Office • 280 S. Water St. • 702-267-4065 | Program locations: Henderson Multigenerational Center (HMGC) | Valley View Recreation Center (VVRC) | Silver Springs Recreation Center (SSRC)
2244 HENDERSONHAPPENINGS | Nov./Dec. 2020 THERAPEUTIC & INCLUSION
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 identifies an individual’s needs, strengths
and interests and helps in pinpointing programs that
match the individual’s abilities and interests.
Financial assistance is available for Henderson
residents who have demonstrated a financial
need. Applications are available at every City of
Henderson recreation center.
Respite from Desert Regional Center and Olive Crest
is accepted for all activities, except deposits and
supply costs for classes. If you are using Desert
Regional Center funding, bring a copy of your
respite agreement when registering for the first
time. Registration with respite must be made only at
City Hall Annex, 280 S. Water St.
Here’s How to Get Included
• Register for the recreation program of your
choice. If the participant has a special
need or disability that requires special
accommodations, 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
• Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services
works cooperatively with the family to
determine which accommodations best support
• You or your family member start the program
with inclusion support(s) in place.
• Our staff members periodically observe the
program to provide assistance and answer any
• Communication between Therapeutic
Recreation & Inclusion Services staff,
Recreation staff and the individual and/or family
is maintained continuously throughout the
cooperative inclusion process.
The Inclusion Process
Some individuals with disabilities prefer to
participate in the City’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.
Participation in Our Programs:
It’s Your Choice
Whether you choose to participate in therapeutic
recreation programs designed specifically for
individuals with disabilities or take part in our
general recreation programs with those who do
not have disabilities, Therapeutic Recreation &
Inclusion Services finds a way for you to get the
most out of every leisure activity. City of Henderson
Parks and Recreation staff members believe that
involvement in leisure experiences is important to
the quality of life for all individuals.
Personal Care Assistance
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
participate in our programs. However, those
needing personal assistance with toileting, feeding
or dressing must make personal arrangements for
this assistance. Contact the Therapeutic Recreation
& Inclusion Services office for more information.
On the Go
This community-based recreation program is for
adults of varying abilities wishing to meet new
friends through recreation and independent living
activities. It provides participants the opportunity
to experience and develop a variety of lifetime
leisure skills and is structured to encourage the
familiarization with neighborhood leisure resources,
self-image, community belonging, and responsibility
through recreation participation. On the Go follows
the Clark County School District’s nine-month
calendar. Call 702-267-4065 for more information
or to schedule an initial intake to register. Activity
calendars are available online at cityofhenderson.
com; search “Therapeutic Recreation.”
Ages: 14+ (must be in high school if 14)
Times & Days: 1:00-5:30 p.m. M, T,, Th, F
Cost: $11 per day; respite is accepted
Register: Online, mail, fax to 702-267-4101, or walk in
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Must be at least 16 years of age to apply.
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