Special Needs - Sorensdale Recreation Center

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The Sorensdale Recreation Center is a facility and program of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. The primary purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for people with an intellectual disability (i.e., developmental disabilities) to achieve greater independence. Programming focuses on abilities rather than disabilities and on a positive sense of self-worth. Individuals are encouraged to make choices and to take more control over their lives. A variety of educational, recreational, life skills, and community skills are offered. Program activities include functional math and literacy, computer skills, vocational training, communication skills, personal health and wellness, gardening, arts and crafts, woodshop, performing arts, and music. Life skills learned in the classroom are practiced in the community.

Criteria for program participants include Vendorization through the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), being 22 years old or older or being between the ages of 18 and 22 and possessing a high school diploma, having the ability to independently feed oneself and to independently toilet oneself, and having no recent history of physical aggression. An interview and application process must be completed before entry into the program. Please call for more information if interested in attending the program. 

Treasure Chest Thrift Shop

Find great bargains while helping to reuse, reduce, recycle and support our local Special Needs Program.  We also accept donations of gently used items Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Sorensdale Recreation Center, Room
  • 275 Goodwin Street, Hayward
  • Open Fridays from 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Call (510) 881-6778 for more information or directions.