Shelby County- 205.807.7519
Provides individuals with any disability or limitation the opportunity to learn to water ski
2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223
Staff are trained to raise awareness of sensory processing disorders and services provided by the zoo.
- Certified Sensory Inclusive
- Weighted Lap Pads
- Sensory Bags
- Quiet Zones
- Headphone Zones
- Sensory Room
Wheelchairs and ECVs are permitted inside the zoo. The zoo pathways are wheelchair and ECV accessible and the train and carousel are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and ECVs can also be rented inside the zoo.
*Service animals are permitted.
BOOST Kids Occupational Therapy and Yoga
1623 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Boost Kids offers in-home or in-office pediatric occupational therapy or yoga. This program improves upon specific skills your child needs in their daily environment including self-care, play, and school related skills.
- Feeding Therapy
- Integrated Listening Systems
*Therapist run company
Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin
1 Our Children’s Hwy, Alexander City, AL 35010
- Retreat facility at Lake Martin with extensive water frontage, zero-entry swimming pools, handicap accessible tree house, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, canoeing, activity rooms and more
- Families and children reconnect and meet other families with similar diagnoses
- Serves children with cancer, organ transplants, autism, serious burns, visual impairment, spinal cord injuries, and other disorders
The facilities are donated at no cost to organizations who apply annually through a grant process with Children’s Harbor.
Children’s Harbor Family Center (Inside the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children)
- Toddler Play Area
- Basketball Court
- Game Room
- Computer Desks
- Fitness Center
8:30am-8pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-5m Sat & Sun
The Dance Foundation
1715 27th Court South, Homewood, Alabama 35209
Students can learn the fundamentals of dance in a supportive and relaxed environment.
- “Dance for Students with Special Needs” Class
- Fun and Creative
- Improves Gross Motor Skills
- Builds Strength and Coordination
- Live Music
- Discounted Tuition
Dance Without Limits
7154 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Strives to provide professional dance instruction to all special needs individuals regardless of their ability
- Each dancer is assigned a “helper” to assist or encourage them throughout class.
- Dance season runs from September-May with a recital at the end of the year.
Explore Playground and Splash Pad
100 Ben Chapman Drive, Hoover, Alabama 35244
15,000 square-foot playground and 7,000 square-foot splash pad designed specifically to include those with disability and mobility issues
- Fully Adaptive and Inclusive
- Active Play Features
- Cozy Spot Features
- Motion Features
- Musical Play
- Sensory Feature
- Adaptive Swings
- Variety of Textures and Colors
- Shade Structures
- Adult Changing Rooms
All Saints’ Episcopal Church- 110 West Hawthorne Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209
Early Childhood music and movement program for children from birth-8 years old
Hand in Paw
617 38th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
- Animal-Assisted Therapy
- Therapy animals can serve as a conduit for person-to-person communication, giving on-site counselors highly effective tools for breaking barriers, building rapport, and making progress towards healing in difficult circumstances.
- Positive distraction from pain and worry for patients in hospitals and motivation for meeting therapeutic goals in rehabilitation units and early intervention programs.
- Helping children make strides in K-12 schools, group homes, special needs classrooms, and after-school programs
- Goal-directed programs for at-risk children and youth- teaching anger management, relationship-building, empathy and compassion
Serving North Central Alabama in several hospitals, rehab facilities, and schools.
4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Enabling people with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active, and independent lifestyles through physical activity, sport, recreation, advocacy, policy, and research
- U.S. Olympics and Paraolympics Training site
- USA Wheelchair Rugby
- Research Projects
- Competitive Sports
- Local, National and Global Advocacy Initiatives
- Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation Programs (including children’s and youth swim classes)
Moody Miracle League
670 Park Avenue, Moody, Alabama 35004
Charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.
Over the Mountain Miracle League
Charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league
*Games are at Hoover Field
The Music Room Music Education
8028 Parkway Drive, Leeds, Alabama 35094
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced evidenced-based and researched therapeutic lessons in guitar, piano, percussion and voice to individuals of all abilities.
- Improves coordination, sensory integration, cognitive development, and fine motor skills
- Improves chronic cognitive and physical impairments in senior citizens
Ages 5-Senior Citizens
Oak Mountain Baseball/Softball Youth Challenger League
5452 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Provides girls and boys ages 5-21, with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a team baseball and/or softball experience
The Red Barn
2700 Bailey Road, SW, Leeds, Alabama 35094
Programs are inclusive of children with or without disabilities and special circumstances
- Recreational Camps and Educational Classes: Art, Music, Nature
- Adapted Riding and Therapy
1215 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Special Equestrians serves any person age 4 or older with a physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disability. Riders can expect to participate in a 30-45 minute group riding lesson which is geared towards the participant’s skill level and abilities.
- Therapeutic Riding
- Summer Camps
*Riders must provide a physician’s statement and be approved by the Director, Instructor, and Therapist.
Nurturing children’s love of movement while promoting emotional development, fine and gross motor skill development, social skill development, cognitive development, balance and rhythm and development of social skills
Free to children with special needs or a disability