Day activities, sport and recreation
There are many day activities and recreational opportunities available for people with disability in South Australia.
These include activities for people who may have recently left school and those who may not be in regular or full-time employment.
A good place to find nearby activities is your local council.
Approved service providers provide a range of recreation activities that may interest you.
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing works with state sporting organisations, and government and non-government agencies to support the inclusion of people with disability in sport.
Disability Recreation and Sports SA
Disability Recreation and Sports SA is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people with physical disability to lead active, healthy and connected lives through participation in sport, recreation and fitness.
Leap Inclusion Services
Leap Inclusion Services is a free service from the YMCA for people with disability. You can be supported to write a personalised recreation plan and access extra supports to help you begin your activities, such as public transport training.
Access2Arts is a disability-led organisation working to increase everyone's access to art and supporting the development of artists with disability. Their website lists Adelaide events that are audio described, captioned or have Auslan interpretation.
The South Australian Companion Card is for people with lifelong disability who require constant attendant care. When the cardholder buys a ticket for themselves at a participating venue, their carer has free entry to the same event.
A cardholder with a valid metro ticket can also bring a carer on public transport. The carer travels free.
Volunteering can provide the chance to meet new people, share knowledge and experience and learn new skills.
You may need a screening check to be a volunteer. These checks are free for South Australian volunteers.