Adaptive Recreation

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation has continued to think creatively for new opportunities to connect with our community, including new activities for our Adaptive Recreation program!

Adaptive Recreation offers programs and activities designed to meet the neurodiversity needs of individuals who have developmental delays, cognitive impairments, physical impairments, or autism. All our programs through Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department are inclusive and we welcome anyone to enjoy all that is offered!

The sports and activities you find within the Adaptive Recreation program are specialized to meet the community integration, social, and recreation needs of residents and non-residents who are looking for non-inclusive opportunities.

This program is created by certified therapeutic recreation specialist who understands the medical, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of those looking for community integration opportunities. 

We are bringing you innovative ways to stay engaged safely through many different programs! Make sure to visit our registration page here to sign up and check out the Sterling Special for full program descriptions!


  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Bowling
  • Monthly Themed Events (Dance/Game Night)
  • Art Classes
  • Theater
  • Virtual Cooking
  • In Real Life (Friendship and proper socialization in your 20s)
  • Adaptive Summer Amped Up program - CI Senior, CI Junior, POHI, ASD

Sterling Special Newsletter

This seasonal guide promotes the upcoming events in our area for residents of all ages.
Adaptive Rec Summer NewsletterThe Adaptive Recreation Registration form can be found here.