The City's Parks and Recreation Department offers Inclusion Services through its MainStream Resources Unit to better accommodate persons with disabilities into all of our parks and recreation programs, camps and events.
Our goal is to provide opportunities for inclusion that reduce physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers. In addition to providing support to all recreational activities, we act as a resource to the community in areas such as advocacy, disability awareness, and disability training.
How do I receive assistance from Inclusion Services?
Requests should be made when you register for a program, camp or event and at least two weeks in advance of the start of the program, camp or event. This will give us enough time to develop accommodations and identify appropriate staff to have in place. Note: We do not provide one-on-one services.
Steps to the Inclusion Process:
1.) Register for the program, camp or event. When registering, please check yes in the accommodation request box. Questions? Please call our Inclusion Services team at 336-373-2954.
2.) Complete this accommodation request form and submit it online. Or, print this version of the form and return it in person or by mail to the address below, or call us at 336-373-2954 to fill out the form over the phone. You may also e-mail the completed form to us.
Inclusion Services, 1001 Fourth St., Greensboro, NC, 27405
3.) Our team will contact the parent/guardian within five business days to discuss this information and answer any additional questions.
4.) Next, print and complete this participant information form, and return it in person or by mail to the address above, or call us at 336-373-2954 to fill out the form over the phone.You may also e-mail the completed form to us.
5.) Our team will create an action plan and work with the staff of the program, camp or event to create a successful recreation experience. The role of the Inclusion Services team throughout the program may change from direct to indirect support.
Possible reasonable accommodations include
(but are not limited to):
~ Adaptive equipment (when available)
~ Modify or adapt activities that do not alter the program
~ Action plan (strategies for success)
~ Provide trained staff for inclusion support (not one-on-one assistance).
Questions? Call us at 336-373-2954 or 336-373-2735,
or e-mail us.