The Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation

The Arya Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides need-based adaptive equipment to children with special needs in St. Louis.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Strength & Honor

Strength & Honor Camp Strength & Honor After School

Strength & Honor has started a FTC Robotics Team. We are looking for young people ages 12-18 to join the team. We have room for up to 20 participants so please contact us if you are interested. Our Summer Camp averages over 60 campers each week and reaching more than 80 a few weeks of the summer.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Ferguson Community Center
1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson MO

Sensory Story Times

St. Louis County Library

St. Louis County Library offers Sensory Story Time for families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program provides a welcoming environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. The program uses props, toys and tactile objects, to offer children a variety of ways to process the information being presented. In an effort to help kids feel more comfortable, SLCL also provides noise canceling head phones and blue light covers to mitigate sensory stimulation such as fluorescent lighting and loud noises.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Sensory Story Times

St. Louis City Library

Select St. Louis Public Library locations offer Sensory Storytimes. Designed for children ages 3-9, Sensory Storytimes are more interactive and provide built-in time for sensory play. Literacy-rich environments are essential to the development of all modes of language for children and public libraries help caregivers provide this exposure to all children from a young age. Sensory Storytimes include freedom of movement with more visual aids, action and sensory experiences. These Storytimes are also smaller, reducing the group size and noise level for those with sound sensitivity.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Social Groups
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Recreation Division

St Louis City Recreation Department

We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis.

Service Area: St. Louis City
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

Summer Camp Scholarships

Special Education Foundation

Camperships: Fun places, new activities, and smiling faces. SEF funds camp programs help to maintain educational momentum and progress for students with disabilities over the summer.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Overnight Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

SPARK/AMT Movement Class

Spark/AMT Dance & Movement

Each Spark/AMT class will consist of a warm up, short routines, movement across the floor, games, and tons of fun along the way! In addition to the program instructor, the class will be staffed with volunteers chosen by program instructor to assist hands on with the children to enhance their learning and experience in the program.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Summer, Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

12350 Old Halls Ferry Rd
Florissant MO 63033

Opera On The Go! (Sensory friendly)

Opera Theatre St Louis

Join Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for a fun, engaging 70 minutes of Movement and Stage Make-Up Workshops, both with audience participation, followed by an abbreviated performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious The Pirates of Penzance. The performance features current and former Gerdine Young Artists with piano accompaniment. It is recommended for students in grades 3-10 and is tailored for young people with sound sensitivities. A “quiet room” and pacing lanes will be available. Space is limited to 60 participants.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Arts & Education, Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

Sally S. Levy Opera Center
210 Hazel Avenue
St Louis MO 63119

I Can Ride Bike Camp

Lydia Cox I Can Ride Bike Camp

The Lydia Faith Cox Family Foundation values people by recognizing individual uniqueness and celebrating diversity. We focus on abilities rather than disabilities, as we work for the highest level of success for each camp participant. There are many factors that contribute to success: attendance, numbers served, percentage of children who can ride a 2 -wheel bike independently at the conclusion of camp and parent/guardian program feedback. On average, 80% of our camp participants can ride a typical two-wheel bike independently by the end of our 5-day program.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Summer
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

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South Technical High School

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy has been established and designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down syndrome. Explore our web site and learn about the reason for our program, the drills, the registration process and most importantly about the fun the participants will have when they attend our tennis academy.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Day Camps
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized