Pathways to Independence

Socialization, learning, self-advocacy, increase in self-confidence and esteem

Pathways to Independence supports the development of skills that positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities who seek greater independence and social success.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

200 S. Hanley Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

EasterSeals Midwest

From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We support over 5,000 children and adults with disabilities, empowering all to live, learn, work, play and advocate in our community.
Live: We provide a variety of individualized programs including Autism Services, Community Living Services, and therapy.
Work: We offer a variety of training and placement services that help people prepare for the workforce.
Learn: Our programs help children and adults learn basic functions and master skills needed to develop and thrive at all stages of life.
Play: We offer fun, supportive programs where children and adults can relax, connect with friends, and gain new experiences.
Act: Through volunteering, advocating, donating, and participating in events, we offer everyone an opportunity to be inspired and take action.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

11933 Westline Industrial Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

OASIS St. Louis

Sports & Fitness Hobbies/Interests Social Groups

OASIS promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement.  Our vision is to see that adults age 50 and older in St. Louis have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives. Together as friends, a large goups, consisting of individuals with developmental disabilities and volunteers, goes out and about in the St. Lousi area to enjoy community programs and develop new skills. Some of the programs enjoyed by this group include taking classes, attending ballgames, going fishing, watching performances at the Muny, visiting health fairs, and playing bingo.

Service Area: St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

Challenges Unlimited Social Club

AADD provides support to adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on those age 50 years and older in maintaining their independence and support them in continuing to be active members of their communities. Social Clubs is a large group socialization program that meets on Saturday nights and is open to adults age 21 and over with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City and County.  Activities include dances, bowling, movies, dining out, sports events, plays and musicals.  Challenges Unlimited is a group recreation program that meets after work and is open to adults age 21 and over with a developmental disability who reside in St. Louis City. Participants have the opportunity to participate in health and fitness classes, learn new skills, and attend community activities.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Adults
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

2385 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63139

LifeBridge Partnership

Sports Activities, Socialization, Day Camp

LifeBridge Partnership responds to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by impowering them through Recreation Therapy in their community. They provide a variety of events including physical fitness, shopping, bowling, eating out, swimming, day camps, break camps and movies. Our summer day camp serves youth through age 18, and up to age 21 if still in school.  

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

1187 Corporate Lake Dr.
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

Delta Gamma Center

GRAD Groups

Recreation & support group for school age youth to make friends and enjoy new experiences in the community. Groups meet one Saturday a month throughout the school year, and take an exciting summer challenge trip.

Service Area: St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1750 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63117

Leaps and Bounds

Therapeutic Early Intervention Services and Family Support
Leaps and Bounds is the premier pediatric therapy center in the St. Louis area specializing in Sensory Processing Disorders and Developmental Concerns. Leaps and Bounds is dedicated to helping children learn, grow, and develop to their fullest potential. We have an indoor gym with swings hanging from the ceiling, a trampoline, a rock wall and more that creates a one-of-a-kind, fun-filled experience for your child. We hold workshops and classes that combine fun with therapy.
Service Area: St. Charles County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Social Groups & Family Support
Ages Served: Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Inclusive

324 Jungermann Road
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Disabled Athlete Sports Association, DASA

Therapeutic Adapted Sport and Fitness Activities

Our programs introduce both youth through age 21 to adapted sports and fitness activities that promote physical fitness, self-confidence, family values, and a positive, team-building environment designed to encourage personal growth throughout all aspects of life. We serve people with physical and hearing disabilities.  We grow the sport and fitness ability of everyone from non-competitive athletes to paralympians.

Service Area: Missouri-Wide, St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1236 Jungermann Road, Ste. A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

St. Louis Arc

Sports, Recreation Activities, Social Groups, Adventures

The St. Louis Arc Leisure Services Dept. offers a variety of recreational and leisure programs for youth, teens and adults. Activities include individuals and team sports, leisure and socialization activities and respite. Through participation in St. Louis Arc’s programs, individuals are engaging in self-satisfying experiences that contribute to achieving a healthy leisure lifestyle.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Social Groups & Family Support, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Outdoor Adventures
Ages Served: All Ages
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

1177 North Warson Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

KEEN St. Louis - Kids Enjoying Exercise Now

Recreation, Fitness and Friendship

KEEN empowers youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.

Service Area: St. Charles County, St. Louis City, St. Louis County
Program Type: Agencies/Organizations, Recreation, Sports & Fitness
Ages Served: Teens, Youth
Season: Year Round
Inclusive Specialized or Both: Specialized

St. Louis, Missouri 63151