Therapeutic Recreation, Montgomery County (MD)- Culture and Leisure Services

Address: 4010 Randolph Road,
Silver Spring,, MD 20902
Phone: (240) 777-6870 Email: rec.mainstream@montgomerycountymd.gov Website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/

Montgomery County – Culture and Leisure Services, Therapeutic Recreation Programs include:

 

Therapeutic Recreation Programs offers seasonal classes which may include exercise, swim, adapted karate and crafts. Therapeutic Recreation programs are specifically designed for individuals with disabilities. Groups are usually small and the participant-to-staff ratio is appropriate to the needs of the group. The activities are planned to meet the interests of the participants and can be individualized.

 

Recreation Inclusion – A general program may be adapted to include a person with a disability using auxiliary aids and services, but the structure of the activity, group size, and staff remain the same. Staff are not able to provide one-to-one assistance or specialized support. Sign language interpreters, Braille or large print, other auxiliary aids and services are available by request, with a two week minimum for Fall, Winter and Spring; three week minimum for Summer.

 

General programs and activities are available to suit all ages, interests, and skill levels. Activities include swimming classes, craft classes, trips, camps, children's programs, special events, and varied offerings every season.

 

To accommodate special needs, individuals with disabilities may request a mainstream companion.

 

What is a Mainstreaming Companion? Companions provide additional assistance to facilitate the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in general Recreation Department programs. Most companions are trained volunteers who will assist with participation and integration into the program. Companions do not provide personal care. Placements are limited, and are not guaranteed so early notification is essential.

 

For more information about Therapeutic Recreation programs please visit our website or contact us:

Recreation Dept. Contacts:

Customer Service Information

Director's Office

Aquatics Team

Communication & Public Outreach

 

 

County Wide Programs

Business Administration

Community Facilities & Programs

   

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