• Inclusion

  • LCSRA provides inclusion services for individuals who wish to participate in general recreation programs. An individual with a disability can have a beneficial and rewarding experience by participating with their peers without a disability. LSRA can provide support to an inclusive experience by training staff, adapting activities, working with behavioral modification and providing support staff.

    Each individual needs to be aware of a few guidelines prior to an inclusive experience. When registering, make sure to indicate on the registration form or in the registration process that you need accommodations. Be aware of and able to follow the rules of conduct for the program, with or without accommodations. Be willing to participate in the scheduled activities. LCSRA works cooperatively with you and the Park District to provide reasonable accommodations.

  • IDEA and Inclusion

  • IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, states that people with disabilities should be serviced in the "least restrictive environment." If a participant is able to be in a typical class with reasonable accommodations, this is the least restrictive environment for that participant. LCSRA provides accommodations for participants so that they can be successful in this setting. Some of these include:

    • One-to-one aides
    • Interpreters
    • Providing picture-based communication
    • Room arrangements, i.e. padded corners, lighting and other set-up adjustments
    • Behavior modification
    • Large print materials
    • Schedules to add structure
    • Wheel chair accessibility
    • Classes that cannot be accommodated to Inclusion are drop-in classes and any programs that are not run by the park district (e.g. Rocket Ice Arena or B.A.C. programs).