Our Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program provides access to recreation programs within THPRD to patrons who have developmental, learning, or physical disabilities or mental illness. Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation provides participants the opportunity to enjoy recreational, educational, and leisure offerings through THPRD.
Inclusion Services Mission
THPRD promotes the power of choice to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities. We do this by providing diverse accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success and fun.
This program provides reasonable supports and accommodations that assist patrons with disabilities to participate in the wide variety of programs and activities available through THPRD.
Provides opportunities for people with and without disabilities to experience recreation together.
Focuses on the needs, interests, and abilities of people instead of focusing on their disabilities.
Supports the process of preparing, learning, experiencing, and growing with each person, each family, and each participant from our recreation staff.
Provides recreational choices.
For more information on how to participate with our Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Services visit us here.
Mobile Adaptive Recreation 2020-2021
THPRD is excited to bring a brand new mobile program focused on Adaptive Recreation! Our goal is to provide individuals experiencing disabilities, FREE recreational and fitness kits with fun activities to do at home.
Adaptive kits have started to be handed out twice a week at rotating BSD sites for Adults and Youth starting on January 2021.
Adaptive Rec is also delivering free kits to Autism Society of Oregon, Edwards Center and Adaptive Sports NorthWest for distribution.
For many years, THPRD has been one of the area's leading providers of swim lessons to kids and adults experiencing disability. Currently, these classes are offered at several of our centers. To find out more or learn how to participate visit us here.
Camp Rivendale is a summer day camp that provides recreational opportunities for children and young adults who have physical, emotional, and/or developmental disabilities. This camp contributes to the physical, mental, and social growth of campers through the exploration of music, dance, drama, visual arts, sports, and aquatics. Our staff and volunteers provide affection, support, and companionship to campers and work to promote the dignity, self-respect, and independence of individuals with disabilities. To find out more or register visit us here.
Tri4Youth with FACT Oregon
The All Ability Tri4Youth, presented with nonprofit partner FACT Oregon, is a fun, safe race that encourages young athletes to compete to the best of their abilities. All Ability Tri4Youth triathlon is designed for everyone 8 to 26 years of age - with and without disability. 2019.
Thursday Night All-Stars Basketball
This is a recreation program that provides a weekly opportunity for teens (ages 13+) and adults with developmental disabilities to play pick-up basketball. This program includes 30 minutes of warm ups and drills followed by officiated games. Staff and referees divide players into teams to play four quarters with participants subbing in and out. For more information visit us here.
Monday Night Wheelchair Basketball at THPRD
Provided by Adaptive Sports NW and THPRD. This drop-in program provides a weekly opportunity for youth and adults experiencing physical disabilities to play wheelchair basketball. For more information contact us here.
Mountain View Champions Park
Champions Park was part of a fundraising campaign supported the construction of additional park amenities for people living with disability, including a 6,500-square-foot inclusive play area and the first sports field in Oregon designed for athletes of all abilities.
Therapeutic Recreation Drop-In
Every Monday night Inclusive Services offers a recreational and social program for teens and adults (14+). It includes arts & crafts, dances, game nights and more.
Tennis Sessions with ACEing Autism
The Babette Horenstein Tennis Center and ACEing Autism provide free tennis sessions. Each child is paired with a volunteer based on their individual needs. 2019.
Free Expression Art Workshops
The Autism Society of Oregon provides free art workshops for autistic people of all ages, with friends and family welcome at Cedar Hills Recreation Center. Supplies are provided. The workshops are a chance for autistic people to have fun and be creative if they want to. This event is made possible by generous funding from Tualatin Hills Parks Foundation. 2019.
A recreational program for kids (ages 6-13) experiencing developmental disabilities. The sessions vary between artistic expression opportunities and heart pumping exercise.
Superhero Autism Activity Day
A free family fun event presented by Centria Autism at THPRD Athletic Center. There are opportunities for getting pictures taken with favorite superheroes, running around obstacle courses with friends, jumping on the bounce house, getting face painted by a professional, or getting creative with an arts & craft project.
Silent Big Truck Day
One of the district’s most popular community events, Big Truck Day has thrilled truck lovers young and old since its inception in 1998 by offering the rare opportunity to climb inside, explore and even honk the horn of these big rigs. The trucks are silent for the first hour of the event to provide the opportunity for patrons that have sensory needs.
Sensory Santa Visit
A free inclusive event provided to families that have children on the autism spectrum and other special or sensory needs an opportunity to meet Santa in a lower stress environment, no lines, no crowds.
Healing Waters - Aquatic Therapy Program
Since Harman Swim Center's water temperature is kept at 88-89 degrees, it allows us to offer a wide range of lessons and water fitness activities for guests of all ages. Harman offers a special aquatic program under the Therapeutic Recreation called Healing Waters. Healing Waters is a drop-in water exercise program that provides an opportunity for people with mobility issues to have access to a warm water pool program to support their fitness. Participants may be working on maintaining fitness to support their daily activities, rehabilitating from an injury or surgery, or preparing for/recovering from a joint replacement. Physical therapy patients may utilize our program for their PT exercises as they work with a therapist outside of our program or after being released from therapy. While participating in the program, participants have guidance and support from the aquatic specialists and trained volunteers in the pool.
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