The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department provides equal and quality recreation for community members with disabiities. Adaptive Recreation Opportunities (ARO) strives to ensure that people with disabilities have the necessary Accommodations or support to participate in any recreation program at their highest level of independence. Specialized programming is also offered to increase opportunities and meet unique needs of individuals. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) oversees the creation of support for each person and the specialized program offerings made available. So what do you like to do? YOU CAN DO IT and ARO is here to help.
ARO provides unique services and classes to individuals of all ages and abilities. Exciting learning opportunities are available through interships and volunteering.
Planes, Trains, and Trucks! Free Event!
ARO's 20th Anniversary Celebration was a success and we are looking forward to a great 20th year!
Meet Sarah Olear!
Before moving to Fort Collins with her dog and pet rabbit, Sarah resided in central New York. While in NY, she attended graduate school for Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Education. In graduate school she worked with a variety of elementary school programs, college students, and cross cultural groups to teach inclusion and accessibility to students. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and loves animals. In her spare time Sarah loves backpacking, mountain biking, running, reading, and any outdoor activity she can do with her dog.
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The Adaptive Recreation Opportunities program provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through the following three basic service areas: