Special Needs

Special Needs

  • Summer in the City

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    A summer-day program for adults with physical disabilities. Weekly registration only. Includes outings within the city and a weekly bus trip to outlying areas. For more information, call 613-564-4106. July 31st – August 4th August 8th – 11th August 14th – 18th August 21st – 25th

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  • Frank St Drop In

    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This social program is for adults with a psychiatric disability. Activities take place at 166 Frank Street at the Bethell Fieldhouse.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Group

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Individuals with multiple sclerosis work with a fitness trainer to improve and maintain strength and agility. There is an initial assessment fee of $21.50.

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  • Rehab Walking Program

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Designed for weight barring participants who are working to improve their walking abilities. Group led exercises will focus on balance, posture, gait, and sit to stand strategies. Clients using mobility aids will be required to bring them. Call 613-564-1050 for more information. There is an initial assessment fee of $21.50.

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  • Special Needs Aquafitness

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is a fitness program in the water for people with developmental disabilities.        

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  • Special Needs Yoga

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This yoga class is for youth and adults with disabilities. The instructor will go through a series of relaxing poses using support equipment. Come and relax and meditate. Participants are requested to bring a volunteer if assistance is needed.

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  • Spring Nights

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is an evening outing and activity program for adults with a physical disability. Activities include movies, theatre, workshops and more.

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  • Swim for Persons with a Disability

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This program is open to adult participants with a long-term disability. Participants are encouraged to bring a volunteer for assistance in changing and transferring. You must see full-time staff in order to register.

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  • The Art Thing

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is an art program for persons with disabilities.

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  • Total Body Workout with a Visual Impairment

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Designed for adults who have a visual impairment or low vision, this aerobic workout includes a warm-up, followed by low- and high-cardio sets, controlled movement and strengthening exercises. It finishes with floor work and relaxation.

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