Rockdale launches recreation programs for disabled children

December 28, 20172min470
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Children with disabilities will be offered lots of fun activities and field trips in 2018, thanks to a program Rockdale County is launching in January called AIRR Kids (Adaptive Inclusive Recreation of Rockdale).

Officials say Rockdale is expanding the programs that it has offered to disabled adults to now include a therapeutic program specifically designed for disabled children.

The AIRR program, which is open to Rockdale residents and those in surrounding counties, will be centered on play, music, social skills, art and a host of outings for children ages 4 to 12.

“We invite kids with and without disabilities to participate. Our goal is to provide all children a chance to engage in recreation that teaches them new skills and enhances their overall quality of life,” said Karolyne Bell, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor. “We want to support and encourage active lifestyles for every member of the community.”

Some of the activities include Saturday art classes, bowling outings, exploring the sea at the aquarium, trips to the Equine Therapy Ranch and Friday Night Discos. The fees for the programs generally are under $12, Bell said.

To view a list of activities that will be offered and registration, visit https://secure.rec1.com/GA/rockdale-county/catalog (click on AIRR at the top of the page).  Supervisor Karolyne Bell can be reached at 770-278-7529 or karolyne.bell@rockdalecountyga.gov.

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