Special Needs

Including All in the Fun

We all have different abilities. Too often, focus is placed on what we can’t do. At Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) we believe...

Could your Child Benefit from a Fidget Spinner

These days, you can’t pop into the gas station or stop by a Target without seeing multiple sizes, colors and designs of last year’s...

2017 Indy’s Special Child Resource Fair

Join us for the Indy’s Special Child Resource Fair, a resource fair devoted to special needs families. Gather valuable information from local vendors, enjoy...

Handling Public Meltdowns

“Imagine being in line at Target with two people in front of you and three people behind you. You’re stuck in that weird spot...

Gymnastics Options for Kids with Special Needs

Running. Tumbling. Jumping. Bouncing. When it comes to engaging energetic kids indoors, it’s hard to beat a gymnastics class. Along with being a great way...

Burn Off That Energy!

Indiana weather is always changing, but all parents can predict at least part of the cold weather forecast – cooped up kids with a...

Special Olympics Indiana to Host Annual Polar Plunge Fundraising Events in February and March

As they have each year for nearly two decades, Hoosiers in every corner of the state will come together this winter to raise money...

Sensory Friendly Holiday Events

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming for kids with sensory sensitivities. Here are some of our favorite sensory-friendly holiday events:

Sensory Friendly Performance of the Nutcracker: Short and Suite

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) in partnership with Village Dance Studio in Zionsville invites members of the community to a sensory friendly performance...

Supporting Families of Children with Autism During the Holidays

Let’s face it: Holidays can be hard for parents. While the idea of relaxing and reconnecting with family sounds great, the reality of upending...

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