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Capital District Events

Hi-5 Sports: Basketball

Date of Event: Saturdays and Sundays
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Saturday Events:

Youth for Christ Adventure Center - Capital District

1544 Route 9 - Halfmoon, NY

(Across from Walmart, in with The Edge Rock Climbing)

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Sunday Events: 

Okte Elementary School Gym

1581 Crescent Road - Clifton Park, NY

(Exit 8 off the Northway)

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Hi-5 Sports presents Basketball Season beginning in December. Hi-5 Sports strives to provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunities to socialize, compete and exercise both their motor and life skills.

Basketball is offered for three skill levels including Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.

For information on each level, skills, dates and times click here to visit the Hi-5 sports website and to register.

Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday at Sky Zone

Date of Event: Second Sunday of each Month
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 11:00 AM


Sky Zone
50 Simmons Lane
Albany, NY 12204

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Event Cost: $9.99 if pre-registered
Contact Person: Phone: 518-417-3838

Sky Zone Trampoline Park presents Special Needs Sensory Friendly Sunday on the second Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $9.99 per hour with advance purchase, regular price for walk-ins.

Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of special jumpers. Additionally, Sky Zone will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs.

Please note that the first hour will be very low sensory with no music playing, however during the second hour there will be music playing due to other programming.

For more details or to reserve your jump time, visit

Transitions Mini-Camps

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2736 State highway 30
Mayfield, NY 12117

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Event Cost: $125/Weekend or $95/Single Day
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Transitions three day Mini-Camps are available for high school students and young adults with learning differences to become more independent and build confidence in living a fulfilled and productive life. Students will learn valuable skills and create lasting friendships, they will also get to know themselves on a deep level that helps them use their strengths to find their niche in life.

Camps will take place on the following dates:

  • May 19-21
  • July 14-16
  • Aug. 4-6
  • Oct. 7 (one day session)
  • Dec. 1-3

Mini-camps will take place at Transitions' facility in Upstate New York; the cost is $125 for a weekend or $95 for one-day camps, with an additional fee for overnight accommodations. For more information see the attached flyer below.

For questions and more information, click here,">email or call 518-775-5384

Transitions Mini-Camps - FLYER

Social Skills Through Art

Date of Event: Wednesdays: 6/26, 8/23, 9/27 & 10/18
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:15 PM


CREATE Community Studios
137 State Street
Schenectady 12305

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Event Cost: $20/Group
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C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios presents Social Skills Through Art on Wednesdays, June 21, Jul. 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Enhancing social skills awareness and good communication skills can be fun when done through engaging, active and creative projects in a group atmosphere. Focus is on team-building & problem-solving skills. Open to students, ages 9-13, who enjoy art, are verbal, and able to work in a small group atmosphere.

Pre-registration approval by calling 518-348-9290 or by email is required. The cost is $20 per group, if approved to join the group, registration may be done by clicking here.

Transitions Summer Immersion Experience & Adriondack Expressions Art Camp

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LF Header New-011.pngTransitions Summer Immersion Experience two or three week sessions are available to expand job readiness skills, learn to live with housemates, earn college credit, make lasting friendships and have fun. Transitions also offers Adirondack Expressions Art Camp for young adults ages 16 to 27 who have learning differences and want to learn about art. Students can choose to stay overnight at the camp or attend just for the day. For additional information click here or view the flyer below.

Summer Immersion Programs and the Adirondack Expressions Art Camp will begin on the following dates:

  • July 9, 2017
  • July 30, 2017

Summer Immersion Programs and the Adirondack Expressions Art Camp - FLYER

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