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Programs specifically designed for individuals with cognitive, physical or developmental challenges. Each program/event offers a calm environment for participants to experience, learn and play. 
Tot Enrichment Program (Workshop)

How Does Your Garden Grow?
Ages: 2-5 years
Location: Maidu Community Center

Join us as we explore what grows and lives in a garden. Let's create edible bugs, design your own flower garden and make bug and flowered themed crafts. Parent participation required.

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:30 am- Register
11:30 am-Register

Library Programs

ASL Storytime
Fee: Free
Location: Downtown Library
Do you have a deaf, hard of hearing or signing child? Experience story time in American Sign Language and speech play to promote bonding and encourage language development in two modalities. Presented by PCOE Infant Program and Sign2Me Daycare. Parent participation required. Pre-registration not required. 

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30 am
Visit to view calendar for specific dates.  

Teen Watch & Discussion
Ages: 13-17 years
Fee: Free
Location: Riley Library
April is Autism Awareness Month, so let's have a fun at this month's Teen Watch & Discussion. Showing the movie: Life, Animated (Rated PG). Let's watch the movie together and have a short discussion after. Program is prioritized for neurodivergent teens. Light refreshments provided.
Monday, 4/5, 4:00-6:30 pm

Register here

Adaptive Sports of All Sorts

Sport Sampler

Adaptive Sports of All Sorts is a safe place for children and young adults with special needs to learn the basic fundamentals of team sports in a positive, self-esteem-building environment. Join us as we build create friendships, experience teamwork and have lots of fun while learning the basics of soccer, baseball, basketball and more. Parent participation is required.

Register here

Wednesdays, 4/3-4/24
@ Central Park
13283 - 3-7 yrs  - 10:00-10:30am
13285 - 8-14 yrs - 10:45-11:15am

Wednesdays, 5/1-5/24
@ Central Park
13286 - 3-7 yrs - 10:00-10:30am
13284 - 8-14 yrs - 10:45-11:15am

Saturdays, 7/6-7/27
@ Mahany Fitness Center Gymnasium
13287 - 3-7 yrs  - 3:30-4:00pm
13288 - 8-14 yrs- 4:15-4:45pm

Tuesdays, 8/6-8/27
@ Santucci Park
13229 - 3-7 yrs  - 5:45-6:15pm
13244 - 8-14 yrs -6:30-7:00pm

Sensory Enrichment Programs (Series)

Sensory Friendly Dance

Explore the fun of dance! Focuses on accessible dance for neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals. Simple ASL, fidgets, noise canceling headphones can be incorporated. Parent participation required. 

Location: Maidu Community Center
Fee: $51/$46 Resident Discount

Register Here

Session: Saturdays, 6/8-6/29
Ages 2-5 years: 9:30-10:00 am 
Ages 6-10 years: 10:15-10:45
Ages 11-17 years: 11:00-11:30 am

Session: Saturdays, 7/6-7/27
Ages 2-5 years: 9:30-10:00 am 
Ages 6-10 years: 10:15-10:45
Ages 11-17 years: 11:00-11:30 am

Yoga is for Everyone
Move, thrive, learn and explore! This is a yoga class that is specially catered to a free flow format that helps us focus, move and breathe through music and games tailored to neurodiverse individuals. Parent participation required.

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Thursdays, 6/6-6/27 @ Mike Shellito Indoor Pool
13188 - 3-14 yrs -5:00-5:30 pm

Thursdays, 7/11-8/1 @ Mike Shellito Indoor Pool
13238 - 3-14 yrs -5:00-5:30 pm

Thursdays, 8/8-8/29 @ Mike Shellito Indoor Pool
13241 - 3-14 yrs -5:00-5:30 pm

Adaptive Swim Lessons

Roseville PRL offers Penguin swim lessons. These lessons are specially designed for children with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. Skills are learned step-by-step so that each student can move from one level to another, comfortably. Safety and confidence in the water are the primary goals. Stroke techniques and more difficult skills follow.

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Adaptive Fitness

Be Well Roseville offers adaptive classes. Special modifications are made to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy the benefits of physical fitness.

(More information coming soon)

Sensory Kits

Did you know that PRL offers sensory kits? Participants may request to borrow a kit during programs. 

The benefits of fidget toys can help calm a person's nerves, relieve stress and serve as a distraction in an overstimulating environment. The toy pulls the user away from any particular stressful thought or situation and provides a temporary form of relief. 

Here's a peek at one of our kits:
sensory kit

Along with Sensory Kits, we can also provide noise canceling headphones to borrow during a program or event. 

The benefits of noise canceling for participants with sound sensory challenges is that the participant may be able to better handle loud or chaotic environments.  


How to request use:
Both sensory kits and headphones are provided upon request in all adaptive & inclusive programs. To request use of either during the program, email [email protected]. In the email include the course/event name, date and participant's name. Requests must be received two business days prior to the start of the program.

The sensory kits and headphones listed above may be used during a program or event. However, did you know that our libraries have kits that can be checked out and used for an extended time period? For more information about the library sensory kits, click here

Inclusive Programming

PRL offers inclusive programming in all we do. If an individual is interested in participating in a non-specified adaptive program, however, needs some type of accommodation to ensure a great experience, please let us know. 

Below is a link to an Accommodation Request Form. This form allows staff to gain more information, and be prepared to make the necessary accommodation in the program.

Accommodation Request Form

**Depending on the type of accommodation requested, this may take a few weeks to process. Please allow enough time for review and coordination. 

Adaptive Resources at the Library

To view what types of assistive technology our libraries offer, click here

All assistive technology must be checked out to a library patron. They are in-library use only and must be returned by the end of the day.

Sensory Kits- available for check out
Sensory Kits can be checked out by anyone! However, they are designed to support the needs of neurodiverse youth and teens of all ability levels. Patrons will have the unique
opportunity to discover and explore tools to help with their sensory needs.

For more information about sensory kits at the library, click here