Monday, July 27, 2020

Virtual programs and classes for children, teens and adults with disabilities

After I found out last week that the New York City Ballet was offering free virtual classes for children, teens and adults with disabilities, I decided to ask on the Love That Max Facebook page what other virtual programming people had heard of. Here, a list of places I've heard of; most of them are free If you know of other online programs or classes for children, teens and adults with disabilities, please share!

The New York City Ballet is offering free weekly Access Workshops via Zoom.  The ones on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM ET are for children ages 4 to 12 (click here to sign up); the ones on Tuesdays at 3PM ET are for teens and adults (click here to sign up). Each are taught by an NYCB dancer, and will take place through the week of August 17. 

Only Make Believe—a nonprofit that typically creates and performs interactive theatre for kids in hospitals, care facilities and special ed programming in New York City and Washington D.C.—is offering free online interactive theater. Click here to get started

The HSC Pediatric Center's program Kids in Action has a wide variety of online activities for kids—check their Facebook page here.

Spectrum Creative Arts is offering fee-based virtual music, art, dance and theater to students with special needs. You can submit a form here to get started. 

Steph "The Hammer" Hammerman is the world's first CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy. She is offering an adaptive focused class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. EST, for free until August 1 for people with CP, then launching a paid website with programming ($20 a month, unlimited). You can email her for more info at

Friendship Circle of Michigan offers Jewish-themed virtual programming for children with special needs. 

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) a nonprofit that offers free fitness programs to youth with disabilities, has free virtual programming through local branches in Chicago, Greater DC, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco and St. Louis. Click here to find a branch

Bridgewell Family Support Center has 30-to-45-minute daily classes for adults with disabilities that include dance, fitness, singing, stories, music, arts, crafts, yoga and show and tell. Program director Judith Doherty mentioned on the blog Facebook page that they welcome all ages and abilities in their groups. You can see the weekly calendar on this page (scroll down) and you can email her for Zoom log-in info at

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Children of all abilities are obsessed with this YouTube channel and its perky yoga instructor. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the mention of our program! We are thrilled to be able to deliver quality programming.


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