Adaptive Resources

The Adaptive Resource Guide connects you with various organizations and businesses in the community who are focused on inclusion and serving those with disabilities. The following groups work closely with the City of Dublin to provide services to those in need. Learn more about each group, and visit their website for more information.

Adaptive Recreation Services is committed to an inclusive approach to recreation, by providing individuals with and without disabilities opportunities to participate in activities together. For individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are available. For an inquiry of needs please call Adaptive Coordinator Meaghan Campbell at 614.410.4574.

Adaptive Sports Connection is a 501(c)(3) that provides opportunities for veterans, kids and adults with disabilities to participate in sports such as cycling, kayaking and skiing. Equipment is adapted to each individual’s needs. Check out their Bikes to Go program that matches people 23 years old and under with a bike. Adaptive Sports Connection provides access to therapists who can help individuals along the way as well as a team that organizes fundraising opportunities for the adaptive equipment.

Website: https://adaptivesportsconnection.org/sports-programs/

Funding Options:

  • Free for veterans to participate in sports
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Waiver
  • County/State funding
  • Other (Fundraising) – Generous donors help fund the bikes

all R friends is the premier Day Support/Support Employment provider in Central Ohio. With locations in Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Upper Arlington and Westerville, all R friends has a location for you. Non-medical transportation is provided to and from the facilities. With the goal of helping each individual become more independent, all R friends works on a wide variety of skills; from job skills to life skills and everything in between. As a continuing educational program, all R friends has helped individuals find employment and has prepared individuals with the skills to live on their own with staff assistance. all R friends provides a very social setting and community integration is an integral part of the program.

Website: allRfriends.com

Funding Options: Waiver, County/State Funding

The Alpha Group is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency which provides gainful employment, quality rehabilitation, and adult day support services to individuals with disabilities in Delaware and surrounding counties. Alpha is committed to the belief that people with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as all people; notably, the right to participate in their community. Services and supports that enhance and provide additional life choices to individuals should be accessible. We provide services to the Westerville, Dublin, Delaware areas and surrounding counties.

Website: alphagroup.net

Funding Options: Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Grant

We offer weekly, hour long art and music experiences for children of all abilities from ages 1 – 6 years, and art classes for children of all abilities from ages 6+. Our arts studio is fully integrated and we offer both in-studio and online programming. We also offer “Kidding Around Yoga” for kids of all abilities from ages 4-9 years.

Services Provided: Art and Music Experiences, Yoga for Kids

Website: theartofmusicllc.com

Funding Options: Free, Cash, Credit Card, County/State Funding

The Autism Society of Central Ohio provides monthly activities aimed at skill development, community inclusion, and support. In addition, it also offers support groups and education about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to schools, businesses, and community organizations, as well as referrals for individuals, professionals, and families.

Website: autismcentralohio.org

Funding Options: Free Services, Cash, Credit Card, Grant, Scholarship

Bridgeway Academy is a non-profit education and therapy center for children with autism and developmental disabilities. The mission of Bridgeway Academy is to inspire the potential and celebrate the ability of every child. Bridgeway Academy accomplishes its mission with a centered approach.

Website: bridgewayohio.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Scholarship

Camp Echoing Hills is a non-profit Christian camp serving adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. We are located in the rolling hills of rural Coshocton County and serve campers through seven weeks of camp each summer. Our camp promotes a strong sense of community and takes great pride in building relationships with the campers we serve. Campers come from all over the state of Ohio and around the country to build memories that will last a lifetime.

What really makes Camp Echoing Hills stand out is not our fun activities or accessible facilities, what makes us “a step above” is our dedication to investing in the lives of the people we serve. We take great joy in the knowledge that we serve everyone that steps into our “little slice of heaven”. Every person that is a part of camp, from our completely genuine and loving campers to our young volunteers serving for the first time, is a valued and cherished part of our camp community. A week at camp is an opportunity for our campers to experience the love of Jesus Christ.

Website: ehvi.org/recreation

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Scholarship

Located in southern Ashland County, Ohio, Camp Nuhop is a week-long residential summer camp and respite program for children diagnosed with (but not limited to) ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, various mood disorders, and other neurodiversities. Camp Nuhop provides a structured environment where all campers have the opportunity to make friends and feel good about themselves. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and dynamic learning environment where children are empowered to succeed. Campers are placed with an understanding staff who incorporate self-awareness and social skills in a safe, fun environment.

In accordance with our mission and beliefs, campers are placed within a compatible group of children with similar needs. In our structured programs, campers receive a specialized placement with staff who understand their individuality. Our staff teaches self-awareness, social development, and creates a safe environment where friendships can be made.

Website: nuhop.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, County/State Funding, Scholarship

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Website: cci.org

Central Ohio Music Therapy provides private and group music therapy sessions to address cognitive, communication, social, physical, emotional and behavioral needs. Individuals of all ages across a myriad of diagnoses benefit from this unique, highly effective and enjoyable therapy. Please visit our website to learn more or contact us to schedule an assessment.

Website: centralohiomusictherapy.com

Funding Options: Credit Card, County/State Funding, Private Insurance on a case-by-case basis

Columbus Area Speech Therapy comes to you and your child! For busy parents and guardians, Columbus Area Speech Therapy provides the convenience of coming to your home as well as seeing kids at their childcare location or a private school. We provide screenings, evaluations and therapy — all personalized to your child. Private speech therapy can benefit kids who are not far enough behind to qualify for services through school or other agencies and can boost progress for kids receiving therapy elsewhere. Speech therapy can help improve understanding of language, using words, sentences, concepts, clarity of speech and play, and social skills.

Website: https://www.columbusareaspeechtherapy.com/

Funding Options:

  • Free phone consultations
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • County funding
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Other – Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

The Columbus Running Company is locally owned and operated and has been serving the greater Columbus community since 2004. We provide free fitting services to help you find your next great pair of athletic shoes suitable for work or play. With a dozen brands to choose from, there are options for just about everyone. In addition to shoes, we carry socks, sports bras, apparel, and many other accessories. We also have run/walk groups and training programs for youth to adults; many of these programs are offered at no cost. Come by and shop at any of our five locations open 7-days per week.

Website: columbusrunning.com

Dreamshine’s adult day program provides education in life skills, social skills, healthy living skills, as well as job training skills. We also offer community involvement and volunteering opportunities. We offer a wide variety of creative learning, vocational and recreational opportunities tailored to each individual’s interest and needs. Opportunities include bowling, out for coffee, library, swimming, and a hot tub on-site at Dreamshine! Dreamshine provides door-to-door transportation to and from each participant’s home. Participants arrive to Dreamshine by 9:30am and leave for home at 2:45pm. Dreamshine’s adult day program is open year round Monday-Friday from 9:30am – 2:45pm.

Website: dreamshine.site

Funding Options: Waiver, County/State Funding, Private Pay

As the parent mentors for Dublin City Schools, Dee Marks and Heather Smith help families navigate the complicated special education process by supporting their role as an active IEP member. Our services include attending 504 Plan and IEP meetings with parents, providing trainings to families, and supporting the connection of families to community resources that are related to their specific needs.

Website: dublinschools.net

Adaptive Aquatics classes are geared for children with special needs between 3- to 14-years of age. These programs are designed to give individuals an opportunity to experience the benefits of aquatics and prepare for the possibility of progressing into our American Red Cross swim lesson program. With the assistance of aquatics staff, participants will work on their swimming abilities and comfort level in the water. These classes are taught in a non-competitive environment, allowing each child to progress at their own pace. All participants must be accompanied in the water by a parent or caregiver.

Email: Contact Sidney Conn, Aquatics Programming Coordinator, at sconn@dublin.oh.us

Phone: 614.410.4597

The Adaptive and Inclusion Program through the Dublin Community Recreation Center serves youth and adults with disabilities in Dublin and surrounding communities. The program provides daily programming, community outings and special events. The programs are created to address the following: social skills, continuing education, fitness and wellness, emotional well-being, self-respect and quality of life. The City of Dublin believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in leisure activities and develop new skills within their community.

Email: Meaghan Campbell, Adaptive Coordinator, at mmcampbell@dublin.oh.us

Phone: 614.410.4574

Dublin Special Olympics offers year-round, high-quality sports training and competitions for Dublin athletes with developmental disabilities in a safe and supportive environment, at no cost to the athlete. Dublin Special Olympics involves the Dublin community in public awareness, fundraising and volunteering, to ensure a community-supported Dublin Special Olympics program.

Website:  https://www.dublinspecialolympics.net/

Funding Options: This program is free to the athletes! Dublin Special Olympics relies on community support, fundraising and donations to help pay for its programming.

Flying Horse Farms is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families – free of charge. Located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, camp first opened its gates in 2010 and has about 900 children and families each year.

Website: flyinghorsefarms.org

Funding Options: Free

The Boundless family of nonprofit companies provides a variety of center-based programs and outpatient behavioral health services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. Services include adult day services, care coordination, employment training, residential services, supported living, speech and language therapy, psychiatry, vocational habilitation, and telehealth.

Website: iamboundless.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Grant, Scholarship, Medicaid

Our goal is to use the talents we have been blessed with to help children and adults have fun, learn to dance, and understand valuable life lessons through scripture and Christian music. We offer dance classes from ages 2 – adult, including Danceability classes. Our Danceability ballet class is offered on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:00 pm.

Website: leapoffaithdancecompany.com

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Grant

The Miracle League is a baseball league for kids and young adults with special needs. In addition, the Miracle League teaches volunteers of all ages, who typically serve as buddies for the players, the value of giving back to others and their community.

Website: miracleleaguecentraloh.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Scholarship

We provide golf as therapy for those with neurological conditions and disabilities. We offer specialized adaptive equipment to allow participants with physical disabilities to play with the same advantages as an able-bodied player. From golf carts to clubs to gloves, our therapists help identify the right equipment for you.

Website: ohiohealth.com/forehope

Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun (Recreation Unlimited) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization serving individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and health concerns and supported through the development efforts of the Recreation Unlimited Foundation a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.

Recreation Unlimited is a magical place, where dreams come true for individuals with disabilities and health concerns. It is also a place where parents and families gain a respite from the 24/7 demands of caring for an individual with a disability or health concern.

Website: recreationunlimited.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Waiver, County/State Funding, Scholarship

For over 40 years, our Dublin based firm has been focused on providing custom-tailored estate, special needs, and business plans for individuals, families and business owners throughout Ohio. We know firsthand the unique needs of families and individuals with special needs. We know that daily stresses like IEP meetings, medical care and therapies can make thinking about the future overwhelming. By planning now, you ensure that your child will receive the care and support that you intend for them at every stage of their life.

Website: rrpg-law.com/

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card

It is widely recognized that equine-assisted activities and therapies have positive benefits on the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational well-being of people with disabilities. Equine-assisted activities provide benefits that participants cannot typically receive through other therapies. Therapeutic riding encourages the rider to use his/her entire body to guide and control the horse as well as maintain balance. In addition to these physical requirements, an emotional bond also develops between the horse and the rider.

Website: shanecenter.org

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, County/State Funding, Scholarship

Shopworks is a vocational day program that provides supports designed around the art of the theatre. We write, produce, design and star in theatrical productions. We offer Zoom opportunities that teach subjects related to and about “the art of life.” Shopworks is a Monday – Friday, 10:00-3:00pm program.

Website: cg-idd.com/caregiver-ohio/

Funding Options: Waiver, County/State Funding

Valemee Fitness provides personal training, fitness classes, and strength training, both in-person and virtually, to those who want to get and stay healthy and fit. Our “value me, empower me” mission values and empowers each individual, celebrates those with unique developmental, neurological and physical needs, and helps everyone overcome barriers to achieving optimal fitness and independence.

Website: valemee.com

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, County/State Funding, Scholarship

Village Yoga specializes in providing various types of movement and self-regulation skills that individuals of all ages can use at home, in the community, and with friends and family. Sessions are designed to help individuals explore and learn techniques or skills that help them uncover the benefits of mindfulness. Games, social stories, music and art are integrated into sessions that are supportive to all participants.

Email: villageyogainfo@gmail.com

Phone: 614.371.0856

Funding Options:

  • Cash or check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo and PayPal
  • Waiver
  • County/State funding

The Winchester Institute specializes in the Gonstead Technique. We offer our patients the foremost standard in “hands-on” spinal adjusting. Gonstead Chiropractic has researchers conducting ongoing studies to ensure that it is the most cutting-edge and specific Chiropractic technique and Chiropractic treatment available. Rehabilitation will increase core strength to improve on one’s foundation. Our rehabilitation team helps treat acute and chronic pain symptoms for optimal health. We also offer both therapeutic (clinical) and relaxation (non-clinical) manual and massage therapy. Our team is able to guide you to the service which best suits your needs. Our Nutritional program is based on eating well for optimum health by adding colorful, whole foods to your diet and reducing the amount of processed foods you eat.

Website: thewinchesterinstitute.com

Funding Options: Cash, Credit Card, Major Insurance Plans

Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.

Classrooms
The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.

Community Hall
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.

Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.

Computer Lab
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.

Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.

Fitness Area
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.

Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.

Jogging/Walking Track
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.

Multi-Purpose Pool
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.

Leisure Pool
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.

Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.

Teen Lounge
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.

Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.

Courtesy & Rules

Hours of operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.

Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.

Pets
We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.

Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.

Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!

Horses
Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Woods Metro Park.

Hunting and fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.

Respect our parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.

Rules & Regulations

Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:

  • Proper and valid identification is required to gain access to the DCRC. Users of the DCRC need to check in at the front desk and provide annual pass, resident card, temporary pass or pay the daily pass rate for admittance.
  • Annual pass holders who do not present their annual pass will only be admitted if an alternate form of photo identification is produced.
  • Resident card holders must present their Dublin Resident ID card each visit to receive the daily pass discount rate.
  • Annual passes are not transferable and will be deemed void when in the hands of those other than the proper registrant.
  • The DCRC and its grounds are smoke- and alcohol-free environments by City ordinance.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Children ages 9 and under must have adult/guardian at least 16 years of age supervising at all times.  Supervising adults must keep children ages 4 and under within arm’s reach; there must be at least one adult for each two children in this age group. Children ages 5 through 7 must be within sight of their attending adult at all times. Children ages 8 and 9 must have an adult in the facility at all times. For children ages 5 through 9, there must be one adult for every five children. Children ages 10 years and over may enter the facility without an adult supervisor.
  • Youth must be 16 years of age or older to be on the fitness floor.  Youth ages 12 – 15 years are permitted on the fitness floor if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Fitness Card Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth under the age of 12 years are not permitted on the fitness floor area at anytime.
  • Youth must be 13 years of age or older to be on the track or in the track stretching areas.  Youth ages 8 – 12 years are permitted on the track if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Track Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth may enroll in the Junior Track Program if they are ages 10-12.  Youth under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the track at anytime unless utilizing the pool observation area with an adult.
  • Changes in recreation schedules may occur without notice. Staff will post changes in the schedule with as much advance notice as possible. Current pool, aerobics and open gym schedules are available at the Front Desk.
  • Dublin Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. It is strongly recommended that you lock your possessions in a locker during your visit to the DCRC.
  • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight. Locks which are left overnight will be removed by staff.
  • All participants must observe the rules and regulations relating to the safety and operation of the facilities. Any passholder who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the DCRC will be subject to the following penalties:
  • One week’s suspension from use of the facilities upon the first incident;
  • Thirty days suspension from use of the facilities upon the second incident;
  • One year suspension from use of the facilities upon a third violation; and
  • Permanent suspension from use of the facilities upon any subsequent incident.

The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:

  • Fighting
  • Stealing
  • Property Damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal damage
  • Verbal abuse of staff and/or patrons
  • Not following posted policies and rules

DCRC Regular Building Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm

2022 Modified Hours

  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Saturday, Dec. 24 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Sunday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Saturday, Dec. 31 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2023 Modified Hours

  • New Year’s Day: Sunday, Jan. 1 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Easter: Sunday, Apr. 9 – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4 – CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec. 24 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Sunday, Dec. 31 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2023 Dublin Irish Festival Special Hours

  • Friday, Aug. 4 open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 – CLOSED

2023 Annual Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.

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