Special Population

Sandra DeLucca Development CenterThe 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 Adult Day Training Program,GET FIT 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 community with developmental disabilities and the average attendance is over two hundred persons. These events provide our participants 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 Miami Melreese Country Club. 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.

For more information about all of the programs offered Call Rafael Abreu at 305-960-4970. For volunteer opportunities or to get information concerning the different events during the year, call Jenny Kelchner, at 305-960-4966.