Parks offer adaptive programs

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What’s your disability IQ? There’s no denying the world we live in today is diverse and many individuals face challenges related to disabilities. Are you aware of these challenges? Do you know what qualifies as a disability? Do you know the differences between a developmental and physical disability? Have you ever taken note of theavailable resources in our community for neighbors with disabilities? The Indiana Governor’s Council for Individuals with Disabilities has designated March as Disability Awareness Month, and Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is participating to offer our community the opportunity to increase awareness.

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation already leads the Indy metro area in inclusion programming, providing a multitude of adaptive escapes in sports, fitness, arts, culture, events, social enrichment, private therapies, as well as reasonable accommodations for all our amenities and activities.Last year, we served more than 800 individuals with disabilities.For our participation in Disability Awareness Month, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation offers special programs. The Extended School Enrichment program gets in on the action through Friday, when every site will host discussions on individuals and disabilities, as well as provide take-home materials to start the discussion at home. Later in the month, we invite any individual with disabilities, all ages and ability levels, to join us for a fun session of gym time at the Monon Community Center. The general public is also invited to come to this event and learn more about getting involved through volunteering.

For more information on any of these events, visit carmelclayparks.com.

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