The following programs are offered to children and adults who have an intellectual disability.  Students from self-contained special education classes or adults who have already graduated form special education classes are eligible to participate in all CPRD therapeutic programs.

State Special Olympics – Fall Games 2022
October 7 – 9, 2022
Ages: 8+

Fall 2022 Special Olympics will be in Valdosta, GA, October 7 – 9. Athletes will practice once a week for eight weeks prior to attending a State Games trip. Attendance is mandatory. Each athlete must have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical on file with the local coordinator and a Carrollton Parks and Rec release and waiver. Athletes may be asked not to travel their first time with the program. If you have any questions, please contact Candace at 770-834-1127 or ccline@carrollton-ga.gov

Special Olympics Practices – Fall
August 17 – October 5
Ages: 8+

East Carrollton Softball Fields and Bocce Courts
Athletes will practice skills needed to compete at the state level in the Special Olympics. Sports offered are softball skills, softball, and bocce.

Softball Skills, Ages 8 – 21
Wednesday / 5:15 – 6:15pm
East Carrollton Softball Field

Softball, Ages 16+
Wednesday / 5:15 – 6:15pm
East Carrollton Softball Field

Bocce, Ages 8 – 21
Wednesday / 5:15 – 6:15pm
East Carrollton Bocce Courts

Masters Bocce, Ages 22+
Wednesday / 2:30 – 3:30pm
East Carrollton Bocce Courts

State Special Olympics – Summer Games
May 27-29
Ages: 8+

Emory University
Athletes will practice once a week for eight weeks prior to attending a State Games trip. Attendance is mandatory. Each athlete must have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical on file with local coordinator and Carrollton Parks and Rec release and waiver. Athletes may be asked not to travel their first time with the program. If you have any questions, please contact Candace at 770-834-1127 or ccline@carrollton-ga.gov.

Summer Special Olympics Games Practices

East Carrollton Recreation Complex

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Ages 8+
Location: TBD
Date: TBD
Athletes will learn skills needed to compete at the state level in ribbon, hoop, ball, and clubs. Levels are determined based on age and ability level.

Soccer – Ages 8-14
East Carrollton Field
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00
Athletes will learn skills needed to compete at the state level in soccer. At practice, they will learn the rules of the game and how to be on a team with peers.

Flag Football – Ages 14+
East Carrollton Field
Wednesday, 5 – 6pm
Athletes will learn skills needed to compete at the state level in flag football.

Volleyball – Ages 22+
Location: East Carrollton Gym
Date: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
Athletes will learn skills needed to compete at the state level in volleyball.

Track – Ages 8+
Lakeshore Track
Date: TBD
Athletes will learn skills needed to compete at the state level in track and field events.

East Carrollton Recreation Center
Students in a self-contained special education classroom may come play on the trampoline, foam pit and obstacle course. There is a limited number of spaces available. If interested, please rsvp to Candace Cline at ccline@carrollton-ga.gov. Rules for play and a waiver will be given to all participants/guardians to sign.

WPA Center
A directed art lesson with a local art teacher. All supplies are provided. There are a limited number of spaces available. If interested, please rsvp to Candace Cline at ccline@carrollton-ga.gov.

Students in self-contained classes, clients of the Carroll County Training Center and Carrollton Therapeutics participants are invited to our Halloween Dance. We will eat snacks, dance and give away door prizes. Participants may wear a costume.

Girls and young women as well as young men who will serve as “companions” will build a number of skills learned in pageantry. Miss Sparkle allows participants from our local area to experience all aspects of a pageant. A sit-down lunch, pageant training and hair and makeup will lead to our main event where all participants will be crowned a princess, queen or Miss Congeniality of each age group. Join us for our 10th Annual Miss Sparkle.
$40 to register (includes two tickets for friends and family)
$5: Tickets

Athletes from Carrollton and Carroll County Schools will participate in a singles bowling tournament at Junction Lanes in Newnan. Athletes will register through their special education classroom.
Elementary Local Bowling
November 8
Jr. High/High School Local Bowling
November 10

East Carrollton Recreation Center
Students from Carrollton City and Carroll County Special Education Programs will enjoy a Christmas Party hosted by our local CIVITAN Club. There will be a DJ, tree decorating, lunch, a visit from Santa Claus and our students will sing Christmas carols. Participants will be registered through their Special Education classrooms.

WPA Center
Our annual Christmas Dance will be held at the WPA Center. Participants from all special education classes, Carroll County Training Center and anyone else registered with Carrollton Therapeutics are welcome. Snacks and drinks will be served. Door prizes will be given. You may wear Christmas attire or a tacky Christmas sweater.