TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED (“ADA”), is a federal law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This law applies to all state and local government agencies.
SECTION 1557 OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 (“Section 1557 of ACA”) is a civil rights provision of ACA that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.
Indiana Agencies + Policy
This publication is an overview of the Indiana Governor’s Councils stance on leadership, health care, education, employment, transportation, community supports for children and adults, and legal justice issues for people with disabilities.https://www.in.gov/gpcpd/policy-platform/
The Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) Commission is the governing authority of Indiana Disability Rights. The Commission is responsible for assuring adequate legal and advocacy services for the protection, promotion, and empowerment of the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities throughout Indiana. https://www.in.gov/idr/
DISABILITY is defined as a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include: caring for one’s self, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, working, and learning.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY is defined in Title II ADA as “an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.
Request for Modifications
All of our programs and facilities are designed with inclusion in mind. If you or your family member would like to participate in any program or use our facility, we can make modifications to meet your needs. Requests for modifications must be made at least one month before participation.
In 2015, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation implemented an American’s with Disabilities Act audit on all of their facilities, parks, programs, and policies. From this audit, we created our ADA Transition Plan.
Grievance Process + Form
If you have had an accessibility or inclusion issue that is covered under the ADA with one of our facilities, parks, programs, or policies please file a complaint within 60 days of the incident. Complaints should be in writing whenever possible; however, if you are unable to write your complaint due to disability, alternatives are available. Please use the Grievance Form or contact our ADA Coordinator Katie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternate methods for filing a complaint. Once a complaint is filed, you will receive confirmation of receipt within 48 business hours from the CCPR Inclusion Team. The Department will contact you with the final results within 120 days.
If this does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, qualified individuals may submit an appeal. Submit appeals within 15 days of the decision. Appeals should be in writing addressed to CCPR ADA Coordinator Katie Smith, email@example.com. Within 30 days, the Department will respond to the appeal.
Get to Know Our Team
Katie Smith, CTRS
Michelle Yadon, MA, RDT/BCT, CTRS, CPRP, ACTCP
Recreation Program Manager
ADA Website Compliance
This site was developed according to ADA best practices, meeting the ADA Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG 2.0 A, AA) rules.