The City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department is committed to providing safe, enjoyable, and inclusive recreation opportunities for all abilities.

Registration as a PAIR member is required for Inclusion Services, Adult Adaptive Recreation Classes, and Excursions.

For additional information about PAIR programs and services or to register as a PAIR member, please Ali Everett at (626) 744-4782 or aeverett@cityofpasadena.net.

Inclusion Services

The City of Pasadena Human Service and Recreation Department provides Inclusion Services to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to engage in all recreation programs offered by the department. Inclusion is the process of providing supports, accommodations, and training to ensure that the individual needs of program participants are met.

Examples of inclusion include, but are not limited to, providing an enhanced staff to participant ratio, development of a behavior support plan, and the provision of auxiliary aids.

To register for inclusion services, please contact the PAIR program coordinator:

Ali Everett
Accessibility Issues Coordinator
Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-4782
aeverett@cityofpasadena.net

Inclusion Services Guidelines

Adult Adaptive Recreation Classes

The City of Pasadena Human Services & Recreation Department Adult Adaptive Recreation classes specifically designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop social skills, interact with peers, and explore talents and interests. PAIR membership is a prerequisite to register.

Express yourself! This program provides opportunities for adults with disabilities to express themselves through art. Instructors include an experienced art specialist and an instructor assistant. Participants will explore their artistic skills through drawing and writing. Materials and supplies are included in the fee. Pre-registration is required.


Instructor:
James Trivers, Maria Gonzales

Dates:
9/6/17-2/28/18

Days & Times:
W 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ages:
18+ yrs

Fees:
$50


Notes: Prerequisite: PAIR Membership No Class on 10/25, 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3

Join us for arts and crafts, games, and music for adults with disabilities. The purpose of this program is to encourage peer relationships, increase self-esteem and further independence through recreational activities. Pre-registration is required.


Instructor:
Robin Moore

Dates:
9/9/17-3/3/18

Days & Times:
Sa 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ages:
18+ yrs

Fees:
$50


Notes: *No class on 10/28, 11/25, 12/23/ 12/30, 1/6

Are you a planner who loves new experiences? This group offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to plan and implement various recreational projects, trips, and activities for themselves. Fees for specific trips and activities may be required in addition to the class registration fee. Pre-Registration is required.


Instructor:
Maria Gonzales, James Trivers

Dates:
9/5/17-2/27/18

Days & Times:
Tu 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages:
18+ yrs

Fees:
$75 per session


Notes: Prerequisite: PAIR Membership No Class on 10/24, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2

Excursions

The City of Pasadena Human Services & Recreation Department offers local excursion opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a year-round basis.

Excursions are typically 2-4 hours in duration and take place within the geographic area that Dial-A-Ride operates. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from excursions.

The staff to participant ratio ranges from 1:5 to 1:10, depending on the nature of the excursion. Participants who require assistance with personal care that is not otherwise provided through the excursion should bring their own support person.

PAIR membership is a prerequisite to register for excursions.

The festival features live bands, dance performances, community booths, and guest speakers!


Instructor:
PAIR Staff

Dates:
2/17/18

Days & Times:
Sa 12:00-1:30 PM

Ages:
18+ yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Registration Deadline: 2/1/17 Prerequisite: PAIR Membership

Excursions provide exciting opportunities for PAIR participants to explore the local community by attending events and visiting attractions throughout the year. Transportation will be arranged to and from the drop-off/pick-up location for participants who take Dial-A-Ride, so long as they register by the deadline. Drop-off/Pick-up: In front of Starbucks at Paseo Colorado Registration Deadline: Friday, August 11 For more information, contact Ali Everett at (626) 744-4782 or aeverett@cityofpasadena.net.

Instructor:
Maria Gonzales

Location:

To be determined


Dates:
Friday, August 25

Days & Times:
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM*

Ages:
18+

Fees:
Free


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A fun and festive night of musical performances, free refreshments, and a visit from Santa Clause!


Instructor:
PAIR Staff

Location:

To be determined


Dates:
12/1/17

Days & Times:
F 5:30-7:00 PM

Ages:
18+ yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Registration Deadline: : 11/17/17 Prerequisite: PAIR Membership Location: Pasadena City Hall

Cooperative Programs

In cooperation with the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department’s Adaptive Recreation Program, AbilityFirst provides a series of Friday Night Socials.This opportunity is open to participants of the Pioneer, Art, and Interact programs.

Interested persons can call Maria Gomez at

(626) 768-7024 at AbilityFirst in order to participate. A calendar of upcoming Friday Night Socials can be obtained by calling AbilityFirst or e-mailing them at mgomez@abilityfirst.org.


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MACH 1 is an equine assisted horsemanship and riding program designed for children and adults with various disabilities. The program is a PATH Intl (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Intl) Premier Accredited Center that abides by its standards of safety and practice. Fees are $35 for Pasadena residents and $40 for non-residents, with an initial evaluation before the lessons. The center is conveniently located at the Pasadena Equestrian Center in the Hahamongna Watershed Park, Pasadena. Volunteer opportunities are available to volunteers (we train) who assist by leading and side-walking the horses and students during lessons.

For more information, contact MACH 1 at (626) 695-2894 or joymach1@yahoo.com. Visit the MACH 1 website at www.moveachildhigher.org and the MACH 1 Facebook page to see what we're about.


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The Therapy & Teaching Pool strives to provide therapeutic aquatic programs to improve the health & functions of the entire community. This includes, but is not limited to, children & adults with functional impairments or pain that limits their ability to exercise on land or perform activities of daily living, and the rehabilitation of injured athletes of all ages. The pool is unique, specially designed, and staffed to assist patrons.

For more information visit www.rosebowlaquatics.com or call (626) 564-0330 ext.425.


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Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sports by providing free, year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities such as coaching, fundraising, community outreach, event planning, photography, officiating, and time keeping/scoring, to name a few. 

For more information, contact Eloise Crawford, Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Regional Director at (562) 502-1120 or ecrawford@sosc.org.


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