Special Populations

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Shining Star Sports League: The Shining Star Sports League is a wonderful developmental opportunity for your special needs child.  League activities focus on gross motor skills, fundamentals of each sport and socialization.  Children will enjoy both clinic style instruction and games in each season.  The league uses modified equipment, game play and rules to enhance the learning and play experience.  Each season is  a new sport: Fall – Soccer , Winter – Basketball ,  Spring – T/Ball, Baseball.

Arts-Open Studio: Our artists will use their skills in creating different projects that they can take home and share with friends and family. Exploring their creativity through multiple disciplines and media they can express themselves through art and design.

Adult Recreation Program:  A recreation program for individuals with special needs, ages 17 and up. Nightly activities include sports, game room and movie room. Scheduled activities will include life skills, arts & crafts, music, dancing, and martial arts (activities subject to change)

An I.E.P. is required for sports league and programs. For more information, please contact the Adaptive Recreation Coordinator at 973-535-7925 x 403; Email: adaptiverecreation@livingstonnj.org


Adaptive Recreation “Shadow” Program: The Adaptive Recreation Program provides trained volunteers to “shadow” children during most recreation programs. The shadows work as a team or individually with the specific needs of the child to help him or her participate  more comfortably within the parameters of the program. If you are interested in becoming a “shadow” or would like to volunteer to teach a workshop, fill out the application below and return to the SYLS department. Shadows are need throughout the year for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall programs. Training will be provided for all volunteers. For further information, contact the Adaptive Recreation Coordinator at 973-535-7925 x 403; Email: adaptiverecreation@livingstonnj.org.

Student Adaptive Recreation Shadow registration form

Adult Adaptive Recreation Shadow registration form 


After School Sports Program – For Children with Special Needs: A fun, relaxed after school sports and games program for children with special needs. No pre-registration required and non-residents are welcome. Program will begin Wednesday, October 8. For more information call Lauren Glassman at 973-535-7961.


Livingston Advisory Committee on Disabilities: Under the supervision of the Livingston Department of Health, Welfare and Human Services, the Committee on Disabilities serves both as an advisory board concerned with issues within the Township relating to persons with disabilities and ADA compliance and also provides periodic activities to the disabled community in town. Contact 973-535-7961 for more information about the committee and its programs.