Recreational Programs

ALLTERNATIVE GYM  – Dallas, GA – – 678-945-4662
Allternative Gym is the pioneer in strength training while utilizing the Adeli Suit. Allternative Gym customizes each exercise routine to fit the individual’s specific needs and goals. They offer fitness classes to children and adults with developmental disabilities and related conditions (brain injury). We offer Hyperbaric Oxygen therapies.  Work with Pediatrics, Teens and Adults.

SHEPHERD CENTER – Therapeutic Recreation Services – Atlanta, GA  –  404-350-7375
Researchers have identified that involvement in recreation activities provides many benefits, some of which include increased physical fitness, increased self-confidence and increased social interaction. Research shows that productive and positive use of recreation time for someone with a disability is not only desirable, it is imperative. Attitude and activity strongly affect a person’s health and well-being. Involvement in positive and meaningful recreation activities assists with decreasing medical complications and the need for further medical intervention and /or hospitalization, and it is one of the best ways to adjust to lifestyle changes caused by a disability.  Atlanta, GA

Students grades 1-12 attending school in the district. Programs vary from art, aquatics, dance, fitness, therapeutics, bowling.  Contact or visit website for details.

BEATS – Bethany’s Equine & Aquatic Therapy Services, Inc. – – 678-494-6616
Children programs include Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding and Aquatics. Barn is in Canton. Aquatics currently looking for facility.  Private Pay, Scholarship available.


Call  – 706-201-6763

The Athens Classic City Pilot Club began this group in 1991 for individuals with brain/head injury who are more independent. No walkins are allowed. For safety reason, they ask for a referral which could be a doctor, family member, teacher or other person acquainted with the individual. They meet at the Masonic Lodge at 386 Research Drive in Athens, Conference room , one Sunday a month from 2-4.  There are 3 or more Pilot Club members that supervise and provide refreshments. Activities include bingo with prizes, annual Christmas party, annual picnic, anniversary celebration. There are computers to help members work on memory retention, dexterity, math skills, problem-solving and written communication.

HOPE AND DREAMS RIDING FACILITY – Quitman, GA – 229-263-4773
Hopes and Dreams Riding Facility – A dedicated and Loving Facility for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Active Duty Personnel and others with a brain injury. Visit our website to learn about our facility and what we do to help. Free!