Activities for Adults with Disabilities

Personal and Leisure Services (PALS)

The Arc of San Diego's Leisure Express Trip & Travel Program

Leisure Express Local

Leisure Express Local gives teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to access recreation therapy activities locally! Participants are given the chance to meet new people, spend time with old friends, and enjoy all the fun that San Diego offers. Our goals are to promote independence, health and wellness, social skills, communication, confidence, inclusion, and self-esteem. Activities are planned and organized each month, and we typically maintain a 1:4 staff-to-participant ratio. Some of the activities include: seeing a movie and dining out with friends, going to see the Padres play at Petco Park, kayaking, rock climbing, arts & crafts, dances, and joining in on community events like The Wheelchair Regatta, December Nights, and the San Diego County Fair.

Contact us today to become a member of Leisure Express Local at  (619) 685-1175, ext. 222 or email us

In response to the COVID-19 situation, all Leisure Express Local activities and Our Place Wellness Enrichment Program classes are cancelled until futher notice. We will continue to update this page with new information on our Leisure Express Local program and hope to be able to return to community outings as soon as possible.  
To view our list of at-home recreation activitites, click here. 

For more information, please contact Justin Umpierre, Director of Community Living Services at (619) 685-1175, ext. 246 or via email



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