WRPA 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

"Inclusive Programming: The Next Step"


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Date/Time: Wednesday, May 2 | 10:30 - 11:45AM

Speakers: Kim Indurkar, City of Bellevue & Mary Boyle, City of Bellevue

Category: Programming

Description: Your workgroup has decided to follow an inclusive model, now what?

This workshop will cover proactive program changes, comprehensive staff training, and tangible problem-solving. Simple adaptations will be discussed that maintain the integrity of your programs. Small groups will address scenarios to work through reasonable changes within programs. Effective staff training can not only ensure you are providing accommodations to new clients but also help to resolve existing issues in general recreation programs. A mix of relationship building, empowerment, and redirection from the staff is often all that is needed for client success. Attendees will be given insight to the problem-solving process used by the City of Bellevue when assessing participant needs in recreation programs. Breakout sessions will work together to resolve real-life scenarios and setbacks that have come up when implementing inclusive services. Those who attend the workshop will leave confident in their ability to take the next step toward inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover what is effective staff training on inclusion.

  • Learn how to adapt programs for success.

  • Enhance your success when working with people living with disabilities.

Speakers: Kim Indurkar has worked in the field of disabilities for 39 years. She has worked directly with children and adults in residential and school settings. Moving to recreation full time for the last 20 years, she currently manages the Highland Community Center for the City of Bellevue that serves youth and adults with Intellectual disabilities as well as adults with physical disabilities. She is responsible for training recreation staff on ADA requirements as it relates to program inclusion. She has presented to NRPA regarding inclusion and the ADA as well as how to include volunteers with disabilities into your workplace.

Mary Boyle has worked in the field of disabilities for five years starting out working with at-risk youth diagnosed with various personality disorders. She studied psychology at the University of Montana. For the last two years, she has been working at the Highland Community Center as the Program Coordinator overseeing the adaptive recreation programs for the City of Bellevue. Her responsibilities include facilitating and planning courses for adults and youth with intellectual and physical disabilities. She also is responsible for training staff on positive behavior support and inclusion.

 Session Approved for .1 CEU Credits

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