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TX-Houston

Places

Activity: Houston Zoo
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: $10-15
Notes: Houston has a great zoo, and it is really close to Texas Children’s Hospital. If you are looking for a fun reward after doctor appointments, its right around the corner.

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Places

Activity: American National Parks
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Free
Notes: If your child has disabilites, then they can qualify for an access pass for all National Parks and Recreation Areas! The benefits range from free admissions for them plus parents –up to 3 adults per pass- (children under 16 are always free), waiver of car fees at places that charge a car fee (like the Grand Canyon) and more.

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Activity: Boats
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Rent a canoe, paddle boat, or raft and float around area lakes/rivers

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Activity: Bowling
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check online for locations, hours, leagues, costs, etc

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Activity: Circus
Dates: Travels- check your local listings
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: $15-80
Notes: Some circuses offer special passes to get kids in early to see the animals up close. Be sure to check out seating and accessibility before you go. Being that the circus travels, they arent always super accessible.

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Activity: Farmers Markets
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Farmers markets are more than just food. Usually you can find music, face painting, petting zoos and all kinds of things. A great way to get outside and enjoy what your community has to offer.

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Activity: Fun Parks
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: You can find many all inclusive fun parks all over town. Most will have some food, video games, putt-putt. Then others will have laser tag, climbing walls, go carts, etc. Can be pricy, but plenty of things to do

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Activity: Hike & Bike
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Most areas have some sort of hike and bike trails for all levels of expertise. If going with kids, I suggest trying it without them first, then decide for your child if you think the ride is appropriate.

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Activity: Home Depot – Kids Workshop
Dates: Open All Year
Times: First Saturday each month 9:am-12:pm
Cost: Free
Notes: (Ages 5-12) Check online, or your local store to see this months project.

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Activity: Ice Skating
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check online for locations, hours, costs, etc

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Activity: Inflatable Fun
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: You can search for inflatable fun and find many all over town. These are great for parties, or to just burn off some extra energy

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Activity: Lakeshore Arts & Crafts
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Every Saturday 11:am-3:pm
Cost: Free
Notes: Different craft each week, check online to see this weeks craft

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Activity: Movies
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Go to the movies. If you are on a budget, many areas offer discount theaters or discount viewing times.

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Activity: Putt Putt
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check online for locations, hours, costs, etc

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Activity: Roller Skating
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check online for locations, hours, costs, etc

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Activity: StoryTimes
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for your local library and/or bookstores reading schedule
Cost: usually free
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Activity: YMCA
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check out your local YMCA. You can spend the day swimming or take one of the many classes they offer. You can download a free day pass here, or link to the Austin YMCA website.

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Activity: Zoo
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Some zoos offer tickets that will get you in before it gets crowded and hot. The animals are usually really active in the mornings as well.

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Fall/Winter

Activity: Haunted House
Dates: Halloween
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Lots of haunted houses in most areas. Be sure it is not too scary before going with little ones. Churches often have kid friendly haunted houses with fall festivals.

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Activity: Santa Clause
Dates: Winter Holidays
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check your local mall, or city page for Santas schedule. Usually starts on Black Friday. A lot of areas offer “Sensitive Santa”. Sensitive Santa is offered calmer, controled environments and is designed to offer kids with special needs a way to visit Santa.

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Activity: Autism on the Sea
Dates: Check Online
Times: Offers a variety of 3-7 day cruise packages
Cost: $15-25 extra per day for special needs services
Notes: This is a service that can be requested on many cruises. The service will provide the special needs individual with a variety of accommodations to make cruising an option for most abilities.

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Activity: Vacation Ideas
Dates: Anytime
Times: Anytime
Cost: Varies
Notes: Plan your getaway and get ready to travel. There are many fun family vacation options waiting for you and your family. Parenting Special Needs Magazine has put together a list of seven special vacation spots with the resources you’ll need to plan your getaway.

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Summer

Activity: Apple Retail Store- Camp
Dates: Summer sessions
Times: varies
Cost: Free
Notes: They offer these mini camps every summer at various locations around the US. They have been great to our daughter who has multiple needs. They let parents stay in the store, so there is no concern about your child’s needs not being taken care of.

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Activity: Movie Clubs
Dates: Theaters open all year, movie clubs during the summer
Times: Check your local theater for summer programs and schedules
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes:

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Activity: Outdoor Movies and Music
Dates: Summer
Times: Check Online for Outdoor Summer Activities in your area- parks, pools, and community areas
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes:

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Activity: Splash Pads
Dates: Summer mainly, some stay open all year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: If you want a way to cool off, but you dont want to get in a pool, check out your areas splash pads.

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Activity: Swimming Holes
Dates: Many open all year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: In addition to swimming pools (neiborhood, public, etc) there are also many great swimming holes. Swimming holes can offer a way to cool off while enjoying nature.

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Stay@Home

Activity: Arts and Craft
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: Depends on the project
Notes: Craft stores always have craft ideas and supplies on sale. Check your local Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, or other favorite craft store for ideas. Texas School for the Blind put together a wonderful list of at home ideas. The ideas in the attachment are designed for visually impaired, but are great for all kids. You can get the file, or link to TSB directly.

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Activity: Boardgames
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: A perfect way to keep restless kids busy on those days just too hot to go outside. Its fun and easy to make your own boardgame too. I love to get colorful calendars when they go on sale. Cut out the images from a calendar to have a ready made theme for your game.

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Activity: Build a fort
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: Pull out the old sheets & blankets, go as big and as eleborate as you can.

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Activity: cooking/baking
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: Depends on the menu
Notes: There are lots of safe, easy recipe ideas for kids in the kitchen, check online or most home magazines. You can find childrens books with recipes in any bookstore or library.

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Activity: Kites
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: Cost of kite or materials
Notes: Not only is flying a kite fun, but it can be a great art project too

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Activity: Lemonaid stand
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: Cost of materials, but you can make it back in sales
Notes: No one said it has to be lemonaid, sell anything you want. Drinks, food, crafts, what ever you are in to.

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Activity: play groups
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: Call up your friends with kids, make friends in your kids school, daycare, doctors waiting room, there are so many places you can build a good playgroup for your child.

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Activity: Play tag, hide-n-seek, or other back yard game
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: A great way to burn off some energy while mom/dad cook dinner

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Activity: Pool/playground
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: If your neighborhood does not have either ask a friend or family member that does.

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Activity: Read
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: Depends on reading selection
Notes: Grab a good book or magazine and get lost for a little while. Its fun to make your own stories too.

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Activity: Take a walk
Dates: Anyday
Times: Anytime
Cost: 0
Notes: You can add some fun to your walk by making a “I Spy” check list before you leave. The kids have fun searching for items on the list (red car, white dog, etc).

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TX-Austin

Places

Activity: Austin Aquarium
Dates: Open most days, check online for full schedule
Times: Check online
Cost: $10-15
Notes: The annual pass is a great deal if you intend on going a few times

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Activity: Austin Area YMCA
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Varies on type of pass/membership
Notes: The YMCA is a great place to go for fun, education, working out, and so much more. Most Y’s have family activities as well as individual for all ages and interest. Download the brochure for a free day pass.

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Activity: Austin Childrens Museum
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Sun 12:00-5:00,Tue-Sat 10:00-5:00
Cost: $4.50/6.50
Notes: Under 3 Only Mon 9:00-12:00,Wed PM 5:00-8:00 Community Night, Sunday 4:00-5:00 Free. Lots of special programs- Check online for details

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Activity: Bob Bullock Texas History Museum
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Mon-Sat 9:am-6:pm, Sun 12:pm-6:pm
Cost: $6/9
Notes: IMAX listings & times available online

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Activity: Caf Monet
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Sun-Mon 12:pm-6:pm, Tues-Thurs 11:am-8:pm, Fri-Sat 11:am-9:pm
Cost: $13 & up (includes everything)
Notes:

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Activity: Central Market
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online
Cost: $35
Notes: Kids Cooking classes

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Activity: Congress Bat Bridge
Dates: Mar-Nov
Times: Before sunset
Cost: Free (or tour boats $5/10)
Notes:

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Activity: Dining with kids
Dates: Any
Times: Check locations for hours
Cost: varies on location
Notes: Top 50 kid Austin area kid friendly eateries compiled by FreeFuninAustin.com

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Activity: Dinosaur Park
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $6
Notes:

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Activity: Flix Brewhouse
Dates: Open most days
Times: Check online schedule for movie times
Cost: $7-10
Notes: Located in Hesters Crossing in Round Rock

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Activity: Hike and Bike Trails
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Trails are usually free, you may have to pay to park
Notes: Central Texas has great trails for hiking and biking. The trails can vary from easy to challenging. There is most likely a trail to fit your hiking or biking skill level.

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Activity: Inner Space Caverns
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $10/20
Notes:

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Activity: Kaleidoscope Toys
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: Day activities range $5-10
Notes: When you call to reserve your spot be sure to let them know about any special needs- they will be more than happy to try and accomodate all that they can.

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Activity: Kiddie Acres
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $1.95/ticket
Notes: carousel, boats, airplane, jeeps, ferris wheel (1 ticket), ponies (3 tickets), train (2 tickets). Kids 10 & under

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Activity: Kite Fest
Dates: March
Times: All Day
Cost: Free to watch
Notes: Be sure and check out Kite Fest – the nation’s oldest kite festival.

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Activity: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Mon-Sun 9:am-5:30pm
Cost: $3/8
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Activity: Nutty Brown – Kids Night
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Tuesdays 6:pm-8:pm
Cost: 99 Kids Meals
Notes: music, puppets, balloons, moonwalk- check online for performer details

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Activity: Pioneer Farms
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Fri-Sun 10:00-5:00
Cost: $6/8
Notes:

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Activity: Republic Square Movies in the Park
Dates: Check online for details
Times: After sunset
Cost: Free
Notes: Come out and enjoy a movie in the park. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park.

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Activity: Scottish Rite Childrens Theater
Dates: Open All Year
Times: See Schedule Online
Cost: $4-12
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Activity: Sweet Berry Farms
Dates: Open During Harvest Spring (March-June) Fall (September-November)
Times: 8:30 to 5:30 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Saturday;
Cost: Depends on the crop – check online for full details.
Notes: Hayrides, Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train, the Texas Maze, Kid Maze, Sand Art, Horse Rides, Stuff A Scarecrow, Face painting, Pumpkin Painting, the Pumpkin Grille, Cut u’r own flowers and of course … tons of pumpkins and gourds to choose from.

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Activity: Toybrary
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: Membership rates depend on terms
Notes: Barrow toys instead of buying them, great for play groups as well

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Activity: UT Sports
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Check online
Notes: There are lots of different sporting activities open to the public at UT. Depending on the sport, venue, and opponent prices can vary. Check online to find a sport that interest you.

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Activity: Volente Beach
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $15/20
Notes:

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Activity: Zilker Park
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Check download or online for specific details, too many to list

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Summer

Activity: Blues on the Green
Dates: Every other Wednesday Late May-Early August
Times: 7:30PM
Cost: Free
Notes: KGSR’s free summer concert series. Fun for the whole family.

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Activity: Camps
Dates: Summer
Times: Check with your camp, some are overnight, some are day camps
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Summer camps are a great way to keep the kids busy while out of school. There are a few camps designed for kids with special needs as well. Check out your local camps and hopefully there is one to meet your childs interest, ability and schedule.

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Activity: Children’s Day Art Park
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Mornings
Cost: 50 cents per child
Notes: For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can experience the magic of the arts at Children’s Day Art Park. This exciting summer program features local musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes and crafts people. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, see a Ballet Folklorico, hear a Latin jazz band, follow a real Pied Piper along the Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree and try their hands at different art projects under the Art Tent.

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Activity: City/Neighborhood Pools
Dates: Summer (usually at least Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Times: Check locations for hours
Cost: varies on location
Notes: A lot of newer pools now include beach access and other accessible features.

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Activity: Deep Eddy Splash Movie Series
Dates: May-July Saturdays
Times: After sunset
Cost: Free – $3
Notes: Movies at Deep Eddy are a long standing tradition dating back to the 1940’s. Today’s series has been gaining popularity since its inception in 2005. Fortunately, Blue Moon Cinemas partnership with the City of Austin has helped enhance the event further with their state-of-the-art outdoor cinema system delivering incredible sound and a crisp image on a giant 20’ x 11’ inflatable screen.

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Activity: July 4th Celebration
Dates: July 4th
Times: All Day
Cost: Free
Notes: Independence Day festivities will begin with free watermelon at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park. Next, skydivers will fly into the festivities; then guests will enjoy music from the Austin Symphonic Band, fireworks then a Movies in the Park featuring Captain America.

The event also features a pepper eating contest, vendor booths, Sertoma Rubber Duck Races and full-scale carnival rides!

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Activity: Movies in the Park – Old Settlers
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Free
Notes: Round Rock Parks and Recreation presents FREE Movies in the Park events at Main Street Plaza and Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy these free family events.

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Activity: Round Rock Express
Dates: Open All Year
Times: See Schedule Online
Cost: $6/16
Notes: Friday night games are followed by fireworks. Check online to see if there is a special promotion (bobble head night, bat day, etc).

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Activity: Sno Cones
Dates: All year, best on hot days though
Times: Check each location for hours, address, etc
Cost: $1-4 each typically
Notes: See the attached file for a list of local sno cones places, and what makes each one special.

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Activity: Splash Pads
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Usually free
Notes: Splash pads are a great way to cool off and have some fun. A lot of younger kids that may not be ready to swim yet really love to play in the splash pad areas. Check the attached brochure for more info.

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Activity: Stonewall Peach Jamboree
Dates: 3rd Weekend in June
Times: All weekend
Cost: Free
Notes: includes rodeo, dances, parade, and more

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Activity: Swimming Holes
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Check online
Notes: Pools are great, but every now and then you may want a change. There are lots of rivers, lakes, springs, etc. around town. Check the brochure for more details.

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Fall/Winter

Activity: Barton Creek Holiday Lights & Ice
Dates: Winter Holidays
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Austins only outdoor ice skating rink, as well as lots of additional holiday related fun.

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Activity: Boo at the Zoo
Dates: Halloween
Times: Check online for details
Cost:
Notes: Wear a costume and see the animals at night.

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Activity: Dog Show
Dates: Last weekend in Oct
Times: Open @8:am
Cost: Free
Notes:

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Activity: FireFest
Dates: October
Times: Friday 5:pm-10:pm, Saturday 8:am-10:pm
Cost: Free
Notes: music, food, activities, dance, bull riding, and fireman competition. Benefits local Fire Dept.

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Activity: Live in the Ballpark
Dates: Fall
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes:

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Activity: Road Races
Dates: Fall- Cooler months
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Check online
Notes: Road Races can be short walks (less than a mile), 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, triathlons and even iron man competitions. The races usually offer some sort of activity for the fans, games, booths, etc. Often there are mini races for kids as well. A lot of races have competition categories for wheelchairs and/or other special needs. One other great thing about road races is that they usually benefit some sort of non-profit (commonly one that supports the special needs community).

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Activity: Round Rock- Fall Fun Fest
Dates: Halloween
Times: 9:am-11:30am
Cost: Free
Notes: games, stories, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers

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Activity: Special Needs Holiday Party – Casey’s Christmas
Dates: Check online for date and times (usually early December)
Times:
Cost: Free
Notes: Each year (since 2012) Casey’s Circle hosts a special needs holiday party. This event is free and open to all children with special needs and their families. Registration is required (click on title link to access registration page).

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Activity: Texas Science and Engineering Festival
Dates: November
Times: weekends 10:am-5:pm
Cost: Free
Notes:

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Activity: The Hound Hunt
Dates: September
Times: Saturday afternoon
Cost: $10 per team (2-4 people up to 4 dogs)
Notes: Dogs not required- Scavenger Hunt

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Activity: Trail of Lights
Dates: Winter Holidays
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Check Online for Details
Notes: Buda 12/14-12/21. Rumor has it Zilker may bring it back this year.

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SNSpecific

Activity: Austin Blades – Sled Hockey
Dates: Check online for practice and game schedule
Times: check online
Cost: Unknown
Notes: The Blades are an adult team, but they also have a youth team for kids with disabilities.

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Activity: Bravo Team For Kids with Physical Disabilities Ages 3-13
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Free
Notes: This free class is open to kids with a wide range of physical abilities. Students will enjoy doing bars, beam, vault, floor, and air trak. Physical Therapists from Growing Places Therapy Services will be on site to ensure safety. Participants must contact Info@KimsGym.com before the class begins to confirm that there is space in the class and to obtain a medical release form. For more information, contact Champions Academy at (512) 826-8015 or info@KimsGym.com. Meets in Gymnasium.

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Activity: Casey’s Circle – Friends
Dates: Check online for upcoming events
Times:
Cost: Free
Notes: Join Casey’s Friends to get email updates on all of the special needs events and parent groups Casey’s Circle is hosting. This included holiday parties, movies, parent education and more.

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Activity: CPATH/CPals
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: Varied on activity
Notes: CPATH hosts a program called CPals that coordinates get togethers for children with Cerebral Palsy in the Austin area. See comments for link to CPals FB page.

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Activity: Dream a Dream Hippotherapy
Dates: check online for details
Times: check online for details
Cost: Call for prices
Notes: DADTH understands that raising and/or caring for a child or adult faced with a disability may create a need for financial assistance. Participants are accepted into our programs based on their therapeutic need not their financial means. We have gene

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Activity: ERCT Hippotherapy
Dates: check online for details
Times: check online for details
Cost: Camps run about $300 per week for 3-4 hours each day
Notes: Lisa and her volunteers were wonderful with our children! I highly recommend ERCT for therapeutic riding

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Activity: Exceptional Saturdays
Dates: Every Saturday
Times: 10am
Cost: free
Notes: A musical jam session for all special needs

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Activity: Hawiian Falls Water Park
Dates: Typically there will be a day early in the season and a second day late in the season
Times: Check online
Cost: SN Free $5 for each family member
Notes: After the general admission is let in it can get a little less than SN friendly

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Activity: Legacy of Hope
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Free
Notes: Dance (2Dance2Dream), Respite (2Night2Dream), Tutoring (2Learn2Dream) services for special needs kids. No cost to families. Coming soon- art, music, and counseling

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Activity: Mt Playmore
Dates: 3rd Saturday of each month
Times: 9-10am
Cost: $0-10
Notes: Every third Saturday, we open an hour early from 9am-10am to families of children with special needs! This will provide families with a lower level of stimulus to play comfortably for the hour. We turn off all the sound and music in our arcade to hel

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Activity: One World Karate
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: $70-200 per month (depending on class)
Notes: Their logo is Martial arts for EVERYONE. This is a great inclusive program that works well with special needs. They are actually located in a therapy gym.

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Activity: Open My World Hippotherapy
Dates: check online for details
Times: check online for details
Cost: Call for prices
Notes: Unlike many centers, the sessions do not solely take place in an arena setting. Students ride on the center’s “sensory trail” which winds through large oak trees and differing terrains and a number of bridges. Real and artificial wildlife along the t

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Activity: Play for All
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Check Online for Daily Schedule
Cost: Free
Notes: Adapted playground. Great for all kids.

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Activity: Roads of Connection Music Therapy
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: $40/hr
Notes: Music therapy is a great way to let out kids express themselves. It provides so many benefits as well. Danielle has a lot of experience with kids with special needs and really works with their ability and likes.

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Activity: ROCK Hippotherapy
Dates: check online for details
Times: check online for details
Cost: $85/45 minutes
Notes: Ride On Center for Kids provides equine-assisted therapies and activities to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. R.O.C.K. clients range from 2 – 88 years old and see improvement in most aspects of their

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Activity: Round Rock Parks and Rec
Dates: Check online
Times: Check online
Cost: varies
Notes: Many programs are free, but some do have fees. RR PARD offers dances, trunk-or-treat, camps, fitness program, adapted sports and much more for the special needs community

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Activity: Special Needs Aquatics Program – SNAP
Dates: Check online for schedules
Times: Check online for details
Cost: Check online
Notes: At the Y, we strive to be inclusive and to provide programs for all kids. Our SNAP – Special Needs Adaptive Programs – provide opportunities for fun and physical activity for youth and teens with special needs. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned athlete, or just want to have fun, we encourage you to explore our special needs sports programs.

Originally offered just water, now includes fitness, dance, gymnastics and camps for special needs as well as para athlete training.

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Activity: Tap-N-Toe School of Dance
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Special Needs Dance Class on Mondays 5:30PM
Cost: free
Notes: $40 covers weekly dance classes, any cost for costumes, equipments, etc may be extra. There is a PT that helps with the direction.

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Activity: Yes! Crusaders Class
Dates: check online for details
Times: check online for details
Cost: Call for prices
Notes: “Yes! Crusaders Class” is for older kids with special needs. It gives them opportunity to move around and get activity at a gym. It is on Monday & Wednesdays at 330pm and 630pm. You can try one class for free!

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Activity: Zach Theater Accessible Shows
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of run (check online for full details)
Times: Check online
Cost: check online
Notes: Sign Interpreted and Open Captioned performances for Mainstage productions are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each run, unless otherwise noted. Please contact the Box Office for tickets.

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TX-Dallas/FortWorth

Places

Activity: Six Flags
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $35/55
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TX-SanAntonio

Places

Activity: Aquarena Springs
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $6/9
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Activity: Fiesta Texas
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $40/55
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Activity: San Antonio Zoo
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Everyday 9:am-5:pm
Cost: $8/11
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Activity: Schlitterbaun
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $55/63
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Activity: Sea World
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $50/60
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Activity: Wonderworld
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: $9/20
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SNSpecific

Activity: Monarch Academy
Dates: August-May
Times: 8:45-3:45
Cost: Apx. $14,000 per school year
Notes: Just opened August 2011. Currently 6th grade through age 18. They hope to open to more ages soon. Currently August-May, but the plan is to soon go to a year round program.

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Activity: Morgans Wonderland and Waterpark
Dates: Open All Year
Times: Seasonal Schedule-Check online
Cost: Free for special needs $10/15 general admit
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