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child on swingRecreation and leisure opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities are important contributors to quality of life.

Community Connections

Community Connections was designed to provide individualized supports to assist people to be included into their communities in a variety of ways based on the individual preferences.

This program focuses on personal independence, community participation, life enjoyment and enrichment through activities, special assistance, advocacy, and education. Services are individualized to address the growth and interaction needs of the participants. Community Connection services aim to assist individuals with disabilities to make meaningful connections with their communities through the use of generic systems, natural supports, and other community associations. Individuals served by this program are generally those age 62 and older who are not working.

Call the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration at (360) 750-4250 for a referral or call Clark County Department of Community Services, Developmental Disabilities Program at (360) 397-2130 for more information.

Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreations Department

Generally, parks and recreation programs offer a number of classes or activities that are appropriate for individuals with disabilities .These might include: individual sports programs (such as swimming, jogging, weight lifting, and skiing), craft classes (such as pottery, woodcrafts, or macramé), or outdoor activities (such as hikes, day trips to different events or areas of interest). Usually a fee is required. The Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department sponsors most of the programs offered in Clark County In addition, the city has summer day camp that is offered by the Parks and Recreation Department, which is popular with families of children with disabilities.

For more information about Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation, call (360) 696-8171.

America The Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass

The Miracle League

YMCA (Clark County Branch)

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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