Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation

Our GoalAIR

The goal of Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR) is to enhance participants' health and well-being, sense of self and community, and overall quality of life by facilitating the development of leisure and recreation skills, fostering independence, and promoting socialization. 

What We Offer

Adaptive Recreation Programs
Frederick County Parks and Recreation offers Adaptive Recreation (AR) programs designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, developmental differences, and/or higher support needs as well as emphasize participants’ unique abilities. Programs utilize trained staff and higher staff/participant ratios in addition to adapted spaces, materials, and content to provide an opportunity for individuals to participate in various recreation activities. 

Programs include: 
  • Adaptive sports 
  • Fitness, health, & wellness classes 
  • Social groups 
  • Enrichment and special interest classes 

Inclusion Services

Reasonable accommodations are also offered to individuals who have disabilities or need additional support to encourage and enable them to fully participate in our general recreation programs alongside their peers.  Reasonable accommodations are based on each individual’s abilities and needs.   

Possible Accommodations include:  
  • Inclusion support staff  
  • Use of companions
  •  ASL interpreters  
  • Communication visuals  
  • Additional training provided for program staff  
  • Activity modifications that do not change the nature of the program or activity   
  • Individualized strategies for success     
For information on how to request an Accommodation, check out our AIR Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

  1. Nicole Cantwell, Recreation Specialist

    Email Nicole Cantwell
    Ph: 301-600-2199

Important Program Information

AIR Frequently Asked Questions

Enroll in current Adaptive Recreation Programs

Out on the Town Social Group: Winter 2024 Schedule

Adaptive Recreation Program Levels 
In order to ensure the safety of all participants, FCPR's adaptive recreation programs utilize program levels to determine the basic skills needed to participate in the program.

AIR Accommodation Request & Health Skills Form

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