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 find a way for you to get the most out of every 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 Parks and Recreation Department’s general recreation programs. To include those with disabilities, we provide support in the following ways (but not limited to): adaptive equipment, program modifications, 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. • 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 will best support the individual. • 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. • Communication between Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services staff, Recreation staff and the individual and/or family is maintained continuously throughout the cooperative inclusion process. Pool Access The majority of City of Henderson pools have lifts, gradual low steps, zero-depth entrances, and/or slow-paced water exercise classes to make swimming more accessible. For more information, visit cityofhenderson. Financial Assistance Financial assistance is available for Henderson residents who have demonstrated a financial need. Applications are available at every City of Henderson recreation center.
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