Disability Inclusion

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A Community Choice For All.

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (ADA), Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the County’s services, programs, or activities.

Adapted Programs

Adapted Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities. These programs are usually run by qualified instructors who have experience working with people of all abilities to include Special Education Teachers, Behavior Therapists, and Recreation Therapists. Some of these programs are co-developed with a Recreation Specialist and a CTRS. All of these programs are open to everyone.
Fall 2021 Adapted Program List

Leisure Magazine – Fall 2021

The 2021 Fall issue of Leisure Magazine is now available online. Check out all the activities, classes, camps and events taking place in the coming months. Leisure - Your complete guide to recreation, fun & fitness. All programs offered by the Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation strive to be inclusive. The ADA Coordinator will assist each individual with getting the reasonable accommodations needed to independently participate in offered programs. 
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Therapeutic Recreation

Recreation Therapy programs are typically goal oriented, evidence based programs that are run by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. They are usually smaller in size with low staff to individual ratios and there is a goal for each participant. These programs are only for individuals with disabilities.
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We make every effort to work with families and patrons to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Depending upon the type of request and/or type of accommodation being requested, participation in a program may be dependent on scheduling and/or contracting specialized staff, which could impact days/times of the program. In order to create a successful and enjoyable environment for you or your child, your request must be received, at least 21 business days prior to the start of the program. 

Participation Standards

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, the Prince William County Parks and Recreation Department has developed a list of participation standards. Program participants must be able to demonstrate the following with minimal redirection and support.

  • Actively participate in planned activities for the duration of the program
  • Able to function within a group setting and will not require 1:1 support
  • Able to understand, follow and accept directions
  • Takes turns and shares in a cooperative manner
  • Respect others and their property
  • Able to stay with his/her assigned group
  • Able to maintain self-control
  • Able to maintain personal care i.e. eat, clothe and function independently

If you anticipate that you or your child will need assistance to meet one or more of these participation standards, please contact the ADA Coordinator and begin the Inclusion Process.

Therapeutic Support

If your child is currently working with a therapist, you may request that the therapist, as part of the child's plan, attend one of our programs. Please complete the Classroom Visitation request form and submit to the ADA Coordinator 21 days prior to the requested visit date. Please note:

  • For our licensed preschool programs therapists must have documentation that they have passed a criminal background check as well as a Central Registry Check in order to enter the classroom.

  • Due to capacity reasons within a classroom or program, visitation may be denied and/or alternates dates and times will be considered and agreed upon.

Grievances / Inquiries

The Prince William County Grievance Procedure under the Americans with Disabilities Act
All other Parks and Recreation related inquiries can be directed to the ADA Coordinator.

For more information or questions, please contact:

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Birchdale Recreation Center 14730 Birchdale Ave.
Woodbridge, VA 22193