Tag Archives: special needs activities

Freedom Waters

Sunday proved to be a beautiful day. A light breeze brought the heat down as Riley, Ronan and I met up with a gathering of special needs families called in by the amazing Debra Frenkel of Freedom Waters Foundation

Pumpkin Days



Functional Skills Class

Field Trip to Lakes Park for the Annual Fall Festival 2013.

Whispering Pines Clydesdales

Another special needs mom I know through Lee Schools: Parents As Mentors encouraged me to invite an amazing gentleman and his organization to visit Riley’s Functional Skills classroom.   I am grateful that she did.   Ken Craft kindly brought Tally of Whispering Pines Clydesdales to visit the five ESE classes of Rayma C. Page Elementary.  It was an amazing morning as I watched each childs’ elation grow with the interaction Tally afforded.


“SCHOOL DISTRICT” displayed across the caller ID screen.   This number may be permanently imprinted across my phone. 

Collier County Summer Camps and Activities for Students with Special Needs

This list is for informational purposes and is not an endorsement of any program.

2013 Summer Camps for Students with Special Needs

Our Riders Are Our Superheroes

Naples Equestrian Challenge

13th Annual Horse Show

April 6th and 7th, 2013

My Superhero is Riley!



Shenanigan’s on the Lake Regatta


Saturday, March 23, 2013

riley-300x245 Adaptive Sailing Regatta for Individuals with Disabilities

Sugden Regional Park, Naples, FL

Skippers Meeting 8:30 a.m.

Sailing 10- 12:30 pm


Sailing 1:00-3:30 pm

Awards Ceremony 4:00 pm

Dinner Party 5:30 pm.

$35 per Sailor (includes 3 meals, shirt and sailing) $15 per guest for meals

Hosted by Collier County Parks and Recreation

and Freedom Waters Foundation

For more information – Debra Frenkel, FWF 239-248-1120 or

Patricia Rosen – CCPR 239-580-9117

Look forward to seeing you there!

Lee County Summer Games Field Day

Yesterday proved quite cool and breezy for those of us accustomed to the Florida heat.  It was a beautiful day for Riley’s class to go on a field trip. 

Psychic Cruise

Come out and enjoy a wonderful, relaxing three hour cruise on the Naples Princess and get an accurate reading or readings by the gifted local psychics that will be on board.

11:00 am – 2:oo pm

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Family Cafe Wraps Up.

Riley, my mom and I returned home from The Family Cafe at the Hilton in Orlando with lots to think about.  Or cry about in Riley’s case; he did not enjoy the car one little bit.  Our own camera went camping with the cub scouts.

Follow this twitter link for images from Florida’s exceptional conference on disabilities, The Family Cafe: https://twitter.com/#!/TheFamilyCafe/media/grid.  While you’re at it, follow @TheFamilyCafe to join up next time around.

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