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Mission Statement: 

Inclusion Services strives to insure that all residents with disabilities have the same opportunities to participate in all department programs and services as residents without disabilities.

The program will provide an inclusive environment that serves to foster everyone participating together.

Inclusion services will serve to increase public awareness of the various community resources and recreational programs available to people with disabilities.

Our goals and objectives are to give all residents of Bernalillo County, regardless of ability, the opportunity to participate in and experience the benefits of parks and recreation services and programs.

To increase community awareness and understanding of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Through effective leadership and training, department staff will continuously exhibit an inclusive and welcoming attitude towards all participants with disabilities.

To maintain a system which effectively identifies those participants who require reasonable accommodations and to make available those accommodations when feasible.

Thanks: 

Thanks to all our Parks and Recreation Department partners, for helping make our community better for all

Additional resources:

The New Mexico Autism Society - www.nmautismsociety.org

Very Special Arts, New Mexico - www.vsartsnm.org

NM Special Olympics - www.sonm.org

University of New Mexico Center for Development & Disability - http://www.cdd.unm.edu/Autism/index.html


 

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  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Wondering what the kids can do during spring break? Sign them up for Adventure Camp! Camp is from March 20-24 and includes art projects, games, field trips, hiking, cooking, sports activities and more. Meant for grades K-5. $60 registration due by March 10. Space is limited. For more information, call (505) 468-7500.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd., Sandia Park

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

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