Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District promotes the power of choice to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities by providing diverse accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success and fun.
Specialized Recreation offers programs designed for individuals with developmental disabilities (ages 13 & up). Through inclusion services, the District may provide reasonable staff support for those who prefer other THPRD programs and/or activities.
Inclusion Services provides:
- Opportunities for people with and without disabilities to experience recreation together.
- Inclusion looks at the needs, interests and abilities of people instead of focusing on their disabilities.
- Inclusion supports the process of preparing, learning, experiencing and growing with each person, each family and each recreation staff.
- A recreational choice!
Here’s how to get included:
- Choose classes from our activities guide or online class database and register for classes using any of the five convenient ways to register for programs.
- Walk-in to the nearest THPRD facility
- Complete a THPRD Inclusion Request & Disability Accommodation form and return to the Elsie Stuhr Center, Attn: Tina Malcolm, CTRS, Specialized Recreation Program Coordinator, two weeks prior to the start date of program/activity. We cannot guarantee services with short notices.
- If you are requiring ASL interpreting services, please complete a THPRD Interpreter request form along with a disability Accommodation form.
- If you are registering in any THPRD fitness program/class, you will need an Inclusion Medical Clearance form.
- All Inclusion forms are available at any THPRD facility and in the document center on this page.
- The Specialized Recreation Program Coordinator will contact you to discuss the type of inclusion support needed to accommodate you or your family member.
- Accommodations are made as needed, and can be flexible and creative, ensuring that you are able to engage as independently as possible.
- Communication between Inclusion Assistant, Recreation Staff, the individual and/or family is continued throughout the cooperative inclusion process.
- If you are registered for a THPRD trip/tour and are requiring an Inclusion Assistant for the duration of the trip, you must pay for the price for an Inclusion Assistant to attend. Cost will only include admission & lunch.
This page was last updated on Monday December 02 2013 at 12:22 PM.