Community Services

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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Community Services
  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Master Naturalist volunteer, Marnie Rehn, will guide you on a mindfulness exploration through Bachechi Open Space. Explore with your senses, igniting your sense of wonder as you experience yourself as part of the natural environment. Class size is limited to adhere to COVID-Safe practices and public health order guidelines. Upon registration, specific details will be provided about meeting location, how to prepare, where to park, and more. Register early to ensure your spot. Registration closes on April 14 or until class is filled.
    Time:
    4/17/2021 9:00 AM - 4/17/2021 11:00 AM

  • Albuquerque’s City Nature Challenge Coordinators Laurel Ladwig and Selena Connealy will teach how to use this app to help identify local flora and fauna. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge event taking place at this time and how you can participate! Registration closes April 23.
    Time:
    4/24/2021 9:00 AM - 4/24/2021 11:00 AM

  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

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