Social & Rec Opportunities
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Access 2 Entertainment Card
The Access 2 Entertainment Card provides free admission, (or a substantial discount), for the support person that accompanies a person with a disability at all participating entertainment venues. The person with the disability pays the regular admission fee. The card indicates to the ticket seller that the individual requires the support of an attendant.
c/o Easter Seals Canada, 40 Holly St, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M4S 3C3
Phone: 1-416-932-8382 ext 227
Windsor Regional Hospital: Community Pool Program
Offers therapeutic pool facilities to individuals with chronic pain
You must have a medical clearance from your family physician or specialist. Cost is $70 for an eight week session (16 visits).
Patients who have been through physiotherapy pool program and no longer require physiotherapy intervention. Individuals with chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc.
- Pool temperature is maintained at 95-99 degrees.
- All sessions are supervised by a kinesiologist.
- Must either be independent and able to dress and undress as well as get into the pool independently or attend with a helper.
- Must be continent.
- Change rooms have benches and grab bars in bathroom stalls
- * Must also be independent and able to dress and undress as well as get into the pool by him/herself, no hands-on assistance.
- ** The pool has a lift, but has not been used in years.
- *** Can have a helper to supervise one-on-one throughout the whole pool session.
Physiotherapy Department, Tayfour Campus
D.O.O.R. 2 Adulthood
Disability Ontario Online Resource aims to improve the process of transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities and their families by providing information about services, resources, and events related to transition, and the opportunity to network and share ideas.
Phone: 1-800-363-2440 ext 3287
Easter Seals and the Ontario March of Dimes: Recreation Connections
Social outings, day trips, and sporting events are offered to individuals between the ages of 16 and 29 years old who have a physical disability.
Phone: 1-800-263-3463 ext 7250
Harmony in Action
Harmony in Action provides day, evening and weekend activities for adults with physical and or developmental disabilities.
3939 Carmichael Street, Windsor, ON
Miracle League of Amherstburg, Ontario
The Miracle League provides the opportunity for children and adults with disabilities a chance to play baseball, make new friends, and build self esteem.
Contact Chuck Bondy at 519-919-4641
Swimming at the Vollmer Centre
Family change rooms, Hydraulic change table and Private lessons available. See website or call for details about public swimming times and fees.
2121 Laurier Drive, LaSalle, ON N9J 0B4
Windsor Aquatics Club (WAC): Adie Knox Herman Recreational Complex
Offers competitive swimming and coaches that will assess children who are 5 years and older to ensure that they are placed in the correct group according to their abilities. Fees apply, two week free trial period.
1511 Wyandotte St. West, Windsor, ON
Wheelchair Basketball: LaSalle Lightening Wheelchair Basketball Club
For persons 15 years and older with disabilities and able-bodied players. Combines basic basketball skills with wheelchair mobility. Begins in January and ends in March and takes place on Tuesday nights from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Holy Cross Elementary School, with a pay-as-you-go fee.
Phone: 519-969-7770 ext 249
A darkened room with soothing music and lights. The effect is both relaxing and stimulating at the same time. It provides people who have sensory and learning disabilities with appropriate relaxation and leisure opportunities.
Community Living Windsor
2840 Temple Drive, Windsor, ON
Sunnyside Rehabilitation Services
11811 Tecumseh Road East, Suite 118
Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 4M7
Toll Free: 1-877-479-4460
Driving Evaluation and Training Centre
Individuals with disabilities related to physical, cognitive or perceptual function that either hold a valid driver’s license or have the ability to obtain a learner’s permit are encouraged to undergo an evaluation of driving skills. The evaluation is designed to assess each client’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and provide recommendations as needed. Referrals may be made by physician’s, therapists, individuals requiring service, insurance companies, case managers, community service agencies, etc. Referrals can be made for any individual who requires an evaluation of their driving skills or adaptive equipment needs by contacting Toni Potvin, Program Coordinator.