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.
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Riley Simonton joins Adaptive Recreation Opportunities for this winter/spring 2014 season as a fulltime intern studying Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. Riley is originally from Eagle, Colorado, which is a small mountain town about twenty minutes west of Vail. He grew up with a love of being outdoors and participating in health related activities. Through his ARO internship, Riley hopes to gain experiences working with people with disabilities and use this to aid his future studies in Speech and Language Pathology. We are excited to have Riley involved!
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: