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Recreational and Wellness Expo North

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California Children Services

Recreation & Wellness Expo North

For more information send us an email or phone 760-432-2296.

California Children Services, a program administered by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, partnered with California State University San Marcos to host a "first-of-its-kind" recreation and wellness event that served children and young adults with special needs in North County. From the event (which occurred on April 2, 2008) a resource directory is now available, plus photos from the event. Additional details about the event are below.

Facilities where this Service is offered


North San Diego County

Recreation & Wellness Expo

For Children and Young Adults with Special Needs


As a result of the event, we are pleased to offer:

Event Information

The event was held at California State University, San Marcos, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 3-7 pm. The event featured multiple exhibitors, demonstrations, hands-on activities, give-aways and so much more! To view the event flyer, click on this Rec Expo North Flyer link.

Event Goal

Provide a comprehensive exposition of recreation and wellness services to families and their children with special needs and the professionals that work with them. The goal was to promote physical and mental health and fitness for the special needs population, particularly those in the North San Diego County area. The exposition included equipment vendors, representatives of recreation facilities, camp facilities and organizations.

Benefits to Families and Professionals

  • Discover programs close to home that improve social interaction, self esteem, motivation, as well as manage anger, frustration and anxiety in children with special needs.
  • Access important healthcare information to improve the daily lives of children with special needs.
  • Explore opportunities for children with special needs to be physically active.
  • Increase knowledge about opportunities within the community for patient referral and advocacy.


For more information send us an email or phone 760-432-2296.