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Therapeutic Recreation Services' aim is to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities so they may acquire the skills that enable them to participate in the recreation and leisure programs of their choice. Staff is committed to providing services, education, and resources that meet our participants' interests, needs, and abilities on the road toward lifelong participation and enjoyment in recreation and leisure activities. Staff also provides support and advocacy to individuals who wish to participate in general recreation activities

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Programs Listing for: Adult Programs

2nd Sunday Funday Series

22+


The 2nd Sunday Funday Series aims to build participants leisure interests by exploring a wide range of recreational and leisure activities. Participants will engage in activities designed to work towards being more independent in the recreation and leisure activities of their choice.

Program serves individuals ages 22 and up with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum disorder.  
Who is a good fit for this program? Adults who can be safe and successful both in and out of the community with moderate support in a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio.  

Upcoming Dates:
October 13, 2019- Registration Open from September 9 to October 9, 2019
November 10, 2019- Registration Open from October 14 to November 6, 2019
December 8, 2019- Registration Open from November 11 to December 4, 2019

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (please plan to arrive no earlier than 1:15 p.m.)

Location: Service Source, Inc.,10467 White Granite Dr, Oakton, VA  22124  
(park & enter at the back entrance of the building)

Cost:  $15.00



Registration Open from October 14 to November 6, 2019 2nd Sunday Funday on November 10, 2019 Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (please arrive no earlier than 1:15 pm) Location: Service Source, Inc., 10467 White Granite Dr, Oakton, VA 22124 park & enter at the back entrance of the building) Cost: $15.00 Register through TRACERS by November 6, 2019

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Adult Social Club-Annandale/Fairfax

Ages: 22+


Annandale/Fairfax Adult Social Club is for adults ages 22+, with various developmental disabilities who live in the Fairfax, Annandale, Falls Church area.  Members must be able to participate in social and community activities (1:7 staff to participant ratio) with minimal support.  The group goes out 2-3 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.  Members will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends, learn to plan their own leisure and engage with their community.  They will experience a wide variety of local activities including sporting events, community events, outdoor activities, and much more.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $60.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.  Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. There are two meeting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax.

Social Club Membership Requirements:
- Members of this Social Club must be able to:
    •  Participate independently in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Maintain their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Self-administer and carry their own medication
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to determine appropriate placement


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Adult Social Club-Mount Vernon

Ages 22+


Mount Vernon Adult Social Club is for adults ages 22+, with various developmental disabilities who live in the Alexandria, Lorton, and Springfield areas.  Members must be able to participate in social and community activities (1:7 staff to participant ratio) with minimal support.  The group goes out 2-3 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.  Members will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends, learn to plan their own leisure and engage with their community.  They will experience a wide variety of local activities including sporting events, community events, outdoor activities, and much more.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $60.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.    Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. There are two meeting locations; one in Alexandria and one in Franconia.

Social Club Membership Requirements:
- Members of this Social Club must be able to:
    •  Participate independently in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Maintain their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Self-administer and carry their own medication
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to determine appropriate placement


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Adult Social Club-Out and About (*not summer camp)

Ages: 18+


The Out and About Social Club is for participants ages 18+ with a primary physical disability. Out and About meets two times each month to engage in leisure outings within the community.   Members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.   Out and About fosters personal success and social growth through new friendships, participation in community events and leisure activities, development of leisure resources, and improving upon recreation skills. Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $50.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership. Transportation is not provided to the meeting location, but is provided from the meeting location to the activity.  There are two meeting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax.

Staff to participant ratio is 1: 2 or 1:3 depending on the activity.
Out and About Membership Requirements:
-Members must be able to:
    •  Participate in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Assist in their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to


Personal Care:  Upon assessment TRS staff will work with member to determine personal care needs.  Members will train TRS staff on all areas related to their personal care.  Members will be required to bring all items needed for staff to provide personal care while in the community.  Every effort will be made to have staff of the same sex provide personal care.  No male staff members will change female participants; however, female staff may change male participants. If more attention is required for personal care, a member may be asked to provide their own care attendant or aid for activities.

Assessment/Interview Process:  Each member must be interviewed by a TRS program manager before being enrolled in this club.  During the interview, the staff member will review the applicants’ leisure interest survey; discuss the program design and the responsibilities of each member and assess personal and medical care needed for that applicant.  Staff for this program can be trained to administer most medical/personal care procedures (i.e. catheter, g-tubes, etc.) but will need time to get trained before the participant can start attending activities.  



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Adult Social Club-Reston

Ages 22 +


Reston Adult Social Club is for adults ages 22+, with various developmental disabilities who live in the Reston, Herndon, Centreville and Chantilly areas.  Members must be able to participate in social and community activities (1:7 staff to participant ratio) with minimal support.  The group goes out 2-3 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.  Members will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends, learn to plan their own leisure and engage with their community.  They will experience a wide variety of local activities including sporting events, community events, outdoor activities, and much more.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $60.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.    Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. There are two meeting locations; one in Reston and one in Fairfax.

Social Club Membership Requirements:
- Members of this Social Club must be able to:
    •  Participate independently in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Maintain their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Self-administer and carry their own medication
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to determine appropriate placement


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Adult Social Club-Teen and Young Adult (*not summer camp)

Ages: 14-29


Teen and Young Adult Social Club is for individuals ages 14-29 who have physical, sensory, developmental and/or learning disabilities.  Members of this club require minimal supervision, are independent in their daily living activities and can be successful in a 1:6 staff to participant ratio.  The group goes out 2 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.  Members will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends, learn to plan their own leisure and engage with their community.  They will experience a wide variety of local activities including sporting events, community events, outdoor activities, and much more.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $60.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.    Transportation is not provided to the meeting location, but is provided from the meeting location to the activity.  There are two meeting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax

Teen and Young Adult Membership Requirements:
-Members must be able to:
    •  Participate independently in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Maintain their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Self-administer and carry their own medication
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to determine  


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Dance Club

Ages: 18+


Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to show your moves at the Dance Club. Our Dance Club DJ will keep you moving with new tunes and old favorites. With a new theme each month and a group happy birthday party for everyone having a birthday that month, the Dance Club gives folks of all abilities a chance to socialize while listening to great music. The dances are held at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church once a month on a Thursday from 7-8:45p.  Dance Club members can reserve a spot for that months dance beginning on the 1st of each month. Transportation is available upon request from one of 2 locations to and from James Lee Community Center.

Dance Club dates and themes for 2019:
January 24 Rockin' New Year!
February 28 The Cupid Shuffle
March 28 Awesome 80's
April 25 Spring Fling!
May 23 Night at the Movies
June 27 Hawaiian Luau
July 25 Surfin USA
August 22 Hoedown Hop!
September 26 Sports Tailgate
October 24 Halloween Spooktacular
November 21 The Gobble Wobble!
December 19 Winter Wonderland


Registration begins December 5, 2018

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K.E.Y.S. Program (Keep Exercising Your Senses)

22+


Serves: Individuals ages 22 and up with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum disorder.  
Program Description: K.E.Y.S (Keep Exercising Your Senses) Program provides individuals the opportunity to explore a wide range of recreational activities with a strong emphasis on sensory orientated activities. This program encourages individuals to explore various sensory systems and will focus on a different sensory theme each month.
2019 Highlights:
-Mind/Body
-Performing/Creative Arts
-Music/Movement
-Culinary Arts
Keep exercising your senses with this newly designed program! The K.E.Y.S Program will provide a lower ratio of (1:2/1:3) and staff will be able to provide the level of support needed for each participant to be successful.
Who is a good fit for this program? Adults who while in a community setting are able to
• Interact with peers appropriately with minimal to moderate behavioral supports,
• Follow 1-2 step instructions with verbal prompts and physical cues,
• Need moderate to full assistance with personal care,
• Stay with a group with verbal prompts,
• Be successful in a 1:2 – 1:3 staff-to-participant ratio

2019 Dates:
Session 3
September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December **7**, 14
**Dec 7 -Not at JLCC- Location Change to Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031**
Registration Opens: August 5, 2019

2020 Dates:
Session 1
January 4, 25, February 1, 22, March 7, 21, April 4, 18
Registration Opens: December 11, 2019

Session 2
May 2, 16, June 6, 20, July 11, 18, August 1, 15
Registration Opens: April 8, 2020

Session 3
September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7**, 21**, December 5, 19
**Nov 2, 16 -Not at JLCC- Location TBD**
Registration Opens: August 5, 2020

Location: James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042)

Time: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $31 for an 8-week session


Registration Opens August 5, 2019 Sept 7, 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, **Dec 7**, 15 **Dec 7 not at JLCC- Location: Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031 on Dec 7 only**

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Meet and Mingle Social Club

Ages: 22+


Meet and Mingle Adult Social Club is for adults ages 22+ who have a mild developmental and/or intellectual disability and require no or minimal supervision and are independent in their daily living activities.  Members will be supported by staff in a 1:10 ratio but will also have opportunities to engage more independently in the activities while out in the community.  The group goes out 2 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.   They will experience a wide variety of leisure and recreation activities to include cheering at hockey games, checking out exhibits at museums, having a summer BBQ, and much more.  Meet and Mingle operates year-round with activities on the weekends.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $70.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.    Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity.   There are two meting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax
Assessment/Interview Process:  Each member will be interviewed by a TRS staff to review leisure interest survey, discuss the program design and the responsibilities of each member.  Each member will receive a member handbook that describes the program and the duties of the members. Members will be asked questions regarding their independence, leisure interests, and abilities such as telling time and counting money. A TRS staff will assess the appropriateness of placement in the Meet and Mingle Social Club. If members do not meet the requirements for Meet and Mingle, TRS manager may suggest one of our other three Adult Social Clubs or many other recreation programs.

Meet and Mingle Membership Requirements:
-Members must be able to:
    •  Participate in a social or group structure with no to minimal supervision
    •  Be independent in all daily living tasks
    •  Be able to tell time and manage their own money
    •  Be unsupervised for short periods of time and get self to a predetermined location by a certain time
    •  Self-administer and carry own medication



Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Project Success II

Ages: 18+


Shake up the fun! This adult program takes place at the James Lee Community Center on Thursday nights, twice a month, throughout the year from 7-9 p.m. Individuals with developmental disabilities engage in a variety of structured and free-choice activities designed to foster socialization, independence and leisure skill development. Activities include arts and crafts, service learning projects, games, cooking and hobby projects. Call for more information 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

2019 Dates:
Session 3
September 5, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, December 5, 12
Registration opens August 5, 2019

2020 Dates:
Session 1
January 2, 16, February 6, 20, March 5, 19, April 2, 16
Registration opens Dec 4, 2019

Session 2
May 7, 21, June 4, 18, July 2, 16, August 6, 20
Registration opens April 1, 2020

Session 3
September 3, 17, October 1, 15, November 5, 19, December 3, 17
Registration opens August 5, 2020

Location: James Lee Community Center (2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042)

Time: Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $25 for an 8-week session



Registration opens August 5, 2019 Program on Thursdays 7pm to 9 pm at James Lee Community Center in the multi-purpose room. Program Dates: Sept 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 14, Dec 5, 12

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SPOTLIGHT: An Inclusive Performance Lab with BodyWise Dance

Ages 16+


Learn from professional performers in this fun and dynamic eight-week series. Participants will develop movement skills, rhythm, vocal strength, and leadership. The series will wrap up with a short performance for family and friends. Designed for people ages 16 and up. No prior experience is necessary, beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a snack.

Program Dates:
September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:
Sundays from 1-4pm

Location:
MVLE-7420 Fullerton Rd, Suite 110
Springfield, VA 22153

Cost: $60

Participant should be able to:
-Stay with assigned group (no wandering or leaving)
-Be able to interact safely with peers
-Follow directions with moderate prompts
-Participate as fully as possible
-Be willing to try a variety of activities
-Be responsible for own personal care (or come with an aide)



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Swim Fitness Fun

16+


The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund (JPMF) Splash! program is sponsoring a Fall Swim Fitness Fun program. This is an instructional program for participants ages 16 and up with intellectual disabilities that focuses on developing the specific skills necessary to play a variety of individual and team water sports or to improve personal health and wellness.

Participants should be comfortable floating and moving independently in up to 4.5 feet of water.

Program will include water and pool safety while developing skill-building, fitness, and teamwork to improve physical activity, engage in a healthy fitness lifestyle and learn water fitness strategies.

To be Eligible:
• Must be 16 years or older.
• Participants must have an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability
• Resident of Fairfax County, Falls Church City or Fairfax City.

Participation requirements:
• Float and be comfortable in up to 4.5 feet of water.  
• Be able to interact safely with peers
• Must follow staff directions with moderate prompts
• Be willing to try a variety of activities


Dates: Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 4, and 11
Location: Lee District RECenter (6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia, VA)
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration opens on August 29, 2018



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Trailblazers Social Club (formerly Out & About/Weekenders)

Ages: 18+


The Trailblazers Social Club (formerly Out & About/Weekenders) is for participants’ ages 18+ with a primary physical disability (Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.). The club meets two times each month to engage in leisure outings within the community.   Members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter. Trailblazers fosters personal success and social growth through new friendships, participation in community events and leisure activities, development of leisure resources, and improving upon recreation skills. Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $50.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership. Transportation is not provided to the meeting location, but is provided from the meeting location to the activity.  There are two meeting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax.

Staff to participant ratio is 1: 2 or 1:3 depending on the activity.
Trailblazers Membership Requirements:
-Members must be able to:
    •  Participate in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Assist in their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to


Personal Care:  Upon assessment TRS staff will work with member to determine personal care needs.  Members will train TRS staff on all areas related to their personal care.  Members will be required to bring all items needed for staff to provide personal care while in the community.  Every effort will be made to have staff of the same sex provide personal care.  No male staff members will change female participants; however, female staff may change male participants. If more attention is required for personal care, a member may be asked to provide their own care attendant or aid for activities.

Assessment/Interview Process:  Each member must be interviewed by a TRS program manager before being enrolled in this club.  During the interview, the staff member will review the applicants’ leisure interest survey; discuss the program design and the responsibilities of each member and assess personal and medical care needed for that applicant.  Staff for this program can be trained to administer most medical/personal care procedures (i.e. catheter, g-tubes, etc.) but will need time to get trained before the participant can start attending activities.  


Registration is currently open for the 2019 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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Contact Us

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, VA 22035-1115
703-324-5532,
TTY 711
Fax: 703-653-1375

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