Program Access

In keeping with the mission of the Department of Parks, the Program Access staff ensure individuals with disabilities are welcomed to participate in enjoyable leisure-time activities in accessible places and programs.

To request a reasonable accommodation, please complete our Modification Intake Form

IS INCLUSION RIGHT FOR YOU? MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE!

Program Access also referred to as “Inclusion”, is the means by which individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in Montgomery Parks recreation and leisure activities of their choice. Reasonable modifications are provided to enable an individual’s successful participation in a program.

Program Access is right for you or your child if you…

  • are interested in the subject.
  • are comfortable in various inclusive environments.
  • can meet the registration requirements.
  • can follow the rules of conduct.
  • can remain engaged in scheduled activities for most of the program time.
  • can indicate basic needs (either verbal or non-verbal).

Program Access is NOT…

  • being in a separate area or participating in alternate activities more than 25% of the program.
  • hiring, selection or guaranteed assignment of a certain staff member.
  • individualized therapy.
  • an exception to minimum compliance with program rules established for safety.
  • provision and/or purchase of personal custom devices.

Examples of Reasonable Modifications

Sign Language Interpreter | Enhanced Staff to Participant Ratio | Adaptive Equipment | Ongoing Disability & Sensitivity Training for Staff | Braille & Large Print

*Reasonable modifications will be determined after an assessment has been completed and varies for each individual. 

Steps

  1. Register for a selected program through ActiveMontgomery.org
  2. Request a reasonable modification
  3. We will connect with you to assess needs and make reasonable modifications
  4. Enjoy

 For more info on Program Access and modifications contact 301-495-2581 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org

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Last Updated: July 8, 2020