We are preparing for another summer of fun at Burlington Parks and Recreation! The purpose of this packet is to give you an overview of how inclusion services work, answer frequently asked questions and provide you with all the required paperwork.
Our trained support staff members are available to work with participants requesting inclusion support within a ratio that is appropriate for your participant. During the summer, we follow a group inclusion model to allow participants more independence and autonomy. Support staff will be available to provide appropriate social, emotional and behavioral support as necessary, but will only be paired as 1:1 support on an as-needed basis, pending assessment by our therapeutic recreation administrative staff. If your family member requires consistent 1:1 support for medical or behavioral reasons, we welcome their home therapist, PCA, or other aide to attend programs to provide such support after successfully completing a direct service provider packet and CORI background check through our office. I am happy to coordinate with Direct Support Professional's to keep inclusion services consistent for participants.
Please read through this entire packet and set up your inclusion meeting with our Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. All forms in this packet are required to be filled out completely and returned to our office as soon as possible. Please fill out the forms thoroughly and accurately as inclusion plans are written based off the information provided in this paperwork, the inclusion meeting and the therapeutic recreation administrative staff's assessment of the participant. The inclusion plans are distributed to the support staff working with your family member so they can form an understanding of how to best support them within our programs. A lot has changed in the past few years with COVID-19 please include any new information regarding your family member.
Completing the Summer 2022 Inclusion Intake is how you formally request inclusion support within Burlington Parks and Recreation's summer programs. Please note this intake is due by May 10. After May 10 inclusion support requests cannot be guaranteed.
If you have any questions regarding the inclusion process, summer programs or the type of support we are able to provide for your participant please do not hesitate to contact me at 781-270-1937 or email@example.com. We are looking forward to a wonderful summer and hope you are as well!
Emma Jones, CTRS
Helpful Tips before you get started!
Examples of goals: building friendships with peers, trying new leisure activities, staying active
Click here to set up a required inclusion intake interview with Emma Jones, CTRS.
Filling out the activity number below does NOT count as registration.
Direct Support Professionals
School/Other Provider Release
*Medications: Please know that we do not have a nurse on staff at Burlington Parks & Recreation (BPRD) programs, and therefore we are not able to hold or administer medications to participants. We can remind participants to take their medications as needed with signed notes from a parent or guardian. Meds must be kept in a safe and appropriate location out of reach of other participants.
Please list things your child really loves here! Be as specific as possible with these preferred topics/activities as this will help our staff connect with participants quicker and help them foster friendships between them and other participants.
Examples: Peppa Pig, Disney music, doing arts and crafts, playing basketball, etc.
Please describe in detail what it looks like when your child gets upset. Include any triggers or signs to look out for that they may be becoming upset. This helps our staff to know what to look for and what to expect when your child does become upset.
Examples: will yell, starts to cry, will walk away from the group, starts to get extra silly.
Please describe how to best support your child. List any tips you utilize at home or at school. Specifically describe what you do when your child does become upset.
Examples: do they need space for a few minutes? Do they do best with a different choice Schedules? Timers?
Sensory sensitives are sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch, and pains that may be difficult for the participant to process.
Examples: loud noises, strong smells
Sensory seeking is any sense that the participant actively seeks out.
Examples: Jumping, spinning, rocking, etc.
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