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 – Winter Games 2022
January 29 – 30, 2022
Ages: 8+

Due to Covid concerns, Carrollton Parks & Rec will not participate in the 2022 Special Olympics Winter Games in Marietta, GA. Instead, we will have a local tournament at East Carrollton Gym. All Special Olympics athletes must have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical and register with Carrollton Parks & Recreation. Athletes also must attend practices in order to compete at the state competition. New athletes may be asked not to travel on their first time participating.

Special Olympics Practices – Winter
October 20 – January 27
Ages: 8+

Lakeshore and East Carrollton Recreation Complexes
Athletes will practice skills needed to compete at the state level in the Special Olympics. Sports offered are gymnastics, basketball, and bowling.

Masters Basketball – Ages 22+
Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
East Carroll Gym

Senior Basketball – Ages 14-21
Wednesday 5-6pm
Lakeshore Gym

Gymnastics – Ages 8+
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
East Carroll Gym

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.


WPA Center
Students in self-contained classes, clients of the Carroll County Training Center, and Carrollton Therapeutics participants are invited to our Valentine’s Day Dance. We will eat snacks, dance, and give away door prizes.

Central High School
Spring Track Meet for students in self-contained classes at Carrollton City and Carroll County Schools.