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IDD activities are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Hays Recreation Commission Programs.  The IDD Section develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of recreation and leisure programs and special events to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs are designed to develop, enhance, and/or maintain leisure skills, motor skills, socialization, and overall well-being as well as to promote fun and enjoyment.

 
We look forward to working with IDD individuals more and making this program grow!
 
To participate in these activities, a person must:
-be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities
-have a significant learning or vocational difficulty
 
To sign up for these activities by the deadline you can contact:
-Haley Nixon at HRC @ haley@haysrec.org or (785)623-2650
-DSNWK Members - Scott Stults @ scott_stults@notes1.dsnwk.org or (785)625-5678
-ARC Members – Brent Kaiser @ activities@arcofcentralplains.org or (785)628-6512
-Visit haysrec.org and sign up online!
 
We want to thank Scott Stults, DSNWK, Brent Kaiser, and The ARC of Central Plains for all their support and hard work, and for making these programs a possibility here at HRC.
 
IDD – SUNDAE SOCIAL
Come join us for a chance to socialize with friends and create an ice cream sundae! A variety of ice cream flavors and toppings will be available you just have to make your creation!
Entry Deadline: September 4
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Thursday, September 5
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – SUNCATCHERS
Use your artistic side to create a beautiful glass stone suncatcher!
Entry Deadline: September 11
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, September 12
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - MOVIE NIGHT
Bring your friends and enjoy treats, along with an excellent movie! The movie will be chosen closer to date.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: September 18
Session 2: January 22
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, September 19
Session 2: Thursday, January 23
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - PUTT-PUTT
Meet us at Precision Valley for some fun team putt-putt!
Entry Deadline: September 25
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, September 26
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Precision Valley - 1500 West 27th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 40
 
IDD – BREAKFAST BINGO
Bring your appetite to Bingo Night! Breakfast food will be served upon arrival, and then Bingo will be played following. Everyone wins a prize before the night is over!
Entry Deadline: Session 1: October 2
Session 2: February 26
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, October 3
Session 2: Thursday, February 27
Time: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – T-SHIRT TIE-DYE
Come for a relaxing and crafty evening as we tie-dye shirts! Choose from multiple colors, and designs. We will need t-shirt sizes when participants register!
Entry Deadline: October 9
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, October 10
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - PUMPKIN PAINTING!
It’s time to get artistic while decorating and painting your pumpkin and then you can take it home to use for Halloween décor!
Entry Deadline: October 16
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Thursday, October 17
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - HALLOWEEN PARTY
Come to the party dressed in your favorite costume while we dance the night away.  If you’re not into dancing, then stay active in many of the games going on in the gym. Snacks and prizes will be part of this fun evening.
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Friday, October 25
Times: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center/Gym 3
 
IDD –CREATIVE COOKING
Come join us in cooking your own fun, creative meal. We’ll be mixing, measuring, and creating! Bring your creativity and your appetite and be ready to give your taste buds a whirl! 
Entry Deadline: November 6
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, November 7
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - BINGO NIGHT
Come get your BINGO on with us!  We’ll have snacks provided and prizes for our winners!  Don’t miss this fun evening.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: November 13
Session 2: April 1
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Session 1: Thursday, November 14
Session 2: Thursday, April 2
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – GRATEFUL GIVING
To celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, we will put together a craft project for someone special to you!
Entry Deadline: November 20
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, November 21
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - HOLIDAY GIFTS @ POTTERY WORKS
Come make your own holiday decoration at Pottery Works!  Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself! Instruction and assistance will be provided for anyone who wants it! Bring your creativity and be ready to make something unique!
Entry Deadline: December 4
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Thursday, December 5
Times: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Pottery Works - 126 West 9th
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
IDD - GINGERBREAD HOUSES
Come create your own mini gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting, and decorative treats.  Bring your appetite for construction and gingerbread.
Entry Deadline: December 11
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, December 12
Time: 5:45pm
Grades: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – CHRISTMAS DINNER
Let’s celebrate Christmas together by having dinner at HRC! We will provide a home-cooked meal to celebrate the holiday. Come and enjoy with friends!
Entry Deadline: December 18
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, December 19
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - JEOPARDY NIGHT!
Gear up for a fun evening of competing against other groups in a jeopardy face off! We will break into two groups and see who can answer the most trivia! Snacks will be provided!
Entry Deadline: Session 1: January 1
Session 2: Session 2: March 25
Entry Fee: $1.00
Held on: Session1: Thursday, January 2
Session 2: Thursday, March 26
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - BOWLING
Meet us down at Centennial Lanes for some fun team bowling! You can choose your teammate or we’ll find you one when you get there. We’ll see who can cheer on their team the most!
Entry Deadline: January 8
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, January 9
Times: 5:30pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes – 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
 
IDD -MAKE & TAKE
Join us in preparing dinner for you to take home and bake! We will make a main dish and a dessert! Everything will be ready for you to take home and pop in the oven! (If you have multiple people attending from the same group, I will group them up to help construct their meal.)
Entry Deadline: January 15
Entry Fee: $7.00
Held on: Thursday, January 16
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD –SENSORY/GLOW STATIONS
Are you afraid of the dark? This class will be lit only by black lights. In this atmosphere, your creativity will be put to the test through painting, molding, and creating.
Entry Deadline: January 29
Entry Fee: $1.00
Held on: Thursday, January 30
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD - VALENTINE’S CRAFT & CARD
This Valentine’s season, we will make Valentine’s cards and crafts to celebrate the holiday.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to make someone feel special with a one-of-a-kind craft & card from YOU!
Entry Deadline: February 12
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, February 13
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – PAINTED ROCK PHOTO HOLDER
In this craft class we will uniquely paint rocks and turn them into photo holders to display a picture of your choice!
Entry Deadline: February 19
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, February 20
Time: 5:45pm
Grades: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – FOOD ART
It’s time to get artistic with FOOD! There will be 3 food art stations; you can enjoy your treats as you make them or wait till you have them all completed to enjoy your creative meal!
Entry Deadline: March 4
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Thursday, March 5
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – GLOW BOWLING
It’s time to bowl in the dark! Join us for a night of glow bowling at Centennial Lanes. Remember to wear something that will glow in blacklight.
Entry Deadline: March 11
Entry Fee: $12.00
Held on: Friday, March 13
Times: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Centennial Lanes – 2400 Vine
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 30
 
IDD – YARN LETTERS
Using the first initial of your name, we will create a unique and colorful yarn wrapped letter!
Entry Deadline: March 18
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, March 19
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
 
IDD – EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA
This fun-filled evening will include Easter egg dying and an indoor flashlight Easter egg hunt!
Entry Deadline: April 8
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Thursday, April 9
Times: 5:45pm
Ages: All IDD Individuals
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25