Four Northwest Cities Join Forces to Offer Recreational Classes for People with Disabilities
Inclusivity is an important aspect of any community, and the cities of Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale, and Golden Valley are teaming up to provide adaptive programming for people with disabilities.
“We try to offer programming for all types of youth and adults, and this summer we’re really excited to be able to offer programs geared towards those with mental, cognitive, and physical disabilities,” said Golden Valley Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman.
In order to foster an inclusive environment for all in recreation services, the cities have been working with Reach for Resources to provide a slew of inclusive and adaptive programs and classes for people aged 14 and up.
The classes are designed for people who live with disabilities, and are geared towards those who may require additional assistance or accommodations.
“If students do need assistance we just ask them to bring a caregiver or maybe an adult or a parent to come with them to participate in some of the programs,” stated New Hope Recreation Supervisor Aaron Thelen.
Variety of Recreational and Educational Classes Offered
Programs include recreational and educational classes as well as social activities held at local parks.
The cities are offering a disc golf league that will rotate between different locations and run for six weeks during the summer. There will also be a variety of get-togethers, including tie-dye events, picnics, and more.
To find more information about the programs and classes, visit the cities’ websites or look in their brochures.
Crystal | Golden Valley | New Hope | Robbinsdale