Access Cape Cod

Cape Cod  • 30 Ansel Hallet Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673 • (508) 385-6019

In 2015, Kennedy-Donovan Center announced the launch of Access Cape Cod, a three-year project to improve community accessibility for individuals with developmental disabilities on Cape Cod. With a $280,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C Tower Foundation, this project seeks to connect families and their communities for the betterment of all Cape Cod residents with disabilities. The project will work to form social networks, develop meaningful social experiences, improve access to respite care, and expand community programs to families and individuals 26 years old and younger with developmental delays and disabilities on Cape Cod.

The intention and purpose of these planned events are to allow for Family Networking and Socialization Groups for individuals with disabilities and their families. These events are FREE to clients of KDC as well as a guest. Additional attendees may be allowed to join them at a reduced or covered costs based on availability and staffing.

These events are not open to the public but are available to members of the Cape Cod community who are clients of the Kennedy-Donovan Center, Access Cape Cod, have disabilities, and their families. For more information please call Access Cape Cod Project Manager, Daniel Small at 774.352.1302 or by mobile at 508.612.2794. Please email him at dsmall@kdc.org.

Please see a list of upcoming events below. Events are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting in June, as scheduled.

MONDAYS:

Cape Cod Art Bar: Last Monday of the month, from 1:30PM –  3:30PM. 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, and 11/27.

WEDNESDAYS:

Bowling at Ryan’s Family Amusement: Second Wednesday of the month, from 11AM – 2PM. 6/14, 7/12, 8/9, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8 and 12/13.

Mini-Golf at Pirate’s Cove: Third Wednesday of the month, from 11AM – 2PM. 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, and 10/18.

FRIDAYS:

Hyannis Whale Watch: 6/1 and then the first Friday of the month moving forward, 7/7, 8/4, 9/1, and 10/6. Sensational whale watching, an adventure to remember!

SATURDAYS:

We Love to Fish: Events on 6/17, 6/23, 7/1, 7/8, 7/22, 7/29, 8/12,  8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23. Times vary. We Love to Fish provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to participate in outdoor activities on the water, learn new skills and have fun!

OTHER DATES AND EVENTS TO BE SCHEDULED: Please contact our office to be added to our email and mailing list for changes, additions, and updates on these and other events.

Cape Cod Inflatable Park: Dates and times TBD. KDC has arranged for members of Access Cape Cod to enjoy a day(s) at the inflatable park. Whether you like adrenaline-filled challenges, exciting water rides or just bouncing around, you’ll find thrills from mild to wild here.

Cape Codder Water Park: Dates and times TBD. KDC is offering access to the on-site waterpark, featuring an indoor wave pool!

Teen Tuesdays: 6 PM -8 PM. Locations and dates TBD. Come join us for dancing, food, and fun!!!

Family Advisory Council: Do you want to help provide community Access to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or delays? Then joining the Access Cape Cod Family Advisory Council is a must for you! The Access Cape Cod Family Advisory Council looks to collaborated with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or delays, their families and community business partners and/or venues to advocate for and provide expanded community Access for people with disabilities on Cape Cod by organizing social and recreational activities, legislative advocacy, fundraising, and other means. Scheduled meetings are 6/25, 8/27, 9/17, 10/22, and 12/17.