IEPs and 504 plans often include behavioral support strategies, recreational goals, and other information that assists staff with understanding the participant’s needs and developing reasonable modifications in response to those needs.
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For the Cosumnes Community Services District, inclusion is the method by which all participants - with or without disabilities - are invited to participate in recreation services with or without the support of reasonable accommodations.
Any participant who is registered and has a disability that impacts participation in recreation programs may request Inclusion Services.
Request Inclusion Services by submitting the Accommodation Request Form on the RAD webpage.
Once you submit your request for accommodations, you will receive an email confirmation that your request has been received. Our Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor will review your information and contact you regarding your request.
Please provide as much information about your participant as possible, this way our staff can best prepare an accommodation for the participant in a timely manner.
Accommodations are most successful when done early and before the start of the program. This will ensure there is adequate time to prepare accommodation for participant.
Please note: To allow adequate time for processing and assessment, please allow at least three weeks for your request to be processed. This allows us to discover what would be helpful and time to find the staff or equipment needed to set each person up for success!
In addition, Cosumnes CSD does our best to provide Reasonable Accommodations for all, but their may be times that the accommodation is not reasonable for our staffing, program or other reasons.
It is the process of providing support, adaptations, training and more to ensure that individual needs and desires for participation are met in ways that are reasonable, safe, and do not fundamentally alter the nature of the recreation program or activity. Reasonable accommodations for District programs and activities are available and are determined on an individual basis.
No. Recreation program registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Participants must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be used to assist a participant in meeting the minimum eligibility requirements. Regardless of disability, participants must be able to meet the minimum requirements for age, capacity, and fee.
Age override request on the basis of disability will not be approved, unless participants without disabilities are also granted age overrides on a case-by-case basis. Age override request will only be approved if the program is still age/grade appropriate. For example, a 15 year-old will not be approved for participation in a program designed for 5-7 year-old children regardless of cognitive or developmental abilities.
No. However, transportation may be provided to and from activities that occur during recreation programs. Such transportation is typically via van or school bus. Please include any accessibility needs related to transportation on the Inclusion Services Request Form.
The District will not provide personal care services. If an individual with a disability requires personal care assistance they may bring a companion or aide (at no additional charge or program fee and must pass background check) to assist with personal care services. Some programs may require that the individual first request a reasonable accommodation to bring a companion or aide to the program should that be required based upon the program structure.
In most programs, District staff will not administer medication (prescription or non-prescription) to participants. Some programs will allow staff to administer medication provided the participant has the appropriate Authorization for Administration of Medication by CCSD Personnel form on file.
No. However, as a reasonable modification, a participant may be accompanied by a behavioral therapist during a program. A background check of the behavioral therapist will be required. If so, you will be provided with additional information during the Inclusion Services assessment process. This process can take time, so please request early.
For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, The District expects all participants to treat people and facilities with respect and abide by all rules and direction from staff. The District reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. If a participant engages in behavior that creates a safety threat (direct threat), the District reserves the right to remove a participant from a program, activity, or service, if that safety threat cannot be mitigated by staff intervention, provision of auxiliary aids or services or modification in policies. In addition, a failure to comply with legitimate rules and standards for participation may result in exclusion from a program. Reasonable accommodations to rules and standards will be considered.
Yes. As a reasonable modification, a participant may be accompanied by his/her own aide during a recreation program. A background check of the aide will be required. If so, you will be provided with additional information during the Inclusion Services assessment process.
It is the responsibility of the participant, guardian or care provider to inform Inclusion Services of any disability related updates or changes. Non disability related updates or changes should be communicated directly to the recreation program staff.
Yes. Programs are not required to accommodate a participant with a disability if doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, create an undue financial or administrative burden, or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated through reasonable modification.
For more information, questions, or concerns about Inclusion Services, please contact Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor - Ciera Dulgar at (916) 405-5373 or RAD@cosumnescsd.gov