Persons with Disabilities

Look at our involvement with Persons with Disabilities in the Miami community.

Listing of Programs

The Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center

The Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center, a Division of the City of Miami’s Parks and Recreation Department has been delivering recreational, leisure and daily living skills programs for children and adults with a variety of disabilities since 1973. Programs are available for the participation for all persons with disabilities within the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County.

The mission of the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center is to provide persons with intellectual and physical challenges equal access to community-based recreational, leisure, and cultural activities and to enhance their quality of life and inspire confidence, self-esteem and foster independence. Among the programs available are A.D.T. Adult Day Training Program,GET FIT AND SUMMER CAMP,MAGIC Miami’s Accessible Guide to Inclusion in Our Community, and Project SEARCH Miami.

Also, the disabilities division holds many special events each calendar year, most are open to everyone in the disabled community and the average attendance is over two hundred persons. These events provide our clients and other guest with social opportunities not otherwise available. Each event is special for the client and is themed to cover holiday celebrations, dance, sports, and cultural events.

Our annual fundraiser is a Golf Tournament held at the International Links Melreese Golf Course. This event provides a way for community leaders and supporters of the disabilities division to gather and raise money for a worthy cause. Funds raised are used to purchase most needed equipment, supplies and fund programs at our division and in other park locations.

G.E.T. F.I.T

Getting Exercise Through Friendship, Involvement and Training (G.E.T. F.I.T.) is an afterhours physical fitness and sports training program presented by M.A.G.I.C. that focus on sports skills to promote personal and team sports performance that follows the Special Olympics training and competition calendar.

G.E.T. F.I.T. is for adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities who are registered Special Olympics athletes, able to train and compete in various spots and are independent. G.E.T. F.I.T. is offered August to May on Monday and Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm at the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center located at 4560 NW 4th Terrace, Miami, FL 33126. The cost is $40 a month for Non-City of Miami Residents and $30 a month for City of Miami residents and Sandra DeLucca participants. Registration fee of $10 is due annually.

Transportation will not be provided to and from the center.

Sports training programs are: Fall: Softball, Bowling and Basketball. Winter: Bocce and Soccer. Spring: Aquatics and Golf.

For more information or to find out how to register, call Evelys Ubiera at (305)960-4967.