NORTHWEST SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION (NWSRA)
The Bartlett Park District is a member of Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA). NWSRA is the leader in providing outstanding recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. NWSRA’s team of full-time Therapeutic Recreation professionals and trained part-time staff offer a multitude of year-round program offerings. Increased self-esteem, physical and social skills development, making friends, and having fun are just a few of the benefits of participating in NWSRA programs.
For more information on NWSRA, brochures may be picked up at the Park District main office, or at the NWSRA office at Park Central, 3000 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows, or contact NWSRA at 847-392-2848 (Voice), 847-392-2855 (TTY), or 847-392-2870 (Fax). Check out NWSRA at www.nwsra.org or at www.facebook.com/nwsra
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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
The Board of Commissioners of the Bartlett Park District is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the purpose of eliminating discrimination against individuals with disabilities and to allow them to fully participate in society. The District supports the ADA Act, which provides exclusion of qualified individuals with a disability from employment, services, programs, or activities of any state or local government, including park districts. The District wishes to have its services, programs and activities available to employees, applicants, participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons as defined by the Act.
SPECIAL MEETING FOR ADA COMPLIANCE FEEDBACK: July 28, 2022
On Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:30 p.m., the Bartlett Park District will conduct a meeting to hear feedback about the accessibility of parks and facilities. This will be conducted on Zoom. The meeting will last about one hour. To join the meeting, go to:
Meeting ID: 883 8639 3409 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsAPS9aQy
A second meeting will be held that evening, Thursday July 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. This is another opportunity to hear feedback about the accessibility of parks and facilities. This will be an in-person meeting and will be held at the Bartlett Community Center, Room 5. The Bartlett Park District Community Center is located at 700 S. Bartlett Road in Bartlett.
The District retained the WT Group (WTG) Accessibility Practice in 2022 to develop a transition plan update for parks and facilities, one of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A transition plan identifies access barriers, and phases the retrofit work over a period of time. WTG had completed similar work for the District more than ten years ago. John McGovern leads the Accessibility Practice at WTG and he will coordinate this 60-minute meeting. In the meeting, WTG will:
- Review key ADA requirements for parks and facilities
- Discuss the importance of community feedback in establishing retrofit priorities
- Share observations of access barriers viewed at District sites
- Ask for the access preferences and priorities of the members of the public in attendance
- Close with a discussion about next steps for the District
Registration is requested. To register, please reach Andrea Griffin at NWSRA at email@example.com. If a modification is need to participate, such as a sign language interpreter, please advise NWSRA when registering.
If there are any questions, contact McGovern at 224-293-6451 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Andrea Griffin at 847-392-2848 or email@example.com. Thanks in advance for helping the Bartlett Park District improve the quality of life for all residents.
We ask individuals with special needs for inclusion into programs to notify us of their needs at least two weeks in advance. This will allow us time to make sure that proper staffing, equipment, and facilities are in place for a successful and safe program. By informing us early, you are helping us to work toward a smooth inclusion for everyone’s benefit.
The Bartlett Park District has an internal grievance system for prompt and equitable resolution of grievances alleging any action by the Bartlett Park District that would be prohibited by the A.D.A. or the applicable Title II Rules. Grievances should be directed to: The ADA Compliance Officer, Bartlett Park District.
We are committed to the well-being of participants. With proper training and approval, staff are able to dispense certain medications. Please notify the program manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you can provide so we can properly plan for your child’s participation. A two week noticed is recommended. Additional paperwork and/or parent meeting may be required.
Allergies/Managing Food Allergies
The Bartlett Park District is committed to the well-being of participants and providing a safe, fun environment. We cannot guarantee a 100% allergy-free environment, however, we will manage the situation by creating individualized plans, avoidance strategies and emergency measures to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction. Please advise us of any allergies that may impact successful participation in a program by contacting the program manager or emailing email@example.com. A two week notice is recommended.