Orange Community Education & Recreation (OCER) seeks to create and promote inclusion across all facilities, programs and classes that we offer. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to participate in any of our programs. Our goal is to ensure that all individuals have equitable access to the benefits of high-quality educational and recreational programs that foster social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. We aim to make our programs as inclusive as possible, but we also offer a variety of adaptive programs to meet participants' needs as well.
Our seasoned, dedicated staff are highly trained and licensed professionals that are skilled in their area of expertise, have extensive experience working with participants with special needs and demonstrate the ability to embrace the inclusive nature of our organization. We also look for volunteers that can offer specialized support for all students in our programs.
AccessABLE Classes & Programs for children and adults aim to:
- Meet each participant’s needs with care and concern.
- Provide each participant with an opportunity to shine and share his or her special gifts.
- Enable all participants to take risks while developing self-esteem.
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Adaptive Programs (class or program is designed specifically for participants with special needs)
Inclusive Programs (individual accommodations are made to include participants with special needs)
Participant Accommodation Plan
For those parents that would find it helpful, Orange Community Education & Recreation offers participants with special needs the opportunity to meet one-on-one (prior to participating in a program) to create an individualized Participant Accommodation Plan. The plan is not required to participate in any of our programs, however, it can help us identify what programs make a good fit and how we can help support the participant. During this one-on-one meeting, you can tell us all about your child and we can work together to create a plan for success.
To learn more about AccessABLE programming or to discuss how we can support participant needs, please contact Phyllis Caplin, M.Ed. at 216-831-8601 x5603 or email@example.com.