Participating in Our Programs: It’s Your Choice
Whether you choose to participate in therapeutic recreation programs
or take part in our general recreation programs with those who do
not have disabilities, Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services will
help find a way for you to get the most out of your leisure activity.
Need Help Selecting a Program?
If you need assistance in making recreation and leisure choices or
exploring new and different possibilities, an intake interview may be
appropriate. Our staff will identify an individual’s needs, strengths
and interests and will help with identifying programs that match the
individual’s abilities and interests.
The Inclusion Process
Some individuals with disabilities prefer to participate in the City
of Henderson’s general recreation programs. To include those with
disabilities, we provide support in the form of adaptive equipment,
program modification, additional staff training, support staff, and
other services to facilitate inclusion. Our staff assists in determining
the most effective means of inclusion support for individuals to
participate in any program.
Here’s How to Get Included
• Register for the recreation program of your choice. If you or
your participant has a special need or disability that requires
special accommodations, please contact Therapeutic Recreation
& Inclusion Services.
• Contact the Recreation Services supervisor at least two weeks before
the start date to discuss the details or features of the program.
• The Recreation Services supervisor contacts Therapeutic
Recreation & Inclusion Services (if necessary) to discuss the type of
support needed to accommodate you or your family member.
• Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services works cooperatively
with the family to determine which accommodations best support
• You or your family member may start the program with inclusion
supports in place.
• Our staff members periodically observe the program to provide
assistance and answer any questions.