APRA recognizes the need for parks and recreation agencies to comply with the complex Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To assist members in meeting the ADA mandate, APRA will conduct two workshops to address key accessibility and inclusion requirements. Space is still available!
In addition to content regarding recreation inclusion, as well as facility and park access, McGovern will “solve” an ADA problem that you bring to the workshop. Share your issue with him before the workshop so you can leave at the end of Tuesday with answers!
Making Sites and Facilities Accessible
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Section 35.151 of the ADA title II regulation requires state and local governments to adhere to the federal 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. The Standards impose specific requirements for amusement parks, shooting ranges, sports fields and courts, golf courses, playgrounds, swimming pools, miniature golf, fitness facilities, and more. The nearly finished Outdoor Developed Areas provides guidance regarding trails, beaches, campsites, picnic areas, and other outdoor assets found at APRA member sites. This two hour workshop will address new design and construction, as well as the treatment of existing facilities. We’ll also explore pools, playgrounds, and sports fields in more detail. Approved for .2 CEU's
Providing Supports for People with Disabilities in Recreation Programs 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Section 35.130 of the ADA title II regulation requires states and local governments to provide supports so that programs, services, and opportunities are available in the most integrated setting. This inclusion mandate is best implemented with an eight-step process, and can be tweaked to fit your culture. This two hour workshop will review the mandate, identify and review the steps in the inclusion process, and illustrate each with court and administrative decisions about parks and recreation agencies. Approved for .2 CEU's
Workshop prices for members are $125 each or both for $225
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About the Speaker
John McGovern started his career in parks and recreation in New Mexico. Moving to Illinois, he worked in two of the intergovernmental partnerships established to serve people with disabilities. Always interested in civil rights, at night he went to law school, and after graduation, continued to work in parks and recreation. As an active NRPA member, he co-founded the National Institute for Recreation Inclusion, which trained more than 3,000 parks and recreation professionals regarding recreation inclusion. He also represented NRPA as a member on each of the three federal advisory committees that developed the 2010 Standards. Today, as a consultant, he applies his career experience, law degree, and knowledge of the ADA to the issues facing public parks and recreation agencies.