• Community Organizations, Activities, and Events for Students with Special Needs

     
    Disclaimer: Midway ISD highly encourages a healthy lifestyle and environment for all students. It can be helpful for students with special needs to participate in physical exercise, interact socially and for parents to have a network of support. Therefore the following list of local organizations, activities and links is maintained as a helpful tool for parent research and information, but not as a specific recommendation from Midway ISD. The District does not investigate nor evaluate these organizations as activities.  
     
    Boy Scouts Troop #6008 (Troop Ability)
    • Who: middle and high school males with special needs
    • When: Spring 2016
    • Where: TBA  
    • Notes: For more information, contact the troop at troopability@gmail.com or 214.766.3260
    Buddy Up Tennis
    • Who: students and young adults with special needs
    • When: Saturdays at 1 PM
    • Where: Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center
    • Notes: For more information, click here for flier.  
    OSO Musical!: Music Enrichment Classes by Baylor School of Music
    Fitness Infinitus Martial Arts
    • Who: school-age children with special needs
    • When: class times vary
    • Where: 116 Ava Dr. (off of Panther Way) in Hewitt
    • Notes: For more information, contact the organization at 254.548.9386
    HOT Cheer & Dance Special Needs Cheer Team
    • Who: School-age children with special needs
    • When: Class times vary
    • Where: Heart of Texas Cheer & Dance
    • Notes: For more information, contact Cindy Herbst at cindyherbst@heartoftexascheer.com
    Challenger Little League
    • Who: School-age children with special needs
    • When: Tryouts generally in March; games on Tuesday or Thursday evenings depending on team schedules, and Saturday mornings, in April and May
    • Where: Challenger Little League Field (Lake Air Little League Fields)
    • Notes:  For more information, see the below flier or contact Colleen Ostrum at coleen_ostrum@baylor.edu
    Annual Play Day at Peaceable Kingdom
    • Who: Children with special needs
    • When: Generally in May
    • Where: Peaceable Kingdom Retreat Center at 19051 FM 2484 in Killeen, 76542
    • For information, contact the organization at 254.554.5555
    Arc of McLennan County After-School Care
    • School-age children with special needs attending school in Waco, Connally, or Midway ISD
    • When: Following school calendars
    • Where: 1300 Austin Ave. in Waco
    • Notes: $25 registration + $50/week for Arc members or $60/for nonmembers ($20 Arc annual membership dues may be paid at registration). For enrollment packet, contact the Arc at 254.756.7491
    Arc of McLennan County Teen & Young Adult Social Group
    • Who: Teens and young adults with special needs
    • When: Second Saturdays
    • Where: TBA
    • Notes: For information and to register, contact The Arc at 254.756.7491
    InKidAble Respite care for Families of Children with Special Needs
    • Who: Children with special needs
    • When: Fourth Saturdays, 1-5 PM
    • Where: Crestview Church of Christ: 7129 Delhi in Waco
    • Notes: For information, visit www.specialchildren.org or Contact Melinda Bell at wacorespite@special-children.org 
    Social Skills Groups by Baylor Autism Resource Center
    • Who: School-age children with autism spectrum disorder or other social skills deficits
    • When: Ongoing; at the start of each fall and spring semester; age groups are determined by interest of potential participants
    • Where: Baylor Tower Building at 801 Washington Ave.in Waco
    • Notes: For information, contact the BARC at 254.710.2470
    Adaptive Aquatics Swim Instruction
    • Who: Individuals with special needs
    • When: Four weekly lessons, delivered on an individualized schedule ($10 per child for YMCA members/$25 per child for non-members for 4-lesson cycle)
    • Where: Doris Miller YMCA or Family YMCA in Waco
    • Notes: For information, contact Chris Bernard at chris.bernard@ymcaofcentraltexas.org or 254.405.3764 
    HOT Kids Bowling Group
    •  Who: Children with special needs
    • When: Saturdays at 10 am and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm ($6 for shoes and two games)
    • Where: AMF Lanes at 4565 W. Waco Dr. in Waco
    • Notes: For information, contact Anita Karney at 214.766.3260