Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Summer Is Upon Us!  Are You Ready for Fun?

06/04/2015 | Published by: Irma Canfield

Would my child and I have fun cooking together?  Maybe we could learn more about healthy food choices.  Food and nutrition affect the health, learning and behavior of all children.

Childhood obesity is a huge concern and the statistics are shocking! In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were considered overweight or obese. There are lots of things we can do in the summer to stay active and fight obesity. 

Enjoy some time at the park together.  Don’t forget the water and sunscreen! People with and without disabilities benefit from participating in sports and other recreational activities.  To stay safe and cool, go in the cooler morning hours, or perhaps late afternoon.

Listed below are some wonderful organizations that offer summer activities.  Their summer programs enhance the lives of people with disabilities. We applaud their efforts and hope that their commitment encourages others to do the same.  

The options for summer fun and recreation are endless at Morgan’s Wonderland. Be sure to check out this exciting and unique park attraction.  They offer a safe and inclusive environment with many options. 

Kinetic Kids is an organization that provides sports, recreational, and educational programs.  All people benefit when they participate in activities that keep their brains active.  Camp CAMP provides year-round programs for people with developmental and/or physical disabilities.

Any Body Can at Any Baby Can of San Antonio hosts an exercise class series for people with developmental disabilities and their siblings. They teach youth easy ways to live an active lifestyle.  They do this through adapted group exercise classes and health and wellness education.

With Eva’s Heroes, teens are not left behind. Their Summer Enrichment Program helps youth and young adults increase their independence.  It also helps teach the value of teamwork.  The Eva's Heroes' Monthly Activities Program is for individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 16 and up. The activities are recreation-based.  They help participants to try new and different things.

What fun to be able to have a swim during hot weather days! The Arc of San Antonio provides a fully-accessible swimming pool. The pool is open for Arc of San Antonio participants and their partner agencies. 

There are lots of fun and healthy things to do in the summer – many of them are listed on this site. Search for additional activities and events for the summer on the Find Services, Groups & Events page.

Let’s enjoy the summer!