Recreation and leisure opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities are important contributors to quality of life.
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 those age 62 and older who are not working.
Call the Washington State Division of Developmental Disabilities at (360) 696-6350 for a referral or call Clark County Department of Community Services, Developmental Disabilities Program at (360) 397-2130 for more information.
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)