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Adaptive Inclusive Recreation (A.I.R)

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About Us

Adaptive Inclusive Recreation (A.I.R) offers community-based recreation activities and inclusive programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities and/or special needs. Our services are designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle while providing opportunities for recreation, leisure, socialization, independence, integration, education, and an overall improved quality of life.

We welcome people of all abilities to participate in our programs! We also collaborate with other organizations that specialize in adaptive recreation services to offer a variety of program choices.

Our Mission

To provide a diverse system of parks that support healthy lifestyles, strengthen our community, enrich our economy, and protect and sustain our environment.

Reasonable Accommodations

In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations are provided in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodations are individualized techniques and resources used to enhance program participation without fundamentally altering a program.

A.I.R program requires that participants register for age-appropriate activities and for programs based on abilities.

Program Participation

Policies and Forms: It is the goal of the A.I.R program to provide a positive, safe, and fun recreation experience for all individuals. We ask that parents/caregivers meet with staff in order to complete a Participant Information Form. If there are any changes within the year, parents/caregiver are responsible to update this information as soon as possible. This information will be used by staff to ensure that each participant receives the best experience possible.

Personal Care Assistance

The role of the Collier County Parks and Recreation Division is to provide recreation services for the community. Although Collier County Parks and Recreation does not provide personal care services, participants requiring personal care are encouraged to bring their own personal assistant for their benefit or to assist with each participants’ special needs. Personal care services include toileting, feeding, dressing and administering medications.

For More Information

If you need an accommodation for a program, activity or a special event, contact Monica Cummings, 239-252-4184 or email AdaptiveInclusiveRec@colliercountyfl.gov for assistance with your accommodation requests. TTY users may also call Collier 311. We ask that participants register early to allow adequate time to complete your requests.

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