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For more information, please contact:
Kevin Hutchinson
Inclusion Coordinator
kevin.hutchinson@cityoffederalway.com
253-835-6927

Recreation Inclusion

Scholarships now available for persons living with disabilities to participate in Inclusion Programs! Please click the link on the right side of the page to fill out this easy application. These funds are designated for YOU so please take advantage of this opportunity! Contact the Inclusion Coordinator, Kevin Hutchinson, for more information or any questions at:
(253) 835-6927 –or- kevin.hutchinson@cityoffederalway.com

 

Programs

For a summary of Rec Inc programs please check the current catalog here. All Rec Inc programs are open to people of all abilities. Please register at least seven days in advance to ensure your spot.

Inclusive recreation encourages opportunities for people of ALL abilities to participate and interact in Parks & Recreation activities together with respect. At The City of Federal Way, we encourage an environment that promotes and fosters physical and social inclusion of people with diverse backgrounds and various skill levels.


What we Offer:

We offer an array of life-skill courses aimed at promoting independence, enhancing social skills, educating participants, and promoting a healthy life style. Course offerings include: Arts & Crafts, Therapeutic Drumming, Fitness, Theatre, Cooking, Special Olympic Sports, Social Clubs, Day Trips & Overnight Trips, Nutrition, Personal Safety, Job Skills, Personal Finance, Therapeutic Gardening, Reading Clubs, and more!

Why Inclusion?

Quality of Life - Through inclusive recreation programs, an individual gains positive feelings of self-worth and personal growth. Our programs also focus on a healthy lifestyle that helps promote personal wellness. Social integration helps participants grow as individuals and provides self-satisfaction. Finally, support, accommodations & assistance are provided to individuals to help facilitate a positive experience in our programs.

Removal of Barriers - Attitudinal barriers are minimized through education, staff training, and interactions between participants with and without disabilities. Physical barriers are eliminated to help facilitate participation by people of all abilities. Finally, our programs encourage the ideas of "risk taking," personal growth, personal choices & social integration to help encourage an inclusive environment.

Interaction Within Our Community - Our trips are designed to help foster social interactions of our participants with the community as a whole. We offer a full array of activities in diverse settings which help to educate our participants and other citizens of Federal Way. These interactions will help to provide positive future notions of people with disabilites.