Therapeutic Recreation

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The intent of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities, whether physical or intellectual. At CRPA our TR programs are designed to increase independence and improve quality of life through recreation and leisure for anyone with special needs.

We also encourage you and your family to participate not only in our TR programming but also everything CRPA has to offer as our programs are designed for all ages and abilities.

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Click Here To Register (12)For more information, contact Skyler Cox at or 770-924-7768.

How would you like to volunteer your time a great group of youth and adults with special needs? VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Please call 770-924-7768.

All program registration opens: August 1, 2022

Leisure Spectrum

Leisure Spectrum is an all-inclusive six-week program for those with special needs that involves weekly community outings. Activities may include bowling, laser tag, movies,
art, music, shopping, etc.

  • Session 1: October 4 – November 8
  • Session 2: January 3 - February 7
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Location: Drop off at The WREC
Ages: 15 years of age and older 
Cost: $145


Cooking for Independence    

Learn important cooking techniques ranging from easy food preparation to advanced kitchen skills. This is an all-inclusive, four-week course. Class is only on Thursdays.


  • Session 1: Thursday, September 15 and Thursday, September 19 (only two classes for $58/half price.)
  • Session 2: Thursday, October 6 - Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Session 3: Thursday, January 5 -Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Session 4: Thursday, February 2 - Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 5:00- 6:20 pm
Location: Drop off at The WREC
Ages: 11 years of age and older
Cost: $115 for the 4 week class 

Everybody Dance 

Get ready to move! A variety of rhythmic music will spur interaction and physical fitness through dance. This is an all-inclusive 4-week course with monthly registration. 

Date: Thursdays, September, October, November, December, January, February
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: The WREC
Ages: 11 years of age and older 

Cost: $36 


Workout Wednesdays

This workout class is encouraging and motivating for all abilities. Work all muscle groups with a variety of strengthening and conditioning exercises each week that will be adapted for everyone!

Date: Wednesdays, March, April, May, August
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Location: The WREC
Ages: 14 years of age and older 

Cost: $25

Leisure Roamers
Ice skating at The Mill on Etowah 

Date: Friday December 16, 2022
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30 pm 
Location: Drop off at The WREC
Ages: 16 years of age and older
Cost: $20

Leisure Roamers  Ice skating at The Mill on Etowah
Leisure Roamers
Galentine's night out! Dinner at Applebee’s and getting our nails done together!
Date: Friday February 3rd, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Drop off at The WREC
Ages: 16 years of age and older
Cost: $45
Galentines TR Feb3

Holiday Cooking 

Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with some holiday treats! 


  • Tuesday, November 15 - Thanksgiving Day treats
  • Thursday, December 8  - Christmas season with some holiday treats!  

Time: 5:00 pm- 6:20 pm
Location: The WREC
Ages: 11 years of age and older
Cost: $38
Contact: Skyler Cox,


Social Friends

Social friends meets to attend various community events, and get together for social activities. Age to attend depends on activity. Check back on our social media to stay up to date with events as they pop up.  

Special Events

Supper with Santa

*Santa goes sensory friendly! All families with children with special needs can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a more subdued and calm environment.*

Jolly Old St. Nick is visiting Cherokee County a little early and invites all the good girls and boys to a special “Supper with Santa” on Friday, December 2nd. "Supper with Santa" gives our special guests time with Santa himself, a delicious meal, music and holiday crafts. Supper includes two seating times, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

Two time slots:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm *Sensory-Friendly Time* 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: The Hickory Flat Gym
Cost: $25 per person

For all ages.

Contact: Skyler Cox,, Jessica Ascenzo, and Anna Leigh Nielsen,

Pre-Night to SHINE get together and bus ride to the dance!

Date: February 10, 2023
Time: TBD
Location: Drop off at The WREC
Ages:14 years of age and older
Contact: Skyler Cox,
Cost: $12

Registration is required and space is limited. Registration opens on August 1st. Participants can register through the Rec1 Online Service Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  1. Tue Nov. 1 - Wed Dec. 14

  2. Tue Nov. 1 - Mon Dec. 12

  3. Fri Dec. 2

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