sports for special needs child
Original post made by a parent of a special needs child on Sep 12, 2010
I have been reading the Pleasanton weekly and am very impressed with the community. You are all so helpful and concerned for eachother. I am hoping this Pleasanton Weekly community can help me.
I have a child with special needs (severe anxiety disorder). I want them to join a recreational sport. Are there any sport leagues that are specific to helping special needs children?
Any comments or ideas welcome.
on Sep 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Call City Hall. Pleasanton Parks and Community Services R.A.D.D. program may suit your needs. Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled. They also would have more specific information about other specialized services in the area.
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Depending on how much anxiety your child faces, you might want to look at sports that rely on the individual and not a team. My daughter is a very timid young lady and we were shocked one day when she told us she wanted to try rock climbing. She was incredibly successful and was always challenging herself. As a result, her self-esteem has skyrocketed. It's been an amazing experience to see her go from a child who was too afraid to ask someone if they were feeling fine, to a child who has the self-confidence to walk into a room and talk to almost anyone. I've had my memories as a mom watching her determination.
on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm
There is a baseball league in the Tri Valley area called the Challenger division. Web Link
I believe you can find out more from the link or call the PNLL for contact info, the boys teams all volunteer for this great organization.