Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation (Previously referred as Special Needs Program) is designed to meet the recreational, social, and physical needs of individuals with disabilities. Our activities and events have an emphasis on quality programming, inclusion, and skill building. The trained staff at the City of Carson are focused on improving the quality of life for all participants in an enjoyable and safe environment.

National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Veterans SportsComplex and Carson Park
March 23 - 25, 2018
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5K Autism Awareness Run/Walk
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Registration: $15, Deadline: 3/17/2018
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Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745

Registration is required for all programs, for more information please contact:
Jason Wong
Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
(310) 835-0212 x1465

Eileen Malumaleumu
Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Coordinator
(310) 835-0212 x1470
Programs and Activitiess

This program offers the fundamentals of bowling in a competitive, yet sportsman-like environment. It usually is a sanctioned league that meets on Saturday mornings. The fee includes shoe rental and a bowling ball. Teammates can encourage one another as each participant tries to improve their score. Three games are played, with an awards luncheon at the end of the season.

Dances Dances are scheduled for socialization and the development of new friendships. Refreshments are served, and occasionally a band or disc jockey is scheduled to make the evening more enjoyable.
Special Games Special games create a competitive atmosphere for participants to run and engage in non-competitive activity for the mentally and physically challenged population. The university provides free lunch and a specially designed T-shirt for each participant. Many of the games are played at Loyola Marymount University and USC.
Sports & Special Olympics (Seasonal) The sports program offers participation and experience in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports. The goal of this program is to prepare each participant for the Special Olympics competition. Training is provided in track and field, volleyball, softball, basketball, standing and running long jump, and distant softball throw. Other non-competitive sports are water aerobics, walking club and lawn games.
Referral Services Information and referral services are provided to clients and family members who have questions and concerns regarding health, independence support, employment, transportation and emotional support.
Autism Advocates In Action Support Group This group serves the autism community and other disabilities in the special needs community by providing information, facilitating communication and coordinating services. We are here to empower, educate and advocate by supporting you while raising public awareness through us. All meetings will be held at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center.


City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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