THERAPEUTIC & INCLUSION
Office • 280 S. Water St. • 702-267-4065 | Program locations: Henderson Multigenerational Center (HMGC) | Valley View Recreation Center (VVRC) | Silver Springs Recreation Center (SSRC)
45 Resident rate listed | non-residents add 15%
Need Help Selecting a Program?
If you need assistance in making recreation and
leisure choices or exploring new and different
possibilities, an intake interview may be appropriate.
Our staff identifies an individual’s needs, strengths and
interests and helps in pinpointing programs that match
the individual’s abilities and interests.
Financial assistance is available for Henderson
residents who have demonstrated a financial need.
Applications are available at every City of Henderson
Respite from Desert Regional Center and Olive Crest is
accepted for all activities, except deposits and supply
costs for classes. If you are using Desert Regional
Center funding, bring a copy of your respite agreement
when registering for the first time. Registration with
respite must be made only at City Hall Annex, 280 S.
Here’s How to Get Included
• Register for the recreation program of your choice.
If the participant has a special need or disability
that requires special accommodations, contact
Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services.
• Contact the Recreation Services supervisor at least
two weeks before the start date to discuss the
details or features of the program.
• The Recreation Services supervisor contacts
Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services (if
necessary) to discuss the type of support needed
to accommodate you or your family member.
• Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services
works cooperatively with the family to determine
which accommodations best support the individual.
• You or your family member start the program with
inclusion support(s) in place.
• Our staff members periodically observe the
program to provide assistance and answer any
• Communication between Therapeutic Recreation
& Inclusion Services staff, Recreation staff and the
individual and/or family is maintained continuously
throughout the cooperative inclusion process.
The Inclusion Process
Some individuals with disabilities prefer to participate
in the City’s general recreation programs. To include
those with disabilities, we provide support in the
form of adaptive equipment, program modification,
additional staff training, support staff, and other
services to facilitate inclusion. Our staff assists in
determining the most effective means of inclusion
support for individuals to participate in any program.
Participation in Our Programs:
It’s Your Choice
Whether you choose to participate in therapeutic
recreation programs designed specifically for individuals
with disabilities or take part in our general recreation
programs with those who do not have disabilities,
Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Services finds a way
for you to get the most out of every leisure activity. City of
Henderson Parks and Recreation staff members believe
that involvement in leisure experiences is important to the
quality of life for all individuals.
Personal Care Assistance
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to
participate in our programs. However, those needing
personal assistance with toileting, feeding or dressing
must make personal arrangements for this assistance.
Contact the Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion
Services office for more information.
Rec & Roll
This recreation program for teens and young adults
with disabilities provides opportunities to explore their
recreational interests in a structured environment as
well as to develop the skills needed for independence.
Daily activities focus on community-based recreation
such as bowling, swimming and going to the movies.
The program also provides activities that enhance
skills related to independent living, including
budgeting, meal planning, personal hygiene, social
interaction, and the importance of making time for
leisure experiences. Rec & Roll follows the Clark
County School District’s 9-month calendar. Call 702-
267-4065 for details or to schedule an initial intake
to register. Activity calendars are available online at
cityofhenderson.com; search “Therapeutic Recreation.”
Locations HMGC & VVRC
Ages Grades 9-12 (or up to 21 yrs.)
Days/times 1:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Cost $11 per day; respite is accepted
Register Online, mail, fax to 702-267-4101
or walk in
On the Go
This community-based recreation program is for
adults of varying abilities wishing to meet new
friends through recreation and independent living
activities. It provides participants the opportunity to
experience and develop a variety of lifetime leisure
skills in a community-based setting and is structured
to encourage the familiarization with neighborhood
leisure resources, self-image, community belonging,
and responsibility through recreation participation.
On the Go follows the Clark County School District’s
9-month calendar. Call 702-267-4065 for more
information or to schedule an initial intake to register.
Locations HMGC, VVRC & SRRC
Ages 22+ (or have graduated from
Days/times 2:00-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Cost $11 per day; respite is accepted
Register Online, mail, fax to 702-267-4101,
or walk in
This class is designed to familiarize participants with
special needs in the water. Beginner and advanced
levels are available to build confidence in and around
the water and improve swimming skills. For additional
information including lesson schedule, please visit the
Aquatics pages in this issue of Henderson Happenings.
Our fitness class includes a variety of stretches,
walking, low-impact exercises and cool down. It
is designed for those with cognitive and physical
disabilities and is tailored to meet individualized needs.
Instructor: Linda Starcovic
AGE: 14+ CODE: 492088