Seattle Parks still has spaces in Miller Community Center for Teen and Adult Wheelchair Basketball League

There is still time to sign up for the Teen and Adult Wheelchair Basketball League at Miller Community Center on Tuesday evenings. Anyone who uses a wheelchair and enjoys playing hoops is welcome to the league.

3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball League for Teens and Adults (combined) NEW!
This awesome league is for our wheelchair population, combining teens 15 and older with adult players. Beginner and novice players have the opportunity to play in a competitive but friendly environment. All participants must be able to follow a sequence of instruction and have adequate upper body control to maneuver a manual wheelchair.

There are 8 games (three matches to 15 per game) guaranteed plus play-offs. Game start times vary from 6 – 8:45 p.m., and take place at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E., Seattle. League play begins December 4.

Cost: $108 per team, $27.00 per player
Location: Miller Community Center, 330 195h Ave. E
Days: Tuesdays
Start times: 6 – 8:45 p.m.
Dates: December 4, 2012 – February 12, 2013 (no
games Dec 25 or Jan 1)

Fall Carnival for Youth and Adults with Disabilities

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Special Programs Advisory Council present the Fall Carnival for youth and adults with disabilities and their families on Saturday, November 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St. 

Carnival activities include arts and crafts, face painting, a cupcake walk, and much more. There will be a live musical performance from a special guest. Food and drinks will be provided. 

A special parent presentation from 12:30 – 2 p.m. will feature Becky Blake, architect of the Creating Super Kids Blueprint.  She is an autism specialist who teaches parents brain and body based reasons why a child does and doesn’t hit certain developmental milestones. Her presentation will help parents understand the Neuro-Developmental Profile of a child’s brain functions, weaknesses and strengths, learning style and processing speed. 

Child care will be provided during Becky’s presentation. 

This event is a great opportunity for parents, families and caregivers to network, meet and learn more about the programs and resources available to people with disabilities in our area. 

Parents, caregivers and youth and adults with disabilities are invited to this event. Youth with disabilities need to be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Adults with disabilities can arrange for drop off as early as 11:15 a.m. Pick up time is from 1:30 – 2 p.m. 

The Specialized Programs Advisory Council funds recreational activities for Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Specialized Programs Section for youth and adults with disabilities. Some of the many programs offered include community outing trips, cooking classes, Special Olympics programs, summer day and overnight camps, walking and fitness groups and more. 

If planning to attend the event, please RSVP by November 13 to the Special Programs Office at 206-684-4950.

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