Community Inclusive Recreation

Community Inclusive Recreation (CIR) provides a wide variety of activities for the mind and body through artistic, recreational and social programs for people with disabilities. CIR seeks to build awareness and to create opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the life of the community as fully as possible. Services range from individual support to fully inclusive community activities by guiding healthy activity choices, providing accessible transportation, financial assistance, and connections to a variety of fun activities.

Adaptive Social Program Providing Instruction, Recreation, and Enrichment of Mid-Michigan

Adaptive Social Program Providing Instruction, Recreation, and Enrichment (ASPPIRE) provides support services and programs to adults with disabilities. Many of the participants in ASPPIRE are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); however, they also work with individuals with other disabilities such as mental illness, learning disabilities, or developmental disabilities. Through social coaching programs, Person Centered Planning, and connections to community resources, ASPPIRE aims to help participants lead functional and productive lives.

Meridian Township All-Terrain Wheelchair

Meridian Township purchased this all-terrain wheel chair with grant assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's "Access to Recreation" program combined with a contribution from the Okemos Kiwanis Club. While there is no charge to use this wheel chair; we do ask that great care is taken in order to preserve it for years of use. To best serve the community, we ask that the chair be utilized within the Meridian Township park system.

Challenge Mountain

Challenge Mountain offers a wide variety of opportunities that continue to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation. All programming is centered on having fun, making and sustaining friendships, building confidence and independence and most importantly, fostering positive and hopeful expectations for living life with a disability. At Challenge Mountain, participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance which translates positively into their everyday lives.

Bay Cliff Health Camp

Bay Cliff is a year-round, nonprofit therapy and wellness center for children and adults with physical disabilities. At Bay Cliff children work towards goals of increased independence and living a fuller life. Some activities inclue an adaptive paddling workshop, a health and wellness retreat for polio survivors, winter recreation for the children and adults that attend summer programs, and other family programs. Bay Cliff also partners with non-profit organizations and schools interested in conducting programs at camp.

Camp FAR Out

Camp FAR Out is a two-week inclusion creative arts camp for children ages 3-16. All groups, along with their counselors, rotate among fun-filled therapeutic activity sessions including music, art, recreation and movement. To cap off all our wonderful activities, we will have a public performance on the last day for friends and family to enjoy.

Bloomfield Hills Special Camp

Bloomfield Hills Special Camp (SCAMP) provides a quality summer program for individuals with disabilities ages 3-26+ in Metro Detroit. Therapeutic recreation is at the core of the SCAMP program where campers enjoy age and skill appropriate activities from a caring staff that look forward to working with your child. Some activities include swimming in Walnut Lake, arts & crafts, music therapy, social skill development, and language activities.

OUCARES/ Oakland University Center for Autism

Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support offers programs, special events, and recreation for children of all ages and families experiencing autism spectrum disorders, plus a variety of camps for children ages 3-18 with autism and an employable skill building program for adults with autism.