Upcoming Recreation Therapy Events

Our Health and Wellness Clinics are for individuals with a spinal cord injury, C-6 or below, and other disabilities with similar physical function. These clinics provide the opportunity to become physically active and gain insight to achieving a well-balanced lifestyle. Sports and activities vary.

Virtual Clinics

Wellness Yoga

  • This six-week course will meet weekly via Zoom and will be led by a recreation therapist and occupational therapist from Shepherd Center. This course also offers weekly educational videos on wellness, mindfulness and nutrition.
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 15 through May 20
  • Time: 2 - 3pm
  • Cost: $30

Art & Relaxation Clinic

  • Join Shepherd Center Recreation Therapist and Art Specialist on a journey of mindfulness, relaxation and art.
  • Date: Tuesday, April 27
  • Time: 1 - 3pm
  • Cost: $30

Art & Relaxation Clinic

  • Join Shepherd Center Recreation Therapist and Art Specialist on a journey of mindfulness, relaxation and art.
  • Date: Tuesday, May 11
  • Time: 1 - 3pm
  • Cost: $30

Register for a Recreation Therapy Event

Hands-On Clinics

Bird.a.bil.i.ty Birding Clinic

  • Shepherd Center and the Georgia Audubon Society will be hosting a hands-on bird watching program! This in-person program includes birding and a luncheon at Brookrun Park, located in Dunwoody, GA. This event is open to individuals with spinal cord injury/illness, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Participants will learn strategies to identify birds by sight and sound, as well as mobility tips and tricks.
  • Date: Tuesday, April 13
  • Location: Brook Run Park
    4770 North Peachtree Road
    Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • Time: 8:30am - 12pm

Wheelchair Tennis Clinic

  • Date: Sunday, April 25
  • Location: Blackburn Tennis Center
    3501 Ashford Dunwoody Road
    Atlanta, GA 30319
  • Time: 9am - 12pm

Chattanooga Tennessee Hand Cycling and Kayaking Clinic

  • Date: Saturday, June 5
  • Location: 323 Camp Jordan Parkway
    East Ridge, TN 37412
  • Time: 8am - 1pm

Waterski Clinic

  • Learn the fundamentals of adaptive skiing in this workshop led by professionally trained ski instructors. Designed for beginner and intermediate skiers. The cost is $30.00 for 8 participants. Each participant will receive a 45 mins time slot once registered and accepted. Each participant will be required to complete a swim test prior to water skiing. A swim test is 20 secs of holding breath face down and flipping from the stomach to back with a life vest on.
  • Date: Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, August 7
  • Location: Lake Allatoona

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Shepherd Center reserves the right to cancel one or both of the clinics at any time for circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, Shepherd Center shall refund clinic registration fees, but shall not be held responsible for additional personal expenses incurred.

For more information or requests for special assistance, please contact Jenny DiLaura at
404-603-5173 or Jenny.Dilaura@shepherd.org.