Offering Adaptive and Inclusive Programming

Carmel, Ind. (November 8, 2018) – Since its founding more than 25 years ago, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has made a concerted effort to provide inclusive and adaptive programming appropriate for all abilities. In 2016, CCPR received the National Recreation and Park Association Excellence in Inclusion Award recognizing its efforts in implementing inclusive processes and practices and providing well-planned supports for inclusive participation by people with disabilities and diversity in all programs, services, and facilities.

CCPR offers more than 230 programs annually designed specifically for people with disabilities, serving more than 2,500 participants. Adaptive offerings range from the innovative and award-winning Roundabout Playback Troupe and Adaptive FlowRider® (surfing) programs to fitness and basic skills and empowerment classes. CCPR offers inclusion services to ensure everyone, regardless of ability, can participate in more than 3,400 recreation programs offered annually.

Many programs will start in the next few weeks and run through the end of the year, including:

  • Preschool Yoga (ages 2 – 5)
  • Youth Fun Night (ages 6 –12)
  • Teen Muscle-Up (ages 13 –17)
  • Holiday Gift Making (ages 15+)
  • Nutcracker Short & Suite (youth tickets $5; adult tickets $10)

“We believe that everyone can participate fully in their community and enjoy recreation and leisure activities,” said Michelle Yadon, Inclusion Supervisor.

CCPR offers three ways to register for classes: Online at carmelclayparks.com, by visiting the Monon Community Center or printing a registration form from the website and mailing it in.

For information about adaptive programming, contact Michelle Yadon, Inclusion Supervisor at myadon@carmelclayparks.com or 317.573.5245. Requests for program modifications can be made online, one month in advance of a class at carmelclayparks.com.