Sports, Habilitation, Art & Recreation Program

  • Art
  • Cooking
  • iPads
  • Games
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • AZ State Fair
  • Camping
  • Beep baseball
  • Bowling
  • Goalball 
  • and more!

How do I know if SHARP is right for my child?
We’ve established the following criteria for program participants:

  1. Have a visual impairment and receive services from a vision teacher.
  2. Are in school grades kindergarten– high school.
  3. Are predominantly independent (must be able to eat, toilet and dress themselves independently or with minimal assistance).
  4. Have an effective communication system (verbal, sign, augmentative) that they can use independently or with minimal assistance.
  5. Actively participate in a group setting without negatively impacting other group participants.
    Inappropriate behaviors include:
    - Running away
    - Kicking, hitting, pinching or biting
    - Displays of consistent defiant behavior (This includes, but is not limited to the following: constant refusal to stand in a line, constant refusal to participate in a variety of activities, constant refusal to abide classroom rules.
  6. Do not possess a serious medical problem that requires a nurse or qualified health aide for constant supervision.

SHARP is an adaptive recreation program designed for visually-impaired, children! This program is filled with a variety of activities to help develop hobbies, talents, friends and promote independence.

SHARP is held on Saturdays during the school year. Typically, program is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sometimes we have special activities and the times are different, make sure to refer to the monthly newsletter for program details.

Most activities are free. There is a fee for field trips/special events, but it is usually less than $20.