Inclusive Recreation allows people of all abilities, including those with physical or cognitive disabilities, to participate together. This promotes diversity and adds value for participants with and without disabilities.
Thornton includes people of all abilities in our recreation programs. We strive to not only meet the requirements of the ADA but to create a welcoming and supportive community. If you see a program offered in one of our program brochures that you would like to participate in, but require accommodation or inclusion support, please do one of the following: submit this Inclusion Support Request Form, answer yes on the related question during registration or contact the AIR Coordinator directly. An assessment may be completed to determine what type of reasonable accommodations or inclusion support is needed. When possible, please submit requests at least two weeks in advance of your desired start date. For more information, please contact Becky Post, AIR Coordinator at 720-977-5702 or Becky.Post@ThorntonCO.gov.
Examples of inclusion support/ADA accommodation include:
• Hiring a sign language interpreter for a program
• Providing additional training for general recreation staff
• Developing a behavior support plan
• Providing additional staff support
• Offering adaptive equipment