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Therapeutic Recreation Services Schedules Programs

4/2/2013 2:47:57 PM

Contact: Dawn Lewellyn, 793-2339, ext. 245

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2, 2013

Contact: Dawn Lewellyn

(727) 793-2339, ext. 245

Therapeutic Recreation Services Offers Programs

CLEARWATER, Fla. The City of Clearwater Therapeutic Recreation Services, has scheduled the programs listed below.

Zumba Workshop

Experience fitness and fun as a family. Move to music. Wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle. Rhythm and coordination not required. To register, call (727) 462-6025; same day registrations welcome. Free.

Fridays, April 19 and May 24; 6 7 p.m.

Ross Norton Recreation Complex, 1426 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Family Egg Hunt for Children with Autism

Get your egg baskets ready. Celebrate the season and hunt for hundreds of candy and toy filled eggs. This event is for families with children ages 18 and under with autism. Activities include: Egg Hunt, Dancing, Coloring Station, Light Refreshments, and Carnival Games. Call (727) 669-1914 to RSVP.

Friday, April 5; 6 8 p.m.

Fees per person: $3 with Play Pass/ $4 with Recreation Card/ $5 no card

Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive

Movie Night for Families and Group Homes Touched by Intellectual Disabilities

Enjoy a movie with your friends and family. This event is open to families and group homes touched by intellectual disability. Participants of all ages and functioning levels are welcome to attend. Participants who are not able to sit through the entire movie will have alternative arts and craft projects available. Pizza, popcorn, and refreshments will be provided. RSVP by contacting the Ross Norton Recreation Center at (727) 462-6025.

Friday, May 10; 7-9 p.m.

Fees per person: Free with Play Pass/ $1 with Recreation Card/ $2 with no card

Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Parent Power Series at Ross Norton Recreation Complex

Seminars/workshops provide information for parents and guardians of those with disabilities. Pre-registration is required for all who attend; call (727) 462-6025 to register. Topics are as follows:

Applied Behavior Analysis: How Can ABA Help My Child and My Family?

Pediatric Health Choice presents a free information session for families interested in learning more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the life-changing positive outcomes it can provide for families. The pilot Social Skills Program being developed for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in collaboration with City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation will be unveiled.

Wednesday, April 10; 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Maranda Miller, MS, BCBA, Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Services -Pediatric Health Choice

Parent Advocacy Workshop a Parents Perspective

This workshop provides instructions and materials on how to file and gain Guardian Advocacy of a Developmentally Disabled Adult dependent in Pinellas County. Once dependents reach the age of 18 they are considered legal adults so that parents can no longer legally make decisions for them or help make decisions. The Guardian Advocacy process allows parents to continue to care for their dependent without finding them incompetent and without the use of a lawyer.

Wednesday, April 17; 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Diane Sare

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