Special Populations

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Special poplulations / free spirits

The Derby Recreation Commission partners closely with the Free Spirits. The Free Spirits is a program designed for people with physical or intellectual disabilities. The Free Spirits assists people to participate in various social, recreation, and leisure activities.

Please download this brochure for further details on the Free Spirits program. You may also review and complete the applications for youth volunteers and adult volunteers.

These forms should be completed by a physician in order to participate in the Special Olympics program. There is also a link to to a Special Olympics protective behaviors training which must be completed to participate as a coach or volunteer. 

Free Spirits Special Events

Special events specifically designed for persons with mental or physical disabilities including arts & crafts, field trips, cooking classes and more!

Free Spirits Sports

Free Spirits sports provide great opportunities to participate in an array of sports programs year round. Join a sports program and challenge yourself to one of the many competitions that include Mid-America games, Challenge, Special Olympic, and more. A current Special Olympic Kansas physical is required for sport participation.