Starting this spring, the city has contracted with the nonprofit Reach for Resources to provide individual support services for people with physical, cognitive and social-emotional disabilities or special needs. The service is free of charge.
“The benefit to residents is that we are offering inclusive services with trained staff that can help participants succeed at recreational activities,” said Roseville Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Anderson.
Those interested in receiving support should first register for the program of their choosing.
After registering, contact the City of Roseville at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Reach for Resources staff will work with participants and their families to create an individual service plan. That plan can include providing an extra staff person, called an inclusion facilitator, at programs.
Inclusion facilitators work with coaches and instructors to blend in, providing the minimum support needed at any given time to encourage independence and skill building.
Reach for Resources staff assist participants with a wide range of activities including t-ball, dance, art classes, soccer and gymnastics. The nonprofit partners with more than a dozen Minnesota communities to provide inclusion services.
To learn more, go to www.cityofroseville.com/inclusionservices