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Leisure Services for Individuals with Disabilities: Access Program

RECenter DeskBackground: The Fairfax County Park Authority is committed to providing accommodations (access) to all programs, services, and activities in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although individuals with disabilities are not required to request accommodations for participatory purposes, this service is provided for those individuals who choose to request accommodations under ADA for FCPS programs. This process is designed to help ensure a successful experience. Every effort will made to provide any reasonable accommodation required for participation.

Services: To facilitate your inclusion, the ADA Specialist will provide the following:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters. All requests are confirmed prior to the start of the program along with the name of the assigned interpreter. Contact the ADA Specialist to determine which programs or activities offer interpreting services.
  • Alternative formats/auxiliary aids such as assistive listening devices, television captioning and decoders, TTY's, close captioned viewing, large print documents, audiocassettes, and Braille materials.
  • An accommodation plan outlining how the Park Authority can meet accommodation requests of the participant.
  • Training for the instructors or program staff regarding facilitation styles, communication methods, behavior redirection, or modification/adaptation of activities.
  • Sensitivity training for other class or program consumers.
  • Physical accessibility for all programs, services, and activities.

Program, Services, or Activity Information: The Park Authority publishes quarterly schedule of programs, classes, tours, and camps in the Parktakes Magazine. The magazine can be obtained at all Fairfax County Libraries, Park Authority Headquarters, parks, and RECenter locations; or you may call 703-222-4664, TTY at 707-803-3354 for a free subscription. Or visit Parktakes Online on the Internet.

How to Apply: The ADA Specialist is available to assist and advise individuals concerning program placement and to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary for participation.

  1. The Park Authority requires 10 business days in advance of the registration deadline or event, whichever comes first. Overnight Tours require 45 days advance notice. If the request is less than the 10 days (or 45 days for overnight tours) prior to the start date, the FCPA will attempt to provide services; however, we cannot guarantee your request for services will be fulfilled.
  2. Complete the registration form in the back of the Parktakes Magazine or register on the Internet at Parktakes Online.
  3. Request or check the ADA accommodations box if you need an accommodation.
  4. Return the registration as instructed
  5. The ADA Specialist will contact you regarding your accommodation requirements.

Information: For more information, contact the ADA Specialist at 703-324-8563, TTY at 703-803-3354.

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