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ADA Inclusion Center
Inclusive Recreation has moved to Mosswood Recreation Center.
MOSSWOOD RECREATION CENTER
3612 Webster Street, OAKLAND, CA 94609
PH: (510) 597-5064 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAY FOR ALL, ALL FOR PLAY!
Office: Monday through Friday 9:30 am, - 6:30 pm
Afterschool program (12 and up serving youth with developmental disabilities and their peers):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Adaptive Golf at Lake Chabot Golf Course (summer): 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Adaptive Softball at Montclair Recreation Center (summer): 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Teen Inclusion Dances: 4 times a year at Studio One Art Center. Our next dance will be: NOVEMBER 1, 2014, 7-9 pm. Families and friends welcome - if your teen needs assistance, please stay with them. Light snacks are provided.
We also provide citywide accommodations and services. Please contact us for more information.
TEEN INCLUSION Afterschool Program This is the ideal afterschool program for teens ages 12+ with or without special needs who would benefit from a program led by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Make new friends and play in a safe and welcoming environment! Enjoy cooking, computers, games, art and crafts, gardening, sports, and community outings. Homework help provided upon request. Due to the specialized nature of this program spaces are limited so sign up today!
PARENT-CHILD PLAYGROUPS The Inclusion Center manages 5 parent-toddler playgroups throughout the City of Oakland. Our groups include free play, arts and crafts, circle time, fine and gross motor play, parent education, field trips, a healthy snack, and other opportunities for your little ones to develop the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten. Plus, the parents get to make new friends as well. See descriptions below for more information.
Sandboxes to Empowerment Playgroups, in partnership with nonprofits Lotus Bloom and MOCHA, are free playgroups for parents/caregivers and their young ones ages 0 to 5. These groups are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 12:00pm at the following centers: Mosswood Recreation Center, Carmen Flores Recreation Center, and Rainbow Recreation Center. These groups are funded through Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.
Pre-K Play are OPR's newest playgroups funded through First 5 Alameda County. These free, bilingual (English-Spanish) playgroups are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 12:30pm at Willie Keyes Recreation Center in West Oakland and Ira Jinkins Recreation Center in East Oakland.
The Inclusion Center provides an environment where people have an opportunity to shine regardless of their ability or disability. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of acceptance so that individuals with special needs acquire the confidence and skills to exercise their option to access mainstream programs and services. A component of our service is to include and educate people without disabilities so they may gain the benefit of knowing how to interact with their peers regardless of functioning level.
We offer homework assistance, recreation, and other developmental activities in an asset-rich, safe, and accessible environment for children and teens. Our preschool age parent-child playgroups (in 5 locations) are great place for children to socialize and attain developmental benchmarks. In addition to on-site programming, the Inclusion Center serves as a resource for people with special needs to access city-wide programs.
*We are closed during some holidays. Please contact the Inclusion Center for details.
The Inclusion Center is self sustaining through the support of Oakland Fund for Children and Youth and contracts for services.
ADA INCLUSION STATEMENT: The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program and disability accommodation to the OPR Inclusive Recreation Coordinator at (510) 597-5064 or email@example.com. VRS callers please dial (510) 615-5883.